THOB Cycles and Cornets

Posted by: Dave Douglas on September 9, 2010 @ 9:27 am
Filed under: Events

I really love this idea, and the distances in New England are arduous, but (mercifully) at least human. Catch him if you can.

As you may or may not know, on Friday I leave on my Acoustic Bicycle Tour. This is maybe the most unusual project I’ve ever attempted: a two-week performance tour of all six New England states, traveling
only by bicycle, performing with a different group of musicians each night. I will be performing solo, with some of my working groups, and with ensembles of local musicians, in venues ranging from state parks to art galleries to concert halls.

Taylor Ho Bynum’s link to all the dates. He’s threatening to take it nationwide next year. Now that’s a tour I may just have to lobby to get on… Pedal Tones indeed.

9/10: New Haven CT 06510,
9/11: Crowell Concert Hall, Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT 06459,
9/12: Real Art Ways, 56 Arbor St, Hartford, CT 06106,
9/13: City Stage, One Columbus Center, Springfield, MA 01103,
9/14: Vermont Jazz Center, 72 Cotton Mill Hill, Brattleboro, VT 05301,
9/15: Toadstool Bookshop, 12 Depot Sq, Peterborough, NH 03458,
9/16: Maine Stay Inn, 34 Maine St, Kennebunkport, ME 04046,
9/17: Space Gallery, 538 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101,
9/18: Dyno Records, 1 Middle St, Newburyport MA 01950
9/19: Killian Hall, MIT, Cambridge MA 02139,
9/20:Blueberry Pointe on the Lake, 115 Sand Dam Road, Chepachet RI 02814,
9/21: UMass Amherst campus, Amherst, MA 01003
9/22: Anthony Braxton and Taylor Ho Bynum, Bezanson Recital Hall, UMass Amherst,
9/23: Fair Haven Farmer’s Market, Quinnipiac River Park, New Haven, CT 06513


  1. Saw Taylor tonight in New Haven and it was a great gig. Tomas Fujiwara drove the sextet hard, Jim Hobbs wailed, trombonist/tuba player Bill Lowe made us smile, Mary Halvorson continues to impress with her original guitar style, Ben Weiss’ solid bass playing meshed well with Fujiwara’s drums (especially in the second set) and Taylor was creative and playful (even introduced his bicycle.)
    A real treat – here’s to a safe and music-filled journey!

    Comment by Richard Kamins — September 10, 2010 @ 10:11 pm

  2. Taylor’s blogging daily at:

    If you like Le Tour de France and Filles de Kilimanjaro, now you don’t have to choose!

    Comment by Dave Douglas — September 14, 2010 @ 11:42 am

  3. This is the coolest thing I’ve ever heard of.

    Comment by Jake Blackshear — September 15, 2010 @ 2:12 pm

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