Saturday 6/17 at the Owl Music Parlor

I’m putting on a show at the Owl, at 497 Rogers Ave in Brooklyn, not far from the East side of Prospect Park, on Saturday, June 17.

I, Koof Ibi, and Talia Hannah have a tight night’s worth of vocal and instrumental material, including a few new collaborations among us. Nicole Patrick will play drums. David Cieri will play piano.

I think you’ll like it. Please do come by.

Doors open at 7:30pm, music commences at 8.

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Music, in person

with Kaia Kater and Andrew Ryan, playing Kaia’s great songs – Wednesday April 26, at the legendary Cafe Wha?

with the David Wax Museum in celebration of their new album, You Must Change Your Life, a Dan Molad-produced gem on which I’m proud to have contributed sounds along with an excellent crew! (May 3-7 in the Northeast, May 17-20 in the Midwest)

then, performing Brittain Ashford‘s Trotter, her excellent new album on which I’m proud to have made some sounds, at Union Pool on Saturday, May 13. I’ll play in Brittain’s fabulous large band that night, and open the night with a set of my songs.

and on May 16, a set with the amazing & inspiring songwriter Zoe Guigueno, at P.I.T. in Brooklyn! (Zoe’s songs, four piece band with masters Isa Burke and Jason Burger.)

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April 1 at the Owl, etc.

I’ve got a show at the Owl Music Parlor, April 1:

Short Set, Short Songs … along with Joseph Keckler and Bim Tyler!

FYI, I’m updating the website from down in Austin where I’m playing sets with the wonderful Kaia Kater, David Wax Museum, and Raina Rose. (also joining David & co for a forthcoming Mountain Stage performance & taping, as well as many shows all around the US this coming Spring!!)

And, recently saw the release of this glorious video & track with Taylor Ashton & Rachael Price!

Spending next week up in NH tracking stage 2 of an incredible album coming soon from Session Americana!!

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shows coming up fast

Zoe Guigueno
Jason Burger, and I have been working on some new songs that you surely haven’t heard, and we’ll perform a bunch of them live, this coming Tuesday, Feb 14, at Rockwood Music Hall, Stage 1 in Manhattan. It’ll be a 45 minute set starting right at 8pm. And, our good friend, the excellent Bobby Hawk leads his band immediately following!

not only that … 
on Feb 16 I’ll join an incredible band, led by Michael Winograd, to recreate the classic album Tanz! (by Dave Tarras and the Musiker brothers). I will be humbled and happy, in the esteemed company of the finest contemporary klezmorim that night, at the Marlene Meyerson JCC in Manhattan.Tickets and info here:

Also I’m excited to note a bunch of David Wax Museum shows on the horizon, in particular 4 coming up fast, for which we’ll be onstage before some true musical masters, Los Lobos !!
2/17 – Peekskill, NY
2/19 – Fairfield, CT
2/26 – Charlottesville, VA
2/27 – Winston Salem, NC

And (so many gifts here!) … I get to join the masterful songwriter (and my friend, and longtime collaborator) Ana Egge for shows on Mar 2 (in Bethesda, MD) and Mar 4 (at the Jalopy Theatre in Brooklyn’s Red Hook neighborhood.)

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Merry Christmas, Happy Hannukah, Solstice, Seasonal-Break, etc …

and that comes not just from me but also all of Cuddle Magic, from the bathroom


and we have more music, in the can!

Also …

I’m gonna get to sing lots of my favorite christmas songs this Friday (Dec 23) at the Owl, in collaboration with Oren Bloedow, Elizabeth Ziman, Charlie Burnham, Adam Minkoff, Dave Flaherty, Julia Easterlin & Akie Bermiss. Please join us if you can! 7:30pm doors, 8pm show.

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Happy Holidays!

from me & Taylor Ashton (and James Shipp, and Emily Hope Price, and Phillip Shaw Bova!)

listen to Santa’s Song (I Don’t Believe in Myself)

Real proud to have produced & mixed and played some instruments on this fine song, putting some of the crisis back in Christmas.

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autumn shows

Coming up in NYC and beyond:

on Sep 29 I join Emily Wells to perform her album Regards to the End at National Sawdust in Williamsburg, Brooklyn

the very next day, Sep 30, we do it again at the ArtYard in Frenchtown, NJ

on Oct 6 I’ll be backing up the every-inspiring Ana Egge at Rigby Mansion in Philadelphia, PA

on Oct 9 I play set of my songs (including a bunch from Airplane Mode!) at the Scratcher Sessions, in the East Village, Manhattan, followed by the duo of Ava Mendoza and Mike Baggetta – 7:15pm – 209 E 5th St. New York, NY

on Oct 13 I’m playing classic rocksteady and ska at Barbes in Park Slope

on Oct 30 I join Ana Egge to open for Mick Flannery at Rockwood 2

on Nov 4 the Emily Wells band performs at the Wexner Center in Columbus, OH

on Nov 11 I join old friend Darryl Harper for the release celebration of “Chamber Made” at the Drake in Amherst, MA

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Late Summer Sounds

I’m grateful and excited to have a bunch of performances upcoming, of my own music, and with a bevy of inspiring collaborators.

Here’s what’s happening in case you’d like to hear it in person!

Saturday, Aug 20 – Charlottesville, VA – album recording with a live audience! – David Wax, Suz Slezak, Jeremy Gustin, and I will be recording new David Wax Museum songs this coming week in the brand-new, high-ceilinged, sonorous&beautiful barn in the Museum’s hometown of Charlottesville. Come and be a part of our barn-studio audience as we play through the songs on Saturday night. Tickets here.

Alec Spiegelman Solo – Labor Day Weekend Upstate Tour

I’ll be playing songs from Airplane Mode, and newer songs, and maybe some older songs, as well, on three shows over Labor Day Weekend

Friday, Sep 2 – Tivoli, NY – 6:30pm – 101 North Rd. – Tim Davis will also play a few songs, and I’ll follow with a set of mine! (scarcely upstate)

Saturday, Sep 3 – Upper Jay, NY – at the Recovery Lounge, Upper Jay Art Center, 12198 Old Rte 9N – sharing the bill with Ali McGuirk (far upstate! this is up north!)

Sunday, Sep 4 – Cambridge, MA – I’m playing a solo set at 5:45 (sharp) as part of Passim’s Labor Day Campfire Festival. (this is sort of like ‘upstate’, i propose, at the risk of triggering some ancient boston-nyc rivalry)

and later in September I get to make more sounds in NYC

Saturday, Sep 24 – Brooklyn, NY – I’m joining Ana Egge for her set at the Brooklyn Americana Fest, 7pm at the Dumbo Archway

Thursday, Sep 29 – Brooklyn, NY – playing with Emily Wells at National Sawdust in Brooklyn

Friday, Sep 30 – Frenchtown, NJ – with Emily Wells at the ArtYard

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Emily Wells Tour

Having a lovely time traipsing around our nation, making music with Emily Wells and an incredible band (Dandy McDowell, Addie Vogt, and me!) We’re realizing, live, her incredible new album “Send My Regards”, and some classic cuts.

We’ve already done it (trio style, to start) in Carrboro, NC and Atlanta, GA … the tour continues at all these places on all these dates:

JUN 3 FRI Parish @ 8:00pmAustin, TX, United States

JUN 4 SATRuins @ 8:00pmDallas, TX, United States

JUN 5 SUNPaper Tiger @ 8:00pmSan Antonio, TX, United States

JUN 8 WEDMusical Instrument Museum @ 8:00pmPhoenix, AZ, United States

JUN 9 THUHighland Park Ebell Club @ 8:00pmCreature of DoomLos Angeles, CA, United States

JUN 10 FRIStarline Social Club @ 8:00pmArthur MoonOakland, CA, United States

JUN 12 SUNHult Center for the Performing Arts @ 7:30pmArthur MoonEugene, OR, United States

JUN 13 MONWonder Ballroom @ 8:00pmArthur MoonPortland, OR, United States

JUN 14 TUEMadame Lou’s @ 8:00pmArthur MoonDowntown Seattle, WA, United States

JUN 15 WEDFawcett Hall at Alma Mater @ 8:00pmArthur MoonTacoma, WA, United States

JUN 17 FRIVisual Arts Collective (VAC) @ 8:00pmGarden City, ID, United States

JUN 18 SATKilby Court @ 8:00pmArthur MoonSalt Lake City, UT, United States

JUN 19 SUNSwallow Hill @ 8:00pmDenver, CO, United States

JUN 23 THUArts + Literature Laboratory @ 8:00pmMadison, WI, United States

JUN 24 FRISpace @ 8:00pmEvanston, IL, United States

JUN 25 SATHi-Fi @ 8:00pmIndianapolis, IN, United States

And when that’s all done, more shows in July with Parsonsfield (and my musical brother Benjamin Lazar Davis), as well as a solo Alec Spiegelman set opening for Dallas Ugly at the Owl (July 15!) (I had the honor of producing Dallas Ugly’s new record … can’t wait to hear them rock those songs live in one of my favorite Brooklyn rooms!)

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April&May Solo Sets – Opening Tour – wi Parsonsfield & Benjamin Lazar Davis

I’ve got a bunch of shows coming up soon: collective celebrations of music released during the long last two years. They will be precious opportunities to play the songs from my album Airplane Mode, and some Cuddle Magic material you’ve heard and some you haven’t yet, and to join up with Parsonsfield to play songs from their latest (Benjamin Lazar Davis produced!) album, Happy Hour on the Floor. I can’t wait to sing and play in front of some crowded collections of people in live-music-optimized spaces!

Dates & Details below:

I, Alec Spiegelman open

followed by Parsonsfield ft. me and Brittany Karlson!!!!

Exeter, NH – April 21 – The Word Barn

Fall River, MA – April 22 – Narrows Center For The Arts

Portland, ME – April 23 – One Longfellow Square

Old Saybrook, CT – April 27 – Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center

Philadelphia, PA – April 28 – Milkboy

New York City – May 6 – Mercury Lounge

Northampton, MA – May 7 – The Parlor Room

Saratoga Springs, NY – May 12 – Caffe Lena

Cambridge, MA – May 13 – The Sinclair

Rochester NY – May 14 – (no solo set here — but Parsonsfield wi me & Brittany Karlson will be so tour-tight by the time we hit the Rochester Lilac Festival stage, and it’s free, and check out these amazing gardens!!)

Benjamin Lazar Davis & I open

followed by Parsonfield ft. BLD & me !!!!

Buffalo, NY – July 6 – The 9th Ward

Harbor Springs, MI – July 8-9 (BLD & AS set tba at Blissfest!)

Ann Arbor, MI – July 10 – The Ark

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