New Year, New Vance Shows

Happy New Year, Vance Fans!!

After a December wrought with sick dog and slim work turning into the Short Notice Holiday Party craze (8 to date!!) and an amazing recovery from Roscoe, I am rejuvenated to launch into this year, guitar strapped on and in killer voice.

Here's some highlights coming up in January:

1/7, Sat. The Town Crier, Pawling, NY w/Susan Werner. This weekend!!

Saturday, January 7, 2012  
8:30pm
Towne Crier Cafe
62 Route 22
Pawling, NY
845-855-1300
$30.00
www.townecrier.com

These split bills with one of my best friends ever are always entertaining. We actually do each other's songs, sing jazz standards together as a duo, and you'd never know what else. Susan plays tremendous slide guitar now too, so I'm thinking how that'd sound great on Unfamiliar Moon. If you're within 50 miles of NY in any direction, CT, Jersey included, this is a prime spot for listening to us. Great desserts here too.

Then I get all Midwest..Here's what I know about this tour's worth of shows:

1/13 Fri - Kirkwood, MO … Eliot Chapel Soulstice Cafe

Friday, January 13, 2012  
8:00pm
Soulstice Cafe
Eliot Chapel
100 South Taylor
Kirkwood, MO
314-821-0911
$18.00
www.eliotchapel.org/#/news-events/soulstice-cafe

The Soulstice Cafe I have only heard of, and it's all been good. That'll be new to me too.

1/14 Sat - Indianapolis IN … Acoustic Cafe Series

Saturday, January 14, 2012  
7:30pm
Wheeler Community Arts Theater
1035 Sanders Street
Indianapolis, IN
317-891-8481
$17.00
www.indyacousticcafeseries.com

The Acoustic Cafe in Indianapolis...This show is put on by old folk producer friend Mark Butterfield. Welcome back to the fold of folk shows, Mark. I knew you couldn't stay away. These shows with Mark and company have always been well attended over the years, even when I was nothing much as a draw anywhere else.

1/15 Sun - Chicago, IL ... Old Town School of Folk Music

Sunday, January 15, 2012  
7:00pm
Old Town School of Folk Music
4545 North Lincoln Avenue
Chicago, IL
773-728-6000
$20.00
www.oldtownschool.org/

The Old Town School is one of my "homes" in the great Midwest. They have everybody here - the Persuasions, Jimmy Webb, Christine Lavin, Eric Bibb, and somewhere in there - ME!! You might want to get tickets early, as I tend to do pretty well here…

Then there's the Minstrel Coffeehouse, Morristown NJ on 1/20 ( folkproject.org/minstrel/minstrel.shtml ), Godfrey Daniels in Bethlehem PA on 1/21 ( www.godfreydaniels.org/Home.aspx ) , The Bull Run, Shirley MA  on 1/28 ( www.bullrunrestaurant.com ), and The Iron Horse, Northampton MA on 1/29 ( www.iheg.com ), all of these places home for me over the last 20 years as I've plied this trade. I was an opening act at all of them, and now, I'm a...folk singer.

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