A young photographer based out of Seattle contacted me a while ago asking if he could tag along on a tour I am sharing with Bart Budwig for a few weeks. His name is Matthew Kennelly. I took a look at some of his work and instantly said yes. He has an uncanny eye for capturing people in a way that is profoundly affecting--- he somehow gets their stories, their movement, their faults and glories all crammed into a single shot. And I'm honored to have him on the road with us. At just 22 he has the understated grace of a seasoned photographer, hanging back, unnoticed, getting all the real shots without disrupting the scene. I'll be highlighting some of his work here over the next few days. Right now, you can find a collection of his work at:
HERE IS SOME OF HIS WORK. AMAZING.
Check the tour schedule for the first round of European Tour Dates. Jeffrey will be sharing shows with Anna Tivel all over the UK, Germany, Netherlands, Switzerland, and Ireland for the entire month of May. Many more dates and details to come!
If you find yourself in the Eugene area on December 9th, I hope you'll join me and many other songwriters at Tsunami Books (on Willamette St.) for the annual benefit concert to raise money for the Egan Warming Center. All donations go directly to the good folks who run the Egan Warming centers every winter so that people who call the street their temporary homes this winter will have a warm, safe place to escape the worst of the winter weather.
"The Egan Warming Center was started by a coalition of community members representing service providers, nonprofits, faith and social activist communities and local governments that came together in 2008 to ensure that homeless people would have shelter during extreme cold weather. It was named in honor of Major Thomas Egan, a Eugene resident who froze to death during a cold spell in 2008."
Egan Warming Center Benefit Show at TSUNAMI BOOKS in Eugene
December 9th, 7:30 - 10:30
$5 - $20 suggested donation (ALL $$$ goes directly to Egan Warming Center)
There will be snacks and hot drinks as well.
Here is the first round Line Up of artists that will be performing at Treefort Music Festival in Boise this March. Hot Damn. Jonathan Richman--- Mac demarco--- StRFKR---The Infamous Stringdusters and many more. Jeffrey Martin and Anna TIvel will each be performing there as well. Get your tickets now! More of the line up to come.
Anna Tivel and I got to play some songs in a packed Brooklyn apartment for our good friends Joel and Hailey. Beautiful night. Photo by Joel Cadwell
Anna Tivel and I head back to the great wild north! Alaska Tour with our dear friend and fantastic musician Kevin Worrell Sep 15 - 25:
Sep 15 - Tap Root in Anchorage
Sep 16 - Vagabond Blues in Palmer
Sep 17 - Tom Begich House Show! ANCH
Sep 18 - Musk Ox Farm in Palmer with SUPER SATURATED SUGAR STRINGS - (we LOVE these guys)
Sep 19 - Community/High School show Cordova
Sep 20 - The North Star Theater in Cordova
Sep 21 - House Concert in Anchorage
Sep 22 - Sheldon Arts Hangar in Talkeetna
Sep 23 - 25 Seward Music and Arts Festival
Jeffrey hits the road with Anna Tivel: Idaho, Utah, Colorado, New Mexico. Check shows for details.
After two amazing years teaching high school English, I'm returning to touring full time. The first leg is down through Cali. I'll be out in Utah, Colorado, New Mexico in Aug (tour dates to come), Sisters Folk Fest in early September, and then an Alaska tour Sep 15 - 25. Then I'll be heading out to the east coast by way of the midwest for some shows in Oct and Nov. Keep an eye out. Here are the California dates:
JUN 22 MCMINNVILLE, OR - W/ ANNA TIVEL Youngberg Hill Vineyards
JUN 23 ASHLAND, OR - W/ ANNA TIVEL La Baguette
JUN 25 SAN FRANCISCO, CA - W/ JUSTIN FARREN AND ANNA TIVEL The Lost Church
JUN 26 BOULDER CREEK, CA - W/ NELS ANDREWS AND ANNA TIVEL Little Aeske
JUN 27 PALO ALTO, CA - W/ ANNA TIVEL Otter Rocker Cafe
JUN 29 PASADENA, CA - W/ ANNA TIVEL Wine and Song
JUL 1 SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA - W/ ANNA TIVEL House Show
JUL 2 SACRAMENTO, CA - W/ JUSTIN FARREN AND ANNA TIVEL The Naked Lounge
JUL 3 MENDOCINO, CA - W/ GWYNETH MORELAND, DAVID HAYES, GENE PARSONS, AND ANNA TIVEL Abalone Room
JUL 7 PORTLAND, OR - W/ THE HILL DOGS AND THE HARMED BROTHERS The Doug Fir
JUL 8 GREENBANK, WA - W/ ANNA TIVEL Into the Woods Fest
JUL 9 PORTLAND, OR - W/ J. WAGNER AND ANNA TIVEL Ear Trumpet Speakeasy Show
A HUGE thanks to "In the Moment Videos" for inviting us to record.
FAI 2016 is right around the corner. Check out the line up, catch some shows if you can.
Good news! Jeffrey has been offered an OFFICIAL SHOWCASE at Folk Alliance International this Feb! Check out tour dates for Showcase time (as well as times for 7 other private showcases at FAI)
Thanks so much to the good folks in Union WA for treating Anna and I so nice. It was a great way to start the new year.