Hello friends, A quick note from me and Elisabeth Pixley-Fink:
We recently finished our application to the new ISLAND Artist Residency Program! "ISLAND is a non-profit arts and ecology center dedicated to connecting people with nature, art and community."
If accepted, we'll be staying at the Hill House in East Jordan MI for 2 to 4 weeks sometime in the spring of 2012. To those of you that provided edits and sound engineering, thank you!! It was so helpful to get your feedback and have dramatic out-loud readings/playbacks. Many thanks to Mike Cohen, Tony Roth and Chris Bathgate for serving as references. As employers, collaborators, mentors and community members, we feel that you three understand and greatly influence our work & music.
Feel free to read our brief artist statement attached below. We welcome your continued feedback as we firm up our goal of focused artistic retreat this late winter or spring (whether at ISLAND, or in another space.)
Sam & Elisabeth
Happy fall everyone! Lots of exciting happenings lately, least of which is that I had my iphone stolen. It's alright though- it's a challenge to write more about my last few months instead of just posting iphotos.
NPR covered the Rabbit Island residency where we played this summer. Click below and see a link to our live video session on the beach: North Woods: An Artist Residency On Rabbit Island by Jennifer Guerra
NPR also released the Tiny Desk concert we did this past summer in Washington D.C.
Check out this kindly write up by Mostly Midwest to meet the band members!
Mostly Midwest | Chris Bathgate: West Coast Tour
Here's the tour dates for our upcoming tour in case you'd like to forward them to your friends along our route! We'll be in the Mitten this weekend, and back in mid-December. Follow Chris's tour updates here too if you fancy!
Chris Bathgate: West Coast, Midwest Tour Dates
11/4 - Woodruff's - Ypsilanti, MI
11/5 - Founder's Brewery - Grand Rapids, MI
11/6 - The Strutt - Kalamazoo, MI
11/8 - Fulton Market Concert Series - Chicago, IL
11/9 - Uncommon Ground - Chicago, IL
11/10 - Club Garibaldi - Milwaukee, WI
11/11 - Project Lodge - Madison, WI
11/12 - Cause Spirits - Minneapolis, WI
11/14 - UM Flat - Missoula, MT
11/15 - Tractor Tavern - Seattle, WA
11/16 - House Show - Seattle, WA
11/18 - Look Around - Palouse, WA
11/19 - House Show - Portland, OR
11/20 - Sam Bond's Garage - Eugene, OR
11/21 - TBA - Medford, OR
11/22 - The Grid - Kings Beach, CA
11/23 - The Starline Ballroom - Oakland, CA
11/26 - Amnesia - San Francisco, CA
11/27 - SoHo - Santa Barbara, CA
11/28 - Molly Malone's - Los Angeles, CA
11/29 - House Show - Venice Beach, CA
12/2 - The Blue Door, Oklahoma City, OK
12/3 - The Deli - Norman, OK
12/4 - House Show - Denton, TX
12/5 - TBA - Lawrence, KS
12/6 - Slowdown - Omaha, NE
12/7 - TBA - Iowa City, IA
12/8 - House Cafe - DeKalb, IL
12/9 - The Strutt - Kalamazoo, MI
12/10 - Ottawa Tavern - Toledo, OH
12/11 - Old Town - Ann Arbor, MI
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