Friday, August 31, 2012

Sharp Dressed Men.

Photo: L. A. Pomeroy
Here's a photo of Zip Cody and me as "Sonny & Brownie Go Electric" at Transperformance this past Tuesday evening.

The real Sonny Terry and Brownie McGhee were known for not getting along very well, and we had a bit of fun playing up to that with the between-song banter.

Monday, August 27, 2012

The Sunday Paper.

Photo: Chris Collingwood
George Lenker asked me a few questions about the Transperformance experience.

I knew all along that the interview was going to be readable online, but I am told it also appeared on the front page of Section G in yesterday's Springfield Sunday Republican, complete with picture. We don't actually get the paper, so I don't know if they credited the photo to that guy Chris or not. But we certainly will here.

Monday, August 13, 2012

C'mon Everybody!

You're coming to Transperformance, right? Well, get there early, because you'll want to get parked and through the ticket line in time to get a good spot on the lawn before the fun starts at 4pm. Then again, all the spots on the lawn are good. But get there early anyway, because all the performances are always way beyond good, and you don't want to miss any of them.

This will be my fourth time playing the event, but the first time I'll be in more than one act. I'm going on at 4:30 as Brownie McGhee (with Zip Cody on harp as Sonny Terry), and again at 5:15 with the Zip Cody band as Humble Pie. Zip and I had a bit of a warm-up at Bishop's Lounge this past Saturday evening, and we're pretty excited about how all this is gonna sound. See you there.

Friday, August 10, 2012


One of my favorite venues to either play or see a show is Northampton's Iron Horse Music Hall. Their motto is "Music Alone Shall Live." While I agree for the most part with that, I'd hasten to add that a lot of the music lives on because people like Leo Fender once lived. And thankfully, the instruments those people designed and built are still giving life to Music.

Happy 103rd birthday, Leo. Thanks for everything. But yeah, mostly for Telecasters.

Friday, August 3, 2012

Transperformance 22.

Alison Wood / Northampton Arts Council

 If you're planning to attend this year's Transperformance (and you should), you will be happy to learn that tickets are available as of today.

This is always a tremendously fun event for performers and audience alike, and it's a good idea to purchase however many tickets you need well ahead of time (subtle hint, folks).

I hope to see you there.