Year End Shows in FL, NJ, PA, NYC


Hope everyone had a nice Thanksgiving! My gratitude goes out to everyone that joined us at the shows in Germany over the last couple of weeks… See pic below from the Hamburg show at kukuun with Vincent Golly on drums and Adrian Müller on bass. You all wore us out after playing a total of six encores!!

Please join me for my final shows of 2016. After an incredible year of touring in the U.S., United Kingdom, Canada, Germany and South Africa there is much to celebrate. Following these shows I’ll be taking a road break and begin recording my next solo album. More on all that in early 2017. Stay connected at the social media links below. Again, thank you for all your support, it’s been truly amazing. Hope to see you many of you at these final shows of this very full year.

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DEC 01, 2016, 8:00 PM: North Miami, FL: The Luna Star Cafe | Tickets

DEC 03, 2016, 7:30 PM: Fort Meyers, FL: ACMA Listening Room | Tickets

DEC 11, 2016, 4:00 PM: Green Brook, NJ: Cozy Cabin Concerts | Tickets

DEC 17, 2016, 8:00 PM: Sellersville, PA: Sellersville Theater w/ Annie Haslam | Tickets

DEC 29, 2016, 7:00 PM: New York, NY: Rockwood Music Hall w/ Special Guests | Tickets

APR 22, 2017, 8:00 PM: Teaneck, NJ: Ethical Brew Concerts | Tickets

DEC 03, 2017, 8:00 PM: Honesdale, PA: Riverfolk Concerts | Tickets

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Billboard Top 10 + Chicago, OH, IN, CT, MA, Germany


The compilation album Action Moves People United featuring my song Make It Better is in the Top 10 on Billboard! The album, released in partnership with UNESCO is produced by Kevin Mackie, Krista Wallhagen and Rupam Sarmah and features music and poetry by Dan Aykroyd, Julian Lennon, Kathy Sledge, Alan White, Geoff Downes, John Wetton, Patrick Moraz, Annie Haslam, Janis Ian, Martin Barre and many more! The album is available on iTunes and Amazon now. “Make It Better” music video now viewed over 72,000 times on FB is here. See album artwork below and links to the press release here. Please check it out 🙂

I’m back in NYC after an absolutely amazing tour and BMI songwriting camp in South Africa. Pictures from my travels are on my Instagram and a short digest about the trip is on my Facebook profile which you can read here. Already planing another trip to this beautiful place that is changing massively these days.

Some great shows coming up this month including a FREE in-store performance at the Record Connection in Niles, OHon Oct 13th, a return to Uncommon Ground in Chicago, IL on Oct 15th and Chicago Street Theatre in Valparaiso, IN on Oct 16th. Latter two shows feature my long time collaborator Chris Marolf on upright bass, kora, banjo and vocals and the show in Valparaiso will also feature Megan Marolf on oboe and members of the Valpo High School Orchestra! Tickets available now at Chicago Street site and Uncommon Ground site.

Later this month I’m back in Middletown, CT at the Buttonwood Tree Performing Arts Center on Oct 21st and a house concert at my dear friend Monica Mansfield in Shrewsbury, MA on Oct 22nd! Seating is limited, get your tickets here. On Oct 24th I’ll be doing a dance workshop in Boston, MA with my dear friend Yo-el Cassell who I worked with on the Off-Broadway show Moonlight Interior. Then off to Germany for a couple of weeks and shows in Hamburg and Schleswig-Holstein! Details below, please do spread the word!

Thank you,


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Oct 13, 2016, 6:00 PM: Niles, OH: The Record Connection

Oct 15, 2016, 9:00 PM: Chicago, IL: Uncommon Ground on Clark

Oct 16, 2016, 7:00 PM: Valparaiso, IN: Chicago Street Theatre

Oct 21, 2016, 7:30 PM: Middletown, CT: Buttonwood Tree Performing Arts Ctr

Oct 22, 2016, 7:30 PM: Shrewsbury, MA: House Concert

Nov 03, 2016, 8:00 PM: Hamburg, Germany: TalkDOT TV Show Live Taping

Nov 11, 2016, 8:00 PM: Hamburg, Germany: HT16 200 Jahr Feier

Nov 13, 2016, 7:00 PM: Barmstedt, Germany: Kulturschusterei

Nov 17, 2016, 8:00 PM: Hamburg, Germany: Kukuun

Nov 19, 2016, 8:00 PM: Barmstedt, Germany: House Concert

Dec 01, 2016, 8:00 PM: North Miami, FL: The Luna Star Cafe

Dec 03, 2016, 7:30 PM: Fort Meyers, FL: ACMA Listening Room

Dec 11, 2016, 4:00 PM: Green Brook, NJ: Cozy Cabin Concerts

Dec 17, 2016, 8:00 PM: Sellersville, PA: Sellersville Theater 1894

Apr 22, 2017, 8:00 PM: Teaneck, NJ: Ethical Brew Concerts

Dec 03, 2017, 8:00 PM: Honesdale, PA: Riverfolk Concerts

Greetings From Cape Town


Hope you had a lovely summer and my thanks to everyone that came out to all the events this season! From my shows with Gary Lucas at Joe’s Pub, Stephen Talkhouse and The Cutting Room to Wave Hill Park, Woodbridge Wednesdays, the Black Potatoe Music Festival, Sellersville Theater and my tour in Canada, some amazing moments!

Today, I’m writing to you from Cape Town, South Africa where I’ll be attending a BMI Songwriting Camp starting this Sunday, 9/4/16. I’ll be down here for the next month or so playing shows as well. Would love to see you at any of them if you’re around. Kind of hard to believe that I’m back here again already… It’s only been a year since I last came to this incredible place that I spent part of my childhood in. I’ll be documenting the trip on my social media and hope you’ll tune in. Links are Facebook PageTwitterInstagram and my personal profile on Facebook is here.

Couple more newsy items and then on to the shows… If you see any open dates that are near you before and after booked shows, please reach out to me if you’re interested in booking a house concert or private show!

Pandora has been a great home for my songs and they’ve been getting a good amount of plays thanks to you. Over 350,000 to be exact. Please tune in at

My last solo album is back on iTunes and Spotify after switching distributors. Thanks for your patience here, please take a moment to add, review and rate MOSAIC by using these links: iTunes is and Spotify is

The Will Gray Blueprint is an online platform offering fans the opportunity to care for artists while on tour – covering expenses such as food, gas, housing, & roadblocks. Please check it out and contribute on my page there if you’re able. Every bit helps. Thank you!


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Sep 3, 2016, 8:00 PM: Cape Town, South Africa: Bill Knight’s Cottage Club

Sep 4 – 11, 2016: Cape Town, South Africa: BMI International Songwriters Camp

Sep 12, 2016, 8:00 PM: Cape Town, South Africa: Barleycorn Music Club

Sep 14, 2016, 8:00 PM: Cape Town, South Africa: Alma Cafe

Sep 16, 2016, 8:00 PM: Cape Town, South Africa: Cafe Roux

Sep 17, 2016, 8:00 PM: Port Elizabeth, South Africa: The Music Kitchen

Sep 23, 2016, 8:00 PM: Johannesburg, South Africa: Good Luck Bar

Oct 15, 2016, 9:00 PM: Chicago, IL: Uncommon Ground on Clark

Oct 16, 2016, 7:00 PM: Valparaiso, IN: Chicago Street Theatre

Oct 21, 2016, 7:30 PM: Middletown, CT: The Buttonwood Tree Performing Arts & Cultural Center

Oct 22, 2016, 7:30 PM: Shrewsbury, MA: House Concert

Nov 3, 2016, 8:00 PM: Hamburg, Germany: TalkDOT TV Show Live Taping at Kukuun

Nov 10, 2016, 8:00 PM: Osnabrück, Germany: Kulturzentrum Lutherhaus

Nov 11, 2016, 8:00 PM: Hamburg, Germany: HT16 200 Jahr Gala

Nov 13, 2016, 7:00 PM: Barmstedt, Germany: Kulturschusterei

Nov 17, 2016, 8:00 PM: Hamburg, Germany: Kukuun

Nov 19, 2016, 8:00 PM: Barmstedt, Germany: House Concert

Dec 1, 2016, 8:00 PM: North Miami, FL: The Luna Star Cafe

Dec 3, 2016, 7:30 PM: Fort Meyers, FL: ACMA Listening Room

Dec 11, 2016, 4:00 PM: Green Brook, NJ: Cozy Cabin Concerts

Apr 22, 2017, 8:00 PM: Teaneck, NJ: Ethical Brew
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Joe’s Pub, US, Canada, South Africa + Germany

Dear Friends,

Thank you to everyone that packed our two album release shows at the Stephen Talkhouse in the Hamptons and the Cutting Room in NYC! We had a blast…. So much that we’re giving you one more! Gary Lucas and I will be playing songs from STEREOPTICON live at Joe’s Pub at the Public Theater in NYC on Friday, June 17th at 7 PM. Don’t miss it… Joe’s is probably my favorite place to sing in New York City and this will be my last Manhattan show for a while. Tickets on sale now, click here.

The short film I scored the music to, The Beauty Of Disaster is screening tonight in at the NY Shorts Film Festival at the Landmark Sunshine Cinema at 7:30 PM. I’ll be there and hope you can join myself and the cast for the screening and a little celebration afterward. This weekend I’m off to Canada for a few shows… Below is a full listing of shows coming up for the remainder of 2016. My team and I are still filling in dates, so please reach out if you’d like to book me.

I’ll be starting crowdfunding and working on my next solo album soon and hope you’ll be a part of it… As always, thank you for your support, it’s what keeps me going.



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JUN 01 – Beauty of Disaster Screening, New York, NY

JUN 03 – Tom and Tracy’s Music Oasis, Cadyville, NY

JUN 04 – BBAM! Gallery, Montreal, Canada

JUN 05 – Rickks Room, Wentworth-Nord, Canada

JUN 17 – Joe’s Pub at The Public Theater, New York, NY

JUN 29 – Sunset Wednesdays at Wave Hill, The Bronx, NY

JUL 27 – Woodbridge Wednesdays at Parker Press Park, Woodbridge, NJ

JUL 17 – Black Potatoe Music Festival, Clinton, NJ

AUG 06 – Sellersville Theater, Sellersville, PA

AUG 14 – Beacon Sloop Club Corn Festival, Beacon, NY

SEP 05 – Barleycorn Music Club, Cape Town, South Africa

SEP 06 – False Bay Folk, Cape Town, South Africa

SEP 07 – The Alma Cafe, Cape Town, South Africa

SEP 08 – The Waiting Room, Cape Town, South Africa

SEP 09 – Quay Four, Cape Town, South Africa

SEP 10 – TBA, Boekenhoutskloof, South Africa

SEP 11 – TBA, Boekenhoutskloof, South Africa

SEP 12 – TBA, Boekenhoutskloof, South Africa

SEP 16 – Cafe Roux, Cape Town, South Africa

SEP 17 – Quay Four Knysna, Knysna, South Africa

SEP 19 – Company, Port Elizabeth, South Africa

SEP 20 – Bridge Street Brewery, Port Elizabeth, South Africa

SEP 22 – TBA, Johannesburg, South Africa

SEP 23 – TBA, Johannesburg, South Africa

SEP 24 – TBA, Johannesburg, South Africa

OCT 16 – Chicago Street Theatre, Valparaiso, IN

OCT 21 – Buttonwood Tree Performing Arts Center, Middletown, CT

OCT 22 – World Unity Annual Gala, Marriott Copley Place, Boston, MA

OCT 23 – House Concert, Shrewsbury, MA

NOV 03 – TBA, Hamburg, Germany

NOV 10 – Kulturzentrum Lutherhaus, Osnabrück, Germany

NOV 11 – Hamburg Turnerschaft v. 1816 200 Jahr Gala, Hamburg, Germany

NOV 17 – TBA, Hamburg, Germany

NOV 19 – House Concert, Barmstedt, Germany

DEC 01 – Luna Star Cafe, North Miami, FL

DEC 03 – ACMA Listening Room, Fort Myers, FL

DEC 11 – Cozy Cabin Concerts, Green Brook, NJ

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Album Release Shows New York + PA, TN


Please mark your calendars for two Album Release Shows for my new album with guitarist Gary Lucas, Stereopticon. We are performing at The Stephen Talkhouse in the Hamptons on Saturday, April 30th and at The Cutting Room in New York City on Monday, May 2nd. Every ticket purchased includes a complimentary copy of the new album on CD! Check out our latest single, Fair Weather on YouTube and our 4 star review in Mojo Magazine!

Hope to see you at the upcoming shows! Thanks as always for reading and please share this email with your friends.



APR 09: Honesdale, PA – Riverfolk Concerts at The Cooperage – FEW TICKETS REMAIN!

APR 15: New York, NY – Private Event – SOLD OUT!

APR 18: Nashville, TN – The Listening Room Cafe

APR 19: Nashville, TN – Cafe DbyD w/ Jon Tiven

APR 27: New York, NY – CDO Summit at Thomson Reuters w/ Gary Lucas – SOLD OUT!

APR 30: Amagansett, NY – The Stephen Talkhouse w/ Gary Lucas – Album Release Party #1

MAY 02: New York, NY – The Cutting Room w/ Gary Lucas – Album Release Party #2

MAY 23: Downingtown, PA – Peaches and Cream 1st Annual Golf Outing at Downingtown Country Club

JUN 03: Cadyville, NY – Tom & Tracy’s Music Oasis

JUN 04: Montreal, Canada – BBAM! Gallery

JUN 05: The Laurentians, Quebec, Canada – Rickk’s Room

JUN 29: The Bronx, NY – Sunset Wednesdays at Wave Hill Park

JUL 27: Woodbridge, NJ – Parker Press Park w/ Jeffrey Gaines, Kenny White, Frank Lombardi

AUG 14: Beacon, NY – Beacon Sloop Club Corn Festival

OCT 16: Valparaiso, IN – Chicago Street Theatre

OCT 21: Middletown, CT – Buttonwood Tree Performing Arts Center

OCT 22: Boston, MA – World Unity Annual Gala at Boston Marriott Copley Place

OCT 23: Shrewsbury, MA – House Concert

DEC 01: North Miami, FL – The Luna Star Cafe

DEC 03: Fort Myers, FL – ACMA Listening Room

DEC 11: Green Brook, NJ – Cozy Cabin Concerts


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Stereopticon – London – Los Angeles

Happy New Year!

My new album, ‘Stereopticon’, written and recorded with Grammy® nominated guitarist Gary Lucas and lyricist Dan Beck is out today and available everywhere! Click here to preview and download on iTunes! Please like, share, comment and review. I’m very excited about this project and hope you’ll enjoy it as well.

Our new music video, ‘Secret Wings’ created by DeAngela Napier is now available to watch on YouTube and Vevo! Click here to watch.

Thanks to everyone that’s been packing in the shows in Germany! I’m heading to London in a few days to make my debut at The Bedford Live on Wednesday, January 13th! Please, if you have friends in London, let them know about my show. There’s no cover and the link to the venue is found by clicking here.

Also, I’m back in Los Angeles for a very special show at The Hotel Cafe on Wednesday, January 27th at 7 PM. Get your tickets in advance by clicking here. CDs of STEREOPTICON will be available!



JAN 7 – Kulturschusterei, Barmstedt, Germany – SOLD OUT!

JAN 8 – Prinz Willy, Kiel, Germany

JAN 9 – Big Buttinsky, Osnabrück, Germany

JAN 10 – Cult, Bielefeld, Germany

JAN 13 – The Bedford Live, London, United Kingdom

JAN 22 – NAMM Show, Anaheim, CA

JAN 27 – The Hotel Cafe, Los Angeles, CA


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New Album, Video, NYC, PA, Germany, UK


Excited to announce the release of STEREOPTICON, my project with guitarist Gary Lucas and lyricist Dan Beck! The album is now available for pre-order and will be released on January 8th, 2016! Click here to pre-order.

Our second music video, SECRET WINGS created by DeAngela Napier is now available to watch on YouTube! Click here to watch.

Gary will be my special guest at my upcoming show this Monday, December 21st, 8:30 PM at Rockwood Music Hall in New York City. We will have copies of the album available! Click here to get your tickets now.

April 2016 will see the release of the Australian Documentary Feature A VENUE FOR THE END OF THE WORLD. The film has landed a distribution deal with Brink Vision and features two of my songs, CLOUDS and THE BEGINNING very prominently. I’m also interviewed in the movie alongside Ian Anderson, Dick Cavett and others.

Since we’re on the subject of movies, GREETINGS FROM TIM BUCKLEY (Focus Features) is back on Showtime Networks and appears to really develop of life of its own. You can hear me as the singing voice of Tim Buckley in the film and Gary is portrayed by Tony Award winner Frank Wood. Click here to find out more.

I’ll be on tour in Germany, England and California in January! Can’t wait to play all this new music for you! Thank you so much for all your support this year… It’s been filled with changes and I’m excited to see what 2016 will bring!

With gratitude and best wishes for the holiday season and the new year!



DEC 19 – Sellersville Theater, Sellersville, PA w/ Annie Haslam – SOLD OUT!

DEC 21 – Rockwood Music Hall w/ sp guest Gary Lucas

JAN 2 – Kukuun, Hamburg, Germany

JAN 5 – Private Show, Bokholt, Germany – SOLD OUT!

JAN 6 – Tonfink Kulturcafé & Bar, Lübeck, Germany

JAN 7 – Kulturschusterei, Barmstedt, Germany

JAN 8 – Prinz Willy, Kiel, Germany

JAN 9 – Big Buttinsky, Osnabrück, Germany

JAN 10 – Cult, Bielefeld, Germany

JAN 13 – The Bedford Live, London, UK

JAN 22 – NAMM Show, Anaheim, CA

JAN 28 – TBA, Los Angeles, CA


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SA Tour Report + NYC, NJ, PA, Germany + New Song


I’m back in NYC after an amazing tour in South Africa. My first time back since childhood, it was an experience I will never forget. Great shows, great new friends and fans and traveling in a country that has changed massively since I was there last as a boy. Politically, it’s tough… High unemployment, high crime and corruption. However, the people of South Africa are fighting hard in whatever way they can to make their country a better place to live and work in. I posted a lot of photos on my Instagram which anyone can access by going to and a tour retrospective video will be posted to my YouTube channel in the coming days. You can access it by going to

Coming up, I’m playing shows in New York City, New Jersey and Pennsylvania: B.B. King Blues Club & Grill on Monday, November 2nd (opening for The Yardbirds!) and one of my favorite NJ venues, Cozy Cabin Concerts on November 7th, which will sell out, definitely get your tix in advance.

I’m planing a trip to Nashville and Florida later part of the month, please let me know if you’d like to book me for a house concert. Then, this December I am joining my good friend, Annie Haslam and members of classical rock group Renaissance for her Christmas shows at the Sellersville Theater on December 19th and 20th.

This January I’m back in Germany for a short tour! The great Kukuun Club has re-opened on the famous Reeperbahn and I’m thrilled to play a show there on Saturday, January 9th… More dates below!

Also in January, STEREOPTICON will see the light of day at last! My side project with Grammy® winning guitarist Gary Lucas is in the can and will be available through the Cosmic Trigger label.

My dear friend Ann Hampton Callaway and I wrote a new song together that she has been performing at her recent shows in NYC and Chicago. It’s called FULL MOON LOVE and I really think it came out great. You can watch a fan video at this link:

My team and I are now booking for 2016! Please let me know where you’d like me to come play! Let’s set up some house concerts while we’re at it.

Keep living and loving,



NOV 2 – B.B. King Blues Club & Grill w/ The Yardbirds

NOV 7 – Cozy Cabin Concerts, Geen Brook, NJ

DEC 19 & 20 – Sellersville Theater, Sellersville, PA w/ Annie Haslam

JAN 2 – Berlin, Germany, Venue TBA

JAN 5 – House Concert, Barmstedt, Germany

JAN 8 – Prinz Willy, Kiel, Germany

JAN 9 – Kukuun, Hamburg, Germany 


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– View from the stage at the end of the show in Johannesburg, South Africa below –

Showtime, New Jersey + DC, NC, Germany


One of the movies I’m singing in, Greetings From Tim Buckley is currently airing on Showtime Networks! You can hear me as the singing voice of Tim in this father/son drama about Jeff and Tim Buckley. For a clip from the film go to

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Visit my Instagram for some pictures from my recent travels at

I’m off the road for while and am enjoying sleeping in my own bed 🙂 … Playing just a couple of regional shows this season: The first is on Saturday, March 14th at Ethical Brew in Teaneck, NJ. Hiroya Tsukamoto opens… Really excited about this one! Then on April 17thI’ll be back in Washington, DC to play at the Electric Maid for the first time! Hope to see you there, thanks for spreading the word and supporting independent music.

My next tour will be this May/June in Germany… A few dates already announced, please take a look below!

Spring is coming… Hang in there :):):)


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MAR 14, 2015 – Ethical Brew, Teaneck, NJ

APR 17, 2015 – Electric Maid, Washington, DC

APR 24, 2015 – House Concert, ?Charlotte, NC

APR 25, 2015 – House Concert, Hickory, NC

MAY 15, 2015 – Cult, Bielefeld, Germany

MAY 17, 2015 – Maiwoche Festival, Osnabrueck, Germany

MAY 29, 2015 – Big Buttinsnky, Osnabrueck, Germany

MAY 30, 2015 – Wohnzimmer, Hildesheim, Germany

MAY 31, 2015 – Kulturpalast, Hannover, Germany

JUN 04, 2015 – TBA, Giessen, Germany

JUN 05, 2015 – TBA, Marburg, Germany

JUN 06, 2015 – TBA, Frankfurt, Germany

JUN 11, 2015 – Private Show, Elmshorn, Germany

JUN 12, 2015 – Private Show, Barmstedt, Germany

JUN 13, 2015 – Prinz Willy, Kiel, Germany

JUN 15, 2015 – Private Show, Hamburg, Germany

DC, NJ w/ Paula Cole + NYC & Australian Feature Doc


Great to be back home in the USA after an amazing tour of Germany! Thanks a million to everyone that came to the dozen or so shows I played there. Looking forward to being back this winter… More on that soon. A tour video is in the works but here’s a little impression from the show at the Prinzenbar in Hamburg, this is my take of “What a Wonderful World”, something to remember I hope:

Tomorrow, Friday, September 12th at 7:30 PM I finally make my return to the nation’s capital to play a show at Ebenezers in Washington, DC. Please spread the word! It’s gonna be a very fun evening… A week later, Friday, September 19th, I’m at the beautiful Newton Theatre in Newton, NJ for the first time, opening for the wonderful and talented Paula Cole!

A couple of newsy items to share: A new feature documentary called “A Venue For The End Of The World” (Devil Blue Films) will be premiering at the Melbourne Underground Film Festival (MUFF) in Australia this Sunday, September 14th. I am interviewed in the film and two of my songs, “Clouds” and “The Beginning” off my album REVERIE are used. You can watch the trailer here:

Lastly, my writing partner Gary Lucas and I are performing a full set of new songs together on Sunday, October 5th, 6 PM at the fab LIC Bar in Long island City, Queens, NY. Please mark your calendars and be among the first to hear these brand-new songs! About half of them are co-written with Mr. Dan Beck. More on all of this at the show…

Thank you,


12 SEP – Ebenezers, Washington, DC

19 SEP – Newton Theatre, Newton, NJ w/ PAULA COLE

20 SEP – Disney Radio presents Jerome Gun Hill BID Street Fair, Bronx, NY

05 OCT – LIC Bar, Queens, NY w/ Gary Lucas

26 OCT – BBAM! Gallery, Montreal, Canada

01 NOV – Believe In The Cure House Concert, Akron, OH

02 NOV – Ohio Brown Concert Series, St. Martin, OH

08 NOV – Evanston Space, Chicago, IL w/ JOHN OATES

09 NOV – Chicago Street Theatre, Valparaiso, IN

22 NOV – ACMA Listening Room, Fort Myers, FL


Happy Summer folks!

Thanks to everyone that came out to our recent shows in the Midwest and Long Island! My band and I will be back again at the Stephen Talkhouse in Amagansett later this month, July 17th. Hope you can join us!!

Had a blast singing with Gary LucasGods and MonstersKaki KingDusty Wright and many more at Le Poisson Rouge in NYC last Friday… See picture from the show below… Gary will sit in with us at our Rockwood Music Hall Stage 2 show on Saturday, July 12th, 8 PM. FREE show… It’s been a while since my band and I have hit Rockwood. Look forward to 3 brand new songs that night!

Tomorrow, July 2nd I’m excited to return to NJ for our first performance at Woodbridge Wednesdays! This FREE concert series takes place in Parker Press Park, right by the Woodbridge train station. Sloan Wainwright opens and joins us on a song. Wave Hill Park in the beautiful Riverdale section of the Bronx, NY hosts us for their Sunset Wednesdays Concert Series the following Wednesday, July 9th. Please join us what will I’m sure will be a fantastic evening with music, wine and a view of the Hudson River you’ll want to come back to again and again.

I’m excited to head back to Germany this August for a month long tour and promo trip. See dates below… We have added a third Berlin show to the schedule. Please spread the word! My Montreal debut happens on July 26th, if you have friends there do let them know.

In other international news, I’m part of an Australian documentary called A Venue For The End Of The World, directed by Aidan Prewett. Also featuring Dick CavettD. A. Pennebaker and Ian Anderson the doc will be screening at film festivals. I’m interviewed and there are two songs off my album Reverie in the film. Here’s the trailer on YouTube:

Looking forward to seeing everyone at the upcoming shows!

Thanks for reading,

July 2, 2014 – Woodbridge Township, NJ: Woodbridge Wednesdays at Parker Press Park w/ Sloan Wainwright
July 9, 2014 – Bronx, NY: Sunset Wednesdays at Wave Hill Park
July 12, 2014 – New York, NY: Rockwood Music Hall Stage 2
July 13, 2014 – Phoenixville, PA: Rock & Relief Fest
July 17, 2014 – Amagansett, NY: The Stephen Talkhouse
July 26, 2014 – Montreal, Canada: BBAM! Gallery
August 9, 2014 – Berlin, Germany: The Castle Pub
August 10, 2014 – Berlin, Germany: Art Gerecht
August 11, 2014 – Berlin, Germany: Mein Haus Am See
August 16, 2014 – Hamburg, Germany: Prinzenbar w/ Jens Boettcher
August 22, 2014 – Muelheim an der Ruhr, Germany: Muelheimer Lesebuehne
August 23, 2014 – Kiel, Germany: Prinz Willy Strandfest Open Air
August 28, 2014 – Bokholt-Hanredder, Germany: Wohnzimmerkonzert
August 29, 2014 – Elmshorn, Germany: Wagners Kantine
NEW SHOW: Aug 31, 2014 – Barmstedt, Germany: Saturn Kino
September 12, 2014
 – Washington, DC: Ebenezers Coffeehouse
September 19, 2014
 – Newton, NJ: Newton Theatre w/ Paula Cole
November 2, 2014 – St. Martin, OH: House Concert
November 22, 2014
 – Fort Myers, FL: ACMA Listening Room
January 30, 2015
 – Tehachapi, CA: Fiddler’s Crossing

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I’m excited to announce that I’ve been nominated in no less than four categories in the 2014 INDEPENDENT MUSIC AWARDS!

There is both an audience and an IMA judges vote. Please use the links below to cast yours! At the end of this email there’s an official press release to give you a bit more insight into this international contest.


2)  SWAG (Merchandise):



I will be playing shows in the Northeast, Midwest and Germany this summer! Take a look at below dates and please mark your calendars… I know I will be itching to play again after  my current road break!

Your support and loyalty has been a driving force in keeping me going all these years and I can’t thank you enough for being a part of my life. Thank you and see you soon!

April 27, 2014 – New York, NY: THE LAST WALTZ LIVE at Highline Ballroom
May 31, 2014 – Park Ridge, NJ: Acoustic Cafe Concert Series w/ Toby Walker
June 6, 2014 – Youngstown, OH: Private Event
June 7,  2014 – Bloomington, IN: TBA
June 21, 2014 – Baiting Hollow, NY: Baiting Hollow Farm Vineyard
July 2, 2014 – Woodbridge Township, NJ: Woodbridge Wednesdays at Parker Press Park
July 9, 2014 – Bronx, NY: TBA
July 12, 2014 – New York City, NY: Rockwood Music Hall Stage 2
July 17, 2014 – Amagansett, NY: The Stephen Talkhouse
August 9, 2014 – Berlin, Germany: The Castle Pub
August 15, 2014 – Braunschweig, Germany: Unplugged Bistro
August 16, 2014 – Hamburg, Germany: Prinzenbar
August 23, 2014 – Kiel, Germany: Prinz Willy Strandfest Open Air
September 19, 2014 – Newton, NJ: Newton Theatre w/ Paula Cole
January 30, 2015 – Tehachapi, CA: Fiddler’s Crossing

Contact: Anne Leighton

(Pop Singer-songwriter up for eclectic categories in performance and design)

Pop Singer-songwriter Jann Klose has received four nominations in the 13th Annual Independent Music Awards (IMA).  Some of the other nominees are Willie Nile, George Benson, Vienna Teng, Suzzy Roche and daughter Lucy Wainwright Roche, The Dillinger Escape Plan, Martha Redbone, and the San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus!

Also nominated are three artists Jann’s opened for or shared the stage with: the late Pete Seeger, Antigone Rising, and Melissa Ferrick.

Jann’s nominations are for: Cover Song, Website, Swag, and Album: Spoken Word with Music Accompaniment.

The Cover Song, for which Jann is nominated, is an a-cappella version of Tim Buckley’s “Song To The Siren” off his new album, MOSAIC. “I fell in love with the song when I worked on the movie, GREETINGS FROM TIM BUCKLEY.” Jann sings Tim’s parts in the feature film, and soon after its release met Larry Beckett, who co-wrote the song and many others with Tim.  Now Jann and Larry are writing together.

In the Album: Spoken Word with Music Accompaniment category, Jann sings “Humble Wish,” on the compilation ACTION MOVES PEOPLE.  The song was written by Krista Wallhagen and Kevin Mackie.  Backing Jann are musicians from the band Renaissance (bassist Dave Keys, drummer Frank Pagano, and keyboardist Rave Tesar), plus guitarists Kevin Mackie and Tim Gleeson.  Jann opened for Renaissance’s 40th Anniversary tour in 2009.  He has also performed shows with both the group’s long time singer Annie Haslam and co-founder Jim McCarty (The Yardbirds).

Jann is the only musical nominee, in this year’s contest, up for two design categories: Website and Swag.  In the spirit of true independence, he’s always created his own promo materials. “My swag is my T-shirt design which includes the lyric ‘If you don’t know love, you don’t know life’ from MOSAIC’s first song, “Make It Better.”

The LA-ist was truly on point when it wrote that Jann “can be accurately described as the man chosen to carry on the legacy of great musicians like Tim Buckley and Paul McCartney.” Soon after MOSAIC entered the Roots Radio charts above Bruce Springsteen, Sheryl Crow and Wilco at #22, the album ended up on first round ballots for the 2014 GRAMMY® Awards for Album of the Year and Pop Vocal Album.

Jann hopes that you will vote for him in all categories and would like for you to please tell your friends, “Thank you!” To vote you will need to register at

Nearly 400 Self-Released & Independent Label Artists are nominated in the IMAs.  The Music Resource Group (MRG) that runs the IMAs stated receiving thousands of entries from North America, South America, Asia, Africa, Australia, Greenland and Europe.

Jann is asking his fans to vote in the Vox Populi (fan voice) competition before the July deadline when those winners will be announced.

Judges will also be voting for results to be announced in May.  The judges are made up of artists and music industry people, including Laurie Anderson, Judy Collins, Meshell Ndegeocello, Raul Midon, Heart’s Ann & Nancy Wilson, Suzanne Vega, Sharon Jones, G. Love, and the Smithereens’ Dennis Diken. All judges are listed at

The Independent Music Awards honor exceptional independent artists traditionally ignored by mainstream media and big box retailers. For the past 13 years, artists and labels from around the world have found new fans and prominence through The IMAs. Produced by Music Resource Group, publisher of the popular industry networking database The Musician’s AtlasOnline, The IMAs uses its unrivaled access to performance, promotion & distribution opportunities to connect Winners and Nominees to new audiences and revenue opportunities.

Winners of The 13th IMAs will receive active promotions, distribution and performance opportunities that will place them in front of nearly 1 billion music fans. Artists, managers and labels credit The IMAs with increasing recognition among music fans and industry gatekeepers.

Born in Germany, raised in Kenya, South Africa, and Hamburg, Jann came to the States as an exchange student in Cleveland. He performed in touring productions of Broadway shows (JEKYLL & HYDE, JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR) and portrayed The­­­­­ Pinball Wizard in THE WHO’S TOMMY before he started his band. Jann’s music is heard on the GRAMMY-nominated HEALTHY FOOD FOR THOUGHT, on MTV CRIBS, the movie “Dead Broke” (Warner Bros.) featuring Paul Sorvino. He maintains a steady touring schedule of about 75-100 shows a year in the U.S., Europe and Asia.