January 3rd – Sahaja SOUNDS No. 7: Doc Chad Pre-Birthday w/Eugene Chadbourne, Sahaja SPACE, Durham, NC
January 2oth – Mandolin Orange @Mountain Stage, Morgantown, WV
January 24th – Milford Graves Full Mantis (film screening hosted by Sahaja SPACE, Kings & WXDU) @Duke Coffeehouse, Durham, NC
December 1st – Sahaja Spirit w/Nick Sanborn @Sahaja SPACE, Durham, NC
December 4th – Mandolin Orange @Bike Rack Brewing Co., Bentonville, AR
December 5th – Mandolin Orange @Faulkner Center, Fayetteville, AR
December6th – Mandolin Orange @South on Main (Oxford American Concert Series), Little Rock, AR
December 8th – Mandolin Orange @Cumberland Caverns, McMinnville, TN
December 15th – Sahaja Spirit w/Vattel Cherry @Sahaja SPACE, Durham, NC
November 3rd – Sahaja Spirit @Sahaja SPACE, Durham, NC
November 10th – Mandolin Orange + Winston-Salem Symphony @The Ramkat, Winston-Salem, NC
November 14th – Chris Boerner Residency – Ornette Coleman Tribute @Neptunes Parlour, Raleigh, NC
November 17th – Sahaja Spirit w/Ken Moshesh@Sahaja SPACE, Durham, NC
November 18th – Skylar Gudasz @Pinhook, Durham, NC
November 24th – Sahaja Spirit w/Evan Ringel@Sahaja SPACE, Durham, NC
October 6th – Sahaja Spirit @Sahaja SPACE, Durham, NC
October 20th – Sahaja Spirit @Sahaja SPACE, Durham, NC
October 20th – Nathan Bowles & Joe Westerlund @Don’t Be Mean to People, Durham, NC
October 25th – Sahaja SOUNDS: Ken Moshesh & Joe Westerlund + Jay Hammond & Yair Rubenstein @Sahaja SPACE, Durham, NC
October 27th – Sahaja Spirit @Sahaja SPACE, Durham, NC
September 2nd – Mandolin Orange@Appaloosa Roots Music Festival, Front Royal, VA
Septmeber 8th – Joe Westerlund(solo percussion)@Hopscotch Music Festival, Raleigh, NC
September 9th – Mandolin Orange@Moon River Music Festival, Chattanooga, TN
September 11th – Mandolin Orange@Americana Fest, Nashville, TN
September 15th – Mandolin Orange@Festival at the Farm, Canton, MA
September 22nd – Sahaja Spirit@Sahaja SPACE, Durham, NC
September 22nd Kate Rhudy@Groove in the Garden, Raleigh, NC
September 29th Sahaja Spirit@Sahaja SPACE, Durham, NC
August 8th – ASM (Alexandra Sauser-Monnig of Mountain Man)@Cat’s Cradle Backroom, Carrboro, NC
August 17th Sahaja Spirit@Sahaja SPACE, Durham, NC
August 18th Sahaja Spirit@Sahaja SPACE, Durham, NC
August 19th Sahaja Spirit@Sahaja SPACE, Durham, NC
August 24th – Mandolin Orange@Mishawaka Amphitheatre, Bellvue, CO
August 26th – Mandolin Orange@Chautauqua Auditorium, Boulder, CO
July 2nd – Mandolin Orange @Cannery Series, Bozeman, MT
July 3rd – Mandolin Orange @Village Commons, Jackson, WY
July 5th – Mandolin Orange @Music in the Mountains, Big Sky, MT
July 7th/8th – Mandolin Orange @Winnipeg Folk Festival, Winnipeg, CN
July 12th – Sahaja SOUNDS: Miles Cooper Seaton @Sahaja SPACE, Durham, NC
July 13th – I Am That: A Sonic Meditation, Yoga Nidra + Reiki Experience@Sahaja SPACE, Durham, NC
July 14th – That I AM: A Sonic Yoga Journey@Sahaja SPACE, Durham, NC
July 18th – Mandolin Orange@The Troubador, Los Angeles, CA
July 20th/2st – Mandolin Orange@Northwest String Summit, Portland, OR
July 23rd – Mandolin Orange @Pitchfork Social, Salt Spring Island, BC
June 1st – Mandolin Orange @Camopout for the Cause, Buena Vista, CO
June 2nd – Mandolin Orange @Ogden Music Festival, Ogden, UT
June 8th – Mandolin Orange @Cold Mountain Music Festival, Canton, NC
June 9th – Mandolin Orange @Limekiln Theater, Lexington, VA
June 10th – Matt Douglas w/MANAS @Neptunes, Raleigh, NC
June 11th – Westerlund/Bowles Duo w/Kraken Quartet @Neptunes, Raleigh, NC
June 15th – Mandolin Orange @Blue Ox Festival, Eau Claire, WI
June 16th – Mandolin Orange @BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival, Brooklyn, NY
June 21st – Sahaja Spirit: Summer SOULstice Celebration Practice @Sahaja SPACE, Durham, NC
June 23rd – Mandolin Orange @North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh, NC
June 28th – Mandolin Orange @Kate Wolf Music Festival, Laytonville, CA
June 30th – Mandolin Orange w/The Avett Brothers @Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Morrison, CO
May 5th – Skylar Gudasz w/Ryley Walker @Kings, Raleigh, NC
May 7th – Sahaja Spirit: Stacey L. Kirby’s Feminine Spectrum @VAE, Raleigh, NC
May 10th – Sarah Louise (record release) @Nightlight, Chapel Hill, NC
May 11th – Mandolin Orange @Artisphere, Greenville, SC
May 19th – Mandolin Orange @Bluegrass in the Bottoms, Kansas City, MO
May 20th – Mandolin Orange @The Great Pinewood Bluegrass Festival, Lincoln, NE
May 25th – Mandolin Orange @Delfest, Cumberland, MD
May 27th – Mandolin Orange @U.S. National Whitewater Center, Charlotte, NC
April 5th – Solo Performance (electro-acoustic percussion); Turkish Gold Standard Residency @The Station, Carrboro, NC
April 7th – Skylar Gudasz @Burke Street Fest, Winston-Salem, NC
April 11th – Sahaja Spirit @North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh, NC — (Guided practice w/ accompaniment at Anila Quayyum Agha’s Intersections installation.)
April 16th – Califone @Exo, Tucson, AZ
April 17th Califone w/The War on Drugs @Rialto Theater, Tucson, AZ
April 18th Califone w/The War on Drugs @The VanBuren, Phoenix, AZ
April 27th Mandolin Orange @Merlefest, Wilkesboro, NC
April 29th Mandolin Orange @Greenfield Lake Amphitheater, Wilmington, NC
March 1st – James Gilmore’s Free Improvised Music @The Pinhook, Durham, NC
March 10th – Sahaja Saturday @Sahaja SPACE, Durham, NC
March 15th – Sahaja SOUNDS feat: Vattel Cherry, Andrea E. Woods Valdés (movement, music, projections) & Alisha Nissenfeld (gong bath) @Sahaja SPACE, Durham, NC
March 17th – Trippers & Askers record release party @The Cave, Chapel Hill, NC
February 3rd – DJ set, Ken Vandermark’s Marker @Neptunes; Raleigh, NC
February 10th – Sahaja Spirit @Sahaja SPACE; Durham, NC
February 11th – Emergent Improvisation informal showing @Sahaja SPACE; Durham, NC
February 21st – Al Riggs-Edency @The Cave; Chapel Hill, NC
February 22nd – Sahaja SOUNDS presents: Bowles/Westerlund Percussion Duo + Josh Kimbrough @Sahaja SPACE; Durham, NC
January 7th – Resonancy (duo w/ Nathan Bowles) @Neptunes; Raleigh, NC
December 10 – Sahaja Spirit: Winter Prana Vinyasa Seasonal Sadhana @Sahaja S P A C E; Durham, NC
December 21 – Sahaja Spirit + Westerlund, Wallace & Toll: Sahaja S P A C E Opening Celebration @Sahaja S P A C E; Durham, NC
December 28 – Grandma Sparrow: Canine Heart Sounds Residency @The Cave; Chapel Hill, NC
December 31 – Mandolin Orange w/The Avett Brothers + The Felice Brothers @PNC Arena; Raleigh, NC
November 2nd – Mandolin Orange @Ogden Theater; Denver, CO
November 3rd – Mandolin Orange @The Armory; Fort Collins, CO
November 4th – Mandolin Orange @Metro Music Hall; Salt Lake City, UT
November 5th – Mandolin Orange @The Olympic; Boise, ID
November 7th – Mandolin Orange @Revolution Hall; Portland, OR
November 8th – Mandolin Orange @Biltmore Cabaret; Vancouver, BC
November 9th – Mandolin Orange @WIld Buffalo; Bellingham, WA
November 10th – Mandolin Orange @Neptune Theater; Seattle, WA
November 11th – Mandolin Orange @Rogue Theater; Grants Pass, OR
November 12th – Mandolin Orange @Historic Redwood Barn; Sonoma, CA
November 14th – Mandolin Orange @Rio Theater; Santa Cruz, CA
November 15th – Mandolin Orange @Teragram Ballroom; Los Angeles, CA
November 16th – Mandolin Orange @Crescent Ballroom; Phoenix, AZ
November 18th – Mandolin Orange @Tower Theater; Oklahoma City, OK
November 19th – Mandolin Orange @Antone’s; Austin, TX
November 25th – Sahaja Spirit @Sahaja Space; Durham, NC
November 27th – Westerlund, Wallace & Toll @Pinhook; Durham, NC
October 3rd – Mandolin Orange @Beachland Ballroom; Cleveland, OH
October 4th – Mandolin Orange @Horseshoe Tavern; Toronto, ON
October 5th – Mandolin Orange @The Haunt; Ithaca, NY
October 6th – Mandolin Orange @Royale; Boston, MA
October 7th – Mandolin Orange @Gateway City Arts; Holyoke, MA
October 8th – Mandolin Orange @Club Metronome; Burlington, VT
October 11th – Mandolin Orange @Union Transfer; Philadelphia, PA
October 12th – Mandolin Orange @Neighborhood Theater; Charlotte, NC
October 13th – Mandolin Orange @40 Watt; Athens, GA
October 14th – Mandolin Orange @Orange Peel; Asheville, NC
October 20th – Shahaja Spirit @Yogablyss; Wake Forest, NC
October 22nd – Emergent Improvisation Workshop @Living Arts Collective; Durham, NC
October 23rd – Westerlund, Wallace & Toll @Neptunes; Raleigh, NC
September 7th – Skylar Gudasz @Hopscotch Music Festival; Raleigh, NC
September 8th – Molly Sarle @The National; Richmond, VA
September 9th – Molly Sarle @Black Cat; Washington DC
September 11th – Molly Sarle @Music Hall of Williamsburg; Brooklyn, NY
September 14th – Westerlund, Wallace & Toll @The Station; Carrboro, NC
September 15th – Sahaja Spirit @Yoga Garden; Pittsboro, NC
September 17th – Mandolin Orange @Bristol Rhythm & Roots; Bristol, VA
September 19th – Mandolin Orange @The HiFi; Indianapolis, IN
September 2oth – Mandolin Orange @Thalia Hall; Chicago, IL
September 21st – Mandolin Orange @Boats & Bluegrass Festival; Winona, MN
September 22nd – Mandolin Orange @Fine line; Minneapolis, MN
September 23rd – Mandolin Orange @Englert Theater; Iowa City, IA
September 24th – Mandolin Orange @MidPoint Music Festival; Cincinnati, OH
September 26th – Mandolin Orange @Rex Theater; Pittsburgh, PA
September 27th – Mandolin Orange @9:30 Club; Washington, DC
September 28th – Mandolin Orange @Jefferson Theater; Charlottesville, VA
September 29th – Mandolin Orange @Mercy Lounge; Nashville, TN
September 30th – Mandolin Orange @Sugarlands Mountain Fest, Gatlinburg, TN
August 3-4 William Tyler @Pickathon; Happy Valley, OR
August 5-6 Mandolin Orange @Pickathon; Happy Valley, OR
August 11 – Mandolin Orange @Grand Targhee Bluegrass Festival; Alta, WY
August 12-13 Mandolin Orange @Edmonton Folk Festival; Edmonton, Canada
August 19th – Mandolin Orange @Rocky Mountain Folks Festival; Lyons, CO
July 6th – Chasing Trane: The John Coltrane Documentary, w/Bloodworth @Kings; Raleigh, NC.
July 7th – Skylar Gudasz @Durham Central Park; Durham, NC.
July 9th – Sahaja Spirit Prana Vinyasa Yoga Class @The Shed; Durham, NC.
July 11th – Emergent Improvisation Workshop @Living Arts Collective; Durham, NC.
July 13th – William Tyler @Constellation; Chicago, IL.
July 14th – William Tyler @Pitchfork Festival; Chicago, IL.
July 15th – Mandolin Orange @Forecastle Festival; Louisville, KY.
July 16th – Mandolin Orange @Green River Festival; Greenfield, MA.
July 18th – Emergent Improvisation Workshop @Living Arts Collective; Durham, NC.
July 20th – Dale Bread Duo @Larry’s Coffee; Raleigh, NC.
July 22nd – Mandolin Orange @NC Museum of Art; Raleigh, NC.
July 23rd – Sahaja Spirit Prana Vinyasa Yoga Class @Yoga Blyss; Wake Forest, NC.
July 25th – Emergent Improvisation Workshop @Living Arts Collective; Durham, NC.
July 29th – Mandolin Orange @Newport Folk Fest; Newport, RI.
A few shows backing William Tyler overseas:
June 2nd – Primavera Sound; Barcelona, ES
June 4th -Omeara; London, UK
June 5th – Forbidden Fruit Festival; Dublin, IR
June 11th – drumming for Mandolin Orange at Bonnaroo; Manchester, TN
June 16th & 17th- Joining many friends in multiple variations at the Eaux Claires Festival as an Artist in Residence.
Sahaja Spirit will hold a few Prana Vinyasa Flow classes w/live accompaniment in the Midwest:
June 18th – Yoga Tribe; Rochester, MN
June 20th – The Yoga Sangha; Madison, WI
June 21st – YogaOne Studio; Milwaukee, WI
June 25th – Yogaview; Chicago, IL
More dusting cobwebs off musical projects this month, as well as new supporting-role adventures.
May 6th, Megafaun family reunion with special guests for a big ACLU benefit concert at Ponysaurus Brewing Co.
May 7th, Joe O’Connell and I unleash another iteration of our community band for Sunday Sounds. This time we’ll be showcasing songs by Matthew O’Connell and Carson Efird, in addition to our own.
Also, I’m hopping into the drum chair with new friends, Mandolin Orange, for a few exciting shows in NC, VA and CO throughout the month:
May 13th – NC Brewers and Music Festival; Huntersville, NC
May 21st – Red Rocks Ampitheater; Morrison, CO (w/Elephant Revival)
May 27th – Rooster Walk Music and Arts Festival; Martinsville, VA
This month is proving to be an exciting one for ideas and projects I’ve had on the back burner for multiple years now. Spring cleaning!
April 5th, I’ll be opening for legendary composer and past Megafaun collaborator, Arnold Dreyblatt, with a solo percussion set, which will consist of live interpretations of selections from Mojave Interlude, collaged with other ideas and field recordings I’ve collected over the years.
April 25th Joe O’Connell (Elephant Micah) and I will play a collaborative set of new songs we have been writing separately over the past few years. This will be the first public performance of these, and the first non-sparrow songs I’ve written since the Megafaun days…eek! Opening for In Via (of Dark Dark Dark).
Also some continuations of recent work:
April 9th, at 4pm, Carson and I return to The Shed for a Prana Vinyasa + Improvised Music class, in celebration of Hanuman. All proceeds go to Girls Rock NC. A studio recording of this practice is available here.
April 12th, I return to Neptunes to take part in James Gilmore’s free improvisation series, Bag of Tricks. w/James Gilmore and Vattel Cherry.
April 29th, I’ll be drumming with Molly Sarle (Mountain Man), opening for Dead Tongues and Loamlands at Cat’s Cradle.
More back-pocket projects to be revealed in May. Will post those soon! Thank you for reading!
March 7th, I’ll join some phenomenal artists in celebrating David Bowie’s Heroes record. Our first attempt was sabotaged by a water crisis. So very glad we get a second chance to share this unique music and spirited ad hoc.