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5/26/11 Busy busy busy....

2011 has been a bit of a whirlwind. After a solid run of tour dates with Ryan Shea Smith in January and February, my wife and I packed up the Penske truck and drove across the country to set up shop in Nashville, TN. I’ve been living there part time for the last 8 or so years and the timing was right for us to make it our fulltime residency. (not to mention the sun comes out in the spring in TN.....)


I was home for all of a week before leaving on tour with Toad the Wet Sprocket. My friend Glen Phillips had asked me last year to join them on their “reunion” tour and I gladly agreed. I’ve been a fan of their music for a long time and Glen and I have toured a lot together acoustically over the years so it has been a fun change of pace to play a full on rock show with them. I’m playing keys, mandolin and lapsteel with them on about 65 shows in 2011 and it has been a blast. This summer we’ll be playing the midwest and the NW with some Central CA shows in late August. Rumor has it that they will be releasing a new album some time next year so keep an ear out for that.


I arrived home yesterday for a much needed few weeks of rest and regrouping before heading back out with Toad at the end of June. I’m looking forward to writing and recording this month while in Nashville

and catching up on the honeydo list.....I’m booking fall dates in the NW so if you’re interested drop me a line on the contact page.

9/28/11

 

Fall in Nashville is beautiful. Somehow I managed to be gone on tour most of the days it was 100 degrees and muggy....serendipity, karma, or just plain old fashioned good planning.... However, September is one of my favorite months.  In honor of this month and in honor of my mother who I wrote the song "September skies"  for, you can download the song free here for the next few weeks. Please share with anyone you think might enjoy it.

 

I will be hitting the road next week with Ryan Shea Smith for three songwriting workshops, two beautiful theaters in Ohio and a house concert in Louisville. (and a partridge in a pear tree...) Then we'll be flying to the great NW for some rain, and a run of college shows. 

 

This year has a been a whirlwind of what seems like nonstop touring with Toad the Wet Sprocket. We have 3 more shows in S. California the first week of November which will conclude a string of almost 80 shows this year. It has been a blast playing with Glen Phillips and the guys but now they are hunkering down to write for a new Toad album that will hopefully be released next year.

 

After moving to Nashville in February I promptly left on tour and haven't been able to enjoy this great city as much as I had hoped but I'm looking forward to digging in and writing a bunch of new songs for a project with my friend Cindy Morgan in November. Then in December I'll be producing a record on an amazing singer out of Portland Debra Arlyn that I'm really looking forward to.

 

As always if you'd like to download a copy of my latest CD you can do so at www.jonathankingham.bandcamp.com


If you'd like to host a house concert please drop me a line and I'll try to accommodate.Thanks for your continued support and encouragement.


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7/25/12


 Summer is in full swing here in Nashville and things are busier than ever. The biggest news in my world is that we welcomed our first son, Oliver Edward Kingham into this beautiful world on June 14th. He is a wonder, an amazing little red headed bundle of  frowns, screams, coos, and all other sorts of joys. I am truly blessed.

 

I just finished up producing 2 albums by a couple of very talented women Debra Arlyn and Jenny Snipstead. Debra is a pop/soul powerhouse singer and Jenny has a beautiful effortless mellow jazz style. Please do yourself a favor and check them out. 

 

I've done a few tours playing with Glen Phillips and a few with the whole band Toad the Wet Sprocket so far this year and there are a couple of upcoming runs in July, Sept, Oct and December. They are in the studio working on a new album that will probably be finished sometime near the end of 2012 with an early 2013 release likely. I'm mostly playing keys and guitar with them but am opening some of the upcoming shows in July and September so please come out. They put on a great show.

 

Nashville is muggy and hot this summer. Regardless, its a great city and I'm loving the community here. I'm looking forward to being home later this summer for some writing and prep for a new album.

 



2/12/13

I’m in the middle of a NW tour with Ryan Shea Smith. We had an amazing night at the Kirkland Performance Center sharing the show with my brothers Pete and Andy and my sister Bethany sang with us as well (pic below). Now we’re off to E. WA and then on to Oregon before hitting the studio for 2 days to work on my new album before flying home to Nashville.

2/25/13

5 new shows confirmed today opening for the ever so lovely and talented Sara Watkins (of Nickel Creek and now having a great solo career) Shows will be in NC, GA, KY and Ohio March 7-13th. Please check the tour page for all the details. You’ll also find info on 4 shows in the NE March 14-17th there as well.

9/23/13

Just wrapped up a great tour in the Northeast with Toad the Wet Sprocket. We were honored to play at FarmAid this year in Saratoga Springs, NY. I played last night at the Infinity Hall in Norfolk, CT which is one of my favorite rooms to play in the whole country.


I just flew home this morning to Nashville and am looking forward to 3 great days at the PAE conference. I’ll be showcasing on Wednesday in front of a lot of Presenters in the East and Southeast regions and will hopefully be filling up the calendar for the 2014 and 2015 touring seasons.
















On tour with The lovely Sara Watkins

Infinity Hall

















3/17/14

 Spring is reluctant to come here in the South, although a few daring daffodils are making a push of faith thru the cold ground. Life in Nashville is good. Been home for over a month and I am enjoying time with our boy Ollie who is 21 months old now.


The spring and summer are looking to be rather busy on the road with solo shows and Toad the Wet Sprocket so I’m trying to enjoy cooking in my own kitchen before spending 3 months on the bus. I’ll be playing keys and steel with Toad on an 11 week tour opening for the Counting Crows from June thru August. All dates should be on the tour page shortly. Here’s a video from Adam Duritz about the tour.