On December 23rd I’ll be playing once again at Stage 2 of Rockwood Music Hall. Set time is 9:15pm and I hope to see you there!

Rebuilding New York

November 12, 2012

For those of you in the tri-state area, I hope that you made it through Hurricane Sandy safely. I was born in New York and I’ve never seen anything like it. Although I lost power, I was able to move up to my mom’s for the week, thus avoiding the agony many of my friends went through trying to find food, warmth, and places to recharge their phones. Unfortunately, two places I love, where I spent some memorable times this past summer, Red Hook, Brooklyn and Far Rockaway, Queens, were of the hardest hit. It’s painful to see the damage that was caused, but I have faith that everything will be rebuilt, and I hope that power and shelter are restored soon to everyone in those areas.

In The Rockaways, where the food situation is dire, there’s a truck giving away great free meals. You can donate to that here. To donate specifically to Red Hook, go here: restoreredhook.org.

In 2001 I released an album called Crooked Lines, with a song called “Rockaway.” I see it as a song about courage in the face of adversity. The lyrics seem appropriate today, and I wanted to share it with you.

The last thing I want to tell you about is that on November 21st at 8pm, the night before Thanksgiving, I’ll play a show with my band (Bill Dobrow, Guilherme Monteiro, Jeff Hill and Maycon Ananias) at Rockwood Music Hall. I’d love to see you there if you can make it!

Best Wishes,
Jesse

On November 21 at 8pm I’ll perform at Rockwood Music Hall stage 2 with Bill Dobrow and Maycon Ananias! You can buy tickets in advance for $10.

I’ll be playing two shows at City Winery in New York City with Shawn Colvin on Thursday, October 25 and Friday, October 26. Tickets are on sale now!

I’ll be playing a free show this Saturday, October 20 at Union Pool in Brooklyn.

The show is presented by the very cool music streaming service, Rdio, where you can stream Sub Rosa and many of my other solo recordings.

I’m happy to announce I’ll be visiting South America once again this year! In November & December I’ll support Norah Jones on tour in Colombia, Peru, Chile, Uruguay, Argentina, and Brazil. This will be my first time visiting several of these countries and I can’t wait to get back to the places I know. By that time Sub Rosa will be released in South America by the legendary Som Livre label. Can’t wait!

w/ Norah Jones
11/30 – Bogota, Colombia @ Metro Parque
12/2 – Lima, Peru @ CC Maria Angola
12/4 – Santiago, Chile @ Movistar Arena
12/7 – Montevideo, Uruguay @ Teatro de Verano
12/8 – Buenos Aires, Argentina @ Luna Park
12/12 – Porto Alegre, Brazil @ Teatro Araujo Vianna
12/15 – Sao Paulo, Brazil @ Via Funchal
12/16 – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil @ Vivo Rio

Sub Rosa is now available on iTunes and everywhere music is sold.

Hey everyone!
The day is finally here! My new album Sub Rosa is now available everywhere music is sold! I’m incredibly proud of this recording and hope you can spend some listening to the 14-songs that make this album.

Download Sub Rosa on iTunes or AmazonMP3, stream it on Rdio or Spotify, and order the CD & vinyl versions from the Dangerbird webstore.

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In other news, Entertainment Weekly premiered the official music video for “Rocking Chairs (feat. Norah Jones)” (directed by Joel Fitzpatrick) and now the video is on YouTube to be shared across the globe.

To hear more songs from Sub Rosa, watch the iPhone videos shot by Lyle Owerko below:

The Sub Rosa album release show is tonight at Rockwood Music Hall in New York at 7:30pm, and then I’ll he hitting the West Coast with Jesca Hoop in August. All the upcoming tour dates are listed below.

Hope to see you soon!

-Jesse

Tour Dates
7/31 – New York, NY at Rockwood Music Hall – Buy Tickets
8/1 – Amagansett, NY at Stephen Talkhouse
8/2 – Baltimore, MD at Mt. Vernon Park (free show)

w/ Jesca Hoop
8/7 – Los Angeles, CA at Largo – Buy Tickets
8/8 – San Diego, CA at Anthology – Buy Tickets
8/9 – Costa Mesa, CA at Detroit Bar – Buy Tickets
8/10 – Long Beach, CA at Fingerprints (In-store performance)
8/11 – Ventura, CA at Zoey’s – Buy Tickets
8/12 – Santa Cruz, CA at The Crepe Place – Buy Tickets
8/13 – Oakland, CA at Yoshi’s – Buy Tickets
8/14 – Nevada City, CA at Haven Underground – Buy Tickets
8/16 – Portland, OR at Alberta Rose Studios – Buy Tickets
8/17 – Seattle, WA at Empty Sea Studios – Buy Tickets
8/18 – Eugene, OR at Sam Bonds Garage

8/22 – Chicago at City Winery

Entertainment Weekly is premiering the music video for “Rocking Chairs (feat. Norah Jones)” from my upcoming album Sub Rosa.

Sub Rosa is available in stores tomorrow!

Watch the latest iPhone video shot by Lyle Owerko (and edited by me on iMovie) for “All Your Days.”

On Monday, July 30th (6-8pm), a vinyl record shop in the East Village that specializes in Brazilian music called Tropicalia In Furs is hosting an album release celebration! I’ll be doing a short acoustic performance with the band and we’ll serve wine and snacks! Please drop by.

The “official” record release show is the next night, July 31st, at Rockwood Music Hall in NYC at 7:30pm. Maycon Ananias, the string arranger behind Sub Rosa as well as the keyboardist, will join the band for this show! Tickets are available in advance for $10.

Sub Rosa coming July 31st on Dangerbird Records. Pre-order album below:

Vinyl
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$24.99
Cd
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$10.99
Digital
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$9.99

Watch the video below for the first listen of “Tant Pis” featuring guest vocals from the incredible jazz musician Melody Gardot.

This video (along with “I Won’t Wait” and “Sad Blues”) were all shot on iPhone by director Lyle Owerko, and edited by me in iMovie. This video once again features the beautiful Dulcinea Del Dolorosa as “The Girl.”

Pre-order my new album Sub Rosa before it hits stores on July 31st.

Vinyl
Preorder Vinyl
$24.99
Cd
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$10.99
Digital
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$9.99