Marblehead, Rhode Island, Madison, and Chicago!!

Hi Everyone!

We are officially re-inaugurated, we have had a semi-3 day weekend (don't get me started...on MLK's birthday we can get liquor at the store but libraries are closed...that's just kinda messed up...) and the New Year is now in full swing.

I have played the most fantastic benefit concerts. Money has gotten donated. I've made a little scratch. A wonderful couple ballooned my car one evening after a show (thanks guys). A "can our delivery driver play a tune with you on his sax?" trepidation-filled query from the folks at Food For Free, in Cambridge, turned into an absolutely sparkling full evening of sax/guitar duo stuff with the immeasurably talented Dan Friedman.

All the giving at these benefits, and the general "we can do this" attitude of so many I have come across has bolstered me big-time. Life is very promising.

I have a new, utterly tremendous tune called "Evelene". I am unashamed in my love of this song. It is in the story song tradition of Cold Missouri Waters, Beeswing, and The King Of Rome. I'm playing it out everywhere, although I haven't memorized it yet. Sorry about the lyric sheets.

I have about 3/4 of an album written. Maybe I'll ask for help from fans for production costs like some folks do. Maybe I'll just run up a credit card...I haven't decided.

And spring is on the way. I feel very fortunate to be amongst those that are living the winter like it's the best this to happen since the fall. Lemme at 'em!!

Till then, here's whats big: I get to play 2 of the original, earliest coffeehouses that would hire me back in the early 90's. I am so elated to return to these bookended New England definitions-of-the-genre coffeehouses:

1/25 - Friday, Marblehead, MA, The Me & Thee Coffeehouse

This stalwart place has been a coffeehouse home to me for heading into 3 decades. You might consider getting tickets early...That says it all. Patti DeRosa opens

Friday, January 25, 2013  
8:00pm
Me & Thee Coffeehouse / Unitarian Universalist
28 Mugford Street
Marblehead, MA 01945
781-631-8987
$20.00
www.meandthee.org/
Patti DeRosa opens

1/26 - Saturday, Pawtucket, MA, Stone Soup Coffeehouse

I love when these notable, venerable, and fabulous New England coffeehouses get stacked on the same weekend. This is my favorite southern New England gig. Joanne Lurgio opens.

Saturday, January 26, 2013  
8:00pm
Stone Soup Coffeehouse
St. Paul's Episcopal Church
50 Park Place
Pawtucket, RI
401-723-0354
$18.00
www.stonesoupcoffeehouse.com

2/1 - Friday, Madison, WI

I haven't played here, but I will now!!! Word has it that this house concert sells out quickly, and I know there are Madison folks that are champing to see me...

Friday, February 1, 2013
Wallner House Concerts
Dave Wallner/Anne Katz
Madison, WI
7:00 PM
email for venue address: annedave@chorus.net

2/2 - Saturday, Chicago IL, City Winery

Hey, this show is pretty last minute, but I have been thrown on this show as Carrie Newcomer's Special Guest, after another noted group had to bail in an emergency!! Come see us both. Carrie's music is like Life Balm, if you didn't already know...Lessee, what would you call this evening...Healing   Pealing? I'll hold up my end to do a little of both...

Saturday, February 2, 2013  

8:00pm
City Winery, Chicago
1200 W Randolph St
Chicago, IL
(312)-733-WINE
$20.00
www.citywinery.com/chicago/tickets/carrie-newcomer-very-special-guest-dala-2-2.html

Carrie Newcomer, special guest Vance Gilbert

Come see me somewhere please, or at least tell someone else that I'll be near them!!

Peace,
Vance

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