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.

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