Our personal superhero, Doveman, is in the midst of a highly praised run of shows at New York's Le Poisson Rouge called the Burgundy Stain Sessions. No stranger to working with other musicians (as he has in the past with the likes of David Byrne and Yoko Ono), the first installment of Burgundy Sessions hosted the likes of Sam Amidon, Beth Orton and Glen Hansard. It's almost like that Big Four thing that happened in Europe, only with folkie people rather than Megadeath.
Anyway, you can get a dose of many a music personality at these shows while still hearing plenty of Doveman's own material, sung "in the style he calls insomnia pop: uncertain anthems, sung in his whispery high tenor, about loss and yearning. Solitude fills his songs, but among his fellow musicians hes far from alone." Yo, we heard that in the New York Times so it must be true!
The next two installments come February 8th and March 16th (check out the LPR site for more info). In between Doveman will be joining Martha Wainwright on her tour of Australia, pulling double duty as an accompanist and also contributing Doveman opening sets on select dates. I hear it's summer down in Australia right now. Damn you Doveman! Your life is too good.