Thomas (Doveman) Bartlett's voice comes from a tired sounding place, a bedroom without a sandman, a bedroom as black as the widening black hole pupils of his eyes. This is the sound of a young man who knows what it means to be tired. Bartlett has insomnia, a fact I learned of quite a while ago, and this complaint seems to fit his music quite well. The only salvation, or liberation, from insomnia, is sleep itself and when you can't sleep I'd imagine you'd sit up and create music that seemingly trickles from that place between waking and sleeping, between light and dark, music of shadowed hallucinations.
08-14 Seattle, WA - Triple Door
08-15 Portland, OR - Aladdin Theater
08-16 Vancouver, British Columbia - Media Club
08-18 San Francisco, CA - Swedish American Hall
08-19 Los Angeles, CA - The Hotel Cafe
08-21 Alexandria, VA - The Birchmere
08-22 Philadelphia, PA - First Unitarian Church
08-23 New York, NY - (Le) Poisson Rouge
08-24 Boston, MA - Museum of Fine Arts
08-26 Montreal, Quebec - La Sala Rossa
08-27 Toronto, Ontario - Danforth Music Hall
08-28 Chicago, IL - Lakeshore Theater
Here's a sampling of his work as Doveman, who also include Sam Amidon, Dougie Bowne, Jacob Danziger, Peter Ecklund, and Shahzad Ismaily.
castles from With My Left Hand I Raise The Dead
honey (live - daytrotter session)
airbag (Radiohead cover)
From his infamous Footloose interpretations:
let's hear it for the boy
i'm free heaven helps the man
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