Fun show at Quinn’s, Beacon, NY last night. Yours truly on bass for Ruby Rae. The venue is worth checking out if you are in the area. The show ran late so I stayed in a nearby hotel which always makes me feel like I’m on vacation even though I’m working. I played without my lucky bandana wrapped around the headstock and the world didn’t end. I guess I’ll have to revisit some of my core beliefs and drop this silly superstition.
We played The Bitter End for the first time on Friday. It was a fun show at a historic venue I’ve always wanted to play. I’ve played there before as part of someone else’s band, but it was nice to perform as Supersmall. We were joined on stage by David Humphrey on saxophone and Ruby Rae on backing vocals to fill out our sound.
We also set out our first merch table…yes, Supersmall is now for sale.
I’d been meaning to write about this sooner but, y’know, laziness. I had a fun few days touring with Ruby Rae in Texas recently. I got to hang with some great folk, play music, drink beer and experience the south. All of my favorite things pretty much. Ignoring the band’s obsession with the card game Dutch Blitz, I think the photos below are enough to capture the whole experience. Also, eat at Whataburger if you ever get the chance.
I performed at the Gowanus Souvenir Store last night along with the talented Ruby Rae as part of their first ever acoustic night. It was a lot of fun as was the post-show drinks & BBQ.
Musical adventures continue…
I performed on bass with Ruby Rae last friday at Rockwod Music Hall Stage #2 for their album release, The Uncanny. It was a total blast and the rehearsing really paid off. I had just joined the band a few weeks (maybe over a month?!?) earlier so I had to really jump in and get the music down. Coffee is great for that. The fact that I really liked the songs helped.
It sounded great, we filled the space and all upcoming gigs will be posted on my Supersmall calender (along with all the others: So We Are, Solo, Storytelling etc). It’s just easier to that way, to have them all in the same place. Plus, i’m lazy. One calender for all will have to do.
Anyway, the album is officially released, and now i’m playing bass in a band which I have wanted to do for a long time. All is good. You can buy The Uncanny HERE or stream it HERE.
So what’s up with Supersmall?
Well, i’ve been very busy writing music and doing solo shows. I had been toying with the idea of expanding the band and we got ourselves, hopefully, a bass player. More info on that later.
As of now, there are two things that occupy my mind to the point of distraction.
1) My wisdom tooth is cutting through my gum and all the pain that brings. I am addicted to Advil.
2) Marisa and I just purchased 15 acres of woods upstate with a cabin on it, a damn nice one too. Maybe it’s the half mile long driveway up the hill it sits on, the rivers on boths sides or its impenetrable woods that surround it–but i’m looking forward to spending as much time as possible up there when all the paper work is completed. More about that next month I hope.
In the meantime, music.
Photo by Marisa Ruglio
Photo by Marisa Ruglio