Dave Crossland

Dave Crossland: CO, UT, MI, WI, IL, MA - New CD & Goodbye Day Job

Hello Beautiful World, and happy new year from Boulder, Colorado.



Yep, I just got in last night and have to head out for a gig at Avo's pretty soon, but I wanted to fill you in on the latest news:  giggage, the new CD, and...I quit my day job!



Yep, you heard that right.  Now don't get me wrong, I am a true believer in the advice of the old blues masters -- that whole "don't quit your day job" thing.  But given the steady rise of giggage over the last year, following that advice has been a real challenge.  So a few weeks ago, I said goodbye to the 9 to 5, freeing me up to travel more --and maybe do a little work-type work on the side...  So things are going great and I'm very excited about the whole thing.  (Yeah, baby!)



As for the upcoming CD, it's called "The Set That Wasn't" and it's at the manufacturers right now.  --We should have the finished product in about 3 weeks.  It's the first time I've recorded an entire CD live with a band and I'm diggin' it.  That whole thing about being able to hear the energy of a live performance?  It's real.  You can totally hear the fun we had playing together in the studio.  And Liz Linder did the photography again, so the pics are awesome.  In fact, we just posted the front cover on the website today.  Check it out if you're curious --> http://www.davecrossland.com



So did I mention being freed up to travel more?  Well, it's not an understatement.  I've got a mess of gigs this month, as you'll see below.  I'm out in Colorado right now, soon to be headed for Utah and the Sundance Film Festival again.  After that I'm hitting the Midwest.  I must be insane, because I love doing this stuff --although booking the flights to get from place to place was a little daunting this time...



But things are great, I'm insanely busy, and 2008 is gonna be great.  Thank you all for everything, and I'll see you out there somewhere.



Big Big Love,

Dave





Giggage:





Thurs, Jan 17

8:00 pm

FT. COLLINS, CO

Avogadro's Number

605 South Mason Street

970-493-5555

http://www.avogadros.com

I love this place.  Last time I was here, I did a gig with my illegitimate, long-lost 2nd uncle thrice removed, Jalan Crossland, and his band --and we all stayed up way too late having way too much fun...





Fri, Jan 18

8:00 pm

DENVER, CO

Swallow Hill

71 East Yale Street

877-214-7013

http://www.swallowhill.com

Swallow Hill is a classy acoustic venue and the first place I ever gigged in Colorado.  Very very happy to return with my own show~





Fri, Jan 18

DENVER, CO

11:00 am

KGNU

I'll be live on the air with my good friend, Meredith Carson.  Here are the radio frequencies if you live in the area, and a link for listening over the web if you don't.

Boulder: 88.5 FM

Denver: 1390 AM

Ward / Nederland: 93.7 FM

or listen live at http://www.kgnu.org/ht/listencomp.html (remember that's 11am Mountain Time)





Sat, Jan 19

8:30 pm

CARBONDALE, CO

Steve's Guitars

19 N 4TH Street

970-963-3304

http://www.stevesguitars.net

I've never been here before but I checked out their website and it's just a totally funky cool place, a little off the beaten path.  I love stuff like this and can't wait to meet Steve and check out all the instruments...





Mon, Jan 21

4:00 pm

PARK CITY, UT

Film Festival Week

The Spur, 450 Main Street

http://www.radicalrat.com

Excellent little bar right in the middle of the Sundance action.  Thank you Burt for relentlessly prodding Mary & Jake to bring me back here for Sundance again.





Thurs, Jan 24

5:00 pm

SALT LAKE CITY, UT

The Sundance Film Festival

The Broadway Theatre

111 East Broadway (300 South)

801-321-0310

A few songs before the film starts...





Thurs, Jan 24

8:00 pm

SALT LAKE CITY, UT

Kilby Court

748 S. Kilby Court

801-320-9887

http://www.24tix.com

Never been here either, but it's an all ages venue that caters to the very hip, under-the-radar stuff.  Check out their website to sample some indie artists you may not have heard of just yet...





Fri, Jan 25

7:00 pm

SANDY, UT

Ricochet House Concert

801-255-2760

This is a house concert put on by our good friend Ruthie.  Ruthie is a force of nature and just an awesome person.  Come to the show and you'll see exactly what I mean~





Sat, Jan 26

4:00 pm

PARK CITY, UT

Film Festival Week

The Spur, 450 Main Street

http://www.radicalrat.com

Yep, and did I mention before that during Sundance they often have complimentary promotional items (free beer) from various sponsors?...





Sat, Jan 26

8:00 pm

SALT LAKE CITY, UT

Gathering House Concert Series

801-518-1352

This one is a regular series put on by another great friend, Mike Sheffield.  Mike's got a great setup with sound and lights and the whole shebang. Had a really great gig here last year, so come on down for the sequel.





Wed, Jan 30

10:30 pm

MARQUETTE, MI

Upfront & Company

102 E. Main St.

906-228-5200

http://www.upfrontandcompany.com

Yep, I'm going to the Upper Peninsula of Michigan in January.  Last time I was up there it was years ago, and the people were great and fed me like royalty and we went driving on Lake Superior.  Bring mittens.





Thurs, Jan 31

8:00 pm

VIROQUA, WI

Green Man Music Hall

215 South Main Street

http://www.viroquamainststation.com

Another new place.  Greenman Music is a venue and music store specializing in funky guitars, African drums, and they're especially proud of being a "record" store --as in quality vinyl.  I am very curious...





Fri, Feb 1

8:30 pm

FT. ATKINSON, WI

Cafe Carpe

18 S. Water St.

920-563-9391

http://www.cafecarpe.com

Back at Bill and Kitty's awesome restaurant-tavern-venue.  I have ALWAYS had awesome gigs here --most of them transcendental in one way or another-- and the food is excellent~





Sat, Feb 2

9:00 pm

CHICAGO, IL

Uncommon Ground

3800 North Clark Street

773-929-3680

http://www.uncommonground.com

Talk about excellent food, this is another one --with quite the hip vibe, too.





Fri, Feb 15

7:00 pm

CAMBRIDGE, MA

Toad

1912 Massachusetts Ave.

617-497-4950

http://www.toadcambridge.com

Yes indeed, my friends.  Back from the road to serve up some Toadage --with the band, no less.  (Ah yes, it'll be great to be back home, paying the band's bar tab, again...)  Seriously though, this will be my only Boston gig in January/February, so come see us~













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