Nels and Jim Black at the Stone, 8/5/14. Tim Berne had a family emergency and wasn’t able to join them. They were a duo for the first set then were joined by guitarist Mike Gamble for the second set.

John Scofield joins the Singers for their first set tonight. I’ll be in line early enough to snag a great seat!

Scott Amendola: "Fade To Orange" PRE-ORDER

Scott Amendola’s orchestral project Fade to Orange has reached its fundraising goal on Pledge Music, but you can still contribute to the campaign! As little as $10 will get you a download of Fade to Orange, and if you happen to have an extra $15,000 laying around, you can have your very own private Nels Cline Singers show (please invite me if you do…).

If you’re a lover of jazz and experimental music, some of the pledge perks are a great way to fill in your collection. The collection of Nels Cline Singers albums, for instance, is actually cheaper than buying the albums would be!

This project has been in the work for quite some time, and I’m really glad to see that things are falling into place. I’m looking forward to a framed Nels Cline Singers set list on my wall in the coming months while I listen to what’s sure to be an amazing composition.

Check the pockets of your winter coats and dig around in your couch for spare cash and make a pledge today!

I’m on the train on my way to New York to catch a few nights of Nels’ residency at the Stone. I’ll be seeing him play with Jim Black tonight and with the Singers tomorrow (along with a super secret special guest), and I’m hoping to catch at least one more set while I’m in town. If you’re in the New York area, you can check out the full schedule here.

Nels Cline + Greg Saunier + Nick Reinhart + Mike Watt = Big Walnuts Yonder - in the Studio recording debut LP

sargenthouse:

For over a year this has been in the works, four of my favorite players on Earth together in one room making a record that we get to release. I’m still pinching myself that this is real. Nels Cline (Wilco), Greg Saunier (Deerhoof), Nick Reinhart (Tera Melos) and Mike Watt

Nels Cline Singers (2 Sets) - Tickets - Rough Trade NYC - Brooklyn, NY - November 10th, 2014

The Singers are breaking my heart by playing a show close enough for me to go to on a night when I can’t get away. If only this were on a weekend!

Nels played with Cibo Matto last night and is in the studio with Mike Watt, Greg Saunier of Deerhoof, and Nick Reinhart today. I continue to be amazed by his seemingly constant creative output. We have this new project to look forward to, hopefully later this year!

Nels played with Cibo Matto last night and is in the studio with Mike Watt, Greg Saunier of Deerhoof, and Nick Reinhart today. I continue to be amazed by his seemingly constant creative output. We have this new project to look forward to, hopefully later this year!

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williambenton:

This is- as far as I know- the lone release by the touring band comprised of Mike Watt (bass, vocals), Bob Lee (drums), and Nels Cline (guitar). This particular lineup only did the final tour in support of Watt’s punk rock opera Contemplating the Engine Room, as guitar duties had previously been filled by Joe Baiza (Saccharine Trust, Universal Congress Of) and Stephen Hodges (Tom Waits) on drums. (Hodges left after the first tour, replaced by Bob Lee of Clawhammer, Backbiter.)

This is probably not a very rare find on the internet but it’s an extremely important record for me. I was playing a little guitar by the time these tours were going on but only considered myself a bass player- and a frustrated one at that. Seeing Nels Cline transformed me and caused me to change my priorities. And maybe that’s not a good thing….but it’s where I went and never looked back.

This is a song by Nels Cline an was released on piss-bottle yellow vinyl on the Kill Rock Stars label. The b-side was Nels covering Captain Beefheart’s A Carrot Is as Close as a Rabbit Gets to a Diamond, plus a “tourspiel” by everybody involved in the “Puttin’ the Opera to Bed” tour. 

Nels to tour with Cibo Matto in September

Venues have started announcing Cibo Matto shows featuring Nels for September. So far I’ve seen announcements for Athens, GA; Nashville; L.A.; and somewhere else in California. No dates past August have been posted on Cibo Matto’s website, but stay tuned!