Howdy friends, freaks and comrades! Cory Chisel and I are teaming up to host the first ever Slim & Chisel New Years Day Extravaganza at City Winery Nashville We’re gathering some very special guests for the occasion. This is gonna be big – come and get it folks – Happy holidays and happy new year to you all!
Tickets available NOW! http://bit.ly/1uw4NFi
Due to cosmic curiosities and magnetic mysteries beyond my full comprehension, I’ve recently become the owner and caretaker of a very special home. It all started when Jon Legere – aka Bermuda Jon – sent me a picture of a pink house from his office in New York City. I dropped everything I was doing that day (which wasn’t much) and rushed over to marvel at this little magical house. As I sat out front day dreaming (or, as some might call it, loitering), I heard a deep, kind voice: “hi, can I answer any questions about the house?” And that’s where it all began.
For the next several months Gary and Janie, the owners of The Pink House, and I exchanged a fleet of emails filled with musings, stories and spiritual contemplations on life, love, dreams and home. Through truths that exist where words have never lived – a mysterious BMI check from Japan – and a love song that I wrote for Gary, Janie and the house itself, I found myself with the keys to this dream that I now call home. I’ve spent most all of my money, my accountant quit and a few folks have even advised me to paint it – but I kept dreaming the dream, and now I’m living in it. As Kenny Siegal once told me, “go where the love is kid.” I’ve since discovered that when you get there, you’re home.
In the first two weeks of living in The Pink House, nothing short of magic has transpired. My dear friends Joel Sadler and Sarah Schutzki, of La Blogotheque fame, turned up at my doorstep for an incredible ten-day stay. What began as a request to have Joel and Sarah film me and a few friends playing my Pink House Song led to a rotating cast of musical wizards stopping in to visit, take in the pink vibes and play their soulful songs. How lucky am I?! We filmed it all, and what started as a small and humble idea has turned into a time capsule of extraordinary performances of deep spirit and beauty.
Please visit the new site, The Pink House Sessions. An initial collection of videos in the first two weeks of me living in my home, followed by others than have transpired since. Here’s to many, many more, and to love, to dreams and to having the faith to do both.
With great gratitude and thanks to Gary, Janie, Jon, Joel, Sarah, Kate, Holly and all the friends that have stopped by thus far, and to all the friends that will drop by in the future. This is gonna be fun!
Love & light, brothers and sisters.
Last year, I had the pleasure of participating in my dear friend’s documentary called Heartworn Highways Revisited – a follow up to the seminal Heartworn Highways made in 1976 about the beginnings of ‘Outlaw Country’ in Nashville and Austin. John McCauley from Deer Tick, Jonny Fritz, Shovels and Rope, Robert Ellis, Justin Townes Earle…are just a few of the beautiful badasses that are featured in this film, set to be released summer 2015.
Please take a moment to explore the website and sign up for the site’s mailing list to stay informed about all things Heartworn, from screenings to more exclusive BONUS content like this video.
Peace, love and rock n roll
Greetings amigos. I’ve enjoyed these last solo shows so darn much that I’ve decided to play a few more dates before the end of 2014. Here’s NY and my original hometown of Philadelphia. I’m coming home to see my family, watch Eagles football, and sing for y’all, so grab tix below and come get yer freak on with me. The band and I will start recording our new record soon after so keep eyes and ears open for updates. As always, stay wild, mighty, and well. Life’s a carnival and we are the beautiful freaks.
– El Slimster
Nov 8 – Arnoldsville, GA @ Wildwood Revival – Buy Tickets
Nov 9 – Chicago, IL @ The City Winery w/ Ali Sperry and the Family Vacation – Buy Tickets
Nov 10 – Chicago, IL @ The City Winery w/ Ali Sperry and the Family Vacation – Buy Tickets
Nov 28 – Nashville, TN @ City Winery w/ Jill Andrews – Buy Tickets
Dec 1 – New York, NY @ City Winery – WFUV Public Radio Presents LIVE Broadcast – Buy Tickets (Public on-sale Thu 10/30)
Dec 2 – New York, NY @ City Winery – Buy Tickets (Public on-sale Thu 10/30)
Dec 4 – Philadelphia, PA @ Underground Arts – Buy Tickets (On-
I’m honored and energized to have friends that are dreamers. The wild ones, the feelers, the beautiful freaks. For these are the ones that dance without needing to know the moves. I recently played at an amazing gathering by Hudson, NY called Manifest organized by such friends. For an idea of what I’m talkin’ about, watch the video below!
I’m delighted be to performing solo at another festival organized by more soul rebels in Arnoldsville, GA called Wildwood Revival. That’s coming up on November 8th. More info at http://www.wildwoodrevival.com/
Love and light to y’all!!
– El Slim