Spring Update

It’s been awhile since I’ve posted anything here….it was a busy winter and I’m glad it’s over. A few cools things have happened in the last few months. Falldown played a few great gigs including a sold out show at Schuba’s, one of my favorite spots to play. I got to sing the national anthem at the Bulls Game The Gold Coast Allstars, an amazing experience. We just got back from a quick trip to LA for a fun gig with some great musicians from the west coast. The Tonic Room Jam band is taking our act down Halsted to The Store this Friday night….hope to see lots of people there. 10PM, no cover!

(I’m second from left on the score board!)

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Back at it in 2014!

Happy New Year everyone! Lots of cool stuff coming up for 2014. The Monday night jams at The Tonic Room will return next week when the weather is back being somewhat normal. Falldown just played a great show at Martyrs to end up 2013, and will return to Aliveone on Wed. Jan 22nd. We have a big show on Feb. 15th at Schuba’s also, which will be an amazing place for this band to perform! I’ll also be joining Elisa Grace and former member of Ryan Adams’ Cardinals, Jamie Candiloro, at Schuba’s on Feb. 8th. Stay tuned for more info!
Meanwhile check out a live Falldown video of one of my new songs that was recorded at our show this past fall at the Old Town School of Folk Music!

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Old Town School, LA, Winter Shows

It has been a few really busy and great weeks. Falldown played a really cool show at The Old Town School of Folk Music in Chicago, opening for Mike Mangione and The Union’s record release. Matt Silver and crew filmed the whole show and we will be releasing some live videos of our newer songs soon.

I just got back from LA where I played at The Mint with Elisa Grace’s band. We did a few numbers with a great guitar player, Adam Levy (Norah Jones Band) which was really cool. Then I played the next day with Cole DeGenova at The Talking Stick Cafe in Venice. We played an early evening set of Falldown songs and a few covers for a nice crowd.

(photo by Paul Zollo)

We are just about to announce a cool show with Falldown, Elisa Grace and another great band from Chicago, Rivals of The Peacemaker for Saturday night, December 28th at Marytrs. Adam Levy is going to join Elisa for her set as well. It will be a great show to end the year before The Gold Coast Allstars rock New Years Eve at 1st Ward.

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Falldown – I Will Go (Official Music Video)

Falldown’s first music vid for my song “I Will Go”

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New Falldown Tracks and July Shows, DPR Wednesdays at Stanley’s

I am really looking forward to playing some gigs with Falldown this month! We are at Navy Pier on July 20th from 2-4:30pm, and at Martyrs on July 20th with the legendary country singer Dale Watson. That will be a great night. We have also been working on new tracks in the studio for the past couple weeks, including a version of this song that was recorded at a show last spring.

In other news, I’ll be at Stanley’s Kitchen and Tap in Lincoln Park every Wednesday night this summer playing violin and mandolin with the Dog Patch Ramblers. Every week from 8-11pm so come hang out and get some good bar-b-que, and hear a tight local bluegrass band.

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Summer Shows, In The Studio, DePaul w/ Jimmy Heath

There is a lot of cool stuff happening this summer to mention. Falldown has some big shows to play in Chicago, including August 24th at Lincoln Hall. Save the date!

We are back in the studio working on some new songs like this one that was recorded at a show last March. Can’t wait to have some new stuff coming out!

Meanwhile the DePaul Jazz Band is playing at The Jazz Showcase this weekend with the legendary Jimmy Heath so come out tonight and see the real deal if you are in town.

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Falldown Review on AmericanSongwriter.com

Click here to read Paul Zollo’s great review of the Falldown EP at American Songwriter!

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Slay Me on WXRT!

Slay Me, my rocking bluegrass song from the Falldown EP, was on the WXRT’s Local Anesthetic broadcast in Chicago last night! Thanks to the host of the show Richard Milne for playing our track and plugging our show at The Whistler. If you missed us last night, come see Falldown opening up for The Henhouse Prowlers on Tuesday, Jan 29 at The Abbey.

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Falldown EP

At last, the Falldown EP is officially out! The CD Release show was awesome, and the packed house at Martyrs was loving it. You can stream the EP for free on SoundCloud, download it on ITunes or at the Falldown Store. Leave us some good feedback! Hope you all enjoy.

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Couch Sleep – Falldown EP

Here’s one song from the upcoming Falldown EP that comes out November 20. Check it out and come to the Record Release show at Martyrs on November 23!

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