FYO Records is pleased to announce that Jeremy Gustin and Will Graefe of Star Rover will be curating a Monday night residency at the Manhattan Inn, in Greenpoint, this April. Each week Star Rover will collaborate with different musicians, in addition to hosting sets by a variety of artists exploring the boundaries between folk songs, improvised music, and performance art. Guests will include Jesse Harris, Larkin Grimm, Shahzad Ismaily, Kenny Wolleson, Steve Marion (Delicate Steve), Eric Slick (Dr. Dog), Benjamin Lazar Davis (Cuddle Magic), among others.
Music begins each week at 9pm. There is no cover charge at the Manhattan Inn, but tips are collected for the musicians.
NYC – February 16 Rockwood Music Hall / Stage 1 @ 10pm
Jesse Harris with Star Rover. These guys, Will Graefe and Jeremy Gustin, are an amazing electric guitar/drum duo. We’ll feature some of their new songs as well as some new ones of mine. Margaret Glaspy plays after us at 11pm.
Los Angeles - March 8 Blue Whale @ 8pm
Trio with Anthony Wilson and Petra Haden. I had an amazing time playing with these two in Anthony’s group The Curators back in November. Petra will play violin and sing, and Anthony guitar.
Adelaide, Australia - March 14
Festival Theater / The Song Project with John Zorn.
This is the last scheduled performance of The Song Project for now – tell your Aussie friends! – but look out for the release of a live album in 2014. Click here for info and tickets
November 19 NYC at Rockwood Music Hall stage 2, 8pm: Singer/guitarist/songwriter Margaret Glaspy and I have started a new group called sim sim. This will be our debut performance, featuring not only new songs, some of which we wrote together, but new arrangements of some old hits. Margaret is holding down the lead vocals, and if you haven’t heard her sing, you should come check this out. Jeremy Gustin will play drums and Devin Hoff bass.
“Borne Away” is “unlike any other record I’ve done before”
It’s been only about 11 months since Jesse Harris released “Sub Rosa,” his 2012 album featuring guest appearances by several of his musical friends, including Norah Jones and Conor Oberst. But in the past year, while touring behind “Sub Rosa,” Harris entered another creative period. He wrote a new batch of songs — about 30, to be exact — and decided he had more than enough good material to record another album.
Happy Summer Everybody! Today is the official release of my new album Borne Away. It is, without a doubt, the most intimate recording I’ve ever made. I didn’t think I would go back into the studio so soon after Sub Rosa, but last year was an especially fruitful one for songs. As a matter of fact, this album represents only half of what was recorded. Perhaps a volume two will appear one day! In the meantime, I’d love if you ordered a copy. I’m releasing it on my label Secret Sun Recordings in the States (with Hillstone in Japan and Som Livre in Brazil) and every sale helps a lot. It’s available on vinyl, digital, and CD. There are also still copies left of the limited Japanese edition, so grab one while you can – it’s a beautiful signed-and-numbered hardcover book with the cd, extra illustrations by Asuka Ohsawa, full lyrics, and liner notes by painter Nicholas Weber.