New LIVE Contenders video & Tour Dates, Solo JN dates in NYC & MD
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Wow. “Summertime done come and gone…my oh my!” 😉
What a summer it has been. We are still riding the emotional high from The Contenders’ Summer tour of Netherlands and Germany. Our hearts are overflowing with gratitude to everyone who helped organize the shows and makes them such an incredible success. Our first show of the tour felt like a ‘home run’ and we even said to each other on the drive after that gig, ‘Man…it’s probably going to be all down hill from here’. But somehow, it never went down hill. Each and every night was completely perfect in it’s own way. We are just so grateful to everyone who came out, spread the word, sang along and made us feel so at home, so very far away from our homes. Thank you!
Now that we’re back, I have a few cool items to share…
1. New LIVE Contenders video!
Here’s another cut from our live session back in January at Southern Ground Studio in Nashville. This song is one of our favorites to play live. ‘Back in Time’ is a lament to simpler times when we weren’t all so distracted by the tiny screens in front of us and life seemed to move a little slower. We hope that you will turn it up LOUD and share this video with your friends!
2. JN – Solo acoustic show in New York City at Rockwood 3
– Saturday, October 1st.
Rockwood Stage 3 has become my favorite venue in the Big Apple. Grab your tickets now, while the getting is good. These shows tend to sell out and tickets are moving quickly already. Expect to hear some new songs, a few old ones and a Contenders tune or two as well.
10.1.2016 – New York, NY – Rockwood Music Hall Stage 3 – TICKETS
3. I’m playing a show…ON A BOAT!
One of the biggest perks of my job, is that sometimes I get to do my job in crazy cool locations. This one may take the cake… On Sunday, October 2nd, I’m playing a very special concert and Q&A on the 74 ft Schooner Woodwind. The ticket price includes a gourmet four course brunch paired with custom craft cocktails, a sailing trip around the Chesapeake and a signed poster for the event. Less than half of the available tickets remain, so act now and join us for a truly unforgettable experience.
10.2.2016 – Annapolis, MD – Schooner Woodwind – TICKETS
4. The Contenders return to Vermont, Americana Fest, Carolina in the Fall.
I’m very pleased to announce that we will be bringing our finely tuned Contenders experience home to the Upper Valley of Vermont. On Saturday, September 17th, we will be playing a concert to benefit Pentangle Arts Council at Suicide Six Ski Area. This will be a family friendly event with activities and games for kids of all ages, beer & wine served in the S6 Lodge along with an opening performance by local favorite Leyeux (Jack Snyder).
9.17.2016 – South Pomfret, VT – Suicide Six Ski Area – TICKETS
9.23.2016 – Nashville, TN – Americana Fest at Family Wash – TICKETS
9.24.2016 – Wilkesboro, NC – Carolina in the Fall Festival – TICKETS
From there, we will be heading south to take part in the festivities for the Americana Music Association’s Americana Fest. If you’re in Nashville, we would love for you to join us Friday night at 10pm at the Family Wash for our showcase. The $60 festival wristband gains you access to 5 nights of music from a huge and impressive roster including the likes of John Prine, Bob Weir, Steve Earle & Shawn Colvin, Martin Sexton, of course, The Contenders and many many more.
5. The Contenders in Southern California.
We have two shows in two of our favorite places – Hotel Cafe in Los Angeles and Standing Sun Winery in Buellton. Can’t wait to see our SoCal families!
11.3.2016 – Los Angeles, CA – Hotel Cafe – TICKETS
11.5.2016 – Buellton, CA – Standing Sun Winery – TICKETS
*NOTE – we will also be performing a very special, pre-show event called ‘Song to Table’, where we join twenty guests for a chef prepared meal of some of our favorite foods. I played one of these a year ago and it was an incredible experience!
11.5.2016 – Buellton, CA – Standing Sun Winery – Song to Table Meal and acoustic performance – TICKETS
That’s about it for my shmorgasborg of information. Thanks for listening and keeping track of me. Hope to see you out there real soon.