Life on the water is such a perfect metaphor for the uncertain adventure of opening ourselves up to what we yearn for…We have to navigate carefully, watch the changing weather patterns, think about where and how we want to go, and then, ultimately, at some point a few will untie themselves and sail off into the great unknown horizon.
It stands to reason, being a child of the ocean, that elements of weather and being at sea would make their way into my songwriting.
From Italy to New Zealand, the Pacific Northwest to Texas, I’ve enjoyed meeting fellow cruisers at my shows. SetSailors have been asking when I would be performing on the east coast, and I’m pleased to announce two full band shows in the New York area coming up in the next three weeks: 54 Below in New York City on June 17th, and the Stephen Talkhouse in Amagansett on June 19th. If you are in the New York area and want to come say hello, we’re going to have a fine old time! Tickets are available at 54below.com and stephentalkhouse.com.
The video above is for the title track off my new EP, Something in the Weather. The song is about that metaphor–navigating and immersing yourself in life. (Forgive the fact that it wasn’t shot on board an FPB. I was in Miami with no FPBs on hand.) It was a fun, crazy day–replete with steering down the bay at 25 knots while navigating and simultaneously singing along to a sync track. You never know how the skills you acquire during a childhood at sea will serve you later in life!
If you’d like to hear more, the EP is available on iTunes.
To read a review of the new EP and my live performances, click here.
Fair winds and smooth seas…