I’ll be at Chicory Cafe in South Bend, Indiana tonight (2/16) from 8-11pm. If you’re in the area, you should definitely come out!
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!
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”.
Thanks to everyone who came out to see me at the Art*Bar show in Milwaukee last night. Great to see some new faces and old friends! Thanks again to Art*Bar for inviting me to play!
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 Creswell’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!
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. 🙂 Here’s a photo I took — not sure why I get my own font, but I’ll take it!
I had a great first show at the Mark Twain Brewing Company in Hannibal, Missouri last night. The beer and food were amazing and the show was a lot fun! They even have a habanero beer, which was excellent!
The only downside was the frigidity. It was as cold in Wisconsin last night as it was in Missouri! It was fifteen degrees, but it felt like four. Luckily we were all cozy and warm.
Thanks to everyone who came out to see me! I’ll be back in Hannibal at the end of March and the end of April too. Next up, Logan’s Bar & Grill in Freeport, Illinois!
I’ve got several dates scheduled for my 2018 winter tour of the Midwest and I’m getting excited to see everyone!
I kick everything off at The Mark Twain Brewing Company in Hannibal, MO on Friday, January 12th. I’ll be at Logan’s Bar and Grill in Freeport, IL on Friday, January 26th.
I’ll be in Milwaukee, WI at Art*Bar on Friday, February 2nd. I’ll be reading my poetry at the Winter Festival of Poets on Sunday, February 4th and playing my one and only Madison show at the Bos Meaderey Wednesday, February 7th!
At the end of February, I’ll be heading over to South Bend, IN for a show at The Chicory Cafe on Friday, February 16th. Then I’m on to Spring Lake, MI to the Vander Mill Cider Mill/Standard Pizza Co Pizza for a show on Saturday, February 17th. The final weekend of February I’ll be in one of my favorite cities — Duluth, MN! I’ll be at the The Barrel Room in Fitgers on Friday, February 26th and at Endion Station on Saturday, February 27th.
More dates and details to follow! I’m looking forward to seeing everyone!
The WSUM show yesterday was a great success! Izzy Fradin did a great interview and I believe my performance was solid as well! You can check it an archive of it here. My apologies for the minor static on the recording.
Today at 3:00pm I’ll be performing live on WSUM in Madison! Please tune in! If you aren’t in the Madison area, you stream it live here.