1st Band Gig in a Year
April 4, 2013
That's right. It's been almost year since the band and I got together. But the wait has come to an end. We'll be playing at 78 Below on the Upper West Side of Manhattan on Saturday April 27 from 8 - 10pm. Two sets, delicious food menu, and a chance to hang out. Sounds good to me.
WFUV Best of 2012 Staff Picks
November 28, 2012
Woo hoo! Our album, "Joni Mitchell's Blue: A 40th Anniversary Celebration" had made WFUV's John Platt's Best of 2012 list! He says "Some of New York's finest female folkies, collectively known as Chicks with Dip, do justice to Joni's deceptively tricky classics." Thanks to John & WFUV for the support!
Chicks on WFDU
November 17, 2012
Tomorrow, Sunday, Nov. 18, I’ll be joining some of the fine Joni Mitchell’s Blue performers on the radio tomorrow.
Sunday, November 18th, 2012
Traditions hosted by Ron Olesko and Bill Hahn - 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Fairleigh Dickinson University
Teaneck, NJ 07666
Tune in to 89.1 FM or listen online
We’ll be talking about and performing selections from the Blue 40th Celebration project. If you're in the New York metro area, tune in at 89.1 FM or online by visiting http://wfdu.fm/
Also, the Garden City, Long Island show which was cancelled because of Hurricane Sandy is back on! Join us at Garden Stage on Sunday December 2 at 3pm. You can find all the Joni Mitchell's Blue shows at our Facebook page.
Sunday Brunch on WFUV
October 24, 2012
John Platt features the Joni Mitchell's Blue 40th Anniversary show this Sunday on WFUV, 90.7FM in New York. Carolann Solebello, Sharon Goldman, Meg Braun, Karyn Oliver, Allison Tartalia and I will be on Sunday Breakfast at around 10am playing songs and talking about the album. Tune in!
Joni Mitchell's Blue in Long Island
October 14, 2012
The Chicks and I head to Long Island for a Joni Mitchell's Blue tribute on November 2 at Garden Stage in Garden City. Tickets are $20 in advance and $22 at the door. Check out their website here.
New Joni Mitchell's Blue Show
August 11, 2012
Attention, Philadelphia! The Chicks With Dip are coming to your World Cafe Live to perform Joni Mitchell's Blue: A 40th Anniversary Celebration on Saturday Sept. 1. I'll be doing my rendition of "Little Green," along with an original song in the 2nd act. Get your tickets here!
City of Water Day in Weekend Notes
July 9, 2012
Weekend Notes covers this weekend's City of Water Day on Governor's Island, including a mention of yours truly.
June 26, 2012
After so long of doing about a gig a month, I suddenly find myself with a whole array of musical activities in July and August! I've listed them all on the Calendar page, so check it out. It includes Joni Mitchell, Simon & Garfunkel, a folk festival and a City of Water. So exciting...
Gig with the band
January 28, 2012
It's been a few months since I've played with the whole band, but that's just what's on the schedule for February 28. Join us at 8pm that Tuesday at Sullivan Hall, 214 Sullivan Street in the Village!
Joni Mitchell "Blue" 40th Anniversary Show
December 12, 2011
I'll be joined by my talented singer/songwriter friends on January 5 for a special show celebrating the 40th anniversary of Joni Mitchell's album, Blue. We're all getting together and each performing a song off the album. I've picked the lovely "Little Green." The whole show is a benefit for the Christopher Street Coffee House, a series of concerts held at the historic St. John's Lutheran Church on Christopher Street in the Village. The show starts at 7:30pm and it's $15. The list of performers is:
MEG BRAUN, ANNA DAGMAR, HONOR FINNEGAN, SHARON GOLDMAN, VICTORIA LAVINGTON, CATHERINE MILES, KARYN OLIVER, ELISA PEIMER, ALLISON SCOLA, CAROLANN SOLEBELLO, and ALLISON TARTALIA.
It will be an amazing evening of wonderful songs sung by talented singers!
Review in the Jambalaya News
July 26, 2011
I just got one of the nicest reviews ever from a visiting journalist at my show at Governor's Island. I'm waiting for it to appear online, so in the meantime, here it is:
By Leslie Berman
Incidentally, the best music of the afternoon of water was turned in by singer/writer Elisa Peimer, whose delicious and thought-provoking pop songs have been and should continue to be featured in soundtracks and cover versions by all and sundry, if the gods of getting-what-you-deserve get their collective act in gear. Peimer’s been buzzing around the fringes of the about-to-make-it-big circuit for a while now, and her sweet and sultry vocals on her albums and EPs do justice to her tuneful, soulful music. After overhearing her first song, I began to listen with intent, and soon found myself the owner of one of her CDs, courtesy of my ever-thoughtful brother. We discussed Peimer’s chops and the to-ing and fro-ing of her success between numbers, falling silent each time she began to sing. Why hasn’t she made it big yet, we both wondered? Well, there is that power-ballad sensibility, and most young artists are doing their best to avoid the wall of sound, except if they’re selling tunes to TV shows that love the lush life. But though her songs seem familiar, even if they’re nothing you’ve ever heard before, they also offer unexpected musical twists, and I for one hope Elisa Peimer never tires of making music. If I knew that new music like this would be coming at me for the rest of my life, I could be content.
2 May gigs
April 28, 2011
It's starting to be outdoor gig season and I've got the first one coming up in May. On Sunday, May 15 I'll be playing Big Bayfest in Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn. Check out their website here. I'll be playing on a pier by the water. Specific pier and time TBD.
Then on Thursday, May 19, I'll be joined by the outstanding Martha Redbone, Rob Schwimmer, & Steve Addabbo at the Songwriter's Beat at the Christopher Street Coffeehouse. It's a night of amazing songwriting and performing starting at 7:30. Check out the Calendar page for more details.
staten island here I come
February 6, 2011
I'm playing my first-ever show in Staten Island with the illustrious and talented Jon Sobel from the band, Whisperado. We'll be at Uncle Bourbon's on February 24th.
radio & radio
February 5, 2011
Two radios links today:
I've got a song being played on the last NYC podcast of Radio Crystal Blue. Host Dan Herman is relocating to Philly, but of course, with the internet, I'm sure we'll be hearing a lot more of his show from the far reaches of Pennsylvania.
Also, here's a press release about WDFH, a wonderful local radio station near where I grew up in Westchester County. Marc Sophos's labor of love has kept this free-form station going against all odds. In a time of computer programmed radio, WDFH is smart and refreshing. I was a guest performer there a couple of years ago, and I plan to make another appearance this spring.
First show of 2011
December 6, 2010
As 2010 comes to an end, it's time to start planning for 2011. So, a show is booked! Join us Tuesday, January 25 at 8pm at Sullivan Hall for a gig with the full band. And happy 2011!
New Jersey date change
November 17, 2010
My gig at Brewed Awakening in Metuchen, New Jersey with Sharon Goldman has been moved to February 17. Don't fret, New Jersey - I'll be there soon!
Two NYC shows coming up
November 8, 2010
I've got a couple of acoustic shows coming up in the next couple of weeks. On Saturday the 20th, I'll be joining Meg Braun and Carolann Solebello at their Cafe Vivaldi residency in the Village. The show starts at 7pm, and our friend Allison Scola hits the stage before us at 6pm.
Then on Tuesday the 23rd, bassist Irwin Menken will join me at Sullivan Hall at 7:45pm for an acoustic set.
You can check out the Calendar page for all the details.
New gig booked
August 13, 2010
I'm enjoying the rest of August and will be playing again in September! Join me on Tuesday, September 28 at 9pm at the Parkside Lounge, 317 E. Houston, between Avenues B & C in NYC.
I'm playing again
June 4, 2010
It's been almost 4 months - got a new job, went on a long vacation. In that order, actually. But I've gotten my act together and booked a new gig. Wednesday, July 7 at Kenny's Castaways at 9pm. The whole band will be there and it will be great to play again.
new video added!
April 18, 2010
Full band gig this Tuesday
April 7, 2010
Join me and the band this Tuesday, April 13 at the Parkside Lounge, 317 East Houston Street, between Avenues B & C. Showtime is at 9pm. You can take the F train to Second Avenue and walk a few blocks east. And it's free!
New photos from The Bitter End show
March 14, 2010
Brilliant photographer Dan Mayers took some great shots of me at last October's Bitter End Chick Singer Night show. I've posted a couple of them in my photo gallery. Here's one:
it's nice to share
February 15, 2010
Here's a new little addition to my website - the share buttons at the bottom of the pages. In case you see something you like, say music, or photos, or my gig calendar - you can share it on a whole bunch of sites like Facebook, Twitter, Digg, etc. Because it's nice to share.
December 21, 2009
Just got word that the gig at Parkside Lounge has been rescheduled to February 9 at 9pm.
December 17, 2009