Next Friday, April 5th at Adobe Books & Arts Cooperative!!!

I’m am looking forward to be sharing an evening of exploratory sounds hosted by Adobe Books & Arts Cooperative in celebration of the release of Shirley Shirley Shirley, best described as an “interspecies experience with plant generated music”. The brainchild of this work is Nico Georgis, who will be accompanied by fellow sonic voyager, Matt Baldwin. To read more on this collaboration and to listen/purchase the album, please go here. I will get things started around 7:30 with a synth/guitar excursion. The event is FREE with a suggested donation. Hope you can join us!



Upcoming SF show w/ Elkhorn & Matt Baldwin!

Greetings! Happy to be sharing a night of exploratory guitar-centered music at Hemlock Tavern with the duo Elkhorn (on tour in support of their excellent new album ‘The Black River’ on Debacle Records) and fellow guitar explorer Matt Baldwin. Should be a great line-up! I suggest you tune in ) ) )




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100 Days of Drawing by Rumi Koshino

RumiKoshino_TheChetwood_750pxDear ones, two’s and threes,

I’ll be playing an intimate set of solo tunes for my friend Rumi’s beautiful art show in Oakland coming up March 17th. The excellent Matt Baldwin will also be playing a solo set of astral guitar that will surely transport… if you happen to live in the Bay Area, I hope you can join us in the celebration of Rumi’s 100 Days of Drawings. It will be a lovely evening of art and music. Please have a look at the flyer for all the details and hope to see you there…




Soundwave (( 5 )) in effect !!!

Dear friends,

I’m very happy to say the biennial Soundwave music and art festival, now in it’s 5th year, is finally taking shape!  Each season investigates a new idea through sound and this year explores the sonic connections to the human condition.  With Humanities as the theme, Soundwave ((5)) has commissioned over 30 performances and works to investigate human experience, and examine the future of our human constructs, cultures and rituals through sound.  The summer-long multi-venue series will be spread out among some of San Francisco’s most exciting and unorthodox venues including Battery Townsley in the beautiful Marin Headlands, SF Zen Center, California Academy of Sciences, Legion of Honor, The Lab, and so many others.  For a full list of participating artists, curators, and event details, please head on over to the main site.

In the past I’ve had the pleasure of playing solo as well as with my band The Drift.  This year my involvement will be two-fold, as both performer and curator –  needless to say, I am really excited!

I’ll to be doing a solo performance under the skies of the Aurora Borealis in a mini-planetarium (never thought I’d say that!!!).  It will take place Thurs. July 5th for the opening night party Nightlife at the California Academy of Sciences presented by Mediate & The Bold Italic.   Also performing are Oakland-based space troubadours Lumerians in the mezzanine, Matt Baldwin under the coral reefs amongst the fish, DJ’s Tristes Tropiques spinning throughout the evening, plus a host of other interactive multi-media works on display.

$10 Academy members
$12 non-members.
Purchase ticket’s HERE
Visit Facebook event HERE

I’m also incredibly honored to have been asked to curate one of three event’s based around the concept of revelation.   Revelation Zen will be held at and co-presented by SF Zen Center at the lovely Julia Morgan-designed SF Zen Center featuring performances by the SF duo En, Oakland-based artist Marielle V. Jakobsons, and Los Angeles multi-instrumentalist Sean McCann.  In keeping with the spirit of revelation, there will be components of Zen practice woven into the nights performances including introductions to meditations and Zen practice.  It’s a very special treat to be collaborating in this way the Zen Center community, who have been so generous in offering their energy, time, and incredible space to explore ideas through sound.  Really hope you can join us Saturday August 25th!


$12 students & seniors
$15 general admission
$25 true value/supporter

All Ages!

Please visit the event page HERE for more detailed info and to purchase advance tickets.

Thanks for reading!