We are incredibly excited to be playing a show at The Kennedy Center’s Millennium Stage next Friday, December 9. Our good friends Paul and Tony at Hometown Sounds were kind enough to invite us to play and we’re so stoked.
We will also have a special guest. Our pal Gavin Fallow will be joining us on violin for part of the set, just to class things up a bit. Doors are at 5:30pm and we play from 6-7. No tickets needed and it’s free, but they don’t provide free parking.
If you’re around, we’d love to see you there. If you’re out of town, they’re filming it and you can stream it online at their site.
WE WERE PIRATES
Friday, December 9, 2016
Free (no free parking for free events) // All Ages
Tickets: No tickets needed
The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
2700 F Street, NW Washington, DC 20566
This American Life has a new app out called Shortcut that lets you create clips from the show. Here’s a throwback to the time they played, ‘A Strange Experience’ from the Dear Mr. Watterson score. It’s a great episode on an important topic. You can listen here.
As I mentioned in last week’s post, Kate and I got to go to NPR headquarters in DC do an interview for Morning Edition. They posted it online and you can stream it here.
It was such a great experience. Really. We’re both big NPR fans/nerds/help please. Really, though. I listen every day and it helps make my transition from sweet, sweet sleep into the realities of the day a little bit smoother. So, I am grateful for the show itself, and then for them to have featured We Were Pirates was a just a really big honor. Many thanks.
Lisa got to hang out too, and she was kind enough to bring her camera and take a few photos.
NPR I Photo by Lisa Boggs
NPR II Photo by Lisa Boggs
NPR III Photo by Lisa Boggs
NPR Morning Edition Studios Photo by Mike Boggs
Also! Our local NPR affiliate WAMU is the greatest and played another one of our songs, ‘Better Off Without You‘ from Change as the interstitial music coming out of the segment.
You can listen to the WWP remix of the theme song on Soundcloud here:
Oh, and DC area friends, don’t forget! We’re playing with Australian duo Oh Pep! at Jammin Java in Vienna, VA this Thursday, July 7. 8pm. Get your tickets here and come hang out.
Thanks so much to our local DC area NPR affiliate, WAMU for playing ‘The Cheapening’ on Wednesday. I was actually listening at the time and got to catch it live. So cool. They’re featuring all local interstitial music for the summer. It’s been great hearing Oddisee, Deleted Scenes, The Sea Life…. Lots of really good stuff.
It’s been a really nice week of NPR love. Kate and I got to stop by Morning Edition’s studios at NPR headquarters in DC to talk about We Were Pirates’ version of their theme music on Tuesday. It should air next week sometime. Possibly Monday? Meanwhile, you can listen to the theme at #morningeditiontheme on Soundcloud here.
You can download ‘The Cheapening’ here on Bandcamp.
WE WERE PIRATES
Thursday, July 7
$12 // All Ages
227 Maple Ave E Vienna, VA 22180
Facebook Event: bit.ly/1Q2V76h
NPR’s Morning Edition recently put out a call for musicians to re-imagine their theme music, and I finally had a chance to throw something together. Kate Rears Burgman came through with the cello and I played/recorded the rest of the instruments in my home studio.
I’m a fan of the show myself, so it was fun to get to take a crack at a song I hear in the background most days. Hope you dig it. Thanks for listening….
Charlottesville! We are very happy to be coming back to play a FREE acoustic show with our buddy, Michael Coleman. We were fortunate to get to share the stage with him a couple years ago. Looking forward to another great night at The Garage.
Thursday, June 25, 2016.
WE WERE PIRATES
FREE / 8pm
100 W. Jefferson St.
Charlottesville, VA 22902