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Tuesday, March 29th, 2011 9:45 AM EDT

Tour wins and flails

It has been too long since I posted on here, but honestly, things have been busy!
My tour Westy, the Blonde Bomber, died on the way out of the driveway, and was sold for parts within an hour.  Many thanks to the Stokes family in Boulder for letting me stay in their guest room a bunch (instead of sentencing me to sleep crossways in my Volvo XC), and letting me house/dog sit while they were away at Beaver Creek!  Also, thanks to the Stokes' and Matt Selinger for major hookups on the skiing and housing front (Matt loaned me his condo in Breck).  I skied A-Basin, Breck (3 times), Keystone, and Eldora on days off, and did some very nice trail rides on a prototype belt drive fixed gear 29" mountain bike on loan from Isaac Stokes through Doug Schnitzpahn.  I also scored a pretty sweet gore tex shell from Doug.  Epic.  Be sure to check out Isaac's column with the Boulder Weekly - http://www.boulderweekly.com/article-4818-leave-it-to-beaver.html, and be sure to check out the Magazine that Doug edits, http://www.elevationoutdoors.com/.  Good times.
I am writing this from Riverton, Wyoming, where I just performed a great double show yesterday (musical lunch, stand-up evening) at Central Wyoming College.  Good times, great audience.  I cant wait to come back!
This tour, I have posted great shows at/in:
CSU Pueblo, Trinidad State Junior College, the Jamestown Mercantile, Genoa Coffee and Wine (Ft. Collins), Mandolin Cafe (Loveland), Salida Cafe, Winter Park Pub, and the CWC.
From here it is on to Jackson for a double show at the Cafe Boheme in Jackson, a double show at Sheridan College, and then through Montana to WSU for a double show at Pullman.  From there its back through to Hamilton MT for a music show at the and then to Billings and points east for a few shows in Minnesota, and single shows in Iowa City, Chicago, Cleveland, and Verona NY.
Then I am home.  Blessed, over-booked, not so restful home!
Tuesday, January 25th, 2011 12:40 PM EST

Booking Success and Reading Material...

I just booked a few more shows for my tour, one in MT and one in MN.  I am very much looking forward to this tour, and am excited about it.  I also booked showcases for my band and solo act at the Utica Music and Arts Fest next fall (www.uticamusicfest.net) which is very exciting.
I have only two shows this week, both on Saturdays, about which I am very excited, one is solo music at the Stowe Mid lodge, and the other is stand-up comedy at Mulligans in Barre (I guess its a great scene).  Check out my schedule (www.nathanbradycrain.com/tour_schedule.htm) for details!
I have recently been reading a great deal, The Girl with the Dragon Tatoo, and The Girl Who Played with Fire, were a great deal of fun, as was the book Wicked.  I also read a very important book, that I recommend to everyone: Three Cups of Tea.
Three Cups of Tea (www.threecupsoftea.com) details the efforts of Greg Mortensen to bring education to roral Pakistan and Afghanistan.  It is such an inspiring and incredible story that I have difficulty avoiding tears while simply discussing it.
It is clear, from the reading of this book, that his path, educating the poor in rural central Asia, is the ONLY true path to creating peace and therefore stopping terrorism.  For his schools, one penny donated from America (Pennies for Pakistan) equals one pencil in a school.  A dollar is a day's wage for a teacher.
When not in Pakistan and Afghanistan building schools, vocational centers, and bridges, Greg is either at home getting much needed quality time with his wife and two children, or on the road performing speaking engagements in the US.  He will be in VT and MA twice in the coming months.  Go to his website above and click the "events" menu, and check out his speaking dates.  You can filter by state.
Go see him.  Donate.  It's the best cause that I have seen since Habitat for Humanity, the Vermont Food Bank, and Nothing but Nets.
Time for me to get back to work.  I am now reading a book called Guerilla P.R. Wired (an older book about internet publicity management), and it says that its not about working smarter, its about working harder.
I say thats partially right.  I say its about working harder, smarter, faster, and more.
Nose to the grindstone!  Be well everyone, and do good work!
Monday, January 24th, 2011 1:28 PM EST

New Happennings!

This has been a banner year on both sides of the fence (Brady, and Nathan Brady Crain).
Upcoming gigs are here:
Things have been moving apace with Citizen Crain (the full band that performs the music of Brady), performing at great venues like the Brewski, Spruce Peak Lodge, and the (epic) SNOW BARN!  Our rotating lineup includes Bill Allen (drums, backing vox, www.greenmountaindrums.com), Scott Paulsen (elec/upright bass, drums, backing vox, www.vtisa.org), Eric Hoh (elec/upright bass, backing vox), Jared Johnson (also of the SAMPLES, elec bass, backing vox), Thom Carvey (elec bass, sax, backing vox), Sean Preece (drums, backing vox), and Patrick Ross (rippin fiddle).  All of them are spectacular players, and I cant wait to work with them all again!
The Brady (looping, solo) shows are going amazingly, and are lighting up the board.
Nathan Brady Crain stand-up comedy has been going grazy, with recent shows at the Turning Stone Casino in western NY, Flynn Space, and the Comedy Studio in Harvard Square Cambridge, MA.
My spring tour is booking up nicely with colleges in CO, WA, MN, and a few other prospects, with lots of nice comedy and music shows in independent rooms on the way.
Can't wait to meet you out there!
Tuesday, September 14th, 2010 11:12 AM EDT

Preparations for fall tour

lots of shows going on!
please go sign my guestbook and tell the world how much you like my comedy, my solo music, or my band ("crain" formerly "bloody knuckles")!
i now have a few semi-regular gigs happening around southern vt, tuesdays at windsor station, wednesdays (for a few weeks) at skunk hollow tavern in hartland, there will be more!  oh yes, there will be more.
soon i will be swapping the gas tank, radiator, and coolant lines on my van, getting ready for the big trek across the country.
want me to play music at your house?  email me!  its right in the contact info!
most importantly, come out and say hi, its always great to see you!
Sunday, March 28th, 2010 12:46 AM EDT

Colorado Breather...

After a whirlwind run out to, and through CO (Aurora NY, Columbus, Champaign IL, Manhattan KS, Denver Loveland Steamboat Salida Jamestown CO), I am taking a bit of a breather in Boulder, relaxing with some friends, and doing some excellent skiing.  Today's skiing was at Eldora Mountain.  Great stuff, good powder, fun times...thanks to Isaac and Erin for letting me park in the driveway and camp out!
I had a great time playing some tunes with their 3.5 year old son today.
Tomorrow, maybe a little more skiing, and monday I replace the slave cylinder in my clutch and then drive to Norman, OK where I have two shows on Tuesday.
Then its off to Kansas City, then its off to HOME!
Thursday, March 18th, 2010 10:36 PM EDT

Pennies from heaven spring tour v1.0

Had a great show in East Aurora, NY on Tues, and a fantastic visit with my college roomate Bill and his wife, Yuroba.
Tomorrow it is onward and westward to Champaign IL, where I do a quick radio spot on WEFT, and then a 7P show at the Aroma Cafe!
Go to www.nathanbradycrain.com/tour_schedule.htm for details!
Tuesday, March 2nd, 2010 11:41 PM EST

This is the real thing

This web-site is finally coming together!
Monday, March 1st, 2010 10:50 PM EST

This is a test!

I am testing the new news page here on my website!
Friday, April 13th, 2007 12:00 AM EDT

P**s of Fire available!

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