Author Archives: Alec

Wichita

Here is a Wichita line, in homage to the late Glen Campbell and to Jimmy Webb, who is still on (and entirely of our) time. Thanks to Trevor Dunn (heard here on electric bass), Jason Nazary (on the drum set), and Robin Macmillan (as … Continue reading

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College

  There’s a funny shame–a discomfort with presumed privilege–in attending Harvard, that institution at the pinnacle of American higher education. So this is a very old joke: A liberal and civic-minded alumnus will speak only of having attended college in … Continue reading

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new music for 2017

What can I say? — 2017 has been, thus far, an incredibly fertile year for songwriting! Perhaps it was the unusually warm winter and corresponding ubiquity of massive outdoor social gatherings in public spaces. Or maybe it’s been due to the … Continue reading

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Writing …

I’ve got new songs, which I’ll be playing in public. Wanna hear them? Show up to one of the following: Club Passim, 3/22 – with Jennifer Kimball The Owl Music Parlor, 3/23 – with Jennifer Kimball & Hannah Read Three’s … Continue reading

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Miles of Music

I’m very excited to announce I’ll be spending the last week of June teaching (and learning) music on an island in a lake in New Hampshire. The 120 or so attendees, I predict, will all have a wonderful time and … Continue reading

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New Cuddle Magic

Here is music of which I’m immensely proud, made with 5 people who are among my closest friends and collaborators. I hope you’ll listen. https://cuddlemagic.bandcamp.com/album/ashes-axis

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New Album coming in January from Cuddle Magic

Here’s a taste of it, from NPR’s All Songs Considered. (We’re in good company, with Solange and Gillian Welch!)

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Baby States – New Old Time

Baby States is a trio I share with my very good friends Jeremy Gustin and Benjamin Lazar Davis. These guys are among the finest musicians I know. It’s been a while now, since we commenced a collective obsession with old … Continue reading

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New Single From Cuddle Magic – Touring with Pokey La Farge

Cuddle Magic has released the first single from our upcoming album. The British music magazine, DIY, broke the news first, and accompanied that with some nice words about our song: http://diymag.com/2016/03/30/cuddle-magic-save-the-killer-punch-for-trojan-horse We hope this early press coverage (from across the … Continue reading

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Happy Valentine’s Day

… from me and Session Americana and Salt Stage  

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