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JH In October 

Hello all!! 

It seems that summer's bitter chokehold on us all is finally weakening, and we may have a few weeks of comfortable sweater-and/or-light-jacket weather before the icy cold hand of winter replaces it. I'm an autumn guy, through and through, so the next 4-6 weeks will be my happiest of the year. I don't love winter, but I really, really hate hot weather; little makes me wilt so quickly as 85+ with high humidity. I may as well just be an actual puddle on the sidewalk on days like that. Thankfully…

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JH In September 

Hi there ho there! 

It's been a hard summer in a lot of ways, but the leaves begin to turn, the temperatures begin to drop, and (for a brief moment) we have the possibility of perfection before the winter comes. I always thought that "leaf-peeping" was ridiculous, until I moved to the Hudson Valley... now I'm that guy doing 35 in a 55 (sorry!), in awe of my surroundings. Just means I need to leave a little earlier to get places... 

Shows shows shows! I'll be some places this month: 
Sat, Sep 16 - Hudson…

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Record Release Show June 3!! 

Hey everyone, 

I'M SO EXCITED!! Today I finally get to officially announce the record release party for "Through Private Wars" will be held at Colony Woodstock on June 3! This will be a full-band extravaganza, featuring many of the musicians who played on the record with me! The Colony is newly re-opening this weekend, and is a stunningly beautiful room. Tickets are onsale now, and are $10 in advance and $12 DOS. It's not a huge room, so get your tickets now! 

I'll also be hitting NYC next weekend (Map…

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Announcing... "Through Private Wars"!! 

It is with great joy and pride that I announce the imminent release of my first solo LP, "Through Private Wars". Over a year of work, three different studios, ten additional musicians (including an appearance by bass legend Tony Levin!!), and a lifetime of questionable life choices have finally led me here, to this collection. The album will be released 6/2 on all major digital marketplaces, and will be available in physical form from me directly. It's available for pre-order now! I've posted the tracklist…Read more

Pre-Sale Continues! Winter Walk! 

Hi there ho there, 

You know I don't like to bother y'all too too often, so two quick points and I'm out: 

The pre-sale continues for my debut LP! If you don't order your copy by the end of this month, you won't get the early digital release (which will come out weeks, if not MONTHS, before the official release), and you won't have a chance to get any of the fun perks I have for you! Those are ABSOLUTELY only for this pre-order period! I really hate asking for help, but I really need it. In this month of…

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A Supplemental Pre-Sale/Fundraiser 

Hey folks, 

Won't take much of your time. And if you already pledged to help me make my debut LP, then you can stop reading here knowing I hold you in the highest esteem, and speak your name with warm gratitude. 

Otherwise: I'm doing a supplemental pre-sale/fundraiser for this record, because I just don't know how else I'll be able to get it finished. I didn't like asking before, and I don't like asking now, but: I need your help. I'm (nearly if not completely) done with tracking, but there's mixing…

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JH in November: News and Notes 

Hi there ho there! I have the usual quasi-cold that I get when it's 65 and then 35 and then 65 and then it snows four inches and then it melts in less than 24 hours, and The Better Half and I haven't quite gotten around to fully cleaning up after our housewarming(s), but. I got no particular complaints today. 

ON TO THE NEWS!! 

Gigs: light this month, just a quick duo next weekend. Hitting up some open mics here and there, but heading into something like hibernation for the winter: 
Friday, November 11 -…

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JH In October: A Little Quiet(er) 

Hey folks, 

Fairly quick update today: I'm scaling back on gigs a bit heading into the winter, both because weather gets pretty dicy, and also so that I can keep my head down a little and write and finish up this god-forsaken record (which, truth be told, is coming along beautifully if slowly and which has lots of new tidbits that I wish to tell you about but I can't just yet). 

That said, since I go a little nuts if I don't get to make an ass of myself in public now and again, you'll probably see me…

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JH in September: Some New Ideas, Some New Songs 

Hiyooooooo 

Lots to get through: 

A: The record. I'm headed to the studio tonight for the pentultimate tracking day: after 10PM tonight, two thirds of the songs should be fully tracked (and possibly even mixed). Maybe, maybe, y'all get a sneak peek soon. Maybe. Probably looking at early 2017 for release... stay tuned. 

B: Gigs. Kind of a light month, largely as I have a couple trips with The Better Half, and they're the kind where I was informed in no uncertain terms that I would NOT be allowed to gig…

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JH in August: HUGE PHILLY SHOW!! Other Shows As Well!! 

Hi Ho Hi Ho It's Off To Promote I Go... 

And a good morning to all of you! I'd like to begin by thanking Magpie Bookshop and the many lovely people who came out to welcome me in my first gig in my new hometown! Went to bed all warm and fuzzy and, admittedly, still a little sweaty. Looking forward to singing to your pretty faces many more times (including at next week's Farmer's Market!). 

The BIG news for the month is the ONE NIGHT ONLY REUNION SHOW of THE WAY HOME. For those who came later: The Way Home…

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JH In July - Summer Feels Like Forever 

Hey folks, 

Hope everyone is surviving and staying cool here in my least favorite time of the year! As I'm sure you've all seen, I'm a sweater (thanks, Dad!), so I spend the hot months in basically a constant state of schvitz. The Better Half keeps hinting that we should move to the south. I remind her that she'd be married to a puddle.  
Speaking of The Better Half, we just bought a house in Catskill NY, which seems impossible (or at least ill-advised: what idiot at a bank thought I should be given lots…

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JH In June & My Birthday Gift To You!! 

Gooooood morning, all! 

It's my birfday, and, while this morning is spent at my day job (boo!), the afternoon and evening will be spent in the studio (yay!) getting one solid day closer to finished with this first LP (DOUBLE YAY!). I suspect at this point we're looking at the fall for the release of this record, possibly even winter (if necessary). Scheduling is hard. I'm hoping maybe to have an advance track or two done sooner than that, though: it's driving me crazy that I can't share it with y'all yet…

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JH In May: When The World Turns Green 

Gooooood morning, all! 

It's my birfday, and, while this morning is spent at my day job (boo!), the afternoon and evening will be spent in the studio (yay!) getting one solid day closer to finished with this first LP (DOUBLE YAY!). I suspect at this point we're looking at the fall for the release of this record, possibly even winter (if necessary). Scheduling is hard. I'm hoping maybe to have an advance track or two done sooner than that, though: it's driving me crazy that I can't share it with y'all yet…

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JH In April: News And Thoughts! 

Greetings and salutations!! 

It's Opening Day for my beloved (and bad) Phillies, so of course there's three inches of snow on the ground. Maybe it'll help: maybe the child-like wonder of a spring snowstorm will awaken a passion for the game that will push us through to October! Or maybe we'll lose 95 games this year. Time will tell. 

To begin: one year ago today, I took the stage, flanked by several of my very closest friends, in front of many more of my very closest friends, to bid farewell to…

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Fundraiser Update #5: LAST DAY TO CONTRIBUTE 

I know none of us thought this day would ever come, but here it is: 

TODAY IS THE LAST DAY TO CONTRIBUTE TO MY DEBUT ALBUM. 

The fundraiser ends at midnight tonight, so if you've been meaning to throw some dollars into the pot, PLEASE DO SO TODAY. The length and quality of this record is directly related to the amount of money I have available to spend on it.  

Because I'm an idiot, I decided to try and take on the February Album Writing Month challenge, and while I doubt I'll knock out 14 songs this…

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Fundraiser Update #4: THREE DAYS LEFT!! PLEDGE NOW!! 

Hi all, 

ONLY THREE DAYS REMAINING TO PRE-ORDER THE DEBUT RECORD!! If you don't make your pledge by the end of the day on MONDAY FEB 15, you'll have to wait until it's released, and your name won't be in the liners, and you won't be able to pledge for any of the nifty packages available.  I start tracking NEXT WEEKEND, and I couldn't be more excited. This record can be GREAT if only I can pay for it... 

Please, if you can, please, if you would. This record is reliant on you to be as good as it can…

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Fundraiser Update #3: Ten Days To Go!! 

 Hi there ho there, 

So I had a pre-production session last night with the producer of this little shindig, and I have to tell you, I don't think I've ever been this excited. I really can't stress to you enough how great the players I've assembled for this project are, nor how focused we all are on making this a great collection of music, how good I feel about the songwriting going into it (and if you know me at all, you know that THAT is saying quite a lot, as I usually completely mistrust my writing). 

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Fundraiser Update #2: I Need Your Help! 

Greetings and Salutations!! 

Quickly, I have a couple shows to mention (Jan 29 at Last Chance in Tannersville, Feb 5 at the Anchor in Kingston, and I'm making a triumphant-ish return to Wilmington and Philadelphia on Feb 12 and 13 (WCL at the Queen and Connie's Ric Rac, respectively)), but that's not the important thing here. 

Friends, I have 18 days left to raise funds to create my first solo record: I'm 33% of the way there, which is absolutely great, but is also 67% of the way not there! I really can't…

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Fundraiser Update #1, And Happy New Year!! 

Greetings and Salutations, friends!! 

Happy 2016!! While I had some wonderful times, and met some wonderful people in 2015, I'll admit to being pretty happy to see that year in the rearview. It was a tough one, and I'm glad to be shut of it. But here we are, reborn with a fresh slate! Let's make it a great one together, yeah? 

First, to business: I'm already over 15% of the way to my initial fundraising goal to make my first record, and there's time left for those of you who haven't contributed yet! I…

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Debut Solo Record Pre-Sale/Fundraiser 

Hello and happy holidays!! 

I'm so excited to finally tell y'all, I'm practically fit to burst: 

I'm launching the pre-sale/fundraiser to make my first official solo album!!  

It's been years in the making; I'm scheduled to begin tracking in February, and I'm hoping for a summer release (though, obviously, we don't want to rush things). I have maybe the best batch of songs I've ever written, I have an absolutely crackerjack lineup of musicians on board, and I can't wait for y'all to hear it! You can go…

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Special Live Web Show Tomorrow 

Howdy howdy!! Been a little while, huh? 

Here's the big news for today: I'm doing a very special live web show TOMORROW, 10/28 at 6:30 PM EDT. What's so special about it? It's being professionally filmed by the excellent lads at Orr Media Company, that's what's so special! This will be the best looking web show I'll likely every get to play, AND I have new songs for the first time in what feels like forever, so you should be sure to check it out! Go here to follow along, holler at me via chat, and don't…

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New Single!! Many Shows!! 

Hello!! 

Here's hoping y'all are staying cool in these, the dog days of August! Maybe this will help: 
It's New Single Day!! This tune was actually cut during the On So Thin A Line sessions, but wasn't released. The members of The Way Home have been gracious enough to allow me to share it with you! As always, pay what you want, and- do you have the older singles? No? Go get em!! 

In other news, I'm filling up dates with rapidity: I'm in Albany Friday, Clermont Saturday afternoon, andManhattan on Sunday…

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A Web Concert! A NYC Concert! 

Hey there ho there happy day, 

Hoping y'all are staying cool, unless you're one of those weirdos who likes the heat, in which case I say "THIS IS ALL YOUR FAULT."  

Anyway: 

Coupla shows to report, including my first ever Web Concert!! This upcoming Sunday (8/9), at 5PM EDT, I'll be appearing on your internets to sing some songs and banter awkwardly at a chat window. You should check it out: as it's my first time trying this, it'll be free to stream (though, I do accept tips, hint hint). I'll sing for…

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Summer in Saugerties! A Gig in Rochester! 

Hi there ho there cats and kittens!!! 

Been a little while since I've written to y'all, hasn't it? Well, after an amazing blow-out party (from which the above picture hails), and the systematic packing and unpacking of my entire life, I'm now settled into my new base of operations in the glorious Hudson Valley! Less than two hours from Manhattan by car, a little over three from Philly, and just under four from Rochester, The Better Half and I are happy as clams, having traded our fear of street crime and…

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