I wanted to send out one more email before this year is over to say a big THANK YOU to everyone who made 2014 so wonderful. I’m so proud of all we accomplished, – especially releasing our first full-length and none of it would have been possible, without the support of the community that has become Black Swift.
I have some really exciting plans for 2015 that I’ll be sharing with you in the next couple of weeks. To give you a little idea, it entails more art, more music, more videos and more shows. Ideas have been percolating and I’ve been brainstorming on how to make this happen. I will be working together again with the talented Markus Merkle this year to work on some new music videos. My last big THANK YOU needs to go out to him for all the love support he gave in 2014. He filmed and directed the last music video- if you haven’t seen it yet, you can click HERE to see it!
Wir sind wieder am ende des Jahres, und Weihnachten ist kurz vor uns. Ich will jetzt für November & Dezember buchen! Gerne kannst du mich ab jetzt zu einen Wohnzimmer Konzert im persönlichen Rahmen buchen! Diese mal bin ich nicht alleine. Tobias Unrath ist am Kontrabass dabei! Ja, ich freue mich jetzt ein paar Wohnzimmer Konzerte mit ihm zusammen zu spielen!
Hey Germany, Switzerland & France,
I’m excited to be currently planning a short tour together with KAT JONES. Kat has a gorgeous voice and is a prolific songwriter, and I’m really looking forward to sharing the stage together! If you aren’t on the tour path, check out her music anyway its a great mixture of americana/folk/indie… (kinda like the music I like to write, so its gonna be a great combo)
Between October 8th – 16th, 2014, we are hoping to head to some of the cities (or surrounding cities) listed below. If you know of a good club we should play in, let me know, or if you would be open to hosting a LIVINGROOM SHOW, also let me know. Hosting a livingroom show virtually does not cost anything, its just a matter of opening up your home and inviting at least 20 people who are willing to contribute towards the live music.
Für mehr info auf Deutsch an wie ein Wohnzimmer Konzert functioniert, click mal HIER.
If you live in or near any of the cities listed below, and would be free to host a show,or know of a club we should play in just write mail to :firstname.lastname@example.org
Hey Everyone, As you know any connections of art with music are always exciting for me. I’ve been invited to play a solo show at the Summer Festival at KISS Kunst im Schloss Untergröningen. This a beautiful old castle now used as an art space. The information is below. The exhibition is fantastic, including artwork from Markus Merkle (see image below)
Kunstverein KISS – Schloss Untergröningen
Samstag, 13. September, ab 16 Uhr
sommerliches Fest auf dem Schloss mit
– Kaffee, Kuchen und Brotzeit durch den Heimatverein
– Musik von Black Swift, Sally Grayson
– beteiligte Künstler führen durch die Ausstellungen zu ausgewählten Arbeiten
nächste Führungen mit dem Kurator:
Sonntag, 7. September, 16 Uhr
Sonntag, 28. September, 16 Uhr
Sonntag, 5. Oktober, 15 Uhr
What a night! It’s one I think I’ll never forget. I’ll tell you, there is nothing like working so hard at something and then seeing it become a reality. I wrote these songs and dreamed of putting out not just an album, but the very best album I could. With the help of SO many people from my co-producer David Arzt- who worked with on this with me the whole way through, to the many many musicians who gave their talents, to producing a pretty sweet little art booklet with the CD in the back featuring collages I’ve been working on for over 2 years, to the contributors of the crowdfunding campaign who pre-ordered to make it financially possible- we had lots of reasons to CELEBRATE!
Here are some Photos (thank you Veronika) and Thank yous for the Evening:
We started the night off with the fabulous Swim Bird Fly. They rocked our socks off. After they played, I invited everyone outside for a Birthday Milk & Chocolate Chip Cookie Treat. (thanks to Christina, Veronika, Andrea, Michelle & Christiana for the yummy cookies)
Then we took the stage. Zwoelfzehn was packed and I was overwhelmed by how many people showed up to support us. Thank you- you brought such energy to our set and I didn’t want it to end. Johnny Park of Swim Bird Fly who also mixed our album played on “The World Howls” with us. The last song we played was “Whiskey John & Irish” and in the chorus of everyone singing “love is love” sparklers were lit and it was completely magical.
To my amazing band- it was such a pleasure and so much fun playing with you talented folks!
To Swim Bird Fly for opening up the evening!
To all the Crowdfunding Campaign supporters who made it possible to finish the album and have something to celebrate about!
To all the Stuttgarters who packed that place in, thank you for coming out to see us it was great seeing your beautiful faces!
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Watch the video to the single “Branches & Sticks” here:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0OavQ7ooQ84