Independence Day Update
Jul 2015 04

Happy 4th of July, everyone! I’m on a rainy visit back home to Pennsylvania (and it’s been raining quite steadily in Ithaca), but it hasn’t slowed down the music at all. 

After a flurry of gigs to promote Ten Square Miles, the Ego Band is taking a quick breather while drummer Will Sigel hits the road with Dreamt (check out their terrific new record, Comfort Road). We’ll be back at it in August, but my music schedule is as busy as ever in the meantime.

Just this past weekend, I could be seen around Ithaca playing keys with Thru Spectrums:

…and sitting in with Harry Nichols Band:

..and tearing up the Nines with Julia Felice and the Whiskey Crisis (more on that later).

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Plus, I spent two days in the studio working on the new Alan Rose and the Restless Elements record, culminating in an eight-person vocal section triple-tracked to create a massive street choir. It will be something to hear — Sunshine or Something is currently scheduled for a late 2016 release, so I’ll continue dangling that particular carrot. Busy weekend!

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Photo by Will Russell

Coming up: Friday, July 17th, I’ll be back on bass with Julia Felice and the Whiskey Crisis. What started as a one-off gig to promote Julia’s solo debut Diving For Falls is turning into a vibrant, living project, so expect to be hearing some more music from me, drummer Julian Dalton, guitarists Harry Nichols and Joe Massa, and the incomparable Julia Felice in the near future! If you haven’t yet, check out the soulful, dark, edgy Diving For Falls here. Do it. DO IT NOW. Or at a convenient time for music listening.

So that’s what I’m up to for now. As always, a full schedule of upcoming performances can be found at samuelblupowitz.com. There are exciting new things in the works, so I’m looking forward to bringing new music to you soon!

P.S.: Mandy and I got to meet Derek Trucks and Susan Tedeschi, as well other members of Tedeschi Trucks Band and Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings, who put on a terrific show at the Rochester Jazz Fest at the end of June. We didn’t get to play with them or anything, but they’re amazing and what a treat to meet them.

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