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Thursday, May 31, 2012

Revised summer and early fall schedule

We'll get this stuff up on our various calendars shortly, but we wanted to let you know about some additions (and one subtraction) to our summer schedule right away.

June 9 - Library Love benefit at the Knitting Factory CANCELED
This show was to be a benefit for the Shutesbury, MA library. Why did we cancel the show? In brief, the library lost a crucial local vote that essentially put their fundraising goal way out of reach.

June 10 NEW La Flaca -- 8pm
A Dees After Dark gig featuring three Dees and guest star Janelle Reichman on the clarinet. Country, swing, klezmer, mariachi, and lots of surprises.

June 14 - Madison Square Park - 10:30 am
Can't remember how many years we've been playing MSP. Always a great event.

June 16 - Levitt Pavilion SteelStacks, Bethlehem, PA - 11am

July 11 NEW - Fort Greene Park - 10am

July 11 NEW - La Flaca - 8:30pm - 21+ - This is a Dees After Dark show for grown-ups. Roy Nathanson will join us for the first set as we try out some mariachi, standards, and other stuff. Second set (around 10 / 10:30) we'll veer into hip hop covers and old country and also do our regular mix of klezmer, old jazz, and bluegrass.

July 14 - Green River Festival - Greenfield, MA

August 12 - Musikfest, Bethlehem, PA - 3:30pm and 5pm

September 9 - Discoveroo Festival, Charlottesville, VA - details soon

Sept 19th - the Stone 8pm
The Deedle Deedle Dees, Roy Nathanson, Curtis Fowlkes, and David Orr (poetry critic for the NYTimes) are creating a set of music and poetry that's not to be missed.

Sept 28th -- the Stone 10pm
The Jazz Passengers with Lloyd Miller (Ulysses S. Dee) on guest vocals
Roy Nathanson and I are writing a musical movie script based on Exiles in Eden, Paul Reyes' gorgeous book about the foreclosure crisis in Florida. The songs will have their debut this night, performed by the untouchable Jazz Passengers with me as a guest vocalist.

September 29 NEW - Carroll Park, Brooklyn - 4pm
Note: Carroll Park website says Sept 30 but the show has been moved to the 29th to avoid a conflict with the Atlantic Antic

October 14 - Littlefield, Brooklyn - 2pm
With special guests Dog on Fleas!

Nov 3 - Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art - Amherst, MA - Details soon