Road Awakening

dear solstice souls and summer spirits,

it's almost here! summer is almost officially upon us, and i for one am savoring these longest days of the year and the promises they beam through late afternoon clouds. i am about to close out my new jersey working career, and sally forth with a new life in massachusetts. but! before that happens, i'm in for a Road Awakening with jaggery--playing my harp, singing, and rumbling along the routes of the northeast with the friends i'm so lucky to call bandmates. it would be so lovely to see you along the way! 

dreaming & doing, grinning & going,


Jaggery's Road Awakening Tour

June 22, Fri.: New York, NY • The Living Room, 8pm sharp
154 Ludlow St. (between Stanton & Rivington)
8pm Jaggery
9pm Not Waving But Drowning
no cover • ages: 21+

June 23, Sat.: Bethlehem, PA, undisclosed location (contact us for details)
with A Bear and This Way to the Egress

June 24, Sun.: Baltimore, MD • The Windup Space, 9pm
12 West North Avenue
9pm Three Red Crowns
10pm Jaggery
11pm Yeveto
cover: $7 • ages: 18+

June 25, Mon.: Washington, DC • The Red Palace, 8pm 
1210-1212 H Street NE
8:30 Parsons de Lautreamont's Uncanny Orchestra
9:30 Strange Victories
10:30 Jaggery
cover: $8 • ages: 18+

June 26, Tues.: Jamestown, NY • Labyrinth Press Co.
12 East 4th Street
no cover • ages: all

June 26, Tues.: Jamestown, NY • Mojo's, 10pm
104 East 2nd Street
with Jeremy Spindler
cover: TBA • ages: 21+

June 27, Wed.: Toronto, ON • The Boat
158 August Avenue
with Clara Engel and Jaron Freeman-Fox
cover: $5 • ages: 19+

June 28, Thurs.: Binghamton, NY • Lost Dog Cafe, 9pm
222 Water Street
no cover

June 29, Fri.: Providence, RI • Firehouse 13, 9pm
41 Central Street
9pm Allysen Callery & the Night Kitchen
9:50 Alec K. Redfearn Trio
10:45 Jaggery
11:40 Daniel Ouellette & the Shobjin
cover: $8 • ages: all

July 1, Sun.: Somerville, MA • Monster Masquerade! at Radio, 8:30pm
379 Somerville Avenue
8:30 doors
9:00 Bent Knee
10:00 Jaggery
11:00 Walter Sickert & the Army of Broken Toys
tix: $10 • ages: 18+ • monster attire encouraged

A Fresh Start

dear zephyrs and gales,

i'm grateful to still be alive and able to greet you after what for me was a very brutal month of may. there is still much more work to be done, but the light at the end of the tunnel (i.e., summer) approaches, and the winds of change are sweeping in! i will be moving to boston (or, more accurately, cambridge) in july. the boston area has been calling me for a few years, and i'm now able to answer its invitation with a grand ol' YES. i will undoubtedly make many visits back to the garden state and new york city, but my upcoming nyc appearance may be the last local solo show before i pack up my bindle and move 200 miles away!

read on to see what's coming and what i've been up to...

leaps of location and faith,


book launch for Jean Gallagher's Start 

friday, june 8th, 6-8 pm
37 west 17th street, 6th floor west
new york, ny
poetry by Jean Gallagher
poetry by Marie Ponsot (how fortunate we are!)
music by Petaluma Vale
food, wine, books (a glorious triad, if you ask me)



Jaggery's Road Awakening Tour (we hit the road for the first time in two years!)

fri 6/22 ~ NYC, The Living Room ~ 8pm
sat 6/23 ~ Bethlehem, PA, venue TBA
sun 6/24 ~ Baltimore, MD, The Windup Space 
mon 6/25 ~ Washington, DC, The Red Palace
tues 6/26 ~ Jamestown, NY, Labyrinth Press Co. + Mojo's
wed 6/27 ~ Toronto, ON, CANADA!, The Boat

thurs 6/28 ~ Binghamton, NY, Lost Dog Cafe ~ 9pm-12am
fri 6/29 ~ Providence, RI, Firehouse 13
sat 6/30 ~ Somerville, MA, Davis Square Theater

further details will be provided


Howdy Stranger theme song

i lent my voice to the theme song for a dear friend's comedy troupe!
they do improv comedy, sketch comedy, and run workshops for students and adults (hire them at your school!). they're called
Howdy Stranger, and in may they released their very first video.
it's called
Spoilers, and without further ado (i don't want to give anything away),
i present you with The Link:

Howdy Stranger: Spoilers