Simon Joyner CD, LP and T-Shirt GIVE-AWAY!

Hey everybody, I’m raising money to send my daughter Tinca on a service project to the Northern Cheyenne Reservation in Montana this summer.

She’s been accepted by the Visions Service Adventures organization (read about it at

To meet the tuition requirements, we are giving away my cds and t-shirts with every donation we receive. I have the following titles available on cd: Out Into the Snow, Skeleton Blues, Beautiful Losers, The Cowardly Traveller Pays His Toll, and Lost With the Lights On.

I also have silver-on-black American Apparel Simon Joyner skull t-shirts and black-on-maroon skull t-shirts in most sizes (s, m, l,
xl). Every donation helps but any amount over $7 gets you a free cd or t-shirt shipping included.

To donate to the cause, use the Paypal donation button on Tinca’s blog ( or send directly to via Paypal. If you are an international donor, add $8 for a cd or t-shirt and $15 for an LP to cover the shipping costs. When donating, please indicate which cd you want or which t-shirt color and size you would like in the “Notes” section at Paypal and include your shipping address.

Any donation of $50 or more gets you all five available cds AND a t-shirt!

If you prefer vinyl to cd, any donation of $20 gets you an inscribed LP. I have the same titles available on vinyl, plus the following older titles: Songs for the New Year, Heaven’s Gate, 2xLP Yesterday Tomorrow and In Between, and Stranger Blues (a limited edition collaboration with Dennis Callaci on Catsup Plate Records).

You can get all 9 vinyl LPs and a t-shirt for any donation of $100 or more. If you already have the music but want to donate, we can send the cd, lp, or t-shirt as a gift to a friend of your choosing, just let us know.

Finally, I will be posting a big public thanks with a list of donors on my Facebook page (unless you prefer to remain anonymous) and Tinca
will post a thank you list on her blog as well. Feel free to pass this along and thanks for considering a donation.

Announcing the Team Love RavenHouse Gallery

In the summer of 2009 Team Love moved from the East Village of Manhattan to the Hudson Valley community of New Paltz. We’d been through town on occasion while visiting the Felice Brothers, and whether it was the two healthy record stores located across the street from one another, or the stunning rock cliffs that guarded the town to the west, the village quickly became the focus of our ideas and dreams for what Team Love could become in the future.

Two years later, we’re delighted to announce the arrival of Team Love RavenHouse Gallery. The space, at 11 Church Street in the village of New Paltz, is joint effort of Team Love Records and RavenHouse Management. It serves as both company’s offices, as well as existing as a space open to the public that includes an art gallery and a retail space selling music, cloth, metallic bugs, colorful lamps, comic books, used records, and more.

Why? In a nutshell, after spending most of the last decade despairing over the shuttering of great record store after great record store, and witnessing the tedious shift from the physical to the cyber, we decided it was time to push back a bit, to claim at least a few square feet of actual tactile space for ourselves, to build a wall, hang some vinyl lps on it, and open shop. That task is now complete, so if you find yourself driving north on the NY Turnpike, come visit out town and our shop. We promise there is no other place like it.

This month the gallery features a series of limited edition prints by Butch Hogan. The show includes never-before-seen images of Willy Mason, Desaparecidos, Conor Oberst and the Mystic Valley Band, and more. To purchase photos, and for more information about the gallery please visit

And, if you’re in New Paltz on April 16, stop by the gallery (at 11 Church Street) between 7-9pm to help celebrate, with sets by Willy Mason, David Dondero, and Justice of the Unicorns.