Thursday, July 27, 2017

Retirement.

Nick, Fred, and I announced back in January that our little trio would henceforth be known as The Town Council. You can read all about it HERE. We didn't know it at the time, but this year would turn out to be our farewell tour. Over the past few months, 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), but now it's time to call it a day.

Of course, we expect there will be the odd afternoon over tea and biscuits where we dust off the instruments and have a go at a few songs in Fred's living room. There will still be space in our lives for making a little music, but after one final appearance this September 29th at Mocha Maya's, we're done with public life, as it were.

Our deepest thanks go to all of you who attended all our shows, bought the records we played on together, 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

The Last Fridays Album.

Available as of right now on Bandcamp and CD Baby.  Enjoy. Tell your friends.


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

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Beautiful Rain.

Here's a sneak preview of the cover art for the upcoming album by The Prestons.


The album will feature six songs in all, three each from the two of us (The Prestons is my duo with Connecticut songwriter Bill Catalde, in case you don't know).  I am really pleased with how it's turning out. The record is slated for release later this year sometime. We'll keep you posted.

Saturday, April 15, 2017

The Advocate Session.

The Valley Advocate, a widely-read local weekly, has been taping a series of in-office music videos, much in the same vein as NPR's Tiny Desk concerts. Expertly filmed by staff from Northampton Community Television, and with audio captured by Signature Sounds, the videos are all top-shelf productions of intimate performances in a very cool setting.

I recently taped an Advocate Session, and it is now online. CLICK HERE. There's an interview clip, and another of my five-song set.


Friday, April 7, 2017

Discography Update.

There's a link over there in the right-hand sidebar that leads to a periodically updated discography post. It's a list of recording projects I've been involved with, and I just brought it up to date this morning. It's getting to be a long list. Anyway, if you're interested, CHECK IT OUT.

Thursday, March 2, 2017

The Town Council.

Our friend Hannah Zahn got some cool shots of us at the debut show at Luthier's Co-Op. This was also the first time I'd brought the new Strat out in public. It's a wonderful guitar. 




Monday, February 20, 2017

Come Out! Come Out!

The Town Council plays Luthier's Co-Op in Easthampton this coming Friday night. We're on from 7-8pm, and following our set are two other great acts: Colorway from 8-9:30, and Soul Magnets from 9:30-11pm. This is gonna be a really fun evening, in one of our favorite rooms. Do join us, won't you?