“Singer-songwriter and visual performance artist Claire Cronin from L.A. has released her début EP Proof of Names through Bandcamp -can’t quite put my finger on it but there’s something special about the quartet of tunes that make them stand out from the crowd.


According to her website(s) she’s was a monastic in a strict order of ascetic nuns so somewhat of a career move, although she’s being writing songs for sometime this is her recording début, you can find out more at Claire’s music website here or the visual/performance art site here.”




“It feels odd to me that most of the comparisons that immediately jump to mind when listening to Claire Cronin‘s excellent Proof of Names EP are equally talented male singer/songwriters. Vocally, Neil Young jumped to mind first. A friend suggested Chad VanGaalen, and I’d have to agree with that as well. Cronin’s quivering but powerful croon and her lyrical gifts — think folksy narrative with a wonderfully expressive touch of heartbreak — are what make this four-song EP a winner. Cronin is based in Los Angeles, and is an awfully creative soul — she does visual and other performing art in addition to strapping on the guitar and singing wonderful songs.”

SF show

i’m going with the lovely rachel fannan to play a show in SF on november 4th.  we’ll be doing lots of melancholy covers and singing harmonies on each other’s songs.

at Public Works SF

with Gary Wilson and his bands, the Anderson Family Bluegrass Band, 1776, and Giovanni the accordionist


eternal telethon at bellyflop gallery
1880 preston ave in echo park
& broadcast live online:
saturday august 27th from 11 am – 5 pm

the sanctuary: summer sundays
sunday august 28th at 235 hill St., santa monica
with rachel fannan and others…
6 to 10 pm. $5 donation, all ages.

OPEN ENGAGEMENT – portland, or

i’ve been invited to perform at open engagement, a conference on art + social practice at PSU in portland. this will take place on the weekend of may 13 – 15. my project is “folk songs of invisible portland” – a series of songs about locations in portland and the vibes i pick up there – which i’ll need to write in the day and a half before my performance!
here is the schedule and website: