July, 2017

Hi everyone

A few upcoming things --

June 28th was my final Wednesday night gig at the Chatterbox. I’m lucky and grateful to have made a lot music that I’m very proud of with my pals Nick and Joel Tucker, Sophie Faught, David Linard, and many other friends over the past 4 or so years. Three records came out of this time :

Sophie Faught Quartet "Day One"
https://sophiefaught.bandcamp.com/album/day-one

Sophie Faught Trio "Three Muses" 
http://sophiefaught.bandcamp.com/album/three-muses

and the upcoming Tucker Brothers Group album "Writing Prompts"
https://www.facebook.com/events/340372979699451/

The following Wednesday night, July 5th, was the first show in a weekly series I’m starting here in Bloomington at the Blockhouse Bar. Playing in the house band for the series is Matthew Setzler, Evan Main, and Philip Wailes and myself. Thanks to the incomparable Aaron Denton for the design work. 
More info on the series is available here --
Call & Response

On July 13th, I’ll be debuting some new music at this show Hanging Hearts, Jonah Parzen-Johnson, & Ben Lumsdaine. The band will feature Connor Evans, Jeff Greene, Evan Main, and Kristin Olson. Hanging Hearts is a great band full of my pals and Jonah Parzen-Johnson is gonna rip.

There are a lot of other shows coming up with Spissy, Jason Wilber, Kevin Krauter, Sean Imboden’s new large ensemble, Diane Coffee and others.

Lastly, I have a new tape of solo material coming out on Magnetic South this summer. Features a lot of keyboard and drum machine experiments. Feeling pretty happy about how everything turned out. Maybe I'll figure out how to play some of it live and play some shows, who knows.

Thanks for reading,
one luv

Ben