Monday, October 13, 2014

Ladies & Gentlemen, Rickwash.

Saturday night with Pugwash was pretty great. I played six songs solo to open the show, and then Tosh, Joe, and Shaun (l-r in the video) joined me for a seventh, final tune: a simple rock shuffle take on my song Holiday Road (the studio version of which was this year's Summer Single, you may recall). The very excellent guitarist and songwriter F. Alex Johnson shot the video. Cheers, kind sir!

Friday, October 3, 2014

The Irish Are Coming.

In fact, they're here as of today. One of my favorite bands ever, the four lads in Pugwash have embarked on their first US tour. Chris introduced me to them around the time we were starting work on my Wednesday Child album. Long story short, we've all become mutual friends via email, social media, and tossing CDs back and forth across the briny.

Image courtesy of Pugwash and
The first date on the tour is in Hamden, Connecticut, a mere hour and a half down the highway. I'll be there. A few days later, my wife and I will see them in Portland, Maine. And two days after that, I'm opening for them in Northampton, an 8pm show at The Basement on October 11th. You can imagine how chuffed I am about this.