As Brooklyn Vegan reports, the Long Winters’ frontman John Roderick has a few shows lined up with Aimee Mann this January. He’s also got a headlining gig at the Mercury Lounge in New York on Jan. 28, and tickets are already for sale here. You can see Roderick’s tour dates with Mann below.
In other Roderick news, you can now bid on one of the songwriter’s guitars. The guitar, a Hohner EX Artist series, has been featured on The Long Winters’ recordings. The guitar was donated by Roderick to benefit an organization called Save Suz. You can check out Suz’s site here, and Roderick’s guitar here.
Here’s the fairly entertaining description for Roderick’s guitar:
Do you want to play guitar like John Roderick? Sorry, can’t be done. But, you can play his guitar as much as you’d like! Just win his solid body Hohner EX Artist electric guitar, whose unique sound has appeared in The Long Winter’s recordings. Small Print: Guitar has been used. It’s got a few scrapes (nothing that’s visible from a stadium seat – see photos), needs a set-up (easy!), but has been lovingly modified – with embellished pick-ups (blood red nail polish, an 80’s classic). Comes with a Gibson Explorer Guitar case (some use on outside, but like new on inside with instructions for programming the unused combo lock). Don’t let THIS ONE get away. Donated by John to benefit Suz, all proceeds help her recover from severe illness. Thanks for lookin’!
John Roderick and Aimee Mann
23 - Annapolis, Md. @ Rams Head On Stage
25 - Alexandria, Va. @ Birchmere
26 - Philadelphia, Pa. @World Cafe Live Downstairs