Brooklyn was so very good to me for my first almost-year in New York City. Northeast Flatbush might not be the safest or most glamorous neighborhood, but it was exactly what I needed when I needed it. Thanks to my celebrity roommate I was able to make incredibly cool new friends from around the globe, and that awesome apartment was my gateway to finally moving up north.
But Harlem is a fantastic neighborhood. The neighborhoods are beautiful, the people are friendly, there's great coffee, the trains are amazing, and I can walk to everything I need. I'm really enjoying getting to know it.
Of course, most of my energy is going into preparing for this whirlwind tour from Texas to New York via the Southeast. I'm really grateful at how well everything has come together, and it will be very gratifying and inspiring to share the stage and the travels with Dallas' Funky Knuckles and Atlanta's Indie Revenge, two really fantastic bands that represent the best things about the music of their respective cities. We'll also be doing our first show in Albany, NY in just two days with a really cool duo from upstate, Welcher/Urvalek. The venue, Red Square, has a really great vibe and Abita beer on tap, which is always a plus! Here are all the dates: