Sunday, March 20, 2016

Upcoming Shows Announced.

My Spring/Summer gig schedule starts at the end of April. Here's the lineup so far. There are a couple more events in the works, but these are the definites as of right now.

RM Band at Bread Euphoria - Saturday, April 30th in Haydenville.
RM Band at Luthier's Co-Op - Saturday, May 21st in Easthampton.
RM Band at Mocha Maya's - Sunday, June 12th at Shelburne Falls.

RM Band at The Thirsty Mind - Saturday, July 16th in South Hadley.
The Prestons at Mocha Maya's - Sunday, July 17th in Shelburne Falls.
RM solo at The Thirsty Mind - with Michael Orlen's "All Folked Up" series - Friday, July 29th in South Hadley.
RM Band at Bread Euphoria - Saturday, July 30th in Haydenville.

The Prestons at Bread Euphoria - Saturday, August 6th, in Haydenville. 

Friday, February 19, 2016

New Album Art.

The image below is based on a photograph I took in Newport, Rhode Island a couple of years ago. This will be the background art for the cover of my next record.

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

News From Liverpool.

On Monday, I learned that a song of mine was put before the four panelists on BBC Merseyside's Jukebox Jury over the weekend ("Nowhere is Where She Belongs," for those of you keeping notes). The verdict was two very much for, none completely against, but the other two did not find the production appealing (the familiar "digital lacks warmth," argument). Overall, a good result in front of a panel that historically pulls no punches.

Band Name Update.

You might remember I had an idea to book my shows with Fred and Nick as "Goodhue, Dines, and Murnane." Well, it seems like everyone (press, bookers, friends, Fred and Nick themselves...) default to "Rick Murnane Band" no matter who I'm playing with, so we're going back to that. Simple is good.

Monday, January 18, 2016

February Show Announced.

Remember that plan I had to not play any gigs during the winter months? Well, plans change. Especially when a friend like Shawn from Golden Bloom asks if you'd like to share a bill at a favorite venue. Come see us. Luthiers' Co-Op on Thursday, February 4th. Scott Lawson Pomeroy at 7pm, a solo set by yours truly at 7:30, and Golden Bloom's Album Release show at 8:30.

Thursday, January 7, 2016

Studio News.

Taking some time off from working on my own stuff, and am concentrating for now on the second Goodhue Project record. I'm engineering once again, and contributing to the arranging and a few of the instrumental flourishes. Fred himself is playing most of the rhythm guitar tracks, and is also busy lining up some great vocalists from our areas's impressive talent pool.

There is also talk of another EP from The Prestons, as both Bill and I have written new material to add to a couple of older but as-yet unrecorded favorites.

And yes, at some point I will put the finishing touches on my third solo album, the working title for which is "Words in the Wind." I have slated the new record for a Fall release.

Friday, January 1, 2016

Happy New Year.

Thanks again to all who came to the shows, bought the albums, and downloaded a song or two last year. And now it's 2016. Let's go see what happens.

Tuesday, December 29, 2015


Wednesday Child and Building the Railroad will no longer be sold on iTunes as of next month (January 5th and the 21st, respectively). The albums will still be available for sale on Bandcamp and (of course) directly from me via the post or in person at shows. This move away from what has become of Apple is one of several changes in the works for 2016, and I assure you it is the least interesting of them. Still, the public has a right to know.

Sunday, December 27, 2015

Subtle Reminder: First Night Northampton.

Right, here you go. I'm playing an afternoon set this year, the 5:00pm slot downstairs in Lyman Hall at First Churches. The show is listed under my name, but it will be a Goodhue, Dines, and Murnane show, featuring new acoustic arrangements of our past and recent favorites.

Also, this First Night show will be the last public performance for the foreseeable future. Recording projects are taking priority, and it's unlikely I'll be booking any solo or trio gigs until March at least. So if you think you'll need a GD&M fix to tide you over, get down to Lyman Hall on New Year's Eve.