AHOY and WELCOME
Agghh, I suck at website updating! I am playing tonight (Jan. 7) with Ben Landsverk and Jeff Langston at Al's Den in Portland (in the Crystal Hotel). We're opening for Green Mountain Guild as they celebrate their long-awaited new record! They'll be at Al's Den all week, and we're delighted to be their Monday night guests. Come on over!
Run Tiny Human has kindly been added to several Best of 2018 lists, including those of El Correo, KMUW/Strange Currency, XRAY-FM/Hello Cruel World, and Oregon Music News/Coffeeshop Conversations. My heartfelt thanks to Carlos Benito, Jedd Beaudoin, John B. Jones and Tom D'Antoni for their thoughtful inclusion of my album! I will get links up later this week.
Many thanks also to Stereo Embers and Dave Cantrell for premiering the video for Up You from the new album! Reading Dave's writing is a delight, and I'm honored as all get out to be the subject of his wonderful brain and pen. Link to come!
IT'S OUT! GO GITCHER RUN TINY HUMAN NOW!!!
THANK YOU to all of you who came to the album release show November 9! It was wonderful to see so many musicians in the audience, and so many beloved familiar faces (and unfamiliar faces, too!). My thanks, too, to my lovely band Ben Landsverk, Jeff Langston, Leigh Marble, Dave Jorgensen and Katie Taylor, Rene Ormae-Jarmer and Benny Morrison and Jeff and Stephen The Trombonists, who all played splendidly. And special thanks to the incomparable D. Neil Blake of Revolution Hall who went all out on the sound, and it showed (er, sounded)! May I also congratulate one and all on your candy eating, which was prodigious. :)
Thanks also to all you who've been so generous with your $$ and kind words in buying the album via Bandcamp! I'm shocked at how far flung you all are, and delighted. :) It's nice to know Run Tiny Human is getting around. THANK YOU.
A big THANK YOU to Stereo Embers and Dave Cantrell for a uniquely gratifying write-up and review. Just blown away by it. I'm overwhelmed.
THANK YOU to The Wire and host Emily Bick for including Little Gyre from Run Tiny Human in their great Adventures in Sound and Music radio show!
babysue: THANK YOU for that review. I don't even know what to say. THANK YOU.
Mike Watt/ The Watt From Pedro Show. THANK YOU Mike Watt for having me on your singular show, along with the charming Brother Matt.
Bandcamp: THANK YOU for including Run Tiny Human in your Essential Releases, and for the wonderful review, J. Edward Keyes! Just too much. Thanks.
Dusted: THANK YOU for asking me to do Listed--I had such fun!
Tom D'Antoni/Oregon Music News: THANK YOU for having me on your Coffeeshop Conversations podcast, and for the lovely write-up, not to mention your years and years of friendship and support. It was such a comfortable and fun chat. :) UPDATE: And thanks for making our conversation the Best of 2018 for your show! :) I'm beyond delighted!
Carlos Benito of El Correo: THANK YOU for writing about 17 Year Cicada: (a song on the new album). What a surprise and delight to find Run Tiny Human had made it's way over to the Basque Country! UPDATE: And more thanks for including Run Tiny Human in your personal Top 5 Albums of 2018, and for El Correo for including it in the Top 20 Musical Happenings of 2018! I can't even express what a huge honor this is. Thank you!
Finn Miller, WUSB-FM Stony Brook, NY: THANK YOU for having me on Finn's Revolution, and in such good musical company! Really enjoyed talking with you.
Mike Lidskin, Sacramento--THANK YOU for the enjoyable chat and for playing my music on Twirl Radio!! Can't tell you just how much I appreciate it.
The Vinyl District/Joseph Neff--THANK YOU for the nice write-up (and one of the first) for RUN TINY HUMAN in your column, Graded on a Curve! And for the 'A'. ;)
Huge thanks to Popmatters and Jedd Beaudoin for premiering RUN TINY HUMAN! You can still listen and read the nice chat I had with Jedd. And double thanks to Jedd for including Run Tiny Human on his Best of 2018 list for his excellent radio show, Strange Currency on KMUW!
Also huge thanks to Popdose for premiering Kristiana Weseloh's haunting video of Wedding Song (Bag of Bones) off RUN TINY HUMAN. Krissy set the song perfectly, and I'm grateful to her, Popdose and Rob Ross.
And I can't possibly express enough thanks to Zaph Mann/In Memory of John Peel, John B. Jones of XRAY-FM/Hello Cruel World (UPDATE: who most generously included Run Tiny Human in his excellent Best of 2018 list--woohoo! Thank you so much, JBJ!), Rich Lindsay of KBOO/Radio Lost and Found, Robert Richter/Local Roots, and Jeff Rosenberg of KBOO/The Songcircle, all for sharing songs off the new album! And to Mike Lidskin of Twirl radio in Sacramento, Finn Miller of WUSB in Stony Brook, NY, Kate Welch of WFHB in Bloomington, Indiana, Karl Phillips of Random Jukebox in Cornwall, UK and Nick Ammerman of CHIRP 107.1 FM in Chicago for adding Run Tiny Human to their playlists, too.
RUN TINY HUMAN was officially released October 19, 2018 and can be found on Bandcamp along with my other albums! It's also up on iTunes now, and CD Baby.
I especially appreciate the help of Howard Wuelfing re: the sharing/promoting part of the album, which I'm, personally, particularly rancid at. Thanks, Howard!
A huge thank you to my longtime, highly valued partner in toil, Jeff Stuart Saltzman, and my dear bandmates, Jeff Langston (bass--Antony & the Johnsons, Mo Phillips), Ben Landsverk (viola, fuzz guitar, vocals--Wonderly, Hawks & Doves), Leigh Marble (guitars--Leigh Marble). Also, to guests Justin Harris (bass, bari sax--Menomena, Bloc Party); Gayle & Philip Neuman (De Organographia--trombones, clarinet, chalumeau, cornet, recorder); Mark Powers (drums--Floater); Joe Mengis (drums--Eels); Katie Taylor (vocals--Opera Theater Oregon); Lisa Stringfield-Prescott (vocals--Ages and Ages); Jim Brunberg (and fam! vocals--Wonderly, Box Set); Jade Maniscalco (vocals). Double thanks to Jeff Stuart Saltzman (Cerebral Corps, Sunset Valley) for letting me coerce him into also playing synths, guitar, and muttering.
PLEASE NOTE: Can't say it enough: most of my stuff is available for purchase almost exclusively on Bandcamp. I made the decision to ditch all other online outlets/digital distribution, including iTunes and Amazon, when I put out 'Falimy.' Stupid, you may say, but it made me feel better for some reason. NOTE: The new album and 7 Small Winter Songs are up on iTunes and CD Baby now--getting the others up painfully slowly...
Posting stuff on the FB. Come on over!
That's about it for now. Except to say, without your support, it'd be very lonely out here. Thank you, one and all.
Cover Kitty: Olive Martini Paladeni! Follow her to the music! Photo by artist (and friend)
Tammy Paladeni, Olive's loving family.
p.s....some radio shows and podcasts i like:
Hello Cruel World on XRAY-FM with John B. Jones
The Outside World on KBOO with Daniel Flessas
Radio Lost and Found on KBOO with Rich Lindsay
Kill Ugly Radio with Rich Lindsay
In Memory of John Peel with Zaph Mann
Ola's Kool Kitchen on Radio23 with DJ Ola
I Like It Like That on KMHD with Tom D'Antoni
p.s...My friend Zakk made me a fan page on the FB: the
"The Rachel Taylor Brown Music Page." Thanks, Zakk. :)
p.s...That two of my songs were included in the Loud Family/Game Theory legend Scott Miller's book, "Music: What Happened?" is probably one of the things that makes me the most proud ever. Scott Miller died Monday, April 15, 2013. I will always be grateful to him, and to Sue Trowbridge for sharing my music with him.
p.s...if you need anything and it's not here please contact Howard Wuelfing, Howlin Wuelf Media. Thank you, Howard. Thank you, Wendy.
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