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.

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Transperformance 2016.

Photo by Chris Collingwood
21 bands played Northampton's annual Transperformance bash yesterday. The event is held every August as a fundraiser for the Northampton schools' arts programs, and is always a ton of fun, with somewhere around two thousand in attendance. The theme this year was "Labor Party," so each act based their set on a job/occupation-related artist like The Police, MGMT, etc. I played guitar for the Zip Cody band, as we transperformed ourselves into Johnny Paycheck. It sure was fun crankin' up the Tele and sending some chicken-pickin' goodness out into the evening air.

Friday, August 26, 2016

New Single, New Policy.

The response to the Last Fridays project has been wonderful, and I have decided on a new download policy. Starting with today's song, we're going directly to the "pay what you like" arrangement, rather than charging at least a dollar during the first month of release. Many of you have paid way more than just the minimum, and some have slipped some cash into the kitty even when the songs went past their dollar-a-download days. Anyway, I'm grateful for your generosity. And those of you who can't spare a Washington right now shouldn't have to wait to get today's song into your device.