Fleur De Lis Arrives!

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Hello Friends!

Hope the autumn is treating you well wherever you are.  Especially, I hope those of you here in NY made it through the last few weeks of turmoil in tact!  

The band and I were scheduled to perform the week of Hurricane Sandy which of course was cancelled.   We started making plans to go into Manhattan anyway and just play out there in the dark on the street, but alas, you would need some gas to get there, wouldn’t you!?  Anyway, that gig is rescheduled for THIS Saturday, November 17th!  8pm.  Rockwood Music Hall Stage 2.  Hope to see you there!

And now on to the main topic!

“Fleur De Lis,” my new record, which many of you contributed to, has arrived!   If you pre-ordered or contributed in any other way, it is on it’s way to you now!  I am so thrilled with how it turned out.  It’s my first effort playing mostly piano and some truly special New Orleans musicians are featured, including Jon Cleary, Johnny Vidacovich, Terrence Higgins, and Phil DeGruy.  I’m aiming to release it to everyone else on Mardi Gras!  That’s Tuesday, February 12th.

Meanwhile, if you still want to pre-order or contribute in any way, you can still do so here!  I have already raised close to $14.5K, which is AMAZING, but all together with pressing and everything, the bills come closer to 18K.  I would also like to promote it once it is out so believe me, it won’t go to waste!   I will send you two free downloads upon receipt of pre-orders.   The photo above is a still from a video I just shot for a song on the album called “Die In New Orleans.”  Rick Kaplan directed it and I can’t wait to show it to you!

And for those of you who live across the pond, I will be touring in Europe this December starting in Italy on December 1st.  Especially looking forward to the dates in Switzerland since Tim Luntzel and Dan Rieser will join me there.  Our first time in that neck of the woods!  Details below.

See you somewhere soon I hope!

Richard

Saturday, November 17th ~ 8pm
Rockwood Music Hall (Stage 2)

w/Band:

J. Walter Hawkes ~ Trombone

Tim Luntzel ~ Bass

Dan Rieser ~ Drums

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Saturday December 1st ~ 8pm
Inverness Corner
Via Ungheresca Nord 115
Mareno di Piave (TV)
ITALY

w/Trio:
Tommaso Cappellato ~ Drums
Andrea Lombardini ~ Bass
 

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Wednesday, December 12th
Alte Taverne
Adelboden, Switzerland
w/Trio:

Tim Luntzel ~ Bass

Dan Rieser ~ Drums

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Thursday, December 13th
Altes Spital
Solothurn, Switzerland
w/Trio:

Tim Luntzel ~ Bass
Dan Rieser ~ Drums
 

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Friday, December 14th
Parterre
Basel, Switzerland
w/Trio:

Tim Luntzel ~ Bass
Dan Rieser ~ Drums

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Saturday, December 15th
SWISS DATE TBA

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Sunday, December 16th
Parterre
Basel, Switzerland
w/Trio:

Tim Luntzel ~ Bass
Dan Rieser ~ Drums

 
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