I was forced to cancel my trip to Belgium and two improv shows that I booked at Hot Club Gent and Muziekcentrum Kinky Star in Gent. I had also booked two acoustic shows at Cafe Fatima Gent and café de loge, and I had to cancel when I was already in the process of putting together a full live band to play some of the songs I had written since moving to the US. I was really looking forward to reconnecting and spending time with everyone back in Belgium and playing these songs.
For me, writing songs is a slow process. Not because it’s hard (although, sometimes it is), but because I feel like I need to spend some time with the songs before I release them into the world. Get to really know them, strip them down and build them back up. Initially, it’s never clear what the songs are about, but after this process, it always seems really obvious.
Similar to this process, I believe that spending all this time in isolation can be meaningful. It’s hard not knowing what’s going to happen, what’s on the other side. It’s hard to make sense of things when you feel powerless. But I think that after a time of reflection, we might have a clearer view of who we are, where we are, and what’s important.
Hopefully, we will collectively emerge into a better world and make the changes we need.
Hopefully, we are able to conscientiously BE the change we want to see.
The planet is already healing and the new reality is already here; there’s no point in fighting it.
We should embrace it and own it.
Duo dates with Thomas Milovac mid June in Atlanta, Birmingham and Panama City are likely to be cancelled.
I also have a 14-day tour along the East Coast planned for Unfade at the end of July/early August.
I really hope I can play these dates. I was able to book some really rad places, places I’d fantasized about when living in Europe. Places whose existence may be uncertain.
Stay sane during these strangest of times, and protect your community.