Sean Clapis Newsletter (October 2015)

Greetings folks,

And so it finally feels like fall. Time to break out your Pumpkin Spice Lattes, (which actually have no pumpkin flavor whatsoever), your Halloween Whoppers, (which contain more green food coloring than a St. Patrick’s Day cake) and do the whip and nae nae on top of a pile of pumpkins.

Here are some gigs!

-On Monday October 12th, Carte Blanche will appear at Macao in Tribeca. 9:30-12 and no cover!

-Tuesday the 13th, I’ll be at Radegast in Williamsburg from 8-11. Also no cover!

-On Wednesday the 14th and the 21st, I’ll be back at the Owl Shop in New Haven with the Hawkins Jazz Collective from 9-12.

-I’m very excited to announce my first duo show with my good friend and colleague Adam Coté, in a band called Clapoté, a name I came up with just now. We’ll be at Pete’s Candy Store on October 22nd at 9pm performing music by Elliot Smith, Jon Brion, George Harrison and maybe some originals as well!

-On Friday the 23rd, my band “Bad Idea” will be at The Buttonwood Tree in Middletown, CT. We’ll be playing music from our new album, “The Unseen River”, out now on RMI Records. First set is at 8.

-Saturday the 24th and the 31st will find me back at Tavern on the Green in Central Park with Fleur Seule for brunch at noon on both dates.

-On Wednesday the 28th, Carte Blanche will be at Esperanto in the East Village from 8-11.

-For Thursday the 29th, Clapoté strikes again at The Flat in Williamsburg, making music at 9.

-And finally, Carte Blanche will be making our first appearance at Club Bonafide, Richard Bona’s new jazz club on Friday the 30th. First set is at 9.

That’s all for now. Hope to see you around!



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Sean Clapis Newsletter (September 2015)

Greetings people

I realize it has been over two months since you have heard my booming God-like voice in your collective brains, and I apologize profusely for not providing an August correspondence.

In that month known for its dog days, its harvests, meteor showers and tennis, the earth made an annual passage around that celestial orb known as the sun, beginning my 28th year of life on this planet.

August comprised the perfect balance of work and play. A few gigs here, a weekend backpacking there. A couple great shows with Carte Blanche in Portland, followed by a respite on a lake in the mountains of western Maine. Local shows in New York and CT, and finally topping things off with some family time in Spain, sipping sidra and eating jamon.

But alas, this month it’s back to the grind. The gigs!

This week will find me on a brief stint with the fabulous Fleur Seule.

-On Thursday the 10th, I’ll be up in New Paltz at the Mohonk Mountain House swinging away with Fleur Seule for their Music on the Mountain Series at 9pm.

-We’ll be back at Tavern on the Green on Friday night from 7-11.

-Monday, September 14th, Carte Blanche will be at one of our favorite spots in the city, Macao, from 9:30-12.

-After a long absence at Pravda, Carte Blanche will be back at the Russian bar in Soho on Thursday the 17th from 9-11.

-On Friday the 18th, Bad Idea hits the stage at Rockwood Music Hall at 1am for the late set. Check out the new record here!

-Saturday evening at 10pm, I will be at Tanner Smith’s in midtown performing with Fleur Seule.

-On Tuesday the 29th, Carte Blanche plays at the Lamb’s Club near Times Square at 8.

-And finally, I’ll be back at the Owl Shop in New Haven every Wednesday this month! September 9th, 16th, 23rd and 30th. Hard hitting music with the Hawkins Jazz Collective from 9-12. You dig?

For those of you who made it to the end of this exhaustive correspondence, won’t you check out my new album, “The Unseen River” out now on RMI records? If you like it, buy some for your friends. If you hate it, buy some for your enemies.

Until next time,


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