Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Upcoming Shows.

Over to the right, there, is a feature called Upcoming Shows. It's a nice feature, but it doesn't exactly scream "Come see me!" does it? So here's a larger, more insistent version for you:

Thirsty Mind - "All Folked Up" with Michael Orlen, Bruce King, and Dennis Avery - Friday, January 30th in South Hadley.

The Outer Space - with Colorway and The Dress-Ups - Thursday, February 19th in Hamden CT.

Portland Empire - with PUGWASH - Friday, March 6th in Portland ME.

Toad - with PUGWASH - Saturday, March 7th in Cambridge.

Iron Horse - with PUGWASH - Monday, March 9th in Northampton.

The Outer Space / The Ballroom - with PUGWASH, The Shellye Valauskas Experience, and The Mold Monkeys - Friday, March 13th in Hamden CT.

Friday Night Café  - with Ray Mason - Friday, March 27th in Cummington.

Iron Horse - with John Eddie - Friday, May 1st in Northampton.

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

New Year's Eve.

The trio is playing First Night Northampton this year at the Unitarian Society, a really nice hall with great sound, located just to the right of City Hall. We'll play two sets, and have decided to do a pop/rock show during the first set (9:15-10pm), and then put more of a blues/jazz spin on the second set (10:15-11pm). Stop on by if you like.

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Sneak Peek: The Album Cover.

Design by RM based on an original photograph by Steve Daly.

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Album Update.

1) Building The Railroad is fully mixed and mastered. Now I just have to do the packaging art and design. 2) The album will be available online in January, and CD copies will be out in March. 3) It clocks in at nine tracks, just a bit shy of half an hour. The bonus track idea has been scrapped, simply because of significantly different audio quality between the older song and the new material. It would not have sounded quite right, following the last new track. 4) All in all, I'm very happy with the new record and I think you're gonna like it too.

Saturday, November 29, 2014

A Big Night For Small Parade.

On Sunday, December 7th, the superb Amherst-based duo known as Small Parade will be celebrating the release of their very fine CD, Breathe, with a 7pm show at the Iron Horse over here in Northampton. Peter and Nicole write truly wonderful songs, and when they asked me if I'd be interested in playing lead guitar in a full band they were assembling for this show, I jumped at the chance.

Image courtesy of Small Parade.
If you can make it, please do so. Click here for tickets. The very excellent Katelyn Richards opens, and is also providing rhythm guitar and harmonies for Small Parade. This is going to be a great show.

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Pledging For Pugwash.

Image: BBC
You know how much I love this band, right? So it should come as no surprise that I'm suggesting you CLICK HERE and help my friends Tosh, Thomas, Shaun, and Joey get their new record done. There are a number of super deals at various levels of monetary input, ranging from Really Quite Reasonable to Recent Lottery Winner (e.g., the Private Living Room Concert option). But best of all, every dollar pledged helps bring us that much closer to holding in our grubby little mitts the next collection of wonderful Pugwash songs.

Monday, November 10, 2014

Gig Poster.

Image from an original photo by Deanna Chrislip.

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Sunday Show.

The trio returns to one of our favorite venues on Sunday, November 16th. It will be our last afternoon show at Mocha Maya's for this year, so join us in beautiful Shelburne Falls if you can. We'll play from 2:30 to 4pm.

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Gig Poster.

Image from an original photo by Deanna Chrislip

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

The Next Show.

Thursday, October 30th
The Luthier's Co-Op, Easthampton • 9-10pm

Trio gig. No cover, but bring money anyway. There's an upside-down drum that gets handed around for your generous donations to the cause*, and there is also a bar to keep your whistle wet. Our friend Sue Burkhart plays the 7-8 set, and Show Of Cards is on from 8-9, so get there early.

*The cause being the musicians. Dig deep.