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Opolis pics

Opolis in Norman OKLooking through the doorway at the The Zincs playing at Opolis in Norman OK.  The club is owned by members of the Starlight Mints and doubles as their practice space.  :-)

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Opolis (Norman, OK)

With the Zincs

At Opolis
113 North Crawford, Norman OK 73069
(405) 820-0951

My band: Nathaniel Braddock (guitar); Ryan Hembrey (bass); Jason Toth (drums)

Frosty calexican ironin’ winos

Hey y’all, I’m back home in Chicago again, totally buzzing about what a great time I had playing with Calexico & Iron and Wine.  It was so, so, SO much fun, I’m so psyched I got to do that!!  I was visiting my folks in Texas the weekend before last when I got the call to do those shows… our booking agents had been talking about it for months but it all came together wham-bam at the last minute.  They needed me to play solo so that’s what I did… not my normal preferred way to play, but I pulled it off pretty well I think!  They flew me down to Tulsa (“I’m too young to marry…”) for the show at Cain’s, and then I rode with them from there to Fort Worth and then to Austin.  Flew black home from there.  They paid me well and bought me those plane tickets and fed me and put me in HO-tels, loaned me a guitar, the whole bit.  See, that’s what I’m talkin’ bout!  That’s the life.  I sure don’t get that kinda treatment every day as a musician.  I was joking with Howard (who road-managed) that the very lowest point for me on that tour was when we sat down in a Japanese restaurant and I looked at the menu and said "Huh.  I don’t eat Japanese food that often; I’m not sure what to order…" Yep, that was the worst, heheh.  Such hard times on the road… ;-)

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Cain’s Ballroom (Tulsa, OK)

Opened for (solo) Calexico and Iron and Wine
at Cain’s Ballroom
423 N. Main St., Tulsa, OK 74103
(918) 584-2306

Catch me with Calexico / Iron and Wine

A few shows have been confirmed for THIS WEEK, sorry for the last-minute notice!  I’ll be opening for Calexico and Iron and Wine in Tulsa on Friday, Fort Worth on Saturday and Austin on Sunday.  Or rather I’ll be playing in the middle, between the two I&W / Calexico sets.  Just a 30-minute solo set, but still.  It’ll be lots of fun and I’m really excited and honored that they asked me to join them.

(I JUST got back yesterday from a few days visiting the folks in Austin / San Antonio, so it’s pretty funny I’m going right back a week later.)