Ever since coming home from Amsterdam, Ezekiel’s Wheels has been busy booking more and more shows and recording a brand new full-length album. This past weekend we finished our third recording session down in Hingham (we’re being recorded by Ariel Bernstein down in Nat’s parents’ living room), and we’ve gotten about 60% of the album recorded. We’re going to take a little time to finish up our final arrangements for the remaining tunes for the album and head back to our living room studio towards the end of April or the beginning of May. Our goal is to have the whole thing pressed and released by the end of June.
In the meantime, as I’ve alluded to in some previous posts, we’re about to embark on a week-long tour of the southeast! Basically, we got hired to play at a big event in Montgomery, Alabama of all places and decided to tour down and back. It’s been a lot of work to book everything (and there’s still some final details to be ironed out), but we are atleast booked in every city on our route (and in the case of DC, we’re booked twice). It’s going to be a big adventure: 7 shows in 6 days and roughly 3,000 miles of driving to cover.
In honor of our odyssey, we even booked TWO tour kickoff shows:
Thursday, March 21 (which is this Thursday!)
Tradition REBOOT: Ezekiel’s Wheels and Alba’s Edge
The Lily Pad
Once we leave Boston, our itinerary looks something like this:
Friday, April 12th
Washington Hebrew Congregation
5:30 pm (playing before and after their Shabbat service)
House Concert (please contact me for the address)
9 pm (doors open at 8:30)
Also playing: Lies About Butter, and more TBA!
Saturday, April 13th
Ahavath Achim Synagogue
$10-20 suggested donation
Sunday, April 14th
Monday, April 15th
The Barking Legs Theater
8:30 pm (doors open at 8 pm)
Wednesday, April 17th
New York, NY
It’s going to be quite a week, I’m really excited. If you know of anyone in any of these cities who might enjoy some live klezmer music, please let them know we’re coming! Also, please contact me if you have any helpful press contacts in any of these cities–I’ve been sending out publicity materials to anyone I can can find, but more ideas for newspapers, blogs, email lists, etc are always welcome!