Tune in TOMORROW to Ringo Starr's 80th birthday celebration where Dave Grohl and I will be paying tribute to the legend himself!
The event starts at 5pm ET / 2pm PT on Ringo's YouTube Channel.
In collaboration with Voices of a People's History, SummerStage Anywhere presents an evening this Friday June 12th. I'll be accompanying the phenomenal Megalyn Echikunwoke on a Billie Holiday song.
Tune into the SummerStage YouTube channel at 7 PM ET for the premiere presented by Capital One City Parks Foundation SummerStage.
More information: https://cityparksfoundation.org/events/voices/
Back by popular demand, it's a bonus episode of Whiskey Hour Happy Hour, presented by Ed Helms and The Bluegrass Situation!! Tune in tonight at 5pm PT / 8pm ET.
Help us finish out our fundraiser for MusiCares and Direct Relief STRONG! No donation is too small in making a difference. Give here: smarturl.it/wshh.
Special thanks to the Americana Music Association, TX Whiskey, and Allbirds for their support!
Hello to our friends in Brasil! We wanted to let you know that BHIC's dates in May have been rescheduled until Fall. The ticket links will remain the same. Please see the new schedule below:
Due to the ongoing situation in the region, we have unfortunately had to cancel the upcoming BHIC Tour of Japan.
Most importantly we are wishing well to all those affected.
We apologize to our fans in Japan for this inconvenience and we hope to reschedule soon.
BHIC are hyped to play the BeachLife Festival on May 1 in Redondo Beach, CA. We'll be sharing the stage with Ziggy Marley & Stephen Marley's 75th Bob Marley Celebration, UB40, G. Love & Special Sauce and more.
I saw a man on his hands and knees crawling through Manhattan in a blue business suit. The world was walking by him as if crawling up Broadway was standard practice. I personally found it highly devotional. A man crawling home. Instinctively, I felt he was someone I needed to know. Turns out, he was also a songwriter, and not just any songwriter – this was Birdthrower.
Robert O. Leaver, aka Birdthrower, works as a groundskeeper at Riverside Park in New York, which runs along the Hudson River from 72nd Street up to the George Washington Bridge at 175th Street. The park is full of woods, gardens, playgrounds, a skateboard park and baseball fields. This fall Birdthrower was up every morning at 5:45 am, planting fast before frost, and as winter comes he'll be pruning, sharpening tools, shoveling snow and trying not to freeze. The wind blows hard off the river. Plenty of birds blowing around, and some lost souls too. During a cold snap, birds sometimes fall to earth; he warms them in his hands and throws them back skyward.
Birdthrower and I became friends and I signed on to produce his debut record. I immediately recognized in his music that these were not just songs, but love-aged, world-worn fables, scratched deep into the page with the painful pen of experience, maturity and dirt beneath the fingernails.
In the making of this album, Birdthrower recorded these songs live in one, two, three takes tops. As a musician I was inspired — as a producer, it was a dream gig.
I love Birdthrower's music. I want the world to have the chance to love it as much as I do.
BHIC are returning to Aotearoa/New Zealand next February! Tickets go on sale this Wednesday at 8am at www.neptuneentertainment.co.nz. Hope to see you at the show!
Feb 21 New Plymouth - TSB Bowl of Brooklands
Feb 22 Christchurch - Electric Avenue Festival
Feb 27 Auckland - Logan Campbell Centre
Feb 28 Napier - Church Road Winery
Feb 29 Tauranga - Mount Park