Thursday, February 5, 2015

Gig Poster - The Outer Space.

Pugwash Posters.

Artwork by Thomas Walsh (with slight size and typeface adjustments by RM)

UPDATE: Just designed this one today - 02/10/15

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

All Aboard.

As of today, Building The Railroad is available online, worldwide, through iTunes and Bandcamp.

Click here for the iTunes preview page. This page also features the tracks from the Wednesday Child Album. You can listen to clips of each song, and then click through to the iTunes site/app to purchase the album and/or individual songs.

Click here for the Bandcamp site. Here you can not only purchase the whole album, but also stream it from start to finish. In addition, you'll notice that as with Wednesday Child, the first track is available as a free download.

Thanks for listening. I hope you enjoy it.

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Upcoming Shows.

 (NOTE: updated on 1/27)  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.

Mocha Maya's - Sunday, February 22nd in Shelburne Falls.

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.

Mocha Maya's - Sunday, April 26th in Shelburne Falls.

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.