Thursday, February 12, 2015

Seeking Musical Collaborator

Traveling as a solo artist, people often ask me if I've ever thought about touring with a band.  My answer is always, "I'd love to, but I can't afford it."  So just to be completely upfront here, I still can't afford it.  Traveling with a band, that is.  But I think it's possible that I could afford to tour with one other musician backing me up (and potentially doing opening sets if applicable), or at least give it a trial run for a good while and see if it works out.

I'm open to various possibilities, but I have always thought that if I were to perform with one other musician on a regular basis, the ideal would be a really good improvisational fiddle player who is also really good at singing harmonies, and probably female.

Whoever it is would ideally be someone who also:


  • lives in or near Portland, Oregon
  • likes the idea of traveling a lot for weeks or months on end, including internationally
  • likes the idea of performing at protests and events involving primarily some combination of socialists, communists, anarchists, peaceniks, hippies, punks, etc.
  • has no aspirations to make a lot of money at this
  • has done some DIY touring and has some idea of what they're getting into
  • does not think that the idea of sleeping on a foldout couch now and then is the end of the world
  • is easy to get along with when cooped up with one other person for weeks or months at a time in a small rental car


That's it in a nutshell as far as who I'm looking for.  A little about me:  I'm a politically-obsessed singer-songwriter based in Portland.  You can listen to my music at davidrovics.com.  I've been making a living as a solo artist touring internationally (mainly Europe and North America) since 1997 or so.  Mainly by sponging off of the international Left.  And a little from playing for the folk and punk music scenes in different countries, but mainly the Left.

Please email me at david@davidrovics.com with links to your music and any other such info that may be relevant if you want to think about collaborating musically!