The Lost Shores’ Invocation to the Autumn Stars – September 22nd @ 4PM (THE MELLOW PAGES LIBRARY)

September 21, 2013

The final Lost Shores concert for the foreseeable future will be held this Sunday, September 22nd at The Mellow Pages Library.

The official blurb reads:

The Lost Shores (Richard Aufrichtig) return with their first concert since early April, hosting an afternoon-long event celebrating the “official” beginning of Autumn. It will feature music, spoken word, and other forms of sharing.

The Lost Shores
Teddy Martin
Dana & Faith (
& Jonasin Cougar Mellencamp reading a selection from Rilke’s Duino Elegies

Doors @4
Music @4:44pm (the official start of the autumnal season)

The Lost Shores Announces Its Very Own Festival: In Brooklyn This November!

November 2, 2012


November 11, 18 & 25th at 9:30 PM

Three evenings of music, performance art and shared space.

AT PETE’S CANDY STORE: 709 Lorimer Street, Brooklyn, NY 11211

Each show will feature a full 80-minute headlining set from The Lost Shores

“Circus for me is all about unity in diversity, that’s my definition of circus. It’s about unique individuals and unique disciplines, things that don’t quite belong to any given structure that come together to form a whole.” – Amy Cohen, Director of the American Youth Circus Organization



The Lost Shores is musical project surrounding the prolific songwriting of Richard Aufrichtig. The project began in the summer of 2009 as a non-existent/invisible 12-piece band, as part of a residency with a theater company in South-Eastern Nebraska. It has morphed through many live incarnations since. Having drawn influence from, amongst other things,  world-travelling, the passing of the seasons, the cycles of the moon, 18th, 19th, and 20th century poetry, experimental theater, traditional music, European philharmonic halls, postcards, psychomagic, the reading of tarot cards, cosmic consciousness and most recently the electric guitar – The Lost Shores’ live show continues to flow and change. It ceremonially always centers around creating an atmosphere where the song can remain the center of the room. They have performed nationally and internationally in a variety of venues and spaces. Some highlights include: PS 122, Pete’s Candy Store, The Players Club, The Sidewalk Cafe, Pianos, Arlene’s Grocery, Cather & Company Books, Laika and The Henry Miller Library.


As a recording project, The Lost Shores are nearing the end of the process of recording their fourth full-length record (the 21st in Aufrichtig’s extensive discography), Music For Highways and Bedrooms, which they are planning to release in early 2013 as a non-linear 2 record box, including a selection of accompanying poetry, photographs and objects.



Ariel is an artist and an educator displaced all over the greater New York City area. He is most interested in creating temporary environments of total-freedom, working in therapy and healing, and exploring the creative potential that lies within everyone and in between all groups of people. He is currently the editor of SHAKE ME /// HOLD ME, a performance art MAGazine, and the co-creator of the Bilha Zilpah Reunion, an experimental religious organization. Ariel believes that we can make anything that we want out of our lives by focusing and communicating with the universe. He would like to communicate with you about things. Find him and say hi after the show!



Band leader of Lawrence & Leigh will take Pete’s stage with just his guitar and his voice, bringing to life meticulously crafted, but honest and heartfelt original songs.



Lovesick prose and a rambling piano never hurt nobody. Evan Dorfman and Dan Crowley break away from their classic rock arrangement to redefine the ballad.  Guaranteed teary-eyes and beautiful hairography.



Jamie Burkart is a bridging agent or “network jumper”.  He is interested in creating projects that ask strangers to trust themselves and each other, and which represent themselves live, in real time.

Creating problematic situations, he hopes to harness the viewer’s impulse to find resolution toward exploring discontinuities within their own personal, group, civic and regional identities.

He reminds us to “expect the best” and “prepare for the best” because we are all working on the same project.

Burkart studied Film and Digital Media at the University of California, Santa Cruz.  His interactive video, site-specific installation and experiential design works have been presented through

venues including Bushwick Art Projects, Brooklyn; Bridge Gallery, Santa Cruz; Felix Kulpa Gallery, Santa Cruz; Film Arts Foundation, San Francisco; Charlotte Street Foundation, Kansas City; and the traveling exhibition America: Now and Here.  He has spoken on new media and media archeology at the San Francisco Art Institute, UC Santa Cruz and the Kansas City Art Institute.  He knows at night in summer how streetlights go on forever like great indoors.



Julia Fredenburg seeks to facilitate personal growth and changes through variety, communication, thinking, making, adventure, and laughing with goals that strengthen self, relationships, and cities.

She values the undervalued through photographs and offers a dedication to public participation with local government and communities to make cities better!


Rosehip(s): n. The aggregate fruit of the rose plant, consisting of several dry fruitlets enclosed by the red floral cup that is used for jelly or tea.

Katherine Perkins is a writer, musician and theater artist, trained (at least in some respects) at Bennington College in Vermont. She was born and raised in Bar Harbor, Maine, where she gathered and collected plant matter, rocks, words, fragments of paper and ideas–all with the intention of making things with them later. Rosehips is her growing, changing work in progress, consisting of a banjo, home and sea-inspired songs, the percussive stylings of David Palazola, Scott Colberg’s double bass and perhaps a singing saw.

The Lost Shores’ Write-ups in The Deli Magazine and Time Out New York

August 18, 2012

The Deli Magazine had some nice things to say about our current live shows and our last album:

Fitting snuggly within a loosely defined set of epic-minded solo troubadours is the solo project of Richard Aufrichtig, The Lost Shores. Constructing narratives from very personal material, tracks like ‘Blue Skies in the Afternoon’ and my fave ‘I’ll Surround You’ from his full-length ‘Green Leaves,’ attach lush but simple folk arrangements under his heartbreaking tenor. A reluctant protagonist, you know Richard’s never going to get everything he wants, but you’ll find yourself rooting for him anyway.

See him on Sundays when he plays at his residency at Pete’s Candy Store this month. – Mike Levine (@Goldnuggets)

Thanks, guys!

Check out the full article here:

We hope to see you at one of the remaining shows – the information is all up on Time Out New York’s website:

The Lost Shores announce August residency at Pete’s Candy Store!

July 24, 2012

The Lost Shores are excited to announce their August Residency at Pete’s Candy Store!

We’ll be playing every Sunday night in August at 8:30PM in the train-car/submarine in the back of Pete’s.

We hope to see you there!

The show dates and times are below:

Sunday, August 5th at 8:30PM
Sunday, August 12th at 8:30PM
Sunday, August 19th at 8:30PM
Sunday August 26th at 8:30PM

P.S. At some of the shows there will be friends of ours playing after us – we will let you know more about that as the dates draw nearer!

The Lost Shores have two shows coming up!

June 1, 2012

Hey everybody,

Wanted to let you know about two special upcoming shows.

This Saturday, June 2nd at 2PM – The Lost Shores will be taking part in an event at the Nuyorican Poets Cafe in Alphabet City put together by three up and coming literary magazines. In the midst of readings from The Bad Version, Explosion Proof, and The White Review, we will be performing two sets of songs from different eras of our band. It’s a different setting than most of our concerts, so come on out!

Then, next Saturday, June 9th at 8PM – The Lost Shores will be playing at the Sidewalk Cafe, right off of Tompkins Square Park. For the first time in…quite some time, Richard will be performing a solo set in public of material from our previous releases and new material that the band is working on. Very much looking forward to this one.

We even got our own Time Out listing for this one:

We hope that you can make it out!


May 10, 2012


The Lost Shores have two shows coming up this weekend at New York’s Sidewalk Cafe.

On Friday, May 11th – we are playing a full set at 8PM.

And on Saturday, May 12th – we are playing a half an hour set at 5PM as part of this year’s Melodica Festival. at

In pretty cool news, this festival was included as a recommended show in this week’s issue of Time Out New York, and The Lost Shores was one of the three bands included!

Check out the print version here:

And the listing can also be found online as well:

Hope to see you at the one of the shows!

The original 12-piece lineup is rumored to be appearing at BOTH of them!

The Lost Shores Play Secret Show at The Player’s Club

May 5, 2012

On Thursday, May 3rd, The Lost Shores played a secret show at The Players Club, opening for Justin Vivian Bond and Amanda Palmer in the building where Edwin Booth died, Mark Twain played pool and the Actors Equity was formed.

It was very exciting!


March 20, 2012

A Message from The Lost Shores:

It was two years ago today that Richard Aufrichtig started composing the songs that became the Green Leaves LP/Little Island EP/Spring Songs Suite. As the season of Spring returns again, the Lost Shores are planning to bring their one-man-show on tour to YOUR apartment building.

Over the course of the Spring season (roughly today until June 20th), we intend to perform our set 10 times (and 10 times only!!) in the New York City area.

If you are interested in having us bring our show to you, or you know of a good apartment space, please send an e-mail to and we can begin planning how the show will fit into your space. The only requirement is that 10 or more people can be present for the event. Aren’t there 10 of your friends that you’d really like to get together with?

Additionally, we are finally getting it together to produce physical copies of the album/EP – and for the duration of this tour, that is exclusively where they will be available.

Looking forward to hearing from all of you – ONE OF THE SHOWS HAS ALREADY BEEN BOOKED!

P.S. We have some other exciting things planned for the spring and summer – watch out!

The Lost Shores to play Pianos again!

January 4, 2012

The Lost Shores have been invited back to play Pianos:

Please do your best to come out!

Monday 30 January 2012 – 10PM!

The Lost Shores to play Pianos

December 20, 2011

The Lost Shores are bringing their Green Leaves show to Pianos!

Please come on out for our first show of the year!

2 January 2012 @7PM