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Europe Tour 2017, US Tour Recap

Good evening/morning from London!

I’m currently sitting in a window booth at the Dukes Head pub in High Gate, slowly sipping on Lagavulin Scotch and free internet. I’m in London for a few weeks producing an album with UK artist Rebecca Promitzer. Her songs are creative and gorgeous, and I can’t wait to share what we’ve done with all of you! I am feeling incredibly grateful to get to cross an ocean to make good music with good people.

Speaking of good people, as soon as recording is done, I will be embarking on a European tour with one of my very favorite artists/humans, Megan Slankard! We can’t wait to play lots of shows, meet lots of people and ride lots of trains. Here is our tour schedule:

22/3 – LONDON ENGLAND – PRINCESS OF WALES TICKETS/INFO
23/3 LONDON ENGLAND – HOUSE CONCERT TICKET/INFO
24/3 – AMSTERDAM NETHERLANDS – HOUSE CONCERT TICKETS/INFO
26/3 – ROTTERDAM NETHERLANDS – HOUSE CONCERT TICKETS/INFO
28/3 – PARIS FRANCE – HOUSE CONCERT TICKETS/INFO
29/3 – LUCERNE SWITZERLAND – CHASLAGER STANS KULTURHAUS TICKETS/INFO
30/3 – COLOGNE GERMANY – AGNES-KLAUSE TICKETS/INFO
31/3 – MARBURG GERMANY – KAISER-WILHEM-TURM TICKETS/INFO
1/4 – YORK ENGLAND – HOUSE CONCERTS YORK TICKETS/INFO
2/4 – LONDON ENGLAND – HOUSE CONCERT TICKETS/INFO
4/4 – COPENHAGEN DENMARK – MOJO BLUES BAR TICKETS/INFO
5/4 COPENHAGEN DENMARK – HOUSE CONCERT TICKETS/INFO

We’d love it if you would let your friends in those cities know about our shows, or better yet come hang out if you happen to be in the area!

US TOUR RECAP

It’s been a busy month… it started off in February with a whirlwind trip to Kansas City MO to showcase at the International Folk Alliance festival, where I played way too many shows and got way too little sleep. However I also got a chance to play with my dream band of two cellos, which was a true highlight for me… I’ve always wanted to arrange my music for this instrumentation, and to finally be able to hear it live was a total joy. Thak you to Mai Bloomfield and Sarah Clanton, two amazing musicians and artists in their own right, for bringing these songs to the next level with their talent. Here’s a clip from one of our shows together.

Immediately following Folk Alliance Megan and I embarked on a tour of the midwest/East coast. We had a great time playing music, trying to perfect the Philly accent (IT’S HARD) and meeting lots of lovely new people. I’m pretty sure Charlotte the dog thinks that tour is basically driving a really really really long way to get a meatball in some other town and then turning around and going home. Here are some pics from the last few weeks:

Seven Steps Up, Spring Lake MI (Charlotte’s favorite venue in the country)

Daytime show at VML Kansas City

Top of the Sheraton Hotel, Kansas City

My badass trio’s first band photo… we’ll do better next time.

After our last house concert in Mableton GA

With Mai Bloomfield, Sarah Clanton, and Megan Slankard

Tour buddies

Sweetwater Pop-Up Studio @ Folk Alliance

“We drove around a lot, then got a meatball, then drove back home. Oh I think they played music at some point.” – Charlotte discussing tour

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That’s it for now. I have some big announcements regarding brand new music coming very soon, so please stay tuned. And thanks again for listening, sharing, coming to shows, and staying in touch. None of this would happen without you.

Much love,

Alex Wong

Performing at Folk Alliance International!

So excited to be selected as an official showcasing artist at this year’s Folk Alliance International festival in Kansas City MO! Here is my showcase schedule if you’ll be in the area this week Feb. 15-19. Hope to see you there!

 

WED 10:30 – WISCONSIN ROOM (ITR) RM 543
WED 1:30 – STONE ROOM CONCERTS (W/ Becky Warren) RM 610

THU 2PM – CANTINA NAVARRO (RM 540)
THU 2:30PM – STONE ROOM CONCERTS (W/Megan Slankard) RM 610
THURS 3:30PM – COMBOPLATE BOOKING SHOWCASE (W/ Korby Lenker) RM 652
THU 11:30PM – KRAZY KEYBOARDS SHOWCASE RM 608
THU 1AM – 31 TIGERS SHOWCASE (RM 612)

FRI 3:30 – RM 552 ACCESS FILM BLUE (ITR)
FRI 12:30AM – RM 614 MPRESS RECORDS ROOM
FRI 1AM – RM 610 STONE ROOM CONCERTS (W/Robby HechtMai Bloomfield, Korby Lenker)

SAT 10:30AM – PRODUCER PANEL, PERSHING EAST/WEST
SAT 2PM – RM 610 STONE ROOM SHOWCASE (W/ Anna Tivel)
SAT 7:45PM – OFFICIAL SHOWCASE, BROOKSIDE
SAT 11PM – RM 604 FREE RANGE RECORDS SHOWCASE

DEC 2017 BENEFIT SHOW IN SF

Happy December! Hope you’re all doing well, or at least recovering from this exhausting season. It’s been an, um, interesting time to say the least (insert nervous laugh here), and after all the divisive energy we’ve all had to endure over the past few months, I’ve been really wanting to put more energy towards things that can bring us together.
In that spirit, I’m super excited to announce a special Holiday show at Doc’s Lab in SF on December 17. I’ll be sharing the stage with three of my favorite Nashville/LA artists: Korby Lenker, Mai Bloomfield, and Robby Hecht. The evening will be presented in-the-round, with all four of us singing and playing on each other’s songs. These are some of the truest artists I know and I feel lucky to get to share the stage with people whose songs have inspired my own writing to be better.
Here are the details:
SATURDAY DEC 17 8PM
ALEX WONG, KORBY LENKER, MAI BLOOMFIELD AND ROBBY HECHT IN THE ROUND
$15 ADV/$20 DOOR

100% of merch sales from this show will benefit the San Francisco Child Abuse Prevention Coalition (www.sfcapc.com). A generous anonymous donor as also offered to match any money raised dollar for dollar so I hope you’ll consider helping a great cause by taking home some extra stocking stuffers this year!
All four of us will be holed up at a studio in the Santa Cruz mountains earlier that week writing and recording a special collaborative album which will be released in early 2017 (more on this later). You may even hear us premiere some of these freshly written tunes at the show!
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There is much more news to share very soon so please stay tuned in early 2017 for some big announcements! Until then, I just want to say how grateful I am for you, the fans and friends I’ve been lucky to get to know through this life in music. Happy holidays and please be good to each other out there.
Much love,
Alex Wong