Thursday, June 21, 2012
Wednesday, February 13, 2008
DenverHad a great time in Denver last weekend in a series of events hosted by my friend Pete Strickler: a packed house concert in which I played 10 different instruments and foot percussion (still no vocals yet - don't hold yer breath), taught a few private lessons and gave an Irish session workshop to 15 folks. Got to session all three nights I was there. All in all a fabulous time. Visited OME banjos to discuss the Irish tenor they are building for me, and then a trip to Herb Taylor's shop to see the neck and sides of the new bouzouki he's building me (black walnut back and sides, cedar top and maple/ebony neck/fretboard). Then a nice drive home to Taos. Hoping to do more of these teaching/performing weekends...
Thursday, January 31, 2008
long time......since I posted anything here, but I have made a resolution to start doing so starting now. OK, here's latest news:
1. Planning for ZoukFest 2008 is well under way and we'll be announcing staff on our website http://zoukfest.com this week. Look for some really interesting new staff and curriculum. We're all really looking forward to our 8th year (!) and the 2nd at our fantastic new home at College of Santa Fe.
2. Later this year I will be premiering two new works composed for me. The first is "In Blue Spaces" written by North Carolina-based composer Paul Elwood. It is a 10 minute single movement chamber work for Irish bouzouki with violin, viola, flute, clarinet, cello and piano. It is probably the first chamber work written for the Irish bouzouki! The second is an electro-acoustic piece written by award-winning composer Paul Rudy. As yet untitled, it has a solo part for Irish bouzouki played live by me, with accompanying parts comprised from recorded samples of sounds I can make on the instrument. I am very excited by the opportunity and challenge of these works.
3. Many have asked when I was going to record another solo CD. ("Dragon Reels" turned 10 last year, and my last two releases have been duos with Chipper Thompson - "The Janissary Stomp" and Randal Bays "House to House.") It looks like it might be another year before I can get into the studio for another solo outing. I have a couple of new bouzoukis on order and I'd like to have a few months with them under my belt before recording again.
OK - that's it for now. I promise to try and log in here at least weekly from now on.
Thanks for reading!
Friday, April 06, 2007
Roger Landes & Chipper Thompson April TourDoing a few gigs in the midwest with Chipper. Hope to see y'all there!
Radio interview on WUKY 91.3FM.
Friday 4/13: Lexington, KY
12:00pm John Jacob Niles Center
7:00pm John Jacob Niles Center
UK School of Music
105 Fine Arts Building
Lexington, KY 40506-0022
Joseph Beth Booksellers
161 Lexington Green Circle
Lexington KY 40503
800 248 6849
859 273 2911
Sunday 4/15: Atlanta, GA
Tuesday 4/17: Champaign, IL
8:00 House concert at home of Dean Karres
Thursday 4/19: Kansas City, MO
7:30 gig at Cafe &
1811 W. 45th St.
Kansas City, MO 64111
Hutchinson/Reno Arts & Humanities
contact: Mark Rassette
Wednesday, January 24, 2007
Roger Landes & Chipper Thompson NM TourHowdy there, Folks! well, it's sure been a while since I posted. Here's what's shakin':
Roger Landes & Chipper Thompson "Janissary Stomp" Tour of New Mexico
(y la pequeña esquina de Tejas)
Wednesday, Feb. 7th
El Paso, TX
Contact: Steve Yellen 915.842.7937
Thursday, Feb. 8th, 8pm
The Black Box Theater
430 Downtown Mall
Las Cruces, NM
Friday, Feb. 9th, 7pm
1010 16th St.
contact: SKY & John Yates 505.437.0325
(tickets @ door)
Saturday, Feb. 10th, 8pm
GIG Performance Space
1808 Second St (across from Cloud Cliff Bakery)
Santa Fe, NM
(tickets @ door)
Hope to see you all there!
Thursday, November 16, 2006
Tucson, Saturday, Nov. 18thI'll be in Tucson this Saturday opening for Battlefield Band with Chipper Thompson. Hope to see y'all there!
Wednesday, September 13, 2006
Gig in Crestone this SundayI'm doing a house concert this Sunday, September 17th with Chipper Thompson at the Hazelrig Music House in Crestone, CO. For reservations call (719) 256-4371 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
"The Janissary Stomp" in national releaseWe're gearing up to release "The Janissary Stomp" nationally next month just in time for the Christmas buying frenzy (those folks in the photo above look pretty happy about it!).
Sidestreet Distribution http://www.elderly.com/sidestreet/ in East Lansing, MI has agreed to distribute it to their network of independent, non-chain stores that are the lifeblood of folk and traditional music (sorry Borders and Barnes & Noble!).
We've redesigned the cover art for this release, which will also be available for online purchase on this website: https://rogerlandes.brownrice.com/orders.html
Thanks for your support!