warm greetings from Jaggery Camp ~ Singer Mali here.
Delightedly & relievedly, we (pretty much almost) finished tracking the new album this past weekend ~ and so, for the remainder of this month, we turn our attention to an extremely and truly and very special and exciting show coming up for us in Boston:
We will be presenting a concert at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston on Friday, May 1st, featuring new material inspired by the life and work of Leonardo da Vinci. We’re calling the show Jaggery Presents The Beautiful & The Grotesque and it coincides with a visiting exhibit at the MFA of rare Leonardo drawings, some of which have never been shown before in Boston (Leonardo and The Idea of Beauty).
This is a “big-deal” show for us — I’d say the biggest deal show we’ve ever had, and it’s been in the works for months. We’ve been immersing ourselves in everything da Vinci ~ the fella was pretty much a genius, and it’s more than a little daunting, to say the least.
That being said, we’ve jumped in neck-deep ~ almost every member of Jaggery will be creating their own piece for this one, we’re planning some never-before collaborations, and in general, THE SHOW IS GONNA ROCK LIKE . . . LIKE . . . like . . . well, I can’t think of a suitable Leo reference that would work well here, but heck, just look at the poster!
We are particularly honored to have the spectacular Rabbit Rabbit (Carla Kihlstedt/Matthias Bossi) start off the night, with special guests joining them, including bass wizard Jon Evans, who we’ve had the privilege of working with as engineer and co-producer on the new album!
So – THE BASICS:
where: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston – Remis Auditorium (Auditorium 161) (we don’t know what that number means, but that’s how the museum refers to the Remis – we aren’t aware of the museum having 160 other auditoriums, pretty sure the Remis is it)
465 Huntington Ave • Boston, MA 02115
when: Friday, May 1st @ 7:30pm
info & tickets HERE
We REALLY REALLY hope you can make this one! We can’t wait to share the new songs (well, actually, at this stage we really can wait as they need rehearsing & some still need to be written) as well as the process of seeking inspiration from the remnants, the clues, the artifacts of the process of this very ambitious, revered, brilliant, remarkable artist/inventor/scientist and true Renaissance man.
Come party with us like it’s the fourteenth to seventeenth century!!!
hope you can make it!
We are very excited to announce that we’ve begun recording a new album! We’ve been working with the fantastic, ears-of-gold engineer/producer/bassist Jon Evans ~ whose credentials make us blush with excitement and nervousness (look him up) ~ at his beautiful, window-lined, magic-making studio on Cape Cod. This is the first time we’re recording at an actual studio (that is not Mali’s basement) and working with a bona fide professional to over-see the process. It’s been an incredible experience so far. Here are some photos:
We will be thrilled to share the fruits of our labor with you when this thing is ready. We’re estimating a late summer or fall album release and will keep you posted on our progress here.
Our live album, For The Record, has been officially released at last! We are all so immensely proud of this thing & are incredibly excited to share it with the world. We recorded it this past June at one of our favourite venues in Cambridge, MA & finished it just in the nick of time for tour, but have not released it to the general public up until now. It is now up at our bandcamp page for streaming, digital download and/or CD. Enjoy!
Mali, Tony, Daniel, Dylan, & Rachel ~ in various combinations ~ will be embarking on our longest tour yet — 32 days, 23 shows. We’re calling it the FOR THE RECORD TOUR in honor of our live album, finished just in time to bring on the road with us (the live album will also be available for download & mail order via bandcamp soon.) We plan to keep, and share, daily records of this tour — photos, audio, video, who-knows-what-else — as a way to mark, and share, our adventures. We’ll be sharing these adventures primarily on our Facebook page & with a post-tour blog here.
Look to your right for details on individual shows, or look at all the dates here & spread the word ~
& we hope to see many of you on the road!
photography: Jonathan Beckley, John Doherty
we are totally excited & delighted to be presenting a live concert + live album recording that we’re calling For The Record on Thursday, June 12th at Oberon in Cambridge, MA:
Oberon has become our home-away-from-home over the past few years & we couldn’t think of a better spot to record what will be a live tour album that we plan to bring on tour with us later this summer.
Be a part of recorded history!
Your cheers, jeers, shouts, hollers, & heckles may all make it onto the album!
all advance ticket holders will receive a FREE DIGITAL DOWNLOAD of the live album as soon as it’s ready (estimated delivery: mid July ’14).
doors are 7:30pm, show starts at 8pm and is 18+
(though if you’re underage & you want to come, be in touch [firstname.lastname@example.org] & we can see what we can do).
our insanely talented friend MARY BICHNER is opening the show with her incredible string ensemble, Planetary Quartet. Mary is AMAZING, a true talent so don’t miss her!
tickets are $12 + $10
ticket link here
hope to see you there!!
::: lots of shows coming up ~ Boston area & beyond :::
we are in the process of booking a cross-country tour for July/August 2014
& will be recording a LIVE ALBUM in Cambridge, MA on June 12th (#ForTheRecord).
click HERE for show/tour updates & details, & more info coming soon!