Hey loyal readers (and opportunistic contest hounds), I’m giving away a pair tickets to see Jonathan Rice and Matt Costa at The Music Hall of Williamsburg on Saturday, March 1. For a chance to win, just send the name of your favorite Jonathan Rice tune to contests(at)bumpershine.com. Jonathan Rice’s latest album is entitled Further North and its out now on Reprise Records (a subsidiary of Warner Brothers, the home of Rilo Kiley), Matt Costa’s latest is called Unfamiliar Faces and it’s also available right now courtesy of Brushfire Records (home of APW headliner Jack Johnson). If you’ve got the time, they’re both worth having a little listen to. Winners will be notified on Wednesday or thereabouts.
On a side note, $24,000 worth of Matt Costa’s gear was stolen in (my hometown of) Winnipeg, MB on the morning of February 17th outside of The Garrick Centre. If you have any information regarding this crime, please contact Chris Fenn from the band or Detective Duncan Paterson of the Winnipeg Police Department.
A list of Matt Costa’s stolen gear and all Jonathan Rice tour dates after the jump.
Jonathan Rice Tour Dates
Feb 25 2008 Blind Pig Ann Arbor, Michigan
Feb 27 2008 Phoenix Theatre Toronto, Ontario
Feb 28 2008 Le National Montreal, Quebec
Feb 29 2008 Paradise Boston, Massachusetts
Mar 01 2008 Music Hall Brooklyn, New York
Mar 03 2008 Bowery Ballroom New York, New York
Mar 04 2008 First Unitarian Church Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Mar 05 2008 9:30 Club Washington, Washington DC
Mar 06 2008 Cat’s Cradle Carborro, North Carolina
Mar 07 2008 Music Farm Charleston, North Carolina
Mar 08 2008 The Loft Atlanta, Georgia
Mar 09 2008 3rd & Lindsley Nashville, Tennessee
Mar 12 2008 Stubb’s Austin, Texas
Apr 07 2008 Spaceland Silverlake, California
Apr 14 2008 Spaceland Silverlake, California
Apr 21 2008 Spaceland Silverlake, California
Apr 28 2008 Spaceland Silverlake, California
Matt Costa’s Stolen Gear
A Gibson J-45 acoustic guitar, natural colour.
A Gibson ES335 electric guitar, sea foam blue.
An Epiphone EL-OO acoustic guitar, sunburst, with Seymour Duncan mag mic pickup.
A Fender Custom Shop Nocaster Relic electric guitar, blond.
A Fender Custom Shop 1963 Telecaster Relic electric guitar, Lake Placid blue.
A 1953 Supro Lap Steel Guitar, salmon and mother of pearl.
A Kentucky Mandolin, sunburst.
A Fender Custom Shop ’59 Relic Precision bass, blond.