6 May 2013
‘Honored’ to be an Honorable Mention in this year’s Telluride Troubadour Songwriting Contest (2nd year in a row)!
Thank you Telluride Bluegrass peeps!
11 Apr 2013
The Bowery Electric show for this Saturday, 4/13 has been rescheduled. It will be on Wed. May 1st at 7pm. Hello from Austin, TX! On my way to Dallas today – Opening Bell Coffee at 8pm.
3 Apr 2013
BLOGCRITICS/JOSEPH’S REVIEWS – CD REVIEW
There are certain albums that we use to mark time. Consider this chronology… In 1969, Neil Young released his first, self titled, solo album which demonstrated that he was a distinct artist apart from the Buffalo Springfield. In 1991, Matthew Sweet released Girlfriend, a mix of ballads and joyful hard rock pop that resulted in its becoming the best-selling album on college campuses that year. And in late 2012, Brian Dolzani released his lower-case entitled 12-song collection, if i don’t speak a word… (read more in PRESS).
15 Mar 2013
Tour is shaping up very well for April + May! Check the dates below some recent press coverage:
BLOGCRITICS – CD REVIEW
2/26/13 – BY JACK GOODSTEIN
Listening to singer-songwriter Brian Dolzani’s new album If I Don’t Speak a Word, I am reminded of the famous Matthew Arnold description of Lord Bryon’s poetry in his own “Stanzas from the Grande Chartreuse.” Byron’s writing, he says, bears “the pageant of his bleeding heart.” Keats, Shelley… Byron could bare his soul with the best of them. Of course when you’re looking for intimate personal struggle, you don’t have to go back to Byron. Modern songwriters haven’t been shy when it comes to laying their emotions on the line. And when it comes to intimate soul searching, Dolzani is following in big footsteps. (read more in PRESS)
THE RECORD JOURNAL (CT) – CD review
By Jim Pasinski, 2/25/13 – Excerpts
The album begins with the lyrical “Older Now” as he explains his words of wisdom. The twelve-song release is more about the words than the music as Dolzani’s vocals on “Whether or Not” remind us of an earlier version of Neil Young & Crazy Horse, before feedback became Neil Young’s power chord. The songs that strike the most interest are the mostly acoustic storytelling of “Before Goodnight” and “Broken.” The album finishes up with the inner search for love in “Autumn In Central Park” and how to deal with love in “I’m Sorry Now.” (read more in PRESS).
March 28 Acoustic Cafe Bridgeport, CT
April 1 CT Style taping (WTNH) New Haven, CT
April 5 17 State Street Cafe Newberryport, MA
April 6 HartFolk Festival Hartford, CT
April 9 Flipnotics Austin, TX
April 11 Opening Bell Dallas, TX
April 13 Bowery Electric New York, NY
April 25 Redding Roadhouse Redding, CT
April 28 Mocha Maya’s Shelburne Falls, MA
May 11 John Street Jam Saugerties, NY
May 14 WGN-TV Chicago, IL
May 14 Uncommon Ground on Clark Chicago, IL
May 21 Cafe Nine New Haven, CT
22 Jan 2013
I posted this on Facebook the week after this tragedy. Spontaneously composed the Sunday after, and sung while sick with a cold.
‘The New Angels’
I wish healing to all those directly affected.
13 Dec 2012
It’s my Birthday today (yea a big one!) and I’m offering CD’s 2 for 1 through 12/17 (which is my oldest son’s birthday. Yup, us Sagittarius’s). Get one for yourself, give one to a friend. Use the PayPal order form on the right side bar.
3 Dec 2012
The new record, ‘If I Don’t Speak A Word…’, is here. Check out this short promo and pick up a copy. As it’s the holidays, yes it could be a gift for someone else. But I’m ok with you just getting it for yourself. Enjoy!
2 Dec 2012
Also had a fun show at the Basement in Nashville, TN where I was joined by Hannah Miller and Neilson Hubbard for some 3-part harmony on Neil Young:
It was 2319 miles in 5 days. Love me some ROAD! I really do.
1 Oct 2012
Bring us good things. A harvest, a reward, a new leaf fallen from an old tree. We promise to be mindful of our selves, to maintain a deep tap into our inner beauty so that the world can reflect what we know is Love. Too many are hurting now…too much violence, too much greed, too many broken relationships and people. Let us remember what it means to be human; to be really alive.
What is it you deeply love? What can’t you live without that’s not material? All material, including us, will fade. Cultivate and nourish your energy, as that’s what’s created and re-created daily. That’s what never fades, wilts, or dies.
Even tomorrow we will be older. By a day. You can ask yourselves: Would I like to change? Stay the same? Am I happier now or then? Which leads to, What is happiness? That’s a very personal question for only you to answer, regardless of others’ input, approval, or judgement. Scary, I know.
Life isn’t necessarily something to be figured out. Or have control of. Or be on top of. Or even manage. Be content in this free fall. For are you really even falling? Away from what? Towards what?
Right now I’m writing this listening to Iron and Wine, The Shepard’s Dog. I feel at peace while engaged in this writing, which I realize is not what I feel most of the day. Most time, like you perhaps, is spend striving and longing and missing out and trying to catch up and seeking something that as soon as you find it, it’s changed. What you thought it should be, it is not. Again, this is life.
Dear October, let us know life as it is. Because it’s our fight against it that creates our suffering. Sure, we say, Well this IS how it is. But our hearts do know differently, because we know we are afraid to let it be as it really is.
What would you like for this month?