What’s Next?

It’s been three weeks since my amazing record release party, attended by 100+ people, at the fabulous Rockwood Music Hall. At the after party immediately following the show, I was asked multiple times, “So, what’s next?” I really had no answer, as all of my efforts in the months and weeks before had been poured into the release show. In my ideal world, I would have had a tour mapped out which kicked off immediately following. But, I could only do so much, and I wanted the show to be great; I thought it would be better to give it my full attention, and then plan a tour afterward.

Three weeks post record release show and I feel like I can finally start thinking and planning again. I have a short list of places I will definitely go: Albany, DC, and Rochester. The “Places I’ve Lived Tour.” I will plan for a trip to California early next year. And then there is an exponentially longer list of places I want to go, which is everywhere. Touring has always been a part of my dream. When I didn’t have a job, I didn’t have the album done yet, so it didn’t make sense to tour. Now that I have a job, I can’t just hit the road for an extended period of time, so I will do weekends, federal holidays, and vacation days. Maybe call it the “PTO Tour.”

I’m excited to do as much as I can. For the Albany show, I’d like to have a full band, similar to my NYC record release show. It would be great to be able to get the band from the NYC show to come up for a night — perhaps logistically challenging, but you never know.

Updates to come!

Record Release Party!

Record Release Party!

A have a lot of updating to do…my album was released! Packed show at Rockwood Music Hall, beautifully chronicled by Music Historian: http://musichistorian.wordpress.com/event-diary/.

More album news coming soon!

Pre-Order my Album!

Pre-Order my Album!

Pre-order my album on BandCamp and get a free immediate digital download of the album single, Brass Heart!

Plus, as a bonus, I will love you forever.

Also, come to my record release party at Rockwood Music Hall on 7/28/13 @ 6:30pm.

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Casey Dinkin's Record Release Party @ Rockwood Music Hall -- Stage 2

I’m releasing my record! Join the party at Rockwood Music Hall, Stage 2, on Sunday, July 28th @ 7pm. No cover. I’ll be playing through the album with a full band. Come! Celebrate! Get your copy and a Stupid Noah t-shirt!

(PS – check out my album cover!)

Stupid Noah T-Shirt!

Many moons ago I ran a t-shirt contest, and many people voted for their favorite design. Here is the winner! I will be ordering the shirts in the next few days. I’m very excited for their arrival!

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Last Friday, I took a trip to Battery Studios, to pick up the mastered copies of my album from Vic Anesini, a SONY mastering engineer (two time Grammy nominee!) and longtime family friend.

Battery Studios are where the legendary Record Plant recording studios were located – the studios where John Lennon was recording on the day he died.

Anyway, here is Vic!

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And here are my masters….

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Now it’s on to getting the rest of the ducks in a row so that I can release the album in July. Album art, CD pressing, getting the Kickstarter rewards ordered and assembled, launching a pre-sale, releasing the single, publicizing, planning a CD release party, sending out the albums and rewards to my Kickstarter backers…

All good things!

That’s all for now. Thanks for reading! xo

Playing at the MOVE Music Festival -- 4/27/13

Next Saturday, April 27th, I will be performing at the MOVE Music Festival in Albany, NY. The festival is in its second year and features 100+ bands at venues around Albany. Tickets are $15 for the whole event, from 4pm-4am. My set is 8-9pm at Blue 82, 80 N Pearl St, Albany, NY.

I’ll be joined by Craig Brinker, who has been playing keys with me in NYC, and was up for a trip to Albany (his first time in our fair capital city!) On bass, we will be joined by Bobby Kendall, a Troy-based player who comes highly recommended. We’ll drive up Saturday morning, have a practice session at Bobby’s apartment, and then head to the gig…

Hope to see you there! Get tickets at: http://www.movemusicfest.com

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