West Coast and Midwest Tours – Recording the Ballads of Francis James Child

Hey friends,

Happy Summer’s End to you! I’m heading out to the west coast for some shows with Anais Mitchell and Rachel Ries in Berkeley, Portland, and Vancouver, and then Anais and I are going into the studio to record an album of traditional British and Scottish ballads. We’ve been working steadily on these classic songs since last February, rewriting and revamping them to suit our own fiendish purposes! We’ll be recording in Vancouver with John Raham, Be Good Tanyas’ drummer and the engineer and co-producer for Reed Foehl’s Once an Ocean album I worked on couple years ago. Keep in touch for news about the new ballad record- we’ve been previewing some of the songs at our live shows lately, and judging by the reaction, we’ve got something special in the works!
I’m adding more shows all the time, including some acoustic duos in the northeast with award-winning fiddler Tashina Clarridge, some full-band electric shows in New York City, the return of The Murphy Beds to WGBH’s Guest Street Sessions in Boston, and an October tour down to Florida with the amazing Mike and Ruthy! Check this website¬†for updates, or follow me on twitter for breaking news. I’ve also got a facebook music page with songs, videos, and last-minute concert updates.
all the best, jefferson
08/06/10
Berkeley, CA
performing solo and with Anais Mitchell
08/08/10
Portland, Oregon
Anais Mitchell with Jefferson Hamer and Rachel Ries
08/11/10
Seattle, WA
performing solo and with Anais Mitchell and Rachel Ries
08/12/10
Vancouver, BC
performing solo and with Anais Mitchell and Rachel Ries
08/13/10
Bellingham, WA
Jefferson Hamer
09/02/10
St. Paul, MN
Anais Mitchell with Jefferson Hamer and Rachel Ries
09/03/10
New York Mills, MN
Anais Mitchell with Jefferson Hamer and Rachel Ries
09/04/10
Deerwood, MN
Anais Mitchell with Jefferson Hamer and Rachel Ries
09/07/10
Grinnell, IA
Anais Mitchell with Jefferson Hamer and Rachel Ries
09/08/10
Fairfield, Iowa
Performing solo and with Anais Mitchell and Rachel Ries
09/09/10
St. Louis, MO
Anais Mitchell with Jefferson Hamer and Rachel Ries
09/10/10
Evanston, IL
Anais Mitchell with Jefferson Hamer and Rachel Ries
09/11/10
Chicago, IL
Anais Mitchell with Jefferson Hamer and Rachel Ries
09/16/10
Becket, MA
Jefferson Hamer and Tashina Clarridge
09/17/10
Jamaica Plain, MA
Jefferson Hamer and Tashina Clarridge
09/22/10
New York, NY
Jefferson Hamer Band and Mike and Ruthy
10/21/10
Live Oak, Florida
Mike and Ruthy

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