Greetings, people of 2018.
The big news of the year in my musical world is the debut (2/5 at the Makeout Room) of my new ensemble, Ashen Cleric. The band includes Crystal Pascucci, Jordan Glenn, Cory Wright, and Tim DeCillis, all players Iâ€™ve been a fan of for a long time. Iâ€™ve had the privilege of playing with each of them in different configurations over the years, but the results of this mix of personalities addressing this new book of music feels distinct and, dare I say, new. Dark, open, prickly chamber music. Iâ€™m really looking forward to digging deeper and playing more â€“ I hope to have more news on that front soon.
For the moment, the 2018 calendar is blank, other than plans to record the 3rd Nathan Clevenger Group album this spring. How will said album be released? How much do I want to tilt at windmills in terms and how effectively can I deny or forestall the dying of the physical media light? Time will tell. Youâ€™ll hear it here first, even though I also hear that personal websites are on the way out as well. Ahhh, the future.
More in time.