What do INFINITY, GOOSE, STRAND, BEAN, Cedar Rapids, PORCHES, ARKS, have in common?...

...Me.

I’ll play there.

Firstly, welcome to all the folks from Northeast Regional Folk Alliance (NERFA). I scooped your names form the booklet, however if you’d rather not be on my mailing list - I hit folks a max of a couple times per month, if that helps your deciding - please just type unsubscribe in the subject line or no, or stop, or “Damn bro, I tole you to leave me alone!” or whatever you like. No hard feelings. I just thought maybe you, well, I thought…ok. Well, here’s where I’m playing..

1/26 Norfolk, CT - www.infinityhall.com- w/Kerri Powers!
2/1 New London, NH - www.flyinggoose.com- Southern NH at home = this place
2/2 Rockland, ME - www.rocklandstrand.com- this oughta be fun!!
2/3 Pomfret, CT - www.thevanillabeancafe.com- sweet livingroommy feel
2/22 Cedar Rapids, IA - www.legionarts.org- all types of Cedary Rapidy people come to my shows here...
2/23 Skokie, IL - sheljc@comcast.net- SOLD OUT Love this house concert series. SOLD OUT
2/24 Valparaiso, IN - www.frontporchmusic.com- Glad to be back
2/25 Ann Arbor, MI - www.theark.org- Another Midwest home

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Notes from Home and the Road

First pic is of me and my brother Greg who came to Six On The Square this past weekend. I think his being there inspired probably one of the wilder storytelling shows of recent months from me.

Second pic is of an award that came earlier in the month. I entered Holiday Employment for Bad Dog Buffet on a whim. This has a gold stamp on it and everything.

NEW ALBUM FUNDRAISING - It’s time. I’ll be asking more formally later, but some have gotten a jump on this, thanks Dan, thanks Carol. I’d like to raise enough to not only make a really excellentish acoustic album of all New Vance Tunes, but promote it kinda big and get it into the hands of industry folks who - well who knows?
I’m shooting for 15K-ish
I’ll be contacting Grand Givers (1K or more) from last campaign time with a special note, and tapping those of you that can donate anything you like soon thereafter. Whatever you wanna support me with, your name will be somewhere on the CD. $1. $10,000. It don’t matter.
Anyone donating over $999 dollars will be listed as an Executive Producer.
Anything over 7,000 we can discuss adding a cover song to the album of your liking.
I also have a drawer full of lanyards from festivals over the years as keepsakes. And original scrawled lyric sheets. These items - oh hell, I don’t know how much yet. But they’re here.

Here are the tunes:

Pie & Whiskey………………..……you know this! Mike Posner is threatening to record it too
Day Before November………..…..The poem piece
Hitman………………………..….…uptempo folk/rock about an old guy with a past after an accident
Flyby………………….………..…...a dark corner in the Goodbye Pluto mold
Zombie Pattycake…………..……..part of my well known Halloween corner of my set
Brunswick County…………..……..written in a day for a NC folk series promo CD
Trust……………………………..….fun, paranoid tune in recent sets
When I Cross Over……………..…a Unitarian Gospel waltz. Seriously.
Another Great Day ………………..kinda ragtimey romp of appreciation
Cousin Shelly’s Station Wagon….A Tom Waits-ish coming of age ballad thing
Good, Good, Man…………………acoustic Folk R&B love ballad- here’s a scratchy-voiced Monday taste - https://youtu.be/pKjj1Zi9e1Y
A cover tune……………………….Richard Thompson's Farewell, Farewell or the 70’s hit or Wildflower by Skylark - or both...

There you have it. No title yet. Contact me here, at vance@vancegilbert.com, Facebook, or however you like. Thanks in advance for your support.

Yes, I make the coaching of the singing, performanceing, the songswriting can make happens here Wednesdays and some Thursdays and with the Skype or Facetime things, yes.

Peace to all of us I tell you - peace.

vg