Greetings from Ramsgate, Kent
I just looked out the window and March is definitely going out like a lion. It’s snowing!! Just last week it was in the 60’s here – that’s 16 and then some for my Celsius friends. I just finished a book by Rob Hunter – The Paradox Hotel. March reminds me of this parable that was included in the book.
A student went to his meditation teacher and said, “My meditation is horrible! I feel so distracted, or my legs ache, or I’m constantly falling asleep. It’s just horrible!”
“It will pass,” the teacher said matter-of-factly.
A week later, the student came back to his teacher. “My meditation is wonderful! I feel so aware, so peaceful, so alive! It’s just wonderful!”
“It will pass, “ the teacher replied matter-of-factly.
March in a nutshell! I’m going to remember this when things don’t seem to be going so well for me and also, when I get a little cocky during the good times.
The shows I was scheduled to play in the UK and Netherlands on my own and with Gretchen Peters were postponed. We are busy rescheduling them for August/Sept. It was a real disappointment to us all. We had been looking forward to playing for you for ages! I will post the new dates as soon as they are all organized.
Meanwhile, here are dates I have coming up in the U.S. I will see you then – the good Lord willing and the creek don’t rise.
5/20/22 Kennett Flash, Kennett Square, PA 5/21/22 Private Event, Doylestown, PA 5/22/22 Jammin Java, Vienna, VA 5/24/22 Rockwood Music Hall, New York, NY 5/25/22 Asbury Café at The Saint, Asbury Park, NJ 5/26/22 The Spire Center for the Performing Arts, Plymouth, MA 5/28/22 The Neon Rooster, Aberdeen, NC 6/10/22 The Roasting Room, Lounge & Listening Room, Bluffton, SC 6/11/22 Bowman House Concert, Lawrenceville, GA 6/12/22 Pure Life Studios, LaGrange, GA 6/25/22 McCabes, Santa Monica, CA 6/26/22 Private Event, Huntington Beach, CA 6/29/22 Soho Music Club, Santa Barbara, CA 6/30/22 Sweetwater Music Hall, Mill Valley, CA
*FULL BAND SHOWS:
7/20/22 Natalie’s Grandview*, Columbus, OH 7/21/22 Trinity House Theater*, Livonia, MI 7/22/22 Sherwood Waterfront Stadium*, Grand Haven, MI 7/23/22 SPACE*, Evanston, IL 7/28/22 3rd and Lindsley*, Nashville, TN 10/20/22 Eddies Attic, Decatur, GA 10/22/22 Seaside Repertory Theatre, Santa Rosa Beach, FL 10/27/22 Safety Harbor Music and Arts Center, Safety Harbor, FL 11/05/22 Sundance House Concerts, Santa Fe, NM 11/10/22 The Post at River East, Fort Worth, TX 11/11/22 McGonigel’s Mucky Duck, Houston, TX 11/12/22 Saxon Pub, Austin, TX
The sun just came out!
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Hey you all-
Well… it is a gorgeously sunny spring day here and the trees are in full bloom – white, purple, pink and yellow. You would never know that something as big and frightening as the Corona virus is taking place in the world right now. I have been doing a lot of reconnecting with friends and family and cooking up a storm. (note to self: google mumus). I like that part of shelter in place days.
We have had to cancel all of the Spring dates of course but, we are rescheduling as fast as we can. I will list the dates below. Tomorrow, March 27 is the official release date of A Long Way Back – the songs of Glimmer. It sure is a strange time to be releasing a record. There are so many important things going on right now that it almost seems frivolous but, I am really proud of this record. I am excited for you all to hear these songs from Glimmer on its 20th anniversary in their new stripped down versions. It is available now on CD, Download or traditional black vinyl.
I’ll be playing some online shows. I will keep you posted. Right now, I am scheduled to play Shut In And Sing on Stage It at 8:30 on May 1st. There are a lot of great things going on w/ this online concert series. Check it out: www.stageit.com/ShutInandSing
Until I see you next, I will leave you with one of my favorite recipes – The Life Changing Bread. It is an especially good bread recipe for now as everyone seems to be panic buying yeast and flour and this recipe is gluten free – sans flour.
Follow me on Instagram for more recipes and the occasional song. Also keep in touch. Got a good recipe to share or a story or tips for sheltering? Let me know.
Take care of yourselves
KIM RICHEY U.S. TOUR DATES
Hopefully these aren’t overly optimistic…
5/14 – Isis Music Hall – Asheville, NC
5/15 – Neighborhood Theatre – Charlotte, NC
5/16 – The Roasting Room Lounge and Listening Room – Bluffton, SC
5/17 – Eddie’s Attic – Decatur, GA
5/21 – The Camp – Huntsville, AL
5/28 – Sundilla Acoustic Concert – Auburn, AL
5/29 – Sundance House Concerts – Knoxville, TN
7/31 – City Winery – Nashville, TN
8/01 – Wyldwood Shows – Austin, TX
8/07 – McGonigel’s Mucky Duck – Houston, TX
8/08 – Backyard at the Gruene – New Braunfels, TX
8/16 – Natalie’s Grandview – Columbus, OH
8/17 – The Ark – Ann Arbor, MI
8/18 – SPACE – Evanston, IL
9/18 – Opelika Songwriter Festival – Opelika, AL
9/25 – City Winery – Washington, D.C.
9/26 – Uptown! Knauer Center for the Performing Arts, West Chester, PA
9/27 – Live at Drew’s – Ringwood, NJ
Happy New Year, you all! I have some news and some new tour dates to tell you about. First off, Yep Roc will be releasing A Long Way Back – the Songs of Glimmer on regulation LP and CD March 27th. If you missed out on the limited, special edition version (it sold out in 4 days!) you can still grab the music here. The first single from the new album is Come Around. I will include a link so you can listen to it and preorder the LP or CD if you like. The LP will come with a download so on the off chance you haven’t purchased a new turn table or unearthed the old from of your attic yet, you can listen to the download:
This spring on the Glimmer 20th Anniversary Tour we will be playing Glimmer in its entirety and (of course) old favorites as well. Get your “old favorite” requests in soon. I hope to see you out there.
Again, thanks so much to all of you that come to shows and purchase my music. You’re the best and I couldn’t do what I do without you!
KIM RICHEY U.S. TOUR DATES
Jan 17-20 – 30A Songwriter Festival – Santa Rosa Beach, FL
March 27 – 29 – Opelika Songwriter Festival – Opelika, AL
April 2 – Sundilla Acoustic Concert Series – Auburn, AL
April 3 – Sundance House Concerts – Knoxville, TN
Glimmer 20th Anniversary Tour
April 14 – S.P.A.C.E. – Evanston, IL
April 15 – The Ark – Ann Arbor, MI
April 16 – Natalies’s Grandview – Columbus, OH
April 17 – The G.A.R. Hall – Peninsula, OH
April 18 – Club Café – Pittsburgh, PA with Bill Deasy
April 21 – Woodbury Brewing Co. – Woodbury, CT
April 22 – Club Passim – Cambridge, MA
April 23 – Rockwood Music Hall – New York, NY
April 24 – The Locks at Sona – Philadelphia, PA
April 25 – Jammin Java – Vienna, VA
May 14 – Isis Music Hall – Asheville, NC
May 15 – Neighborhood Theatre – Charlotte, NC
May 16 – The Roasting Room Lounge – Bluffton, SC
May 17 – Eddies Attic – Decatur, GA