September 16, 2010 Comments Off


I do a great impression of a grizzled, drunken rock star who opens every show with a slurred shout, “ARE YOU READY TO ROCK, CLEVELAND?” Needless to say, I won’t be showcasing this gem of low comedy at my next gig, and that’s for two reasons. One, I like my fans, and I want to keep them. Two, the gig is in Cleveland, which kind of deflates the premise. But give me ten years on the road and a poorly-attended show in a Dayton amphitheater, and I will kick-off my Axl Rose phase with these words.

With that cleared up, I’m excited to report that I have not one but two shows lined up at the Cleveland Ingenuity Festival. This festival takes place under a bridge in downtown Cleveland and features all kinds of musicians, artists, fashion designers, and performers, including former members of the Sugar Hill Gang and a guy with a gong ensemble, together! Kidding. They’re not jamming together, sadly. But the gong guy plays right before I do on Saturday. I’m on the Cafe Stage on Friday at 6 and at the same stage on Saturday at 5.

The video of last year’s festival shows it’s as much a giant party as an art or science festival.

On the heels of my Cleveland shows, I’m performing at the Spark Festival in Minneapolis. My set comes during the middle of the opening party, which runs from 4:30 to 6:30 on Thursday, September 30, in the Regis Art Center.

A little more than a week later, I’m performing in TPT studios in downtown Saint Paul as part of the Sound Crawl. More details on that as I get them.

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