Vance in Maryland - his Mamma's hometown - then to Mansfield, MA

Hi Everyone:

By the time you read this, I'll be recording the last tune for the new album, so far entitled "Old White Men". Best one yet - yes, "My Bad" and the title song will be on it…

I'll be in the studio Tuesday doing the last song, then there's back-up vocals, mixing, etc.

In the meantime, I still have to work, the whole reason for all of this album-making. And yeah, scroll down the page and you'll see that I am opening for Aretha Franklin in June….

Here's where I'll be ….

Thursday, May 12, 2011
8:00pm
Baldwin’s Station
7618 Main Street
Sykesville, MD
410-795-1041
$20.00
www.baldwinsstation.com

Great food, a dinner setting, ample parking, this place is really a gift as acoustic rooms go. What a nice place to be on a Thursday night...This place seems to fill up quickly, so reserve now

Friday, May 13, 2011
8:00pm
Night Cat
5 Goldsborough Street
Easton, MD
410-819-6710      
$22.00
www.nightcatmusic.com

Off to the Eastern shore…. I love this place's motto - "small club……BIG SHOWS!!".  Cross the bridge to see me if you want to. Folks on this side of the bay and folks from Delaware, you got no excuse!!!

Saturday, May 14, 2011
8:00pm
Sugarloaf Unitarian Universalist
16913 Germantown Road
Germantown, MD 20874
301-977-895
$18.00
www.scuu.org/coffeehouse

Now, to be honest, I've never played here. I hear they have a nice open mike before I go on. And my agents, in their infinite wisdom, well, maybe they conferred and said "Gee, let’s put him 30 miles from the place he just played 2 nights ago in case anyone 1) wants a repeat or 2) missed him…." In any case, if you missed me because Thursday was a school night or you just want more, here I'll be.

Saturday, May 21, 2011
8:00pm
Rose Garden Coffeehouse
17 West Street
Mansfield, MA 02048
508-699-8122
$18.00
www.rosegardenfolk.com

Last but surely not least, here I am back home. Mansfield is not far from the house. This coffeehouse was one of the first in New England to have me after I made noise at local Boston area open mikes in the 90's...call for tickets early, ‘cause I'm an institution here and the house will probably fill up...

Below is where I'll be later in our lives...

Sun, 22 May 2011
Watercolor Cafe
Larchmont, NY

Tue, 31 May 2011
Kerrville 40th Annual Folk Festival
Quiet Valley Ranch
Kerrville, TX

Sat, 4 Jun 2011
Strawberry Park Festival
Preston, CT

Sun, 5 Jun 2011
Boston Folk Festival
University Of Mass
Boston, MA

Sat, 11 Jun 2011
Chicago Orchestra Hall
Chicago, IL

Tue, 21 Jun 2011
The Filene Center
Vienna, VA (Aretha Franklin closes)

Thu, 23 Jun 2011
The Turning Point
Piermont, NY

Fri, 24 Jun 2011
Six On The Square
Oxford, NY

Thanks  for coming out and listening,
-Vance