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July 22, 2014 - The Runaway Cat Tour - Redding, CA + "Roses for Sharon" sale
Just a quickie update 'from the road'. I'm writing from Redding, CA after a nice drive down from Portland yesterday. Tonight I'll be playing at Kelly's Pub & Wine bar here in Redding. Go to the Dates page for more info.
As you may know, for the past couple of years we've made Saturday's Radio album downloads available for $3.99 from CD Baby. Honestly, that price hasn't resulted in many sales. We actually get far more download sales through iTunes. So we're going to try an experiment. We're going to raise the CD Baby album download price to $7.49 - still a good price - and pick one album for an "album of the month" sale and price it at $3.49. We'll see how that works. For the rest of July and all of August the featured sale album will be Roses for Sharon. You can get it at that $3.49 price from HERE.
That's it for now. Hope I see you somewhere in my travels!
- Rob C.
July 14, 2014 - The Runaway Cat Tour
The road trip to Oregon is well under way so the tour can officially begin this Thursday in Portland. Part of this trip is moving my mom from Virginia. Unfortunately her cat escaped at a West Virginia rest stop on day one of the trip. I've uploaded a video of her (the kitty) to the Saturday's Radio YouTube channel with hopes that the local humane society can track her down. They've been very helpful and I'm thinking if they know what she looks like it'll help them. Thus this tour has acquired the title "Runaway Cat Tour". See the Dates page to see if there are stops near you.
In other news I'll also once again be a part of the Home Recording workshop at the annual Pot Luck Audio Conference. These conferences are like Christmas for me, seeing folks from all over the country, who are now longtime friends, and talking music making. I'm truly honored to be asked to participate.
That's about it for now. I've been posting trip pics on Instagram, Tumblr, Twitter, and Facebook, and I'll continue as the tour is underway. Hope to see you soon!
June 27, 2014 - Summer's Here, It's Time To Tour!
Yep, summer's here. I've got two months off from my 'day job' teaching 10-year-olds and I've got a lot planned. Regular site visitors, as well as Facebook and Twitter friends, know there's a solo-acoustic tour happening.
Here's the latest:
- Thursday, July 17 - Gemini Lounge, Portland, OR
- Tuesday, July 22 - Kelly's Pub and Wine Bar, Redding, CA
- Friday, July 25 - Old Town Coffee and Chocolates, Eureka, CA
- Wednesday, August 6 - Patsy's Cafe, Austin, TX
- Thursday, August 7 - Naked Bean Cafe, Shreveport, LA
- Thursday, August 14 - Crown Station Pub, Charlotte, NC
- Friday, August 15 - Open Eye Cafe, Carrboro, NC
It's also looking like I'll play a house concert near Athens, GA on August 12 or 13. I'll post when I have confirmation.
I'm still looking for shows in:
- Tucson, AZ - Sunday, August 3 or Monday, August 4
- Memphis, TN - Friday, August 8
- Nashville, TN - Saturday, August 9 or Sunday, August 10
- Knoxville, TN - Monday, August 11
The June 13 Orange, VA show at The Light Well was a lot of fun and was one of my favorite shows in quite some time (Not that the others were bad in any way. But this one was a blast!). The crowd was great and the fine folks at The Light Well were super as usual. To see the setlist, go to the DATES page and scroll down.
In May my pal, writer Ben Siegan, took some photos to help promote the summer tour. I've been using them on the summer tour posters. You can check out the full color versions on the PHOTOS page.
In other news, I'm moving house before I hit the road. I'm moving to a neat little cottage in the woods in Spotsylvania, Virginia. My living situation, while nothing to really complain about, has been less than ideal for artistic creativity for the last several years. In my new place I think I'll be in an environment where my creativity will be able to flourish. Hopefully that will mean lots of new music, videos, and other things will be coming down the pike. As always, check back regularly for updates.
Hope to see you sometime during my summer travels!
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