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Chad will be kicking off The Horse Comanche release week in Brooklyn, NY on Monday February 2nd with a free performance and signing at Rough Trade NYC. It's open to all ages, kicks off at 6:30PM and everyone who purchases a copy of The Horse Comanche at the show will get a free silk screened poster (while supplies last).

Then it's up to Portsmouth, NH on Friday February 6th for an in-store set and signing at Bull Moose. Bull Moose will also have limited edition screened posters (while supplies last).

Tuesday January 13th

New Tour & More

Thanks so much for coming to the fall 2014 tour dates! The van reached 250K miles and I'd never seen the onboard thermometer get as low as it was when we left the stuffed (but somehow real) horse Comanche, in Kansas and headed to Colorado. It got to negative 19 while recording the album in Chicago last winter, but we topped that as we left Lawrence for Boulder.

Now we're gearing up for the late winter tour by prepping a couple new songs and hoping that Willie doesn't get injured in the New Hampshire pond hockey tournament. Tickets for these shows are on sale now:

February 24 - Providence, RI @ The Met (Tickets | Info)
February 25 - Portland, ME @ Port City (Tickets | Info)
February 26 - Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground (Tickets | Info)
February 27 - Rochester, NY @ Water Street (Tickets | Info)
February 28 - Toronto, ON @ Lee’s Palace (Tickets | Info)
March 1 - Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Ballroom (Tickets | Info)
March 3 - Columbus, OH @ The Basement (Tickets | Info)
March 4 - Cincinnati, OH @ 20th Century Theatre (Tickets | Info)
March 5 - Nashville, TN @ 3rd & Lindsley (Tickets | Info)
March 6 - Atlanta, GA @ Vinyl (Tickets | Info)
March 7 - Carroboro, NC @ Cat's Cradle Back Room (Tickets | Info)

I'll also be returning to the House of Blues in Boston on January 31st to play a solo set opening for Dr. Dog. Tickets for that show are on sale now.

Most of the shows are in cities that I visited on the living room tour so I've been reminiscing about those nights and all the people who welcomed me in like a member of the family - thanks for that!

On a sad note, I just heard the crushing news that my Zimbabwean friend Elias's son died yesterday. Manuel, I'm so sorry you're gone. You were such a kind soul.

I was glad to see the solidarity in Paris the other day -- I hope for less pain in the world or less violence that causes the pain and that we all try to understand one another.

See you soon - peace and justice,

Chadwick

The UTNE Reader premiered "Mother Maple" from The Horse Comanche yesterday on their site and now we have it here along with lyrics. The song is available now to stream on Spotify and anyone who pre-orders The Horse Comanche on iTunes and in the web store will get it instantly. Album patrons can also download the song now on the patron page.
 


Long before I knew you I was tumbling back home
I was just pushing down the pavement
I was turning into stone
And you run, and you run, and you run, and you run got to pick up your knees

As long as she don’t kill us we’ll be stronger in the end
And every boy out there on Bogle Street is dying to get in
And you run, and you run, and you run, and you run got to pick up your knees
And you run, and you run, and you run, and you run got to pick up your knees

She gave me room to amble, with brier and bramble
And the old red door was always open to the angels and the devils
And nobody was young when they heard her mouth when she told us everything we never knew
It was the song of the grande madame

Mother Maple I drink from your syrup
And I am thankful for the blood that you bleed
We’re in the sugar shack making our porridge
And you have given us more than we need
And I see more and more how you suffer, and not for nothing
But you can’t often get the air that you need
When your roots leave the earth I will stay and get my honey from the trees

Laughter in the cottage house, could last for hours long
When we heard the last gasp we all gave up our mother’s song
And you run, and you run, and you run, and you run, and you run

Mother Maple I drink from your syrup
And I am thankful for the blood that you bleed
We’re in the sugar shack making our porridge
And you have given us more than we need
And I see more and more how you suffer, and not for nothing
But you can’t often get the air that you need
When your roots leave the earth I will stay and get my honey from the trees

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