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Streaming the Kennedy Center show on Thursday 3/14/13

“Songwriters: The Next Generation” Live Webcast - March 14 20l3 from 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. (EDT)

“Songwriters: The Next Generation,” a program of The ASCAP Foundation and The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, will showcase the work of four emerging songwriters and composers in a free concert on the Kennedy Center's Millennium Stage on Thursday, March 14 and Friday, March 15, 2013 at 6 p.m.  Each show will be streamed live beginning at 6:00 p.m.

Each evening's hour-long program, designed to spotlight the talent of young songwriters and composers, will be hosted by celebrated singer/songwriter and ASCAP member, Larry Groce, host of the NPR radio program Mountain Stage.

To view the live streamed performances and the Q&A with the artists go to: at 6:00 p.m. and scroll down to Millennium Stage on the right hand side.  Click on:  “Tonight's Free Performance.” My show will start at 6:30pm.

The performances will also be archived on the Kennedy Center's Millennium Stage site for future viewing.

“Songwriters: The Next Generation:” presented by The ASCAP Foundation and made possible by the Bart Howard Estate, is part of the Kennedy Center's free, daily performance series.

In the mean time, dig this video of me, Anton Fier and Chris Morrissey playing Junk Food & Drugs off my latest EP The Thinking Man's Filth...our next gig is May 7th at Rockwood Music Hall Stage 2: [youtube=]

The Capital...The Capitalism...Let's Party

96ce2008d61811e1bbaa22000a1e8b20_7I'm posting this picture with fond memories from my tour last summer with Alberta Cross and Everest.  It was the first time I'd ever played the Troubadour in Los Angeles, CA and I got to play it twice in the same night.  So much fun. Another first for me in the way of mentionable gigs will take place this week when I play at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC as part of ASCAP's Songwriters: The Next Generation concert series.  Mountain Stage's Larry Groce will host the evening and also conduct a short interview about songwriting with me.  Very excited about it.

After that, I'll head straight down to SXSW in Austin, Texas for three solo gigs and three gigs playing guitar with my band, BP Fallon & The Bandits.  Looking forward to all of them!  In April, I'm getting right back to work on my new solo record, "So Young, So High."  I'm also heading out on a brief tour playing guitar for Sylvain Sylvain of the NY Dolls and Glen Matlock of the Sex Pistols.  Should be a great run.

Hope to see you down the road.  Love, ALT

March to your own beat...South By So What...

Greetings from Delaware...the fields of New Castle are waving between the blue rocks just across the street from the Charcoal Pit today...all is as it should be.  An exciting month of March lay ahead.  In a stunning turn of events I'm playing the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC on the 14th of March for the ASCAP Foundation.  You can read all about it by clicking here. The evening is hosted by Mountain Stage's Larry Groce who will also interview me for all my top secrets about how to write songs to play at Rockwood Music Hall. I'm very honored to be playing though I'll probably get banned from future performances there for use of profanity and spitting in front of women and children so this may be your only chance to catch me there... South By Southwest 2013 will prove to be the year of The Bandit.  BP Fallon & The Bandits of which I'm a proud member, co-songwriter and co-producer will playing up a storm and I'll do a solo gig or two as well including a great one Saturday at The Whip In with Matt The Electrician, Tim Easton, Bonnie Whitmore and Colin Gilmore all on the bill as well.  Check out the shows page for the skinny on all of it.

The new MSGrs record is EP along nicely, as is my new full length.  Very excited for both.  Ok, I'm going to go work on the usual: professional counseling for Olympic divers with fears of falling from high locations. Remember: fun is to be had by those who've earned it through breaking the rules and never letting their school work get in the way of learning something.

Love, ALT