Thursday, March 1, 2018

Hello, March.

It is the first day of Meteorological Spring. Which makes things easier, I suppose, but I keep imagining a Monty Python skit with opposing armies of Astronomers and Meteorologists having a pitched battle in a field over which seasonal calendar should be used.

I still prefer the solstices and equinoxes, but this year today feels very welcome.

Monday, January 1, 2018

Sunday, November 26, 2017

A New Release From The Prestons.

On November 24th, The Prestons launched their latest collection of songs as a free download on their Bandcamp page. Beautiful Rain is a six-song record, featuring three each from Bill and Rick (or Liam and Chard, if you will). Plans are afoot to release a physical CD sometime next year, very likely come Spring when the duo starts playing shows again.

Okay, so much for the third-person press release style stuff. You'll note that I've made some changes over there in the right-hand column. In addition to the links to my solo albums, there are now links to all three albums by The Prestons. I've listed everything in reverse chronological order, with the latest offering on top. Much in the way the blog posts themselves are arranged, come to think of it.

Just click on any of the album covers to pop over and download whatever suits your pleasure. With my solo material, it's "name your price," meaning there's the option to slip a little something my way, but everything by The Prestons is just plain free. Bill and I never connected the page with any payments account, so we decided to continue along that same path with Beautiful Rain. Once the CD version is pressed, you can toss some cash in the tip jar at a gig and take one home.

In the meantime, stay warm through the next few months, and enjoy the Winter holidays. We'll see you in the Spring.

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Do Not Adjust Your Set.

Yeah, haven't posted in a while. Not experiencing technical difficulties, just taking a few months off from recording and performing. I may break radio silence and/or make a guest appearance from time to time, but there will be no official bookings or sessions until the Winter holidays are over. But not to worry, I'm also writing a pile of new songs, and we'll be releasing the latest album by The Prestons very soon. Thank you for stopping by.

Monday, August 28, 2017

Suddenly, The Prestons.

Hey, so this is fun. The Prestons will be appearing this coming Saturday, September 2nd., at Luthier's Co-Op in Easthampton. We have the 8-9:30pm slot, bookended by True Believers from 7-8, and Marc Delgado rounding out the night from 9:30-11pm. It's going to be a great evening of superb entertainment and neighborly warmth. Use your time wisely. Come join us.

Thursday, July 27, 2017


Back in January, Nick and Fred and I gave our trio a new name: The Town Council. You can read all about it HERE. Anyway, it turns out that this year has become our farewell tour. Life brought a few changes over past few months, and we've decided to put the band behind us.

We had a good run (eighteen years worth, if you go back as far as the Bluescasters and on through Group DeVille), but after one final appearance on September 29th at Mocha Maya's, we're done with public life. Our deepest thanks go to all of you who attended our shows, bought our albums, and cheered us on the whole way. And very special thanks as well to the venues we played, and the many great acts we shared the stage with through all these years.

Friday, June 30, 2017

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Action Shot.

Our good friend Hannah captured the band at work last night in Easthampton.

The Town Council at Luthier's Co-Op. Photo: Hannah Zahn