Friday, April 13, 2018

The Prestons - April Gig.

The Prestons play the 7-8pm slot at Luthiers Co-Op in Easthampton, Massachusetts on Saturday, April 28th. The music continues with ReBelle from 8-9:30, and then Larry Dulong and Random Sighting from 9:30-11pm. Luthiers is a fantastic venue within a guitar shop. How cool is that? We love it there.

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.

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

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.


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

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?