Carrie Ferguson

August...

I'm out in Northern CA, visiting my folks for all of August, soaking in the FOG! and  a little itsy bit of sun....and the SPECTACULAR ocean beaches and redwoods and the glorious Trinity River.....Why did I leave here?  Oh yes, because I fell in love with folks on the East Coast.  I really do feel torn.  Its fitting to be here right now, though, getting ready to launch (in October!) an online fundraiser for this next record.  Several songs on this next recording sort of mentally inhabit the North Coast for me...and there will be a lot of whales mentioned, which also makes me think of here.  In fact, I'm thinking of calling the record "The List of Whales".  I've been taking a break from performing, which is good, and a little weird.  Playing guitar a lot with an old high school buddy, and also playing a sweet old Fender Rhodes borrowed from Nico (Cyber Camel, Bucky Walters) who lives across the street from my folks.  Blueberry crisp, black berry pie and sandwiches from The Hole In The Wall Sandwich Shop...all the old familiar tastes of summer in Arcata, CA!

A few fun shows coming up when I get back:  My band is playing the North Quabbin Garlic and Arts Festival in Orange, MA on September 29, 1 pm, main stage.  We've been wanting to play this festival for years, so we're really looking forward to it.  Also, October 5th we have the honor of doing a co-bill with Danielle ate the Sandwich (of YouTube fame!) at the Lily Pad in Cambridge, MA, 7 pm.  Danielle is spectacular and fun and funny and this will be a  beautiful show!  And then we're back home at the Montague Bookmill on October 6th for a split bill with Kristin Ford and Kara Kulpa, who are both amazing songwriters and performers.

I hope to see you!