Friday, November 25, 2016

November's Last Friday Song.

It has been a strange, sad month. I had originally planned to release a rather upbeat song, complete with little Motown-style horn bits and everything. But in light of tense situations here and abroad, and the loss of a dear friend to cancer, I went with a more thoughtful selection instead.

The lyrics to this one came from an exercise I set myself: to write a song using titles from other songs in the story. It came out somewhat somber, like many of my songs, but I think it's kinda hopeful as well, and we could all use a little of that right now. Anyway, here it is: Be All Right.

This one goes out to Tracy.

Friday, October 28, 2016

October's Last Friday.

Go get it: The World We Created
This one's about an imagined unrequited love affair in the world of online gaming, a world about which I know absolutely nothing. Obviously.

Sunday, October 23, 2016

December Dates Announced.

Got a couple of back-to-back solo shows booked in December. It'll be a two-night micro-tour right here in Western Mass to finish up the live performances for this year. Gonna be sharing both bills with some truly wonderful performers, so mark your calendars:

Friday, December 16th: 7pm at Luthier's Co-Op in Easthampton.
I'll be playing the first set from 7-8, and then sitting back to enjoy Eavesdrop from 8-9:30, and Syd Straw from 9:30-11pm.

Saturday, December 17th: 9:30pm at The Rendezvous in Turners Falls.
I'm opening the show for Mystics Anonymous, a favorite band I've guested with in the past. Their new EP is wonderful.

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Pugwash Tour Photos: Portland.

We played "Picture Book" by The Kinks and "Nice to Be Nice" together. Photo: Andy Levine.
The Empire. Portland. 3rd October, 2016.

Clockwise from top left: Thomas (and Shaun), Joey, Shaun, and Tosh.

Pugwash Tour Photos: Northampton.

With Thomas on Joan Holliday's radio show. WRSI - 93.9 The River
The opening act (never heard of him - Rick something). Photo: Andy Levine.
Above: the soundcheck. Below: the show.

Friday, September 30, 2016

The September Single.

Out now...CLICK HERE.

Pugwash and the Iron Horse.

Photos: Laurie Glasser (upper) and Thomas Walsh (lower)
Had another marvelous time with my favorite Dublin/Liverpool band Pugwash this past Tuesday, sharing the bill at the Iron Horse Music Hall. Prior to the gig, Thomas and I joined the wonderful Joan Holliday at WRSI (93.9 The River) so Thomas could be on Joan's show The Riversound Café.

Thursday, September 15, 2016

The Spirit of '86.

Photo by Chris Collingwood
My friend Chris and I went to see Mike Peters at the Iron Horse last night, partly because another friend, Scott Lawson Pomeroy, was the opener (he killed it, by the way, per usual). But we also wanted to go because we were both fans of The Alarm back in the Eighties. They had a string of radio hits and were frequently on MTV (remember when MTV was mostly about music?). Probably my favorite song of theirs was Rain in the Summertime. Go ahead, click the link. Catchy, right?

Friday, September 9, 2016

Back In The Charts.

My new single Goodbye Lonely Times has put me in the charts again, at least over at Radio Free Americana. The track was just added this week, and I am sitting at 126, tied with Bob Weir, among others.