NYSolo6 @ The Sidewalk Cafe

Kevin Draine (The Bitter Poet) producer of NYsolo6 and Ronnie Wheeler (Red Gretchen) created a fun show at The Sidewalk Cafe on Wednesday night. I’ve been performing as part of NYsolo6 for almost a year now as pert of their permanent lineup. Last Wednesday they booked out the Side Walk Cafe for the whole night allowing the usual crew a full 30 minute set along with some specials guest. It was a fun show at a venue I had hoped to perform in for the longest time. They do a wicked IPA and the burgers ain’t half bad. I got to play ‘Take The Day Off’ which I recently recorded at Moon Lab Studios for the first time.  I posted some photos of the night below.


Hey, Colin here.

Daniela gave birth to a beautiful and (more importantly) healthy baby girl last month, Abigail. I have not had a chance to visit as I’ve been struggling with a cough/cold/not-sure-what for a while. Not exactly the symptoms you want to have during the whole Ebola media frenzy. Anyway, I’m staying away from new-born babies and old people until I can shift it. The band will continue as always, except I’ll be doing most of the work (writing, shows etc.) until february or later of next year. I made some changes for now regarding music. I’ll continue to record and write the next album alone, we have half of the drum tracks done anyway. I’m also recording a solo E.P. of songs that we love but didn’t quite fit the Supersmall sound. The Amygdaloids are also on hiatus from its usual form and has become So We Are, an acoustic duo that is me and Joe playing Amygdaloid tunes in a slightly different flavor. It has already brought some interesting adventures including a recent gig with Rosanne Cash, I’ll write about that in a later post. I’ll also be recording with them in February for the new record.

Two weeks ago I had the great experience of recording a song for my solo E.P. with jazz musicians (bassist) Ray Cetta and (drummer) Coleman Barlet at Moon Lab Studio with Lane, the producer from the first Supersmall record. It was interesting listening to professional musicians working out their parts in a language I couldn’t understand. I cannot read or write music. It’s not an issue when you are a songwriter but it will probably hinder me a little in future session work. As soon as my voice improves I’ll return to finish the vocals and release it.

So, Supersmall continues onwards. Stay tuned for more news in the future 😉