The West Coast tour was awesome. Thanks to all who made it so. With the new album in a bit of a holding pattern for the time being, the focus for the summer of 2010 is on shows, shows, shows.
First off, there's a unique show coming up in a few days at Trip in Santa Monica. This is a "songwriters in the round" show on Sunday, April 25th at 8:15pm. This show is a "Storytellers" event, so you'll not only get to hear a bunch of great songs, but also the STORIES behind them (here's hint: they're about girls).
Then on May 5th, I'll be performing full-band with the Dead Messengers in support of my good friend Thom Nicholas. This is the CD Release event for Thom's band. Come down for Cinco-De-Drinko at Molly Malone's on Fairfax. That's Wednesday, May 5th, with more details on the Shows page.
Just three days later, I'll be playing a solo acoustic date in Huntington Beach at Gallagher's Pub, again in support of the Thomas Nicholas Band. I'll be kicking the show off at 9, and if you come for my set (or anytime before 10pm, you'll get in FREE OF CHARGE. Again, more details on the SHOWS page.
In mid May, there's talk of a couple of Portland, Oregon area shows being booked. This trip may or may not happen, but if it does, you'll find the details here at www.cogman.com The dates would most likely be the weekend of May 15th-17th.
In June, I'll be heading up to the Bay area again with my favorite touring buddy, Ben De La Cour. We'll be playing three dates. Friday June 11, at Last Stage West in Atascadero, Saturday, June 12 at the Velo Rouge in San Francisco and finally Sunday, June 13 at the San Francisco Free Folk Festival. This will be a lot of fun, so if you're a Bay-Area local, be sure to come down. And yes there's more info at......the Shows page!
Finally, I'm most excited to announce my first comprehensive tour of the great Southwest. Ben De La Cour and I will be hitting the road for two weeks, and stops are planned in Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, Oklahoma and Louisiana. I'll be posting the dates as they're confirmed, but they'll more than likely occur between July 9 - July 24th. We're really excited, and you should be too.
More news soon!