Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Gig Poster.

Click to embiggen.
THIS IS GONNA BE GREAT. Join us for dinner and a show on May 2nd at Sam's Cafe in Haydenville.

Sam's is in the former Blue House, right across from the Sunoco station on Route 9.

The food there is beyond delicious, and there is a wide selection of coffees, teas, and soft drinks as well. BYOB if you'd like something stronger.

There's also free WiFi so you can Live Tweet about what a terrific time you're having.

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Coming Up.

Pleased to announce that I'll be playing a solo set in the Community Room at Northampton's Forbes Library on Wednesday, April 23rd. Sharing the bill is another local favorite, John Crand of Original Cowards. We'll each play a half-hour set, with the show running from 6 to 7pm. My plan is to introduce a few of the songs that I'm currently recording for the new album, and I also have a beautiful new acoustic guitar that will be making its public debut on the night. I may even bring my mandolin for one song, too, so that might be good for a laugh.

Monday, March 17, 2014


Rick Murnane - Four Stories (remastered - release tbd)
Songwriter, Guitar, Vocals, Engineer/Producer
Mystics Anonymous - Dreaming for Hours (link)

Rick Murnane - Four Stories (limited streaming/download only - no longer available)
Songwriter, Guitar, Vocals, Engineer/Producer
Bet Am Chorus and Band - Givah Jams (limited private release)
Engineer (tracking/mixing/mastering)

Rick Murnane - Wednesday Child (link)
Songwriter, Guitar, Bass, Keyboard, Vocals, Mix Engineer, Producer
Friends: The Songs of Lesa Bezo - Various Artists (link)
Guitar, Bass, Vocals, Engineer (Lived Without It - Rick Murnane)

Group DeVille - Public Gardens (GDV)
Songwriter, Guitar, Vocals, Engineer/Producer
The Prestons - The World is Upside Down (link)
Songwriter, Guitar, Bass, Drum Loops, Vocals, Engineer/Producer

Ciao My Shining Star: The Songs of Mark Mulcahy - Various Artists (link)
b/g Vocals (Cookie Jar - Chris Collingwood)

Group DeVille - The Dark End of the House
Songwriter, Guitar, Vocals, Engineer/Producer
The Prestons - There's a River Down There (link)
Songwriter, Guitar, Bass, Drum Loops, Vocals, Engineer/Producer
Sitting Next to Brian - Polite (link)
Guitar,  b/g Vocals
The Sandinista Project: A Tribute to The Clash - Various Artists (link)
Guitar, b/g Vocals - (Let's Go Crazy - Storybox)
Rick Murnane - Telling Time - (collected demos)
Songwriter, Guitar, Bass, Drum Loops, Vocals, Engineer/Producer

Group DeVille - Martian Holiday (GDV) 
Songwriter, Guitar, Vocals, Producer

Group DeVille - Hold No Illusions (GDV) 
Songwriter, Guitar, Vocals, Producer
Ray Mason - Three Dollar Man (link)
b/g Vocals (You'll Never Play Here Again)

Group DeVille - Six From Five - (band demo)
Songwriter, Guitar, Vocals

The Bluescasters - Cassette - (band demo)
Songwriter, Guitar, Vocals, Engineer/Producer

Bet Am Chorus and Band - Live at the Bet Am - Cassette

A Land of Water: Navigation in the Adirondacks - Sierra Club Documentary
Acoustic Guitar Soundtrack
John Follis & Friends - Various Artists - Cassette
Songwriter, Guitar, Vocals

Saturday, March 8, 2014

Music For Art's Sake.

Many of you know that in addition to being a musician and songwriter, I'm also a professional visual artist. A lot of what I've done over the past fifteen years or so has been in the realm of product and décor design. Most of that sort of thing carries a lot of proprietary baggage, so it wouldn't have been proper to showcase the work online. Industry secrets and all that. But I'm out of the industrial workforce these days, freelancing from home, and concentrating more on illustration and graphic design again. As for fine art, I haven't had a gallery show in quite a few years, but have a couple of projects in mind that may find all that changing soon as well.

Anyway, what I'm trying to get to is this: I love great art, and am really excited to be playing Springfield's Bing Arts Center again next Saturday. It's the opening reception for a show by the wonderful Daryl Zang (click that link and you'll see what I mean).

Image courtesy of the Bing Arts Center
This will be a trio show, and we'll be playing some jazzy blues standards and some danceable instrumentals of my own work in addition to the usual janglepop. We're gonna dress nice and be cool and casual. We're not the headliners here, Daryl and her paintings are. See you there.

Thursday, March 6, 2014

XTC Tribute Rides Again.

The XTC tribute concert that had originally been slated for January 18th has been rescheduled. Here's the new skinny (lineup and ticket details to follow):

This is Pop - A Tribute to the Music of  XTC
Iron Horse Music Hall
Northampton, MA
Saturday, May 24 at 10pm

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Sunday Shot.

 Rick at Mocha Maya's • Original photograph taken by Hannah Zahn

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Coming Right Up.

Image courtesy of Mocha Maya's
The trio's playing Mocha Maya's this Sunday (2/23) from 2:30 to 4pm.

We've ended up with a lovely crowd each time we've played an afternoon show here. Come on out and join us if you're around.

Friday, January 31, 2014

Iron Horse Photo.

Love this back-of-hall shot by Hannah Zahn • Click to embiggen

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Pete Seeger.

Y'know, it's funny. We pay offhand repect to birthdays and passings-on in all the social media, and a lot of the time there's only a distant connection to the person. But Pete Seeger? This one hits home a little closer. A lot of us pretty much grew up within the long, warm shadow cast by this man. Whether his voice was raised in song or against oppression and pollution, we had the opportunity to listen, and learn, and join in. Pete always invited us along. Can't exactly mourn the earthly close of a full and purposeful life like Pete's. But what we can do instead is celebrate the fact that we got to live alongside him for a while.

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Land O' Goshen.

This next Saturday is the first of February. You heard me. February already. We're playing a private living room concert that night, as a fundraiser for the Goshen Library. Goshen is a short drive up Route 9 from where we live, so it's even quicker and easier to get to and from than this past Friday's Iron Horse show was. Which is good if this thing runs late...we bibliophiles sometimes tend to get a little crazy when we get together.

The next public show will be on Sunday afternoon, February 23rd., from 2:30 to 4pm at Mocha Maya's up in Shelburne Falls.