Monday, July 23, 2012

August Dates.

Yeah, I know it's still July, but let's jump ahead. It'll be August soon enough, and there are two fun public gigs I'll be playing next month.

Friday, August 10th: I'll be opening for Seth Adam at Mocha Maya's in Shelburne Falls. Seth and I took part in a Songwriters' Circle (along with Henning Ohlenbusch and Adam Greenberg) last September at The Basement in Northampton. He's a great songwriter and performer, and it'll be good to share the stage with him again.

Tuesday, August 28th: I'm playing the 22nd annual Transperformance at Look Park in Northampton. This year's theme is Food Groups, and I'll be transperforming twice: first as BROWNIE McGhee (along with my friend Scott Pomeroy — aka Zip Cody — on harp as Sonny Terry), and again singing backup as Zip Cody & band transperform themselves into Humble PIE. See? Food Groups. The lineup looks amazing as always.

Hope to see you at one or both of these. Meanwhile, I hope you're enjoying the Summer.

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Home Again.

Tonight's show was a private event right here in town. Dave Hayes joined me on bass, and Nick Dines played drums. The night was nothing short of splendid. The audience was great, made up of neighbors plus a crowd of nice folks visiting from Detroit, Chicago, Manhattan and elsewhere. They were very attentive and appreciative, and we had a blast playing for them.

The next gig on the list is open to the public, and is coming up this Thursday: the annual "Pop On The Lawn" show, featuring The Fawns, Rick Murnane & Friends, and School For The Dead. Angel Park, Williamsburg, 7pm. Family-friendly and FREE.

Monday, July 9, 2012

Our Quiet Neighborhood.

Photo: Sarah Palmer
Although we like using the cartoon that I did a few years ago for posters and avatars, Bill and I decided we really could use a proper press photo of The Prestons.

My wife Sarah kindly obliged us with a shoot last week, and so far this is the front-runner.

Seeing how our motto is "We write cheerful songs about death and dead people," the location seemed fitting.

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Happy Birthday, America.

I'm spending today with friends and family, and I hope you can too, at least part of it, and whether or not you live here or somewhere else in the world. We're all in this together. Which is pretty much what the folks who started this country were saying when they did. Life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness should not be exclusive to Americans. Peace and love to you all, and a happy fourth of July.