Sep 052011

The artist Cory Arcangel had a blog for a little while called “Sorry I Haven’t Posted” — a collection of people’s blog apologies. My favorite was “Sorry I haven’t posted in a while but I was busy! So, I will post this afternoon, so look forward to that.” Well, “this afternoon” has finally come.

It has, in fact, been a busy year for the Old Doors/New Worlds project. In May I went to Louisiana to rehearse for recording sessions, and in June Daron Douglas, David Greely, and Linda Handelsman came to Maryland for a full and productive week of recording with Charlie Pilzer at Airshow. We persuaded Leigh Pilzer to join us on bass clarinet for a few tunes, adding the perfect touch. In July David was back in Maryland and we gave a couple of concerts, including a full-to-the-rafters house concert on one of the hottest days of the year.

Now the full crew is coming to town for an intense week of collaboration, filming, recording, and our debut concert on Friday, Sept. 16th, 8 pm, at Takoma Park Community Center Auditorium, 7500 Maple Ave., Takoma Park, MD 20912 . You can buy advance tickets ($15; $20 at the door) at www.OldDoors.org, where you’ll also find samples of the music we’re working on.

The Old Doors/New Worlds CD/DVD will be out by February, and you can reserve a copy now when you make a $50 donation to our sponsoring non-profit organization, Freyda’s Hands (scroll to the bottom of the Old Doors/New Worlds webpage, or go directly to www.FreydasHands.org).

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