SPONTANEOUS TOUR HITS NORTHERN CALIFORNIA THIS WEEK
"Hard times, ain't just some old folk song," writes Nathan Moore in the lead track off his 2009 album Folk Singer (JamBase review), and this week he's publicly demonstrating his belief that the antidote for hard times is community and creative solutions to problems.
When he flew in to perform at an established festival in California this past weekend and discovered most of the main artists had pulled out for fear of not being paid, he did what Nathan Moore does best - he jumped in with both feet. "I think they need me," he told his manager when discussing the options. So, he went, knowing that like most artists struggling to make ends meet on tour he risked losing money yet again. The festival meltdown illustrates the impact of hard times on festivals, musicians and fans alike, and Moore's attitude shows he takes his role as everybody's troubadour to heart.
Nathan now is calling on his California fans to pull together and help him by supporting a spontaneous 7-day tour to recoup expenses (details below and you can keep up with latest on Facebook). The "Hippy Fiasco Rides Again" was assembled in barely 36 hours using social networking and text messages to spread the word and will include public and private shows. He and his tour manager worked completely from Nathan's iPhone, including creating this video to spread the word.
"Hippy Fiasco Rides Again: A Spontaneous Nathan Moore Tour"
Tuesday, July 27: The Downlo, Chico CA, 7:00-? $7
Wednesday, July 28: 8240 Bodega Hwy. Sebastapol CA (park on the left) 7:00 $10
Thursday, July 29: McNears, 21 Petaluma Blvd N, Petaluma CA 8:00 free plus DoughNation
Friday, July 30: Connecticut Yankee, San Francisco CA, 10:00 $10
Saturday, July 31: private affair
Sunday, August 1: A semi private party at the compound in Oakland, call hot line for details, Doors 4:00, Music 6:00, $10 Donation.
Monday, August 2: TBA, working on it- Santa Cruz CA beach party? Tea and crumpets in San Jose? Anyone? Call the hotline!
For details or to offer assistance, please call the Hippy Fiasco hotline 805-443-2423.