Touring & Tonight w Bruce Cockburn 2-10-2009

by Jenny Scheinman on May 9, 2009

Goodmorning dear all – Its four in the morning and I’m completely awake thanks to transatlantic mind scrambling. Just got home from three weeks with Rodney Crowell in the blizzardous UK and Scandinavia and now looking forward to the next few months of performances here in The States, starting tonight with Bruce Cockburn at Barbes. Hope to see you.

Instrumental shows (except tonight which is a little of both):
-Feb 10 Brooklyn Barbes w Bruce Cockburn
-Feb 17 Brooklyn Barbes w Steve Cardenas, Greg Cohen
-Mar 8 San Francisco Jazz Festival w Steve Cardenas, Greg Cohen, Rudy Royston
-March 28 Boston Regatta Bar w Steve Cardenas Mat Wilson,
-March 31 and/or April 1 Los Angeles, Largo w Nels Cline Moe Hawk + ?
-April 7-12 NYC The Blue Note w Nels Cline and Steve Cardenas

Singing Shows supporting The Flatlanders (all with Robbie Gjersoe):
-April 15 Harrisburg, Pennsylvania Whittaker Center
-April 16 Alexandria, Virginia Birchmere
-April 17 Alexandria, Virginia Birchmere
-April 18 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania World Café
-April 20 Lexington, Kentucky Woodsongs Old Time Radio Hour
-April 21 Columbus, OH Theatre
-April 22 Ann Arbor, Michigan The Ark
-April 24 Milwaukee, WI Potawatomi
-April 25 Chicago, Illinois Old Town School
-April 26 Minneapolis, MN Varsity Theater

More on the two shows this week:
Tuesday February 10 at Barbes 7-9PM 76 9th St (corner of 6th Ave) Park Slope 718 965 9177
Jenny Scheinman (violin/vocals), Bruce Cockburn (guitar/vocals)
One of the records I listened to obsessively in college was Bruce Cockburn’s “Dancing In The Dragon’s Jaw”. I lost track of him for years and then recently ran into him backstage at Town Hall. As it turned out he had just been listening to my recent recordings – I think he’s one of the few people that has listened to every one.. When I got home I downloaded some of his recent music and it all came rushing back. He’s tremendous. One of the great voices, writers, melody makers, lyricists. He has released 26 recordings and has won almost every award one can win in music. My current favorite-song-ever is his “Beautiful Creatures”. We’ll do a mix of his music and mine (some new ones!), instrumental and vocal.

Tuesday February 17 at Barbes 7-9PM 76 9th St (corner of 6th Ave) Park Slope 718 965 9177
Jenny Scheinman (violin), Steve Cardenas (guitar), Greg Cohen (bass)
This is sort of a dress rehearsal for our San Francisco Jazz Festival performance in about a month’s time, though that one will also include my main man Rudy Royston on drums. To hear Greg Cohen in the tiny space of Barbes is always a treat – he’s got one of the greatest bass sounds on the planet. And Steve will keep us on our toes.

News and Upcoming:
-Jenny Scheinman will be taking off the month of March at Barbes because of an exclusivity agreement with The Blue Note. In her place will be the talented singer and fellow fiddler, Viola Boldt, who has unconfirmed plans for a duo collaboration with the mysterious cult guitar god Moe Hawk, and a debut of her band “The Other Robbie” featuring at least one of these Robbies: Robbie Gjersoe, Robbie Fulks, sometimes cousin Adam Robbie Guapo Levy, and or Sir Robert William Kimbrough. For details check tba.

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