Warm Strangers songbook is out!

Warm Strangers songbookDavid Beattie has produced another masterpiece of meticulousness. Seriously…his emails of editing notes are pages and pages long. He’s pored over the most minute details of my piano-playing (much to my chagrin), and produced transcriptions that are somehow both faithful to the recordings and a lot more structured than my sometimes rambling arrangements. He’s included backing vocals and some of the lovely melodic lines on trumpet, cello and English horn, too.

Huge props to David, manager/wrangler Amy Cox, and Port Merchandise honcho Chip Taylor for bringing this together.

Order the Warm Strangers songbook on Port Merchandise:

The Waking Hour songbook is still available too, of course, as well as all incarnations of the live album The Moment Always Vanishing: CD only, USB drive with extra tracks & bonus material, and the art book + CD.

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fan discount for the 30A Songwriters Festival

30A Songwriters FestivalGot plans to see Vienna in Florida on Friday? Why not make a weekend out of it, and see more great performers such as Shawn Mullins, Emily Saliers, and Dar Williams? The 30A Songwriters Festival is offering 10% off three-day Weekend Passes for fans. To get the discount, visit the ticket page, click Find Tickets, and enter 30A2011 in the promotion code box. When the festival starts, the prices will go up on both single-day and Weekend Passes, so be sure to buy tickets in advance.

Vienna’s set times for the festival are now available on the Tour page.

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On Canvas airs again in Philadelphia

If you missed it the first time around, the On Canvas episode featuring Vienna and Alex will re-air on Sunday, October 17th at 2pm local time on WHYY-TV.

Also, if you’re not in the area, this episode is still available to watch online.

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the last few shows before school…

We’ve got a talk/performance at Boulder’s first TEDx conference, a let’s-try-this-again-this-time-without-the-ash-cloud jaunt to the UK and Germany, a fond farewell series of shows on the East Coast, a fond hello to my new home in the Midwest, and a last Labor-Day hurrah from a festival stage in Seattle. I’m living up the touring life right up to the first day of class, folks. It’s going to be hard habit to kick. (Fortunately, I’ll still get to play now and again while I’m a grad student–see below for confirmed fall and 2011 dates.)

AUG 7: BOULDER, CO – TEDxBoulder @ Chautauqua Auditorium

% duo with Alex Wong (percussion, guitar, keyboards, vocals)
# trio with Alex Wong & Ward Williams (cello, electric guitar, vocals)

% AUG 10: LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM – Bush Hall s/b Alex Berger
# AUG 12: KÖLN, GERMANY – Altes Pfhandhaus
# AUG 13: JENA, GERMANY – Kulturarena
# AUG 14: KASSEL, GERMANY – Kulturzelt
# AUG 15: WÜRSELEN, GERMANY – Burg Wilhelmstein
% AUG 17: CAMBRIDGE, MA – Club Passim (2 shows)
# AUG 18: NEW YORK, NY – Highline Ballroom s/b Joey Ryan
% AUG 19: FAIRFIELD, CT – Fairfield Theatre Stage One s/b Joey Ryan
% AUG 20: SCHWENKSVILLE, PA – Philadelphia Folk Festival
% AUG 21: SILVER SPRING, MD – Takoma Park Performing Arts Center s/b Joey Ryan
% AUG 26: CHICAGO, IL – Lincoln Hall s/b Guggenheim Grotto
% AUG 28: ANN ARBOR, MI – The Ark
# SEP 5: SEATTLE, WA – Bumbershoot Music & Arts Festival

% OCT 1: PITTSBURGH, PA – Club Cafe s/b The Paper Raincoat

***** CONFIRMED 2011 DATES *****

MAR 3: DURHAM, NC – Carolina Theater
MAY 20: OMAHA, NE – 1200 Club @ Holland Performing Arts Center

Follow @viennateng_news on Twitter and get updates as shows are added.

Detailed tour calendar is always here:

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Inland Territory Wins I.M.A. Vox Populi Award

A huge thank you to all of you who voted in the Independent Music Awards Vox Populi–you’ve made Inland Territory the Best Singer-Songwriter Album of 2009!


Do check out the other winners and nominees–many artists doing remarkable things. We’re glad to be in their company.

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The Moment Always Vanishing now available on iTunes and Amazon!

The Moment Always Vanishing is now available for digital download!

Download it from iTunes or Amazon, where it placed #1 in their Bestsellers Rank for Adult Contemporary MP3 albums. Also, USB flash drives with lossless audio and bonus material are back in stock, along with CDs and books, in our merch store.

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live album available for order!

It’s here, ladies and gents! The Moment Always Vanishing is fresh off the presses and just about ready to make its way to you.
live album cover art
Here’s what we’ve made:

A CD of 14 songs with intros, in a sleeve with artwork designed by Diana Ho ($10)

A beautiful hardbound book of Tim Wong’s photos from Joe’s Pub, short essays, and select fan artwork; includes CD ($30)

A custom, eco-friendly USB flash drive with all the audio from the CD (full-quality and MP3), plus an “encore set” of songs & intros, video from the Joe’s Pub show by Ehud Lazin, and other goodies ($20)
Vienna Teng & Alex Wong live album USB flash eco-drive

For now, it’s all available exclusively at the viennateng.com store, shipping May 17, and at live shows starting May 10. (Look for a digital release at iTunes, Amazon, etc. over the summer.)

Click here to order the live album.

Hope it’s as fun to listen to as it was to make!

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video of session at Paste Magazine

Vienna and Alex stopped by Paste Magazine back in February before their Atlanta show to record a live session. The videos are now available to watch, including “Stray Italian Greyhound,” “Antebellum,” “Augustine,” and their cover of “Idioteque” by Radiohead.

P.S. While you’re on Paste‘s site, check out Alex’s other project, The Paper Raincoat! Their entire album is streaming online, and over the next few weeks, a new track will become downloadable. Vienna is featured on piano for “Right Angles” and “The Same Old Things.”

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finalist in The Indie Acoustic Project’s “Best CDs of 2009″ Awards

Inland Territory is among the final 36 CDs chosen for The Indie Acoustic Project’s “Best CDs of 2009″ Awards. The album landed one of only three slots available in the Singer-Songwriter–Female category. Winners in each category will be announced by April 30.

The Indie Acoustic Project is dedicated to giving recognition to independently produced, outstanding works of innovative acoustic (or mainly acoustic) music. The site also features information on the 50 Best Indie Acoustic CDs of the 1990s, and the annual Best CDs of the Year awards.

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On Canvas and All Things Considered feature Vienna

Local Philadelphia station WHYY TV will be airing an episode of On Canvas featuring Vienna on Wednesday, March 31 at 8 PM. The show will re-air on Sunday, April 4 at 2 PM. This episode will include footage from Vienna’s December 2009 show at the Sellersville Theater 1894.

An abbreviated radio segment of the show will be broadcast on All Things Considered on the affiliate NPR station. You can listen to it on Wednesday, March 3 at 5:44 PM EDT on 90.9 FM.

If you’re outside of the broadcast area, the episode is streaming online.

The end of “No Gringo” can be seen as a preview:

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