Thursday, February 12, 2015

Seeking Musical Collaborator

Traveling as a solo artist, people often ask me if I've ever thought about touring with a band.  My answer is always, "I'd love to, but I can't afford it."  So just to be completely upfront here, I still can't afford it.  Traveling with a band, that is.  But I think it's possible that I could afford to tour with one other musician backing me up (and potentially doing opening sets if applicable), or at least give it a trial run for a good while and see if it works out.

I'm open to various possibilities, but I have always thought that if I were to perform with one other musician on a regular basis, the ideal would be a really good improvisational fiddle player who is also really good at singing harmonies.

Whoever it is would ideally be someone who also:

  • lives in or near Portland, Oregon
  • likes the idea of traveling a lot for weeks or months on end, including internationally
  • likes the idea of performing at protests and events involving primarily some combination of socialists, communists, anarchists, peaceniks, hippies, punks, etc.
  • has no aspirations to make a lot of money at this
  • has done some DIY touring and has some idea of what they're getting into
  • does not think that the idea of sleeping on a foldout couch now and then is the end of the world
  • is easy to get along with when cooped up with one other person for weeks or months at a time in a small rental car

That's it in a nutshell as far as who I'm looking for.  A little about me:  I'm a politically-obsessed singer-songwriter based in Portland.  You can listen to my music at  I've been making a living as a solo artist touring internationally (mainly Europe and North America) since 1997 or so.  Mainly by sponging off of the international Left.  And a little from playing for the folk and punk music scenes in different countries, but mainly the Left.

Please email me at with links to your music and any other such info that may be relevant if you want to think about collaborating musically!

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