Illinois and Missouri!

I had a couple of fun shows in Illinois and Missouri over the weekend. The first show as on Saturday night at Jackson Avenue Coffee in Charleston, IL. A great venue! I’ll never be able to sing “A Place In The Sun” again without thinking of the mural in the performance space. ๐Ÿ™‚ The second gig was another round at the Mark Twain Brewing Company in Hannibal, MO. Great times all around! Thanks to everyone who came out to listen!

Back to Minnesota: Excelsior 3/15 and Winona 3/16!

On Thursday, March 15th at the 318 Cafe in Excelsior, Minnesota. I will play from 8:00-10:00pm. The gentleman who runs 318 recommends making reservations — so please do that if you are interested in coming. But come either way. ๐Ÿ™‚ The cover charge is only $5.00!

I will also be playing on Friday, March 16th at Acoustic Cafe in Winona, Minnesota. I will play from 6:00-8:00pm. There is no cover charge for this performance.

Bos is Boss!

I had a wonderful show at Bos Meadery in Madison last night. The space is amazing and the mead was delicious! In spite of it being February and my having to compete with Jens Lekman playing down the street, I had a nice turnout and a great show. I even got a couple of sing-alongs going. That may be a first for me!

Winter Festival of Poetry

I read at the Winter Festival of Poetry today. It was a lot of fun and I got some wonderful responses to my work. I read with six other poets: Ronnie Hess, Alice D’Alessio, Lewis Bosworth, Antonio Re, Robin Chapman, Sandy Stark. Thanks specifically to James Roberts, The Wisconsin Fellowship of Poets, and Art-In for hosting!

I read seven poems: “Dish Boys”, “What is Lost”, “Squash Puts Up a Fight”, “Summer’s Welcome is Quickly Worn”, “A Bad Year For Apples”, “Mississippi Farewell” (from The Talesman), and “My Brush With Van Gogh”.

Milwaukee’s Shepherd Express Writes About “The Talesman”!

In advance of my Art*Bar show in Milwaukee, David Luhrssen of Milwaukee’s Shepherd Express did a write up about The Talesman! You can read parts of his interview with me as well as his thoughts on the record here.

I like the way it opens: “The inclusion of a lyric sheet with a rock album is often superfluous. Sometimes, the words are better left buried in the mix. On Paul Creswellโ€™s debut album, however, the lyrics are worth reading as well as hearing.” That pleases me immensely to read!

Big couple of days coming up in February! Art*Bar in Milwaukee on Friday night the 2nd, Winter Festival of Poetry reading in Madison on Sunday afternoon the 4th, and Bos Meadery in Madison on Wednesday the 7th!

Talesman Tour: Logan’s Bar & Grill in Freeport, Illinois

Had a great night at Logan’s Bar & Grill in Freeport! Neat little town with some amazingly beautiful houses down West Stephenson Street. Folks seemed interested in my songs and I even got some requests. I’m going to need to polish up a few more John Denver songs, I think. ๐Ÿ™‚ Here’s a photo I took — not sure why I get my own font, but I’ll take it!