‘Episodes’ is out now! Order a copy, download or stream here: https://orcd.co/bartdavenport
Big thanks to Graeme Gibson, Wayne Faler, Andres Renteria, Aaron M. Olson, Jessica Espeleta, David Stern, Robin MacMillan, Hud Bixler & Dina Maccabee for contributing such fine accompaniments. Cover art by the brilliant Jessica Dean Harrison.
After nearly two years away from ye olde website I’m back to announce the coming release of a solo album, ‘Episodes’, coming March 25 on Tapete Records! Two songs, ‘It’s You’ and ‘Alice Arrives’ are available to stream now, the latter being a marvelous collaboration with string arranger and violist, Dina Maccabee. There will be two west coast record release shows: April 9 at Zebulon (LA) and April 14 at The Chapel (San Francisco). After that, the plan is to tour Europe this summer and I’ll be sure to publish those dates here. Thanks for stopping by!
Line drawing by the illustrious Jessica Dean Harrison, whose artwork will grace the cover of ‘Episodes’
I’m excited to be returning to Spain this week to start a short summer tour of festivals! These solo performances begin in A Coruña, Galicia at the Noroeste Festival and I’m very much looking forward to seeing PATTI SMITH there as well! After that I’m in Lugo and then we’ll head down south to Cádiz for three concerts. All in all, it should be a fun time! Be sure and check the ‘Tour’ page for details!
June 30 Bart & The Bedazzled returning to play live at everyone’s favorite L.A. venue, Zebulon! Tara Jane O’neil also performs teaming up with David Pajo, Marjorie Fair opens and tastemaker dj Taylor Rowley will spin records in-between sets!
It’s been eight years since I last played the Big Apple and I’m happy to announce that on Saturday, February 16 I’ll be at Symphony Space on the upper west side with Marc Capelle and his Red Room Orchestra, playing songs from the films of Wes Anderson. The list of amazing players on this show is too long to list here but it will include Yuka C. Honda, Toby Dammit, Hether Fortune, Allyson Baker, Tom Ayres, Karina Denike, Robin MacMillan, Eli Crews, Dina Maccabee and Margaret Cho. Get your tickets HERE!
The next night on February 17th in Brooklyn, I’ll play a solo set at Pete’s Candy along with Karina Denike and Billy Bouchard. This show is free!
This month I’m heading back to Spain for an eight concert tour with Bart & The Bedazzled! We’ll be playing songs from our latest album, ‘Blue Motel’, a few from ‘Physical World’, a couple back catalog BD faves and some choice covers! We start in Madrid November 29 and end December 6 at Purple Weekend Fest in León! The following night at the very same festival, I’ll be reuniting with The Kinetics for our first concert in nearly twenty years! The poster above has dates and venues for The Bedazzled shows. Be sure to check the ‘Tour’ page for more details!
This month I’m headed to Spain for a solo tour and looking forward to concerts in Vigo, Burgos, Segovia, Zaragoza, Albacete and Madrid! The tour ends in Vilanova, Catalonia where I’ll perform along with Of Montreal, Iron & Wine, Josh Rouse and They Might Be Giants. Check the ‘Tour’ page for more info!
In other news Bart & The Bedazzled have a new video out for ‘Halloween By The Sea’, directed by Just Frahm and starring myself, Sarah Bethe Nelson and Jamin Barton. Tim Carr at L.A. Record had this to say: “This beautifully clear black-and-white video by director Justin Frahm—a beach and a beach town, with all the people gone and only memories left, which makes it more an On The Beach town—deftly underscores that strange kind of isolated mood, like a arthouse version of one of those Twilight Zone “Where is everybody?” episodes.”
‘Blue Motel’ now available on LP, CD, download and cassette tape! Buy them HERE!
I’m happy to announce that my next album, ‘Blue Motel’ (coming April 27 on Lovemonk/Legere) will be released under the new band name Bart & The Bedazzled! Its been a long time coming. Jessica Espeleta, Andres Renteria and Wayne Faler have been an integral bart of the music, even going back to the last album, ‘Physical World’. We’ll be playing record release shows in San Francisco, Los Angeles and other west coast cities in April. So look out for that! There’s also a music video in the works directed by our dear pal Cassandra Lee Hamilton! On the left there’s a photo from the shoot. Note: the green screen! Gonna be some special affects behind us!