I hope it’s off to a great start.
I’ve been keeping busy the last couple of months - starting with the uber-enjoyable run of shows with Tracy Bonham and Bleu as The Killer Bs; then an unexpected, quickly-arranged and once-again-magical return to Japan for a three-night run of shows at Cafe Goatee in Kamakura; a bunch of great nights sitting in with my friends Mike Viola, Jill Sobule and John Doe, Pete Donnelly and the aforementioned Ms. Bonham; 2 terrific nights handling keyboard, guitar and vocal duties with the Fab Faux - AND I even snuck in a couple low-key solo shows and some house concerts as well. Damn, I didn’t even realise how busy I’ve been until I typed all that out!
The bad news is that I’ve been struggling with some carpal tunnel issues in my right hand (and then also managed to smash my left index finger in a door), but I seem to have learned how to play whether I can actually feel my fingers or not, so . . .
LET’S PLAY SOME SHOWS!!!
THURSDAY, 6.16.11 - 7P
ROCKWOOD MUSIC HALL
My first time at the Rockwood. I hope it will be the first of many, but I’m gonna need a little help from my friends, which is a way of saying it would be particularly nice if you made it out to this one and it might be a fine time to bring a friend or two (or three?). TRACY BONHAM will be joining me as my special guest and later on in the evening another upstanding member of the Philly Music Community, MUTLU, has a set on Rockwood’s other stage. C’mon, ‘Friends’ is a rerun that night anyway (this line worked for me when I used it to promote a show in 1998, figured it couldn’t hurt to bust it out).
Rockwood 2. Opening for David Berekeley.
Jim at 7p SHARP!
ASBURY PARK, NJ
Early acoustic shows are starting to turn into a regular thing for me at the Saint, and I’m loving it. The last one in back in February was probably one of my best shows of the year so far, I’m hoping to re-create that, except for the part when I couldn’t find the keys to the rental car at the end of the night.
Asbury Cafe Presents: Acoustic Rock: Feat. From Philadelphia, PA Jim Boggia / From LA, Jen Hirsh / Xenia and special guests, Doors 5pm, $13/ $15, This Is A Seated And No Talking During The Performances.
7:00 Jen Hirsh
7:40 Peter Prasa
8:15 Jim Boggia