First, let me say, work is still be completed on World Blanket’s 3rd album, Create/Roadshow. It will be finished soon. But there is still work to be done.
Meanwhile, unfortunately, we’ve gone from dozens of shows a month to nearly none at all. So to fill that void, I announce “Baby Blanket.”
Late last year, I purchased a Little Martin Acoustic Electric to become my fulltime travel guitar. The 3/4 size instrument is a little beast with surprisingly sturdy sound and I immediately found myself wanting to test it out live.
On Thursday, Febraury 3rd, I took it for a spin at Goodbye Blue Monday in the Bushwick part of Brooklyn — using it to play a cadre of World Blanket tunes past, present and future — and I had an amazing time. Thus “Baby Blanket” was born.
Baby Blanket shows will continue during these times when the band is not playing (and possibly beyond). They promise to follow two rules: 1) always the baby instrument, and 2) a focus on World Blanket material.
I’ve already announced Baby Blanket shows #2 & #3…
Baby Blanket #2
Thursday, March 10, 2011 @ 8pm
The Local 269 in Lower East Side, Manhattan
Baby Blanket #3
Thursday, March 31, 2011 @ 11pm
Goodbye Blue Monday in Bushwich, Brooklyn
Both shows are FREE. I hope you will attend.
[Photo of my Little Martin resting on my couch taken with my cellphone]