It's been quite a spring for San Diego music thus far, and now things are really beginning to heat up here in America's Finest City. I had a wonderful time this past weekend playing at the Maritime Museum with G Burns Jug Band (welcoming the Swiss Schworer family, who are sailing around the world on their 15 year plus Top to Top Global Climate Expedition), followed by Little Italy's Art Walk, in addition to two shows at Adams Avenue Unplugged (Kensington Park and the Rabbit Hole). I ended this mega music push with an epic surf-o-rama courtesy of the 105ers set at the Ken Club.
But the fun isn't ending there -- May is going to be a doozy, in the best of all possible ways! First up, G Burns Jug Band: Propelled by the momentum of a soon-to-be-released second album, and a string of fantastic shows, I'm thrilled to be playing a series of upcoming performances with this band. May's highlights include a May 5 show at the Black Cat Bar, and May 7 and 9 appearances at Gator by the Bay.
May also marks the local return of DIY/Outsider pioneer and legend Gary Wilson. On Tuesday, May 26, Gary Wilson and the Blind Dates will perform at the Hideout. Though Gary is internationally known and active, we only get the pleasure of seeing and hearing him perform live in his adopted home of San Diego sporadically, so I highly recommend taking the opportunity to catch his unique act. Gary is releasing two new albums in 2015, and I recently interviewed him about a collaboration he did with Odd Future's Earl Sweatshirt on Sweatshirt's new single, "Grief", which you can watch here.
Last - but certainly not least - I will have the pleasure of playing an afternoon gig with Erika Davies in Old Town on Sunday, May 3. Erika's vocal and compositional talents are some of San Diego's finest, so it is always a treat to play music with her.
Thanks, as always, for tuning in!