Update: The show tonight is cancelled. But I’m leaving this post up because of the space espresso.
Previously on this blog:
Rick Shapiro is back and so is Cafe Muse! I will be singing songs this week at Rick Shapiro’s Spoken Word(s).
Wednesday October 17, 2012
MUSE on 8th
759 S. La Brea Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90036
On Friday I tweeted about John Elliott after seeing his set at McCabe’s and used the term “singer/songwriter.” I’ve seen him perform a few times and I opened for him earlier this year. He is one of the best there is. Tonight I saw him perform at WitZend and I need to tell you that “singer/songwriter” is an extremely limiting description.
I was not sure what I would be seeing, but I knew I did not want to miss John perform his one-man show, “IT DOESN’T MATTER WHY IT IS, IT DOESN’T MATTER IF IT’S WRONG: Volume 2.” An album of the same name will be available for a limited time, from the first presidential debate until the Election, as a digital-only release through his website.
John told me tonight would be different than McCabes. “It’s going to get weird.”
After his sound check he disappeared. The fog machine hit the stage lights. The pre-recorded tracks, costume changes and instrument-switching began. Unaffiliated “with all parties, candidates and issues,” John has written a passionately anti-political masterpiece. The audience goes on a drive across a dark, absurd, struggling America with a guy who spends most of every year doing that.
There are a few chances to see this show in San Francisco and Olympia. The album is available to download starting Wednesday only until November 6. As Charlie Wolf said, “This show should be at Largo. This show should be at The Hollywood Bowl.”
I am very excited to announce that I’ll be opening for Chris Trapper at The Mint in Los Angeles. Chris is one of the best singer/songwriters I’ve ever heard play live. You should not miss this show. He was in a band called The Push Stars and his songs have been featured in every show you’ve ever heard of, plus films like There’s Something About Mary, The Devil Wears Prada and August Rush. He’s recorded and toured with Martin Sexton, Colin Hay, Matchbox 20 and many more. I am opening the night with 35 minutes of mostly new material.
Hollowbody LA Presents another winning ticket at the world famous THE MINT. Many of these shows will sell out quickly. Arrive early.
Doors open at 7:00
Show starts at 7:30
Sept 24, 2012
7:30 Logan Heftel
8:15 Chris Trapper
9:45 The Podunk Poets
10:45: Thomas Walker
– Free Street Parking
– Full Menu – http://www.themintla.com/pages/menu-and-merch
– Full Bar
– Reserved Seating – 323.954.9400 (ext. 1), enjoy dinner during the show!
– All Ages ($10 add $5 more for under 21)
The MINT – 6010 W Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90035