Sunday, November 15, 2015

Covers! Get 'em While They're Hot.

I have been performing and peddling my own compositions for a while now, and have not really been involved with playing other artists’ hits from the distant past in quite some time. Not since school really, and then for a spell with The Bluescasters, in the pre-Group DeVille days. But being involved with this new act, Red & The Rockets, has rekindled in me the very simple joy of doing so.

We’re rehearsing this afternoon for our first club gig next week, and I have to tell you it’s just plain fun playing these old songs again. Elvis, Eddie Cochran, Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins, even Howlin' Wolf, Nancy Sinatra and Patsy Cline...they roll out of the memory, off the tongue, and through the fingers like old friends. And the originals that Scott Pomeroy has written for the project are just as much fun to play. I mean it.

Get your hair piled high and come see us at Whiskerz Pub on the 21st. It's gonna be a bash and a rave-up and a shindig all rock 'n rolled into one great time.

Saturday, November 14, 2015

Another December Gig.

Looks like Goodhue, Dines, and Murnane will be playing another show in December, earlier in the month than the annual First Night celebration in Northampton. I will post the details as soon as they are confirmed.

Sunday, November 8, 2015


Rick Murnane - Lucky in Every Way by Pugwash (limited time streaming/download)
Tribute cover version - All instruments/vocals, Engineer/Producer
Rick Murnane - Summer Single: Bring You Down (limited time streaming/download)
Songwriter, All instruments/vocals, Engineer/Producer
Rick Murnane - Summer Single: Monkey in the Zoo (limited time streaming/download)
Songwriter, Guitar, Bass, Keyboards, Vocals, Engineer/Producer
Rick Murnane - Building the Railroad (link)
Songwriter, Guitar, Bass, Keyboard, MIDI drums/instruments, Vocals, Engineer, Producer

Rick Murnane - Summer Single: Holiday Road (limited time streaming/download)
Somgwriter, Guitar, Bass, Keyboards, Vocals, Engineer/Producer
Mystics Anonymous - Dreaming for Hours (link)

Rick Murnane - Four Stories (limited time streaming/download)
Songwriter, Guitar, Vocals, Engineer/Producer
Bet Am Chorus and Band - Givah Jams (limited private release) 
Engineer (tracking/mixing/mastering)

Rick Murnane - Wednesday Child (link)
Songwriter, Guitar, Bass, Keyboard, Vocals, Mix Engineer, Producer
Friends: The Songs of Lesa Bezo - Various Artists (link)
Guitar, Bass, Vocals, Engineer (Lived Without It - Rick Murnane)

Group DeVille - Public Gardens (GDV)
Songwriter, Guitar, Vocals, Engineer/Producer
The Prestons - The World is Upside Down (link)
Songwriter, Guitar, Bass, Drum Loops, Vocals, Engineer/Producer

Ciao My Shining Star: The Songs of Mark Mulcahy - Various Artists (link)
b/g Vocals (Cookie Jar - Chris Collingwood)

Group DeVille - The Dark End of the House 
Songwriter, Guitar, Vocals, Engineer/Producer
The Prestons - There's a River Down There (link)
Songwriter, Guitar, Bass, Drum Loops, Vocals, Engineer/Producer
Sitting Next to Brian - Polite (link)
Guitar,  b/g Vocals
The Sandinista Project: A Tribute to The Clash - Various Artists (link)
Guitar, b/g Vocals - (Let's Go Crazy - Storybox)
Rick Murnane - Telling Time - (collected demos)
Songwriter, Guitar, Bass, Drum Loops, Vocals, Engineer/Producer

Group DeVille - Martian Holiday (GDV) 
Songwriter, Guitar, Vocals, Producer

Group DeVille - Hold No Illusions (GDV) 
Songwriter, Guitar, Vocals, Producer
Ray Mason - Three Dollar Man (link)
b/g Vocals (You'll Never Play Here Again)

Group DeVille - Six From Five - (band demo)
Songwriter, Guitar, Vocals

The Bluescasters - Cassette - (band demo)
Songwriter, Guitar, Vocals, Engineer/Producer

Bet Am Chorus and Band - Live at the Bet Am - Cassette

A Land of Water: Navigation in the Adirondacks - Sierra Club Documentary
Acoustic Guitar Soundtrack 
John Follis & Friends - Various Artists - Cassette
Songwriter, Guitar, Vocals

Sunday, November 1, 2015

Friday, October 30, 2015


You might not know this, but I'm playing in a new rockabilly band called Red & The Rockets. We've had three rehearsals and have only played one live set so far, but it's shaping up into a whole lot of fun. The act is built around the vocal duo of Scott Pomeroy (Orange Crush, Zip Cody) and Marianna Wood (she's the "Red") and also features me on guitar and Bow-Bow (J. Scott Brandon of Drunk Stuntmen fame) on electric bass. We'll be playing originals by Scott and a bunch of cool covers.

The band. Photo by L.A. Pomeroy
Our next gig will be Saturday, November 21st at Whiskerz Pub in Easthampton. Stop by if you feel like having a good time.

Monday, September 28, 2015

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

By Request.

Okay, the band asked me to leave my version of Lucky In Every Way up a while longer so they can download it properly when they get home and not just hold their phones up to their ears. (Update: this was available until November 1, 2015.)

And yes, it was a terrific show last night, in case you were wondering. Here's a cool shot our friend Rie took from the side of the stage during my set with J.J. and Dave.

Photo by Rie Saito

Monday, September 7, 2015

Lucky In Every Way.

So anyway, I did a cover of Lucky in Every Way by Pugwash. Enjoy. (Update: this was available until November 1, 2015.)

I recorded this here and there in my studio over the past few weeks. It is posted online by permission, and will ONLY be available from Labor Day until my show with Pugwash on September 15th at the Iron Horse in Northampton, MA.

Words and music by Thomas Walsh. Please buy the new Pugwash album, "Play This Intimately (as if among friends)," from which I totally nicked this. Just a little homage of mine, and all in fun. Enjoy.