Sunday, April 26, 2009


Shows were pretty fun and thanks to anyone who came out. I think Zac and I will spend some time in the studio and think about adding a full band because playing with Todd was too much fun, and our set in Pittsfield seemed to be lacking energy or flow or something, the place had a really lull state to it as well, so it was hard to get things circulating.

Other news, total sidetrack... I have gone to 2 of these Dead shows, and am going to a 3rd one tonight, they have been really great I suggest going over to and listening to one, my preferences have been night 2 in Worcester (4-19-09) and the Nassau show (4-24) Wilkes Barre is also a nice showing, and if this MSG one gets up there its a trip of a setlist... here are the setlists for the two I have seen...

4-18-09 DCU Worcester, MA
I: Feel Like a Stranger > GDTRFB, Mountains of the Moon > Dupree's Diamond Blues, Althea, Bird Song > China Cat Sunflower > I Know You Rider
II: Dancin in the Street > Milestones > Lady with a Fan > Terrapin > Drums > Space > Days Between > Bird Song (reprise) > One More Saturday Night
E: Johnny B. Goode

I showed up late, couldnt find parking was really bumming but the China Rider was totally grooving and a nice pick me up after a loose althea and a spacey Bird Song. Space was the theme, set 2 was really free flowing and distant, and they were sort of finding themselves the whole night. A really beautiful Terrapin and Days Between...

4-24-09 Nassau Coliseum Uniondale, NY
I: Jack Straw, Brown-Eyed Women, Baby Blue, Easy Wind, Death Don't Have No Mercy, Don't Ease, Lost Sailor > Saint of Circumstance
II: When I Paint My Masterpiece@, Peggy-O@, Looks Like Rain@, Alabama Getaway > Dark Star > Drums > Space > Knockin on Heaven's Door > GDTRFB
E: Touch of Grey

@Acoustic Set

Went on a whim, What a first set, it was absolutely killer, every song. The Acoustic set was a nice touch into a very spaced out second set, with an absolutely rocking Goin Down the Road to close it out. 3 Dylan covers, crazy night.

So I have sort of put everything aside for a little while for these shows, but tonight is Hartford and the last one I will be able to make, so heres to a nice run...


Saturday, April 11, 2009

Shows, Life, Etc.

Lack of internet, and lack of a sufficient mind have kept me from updating...
some shows coming up though... the debut of a new project with zac and i called Heaven and Earth Magic, steeped in 60s songwriting, expect 12 strings and organs...

April 19th, 2009
The Barons Palace in Buckland, MA
w/Peace Creeps, and Justin Pigott
Heaven and Earth first show with drums electric, and no place I would rather play.

April 23rd, 2009
Rebel Sound Records, or Rebel City Records Pittsfield, MA
w/Justin Pigott and Over the Mountain
Heaven and Earth low volume set with no drums

May 9th or 10th
TBA Pittsfield
w/ Justin Pigott and Peter Walker
Crystalline Roses
this will be 12.00 but Peter Walker will be playing in Western, MA and it will be all going to him!
Peter was a legendary instrumental guitar player around in the 60s and still alive, well and performing today!

The LP is done finished up about 2 weeks ago, 13 songs and about 40 minutes worth of music, it will feature an array of guitars, hand drums, bells, banjos, and sitar... the Split recordings are done as well all recorded live directly to handheld tape recorder, so more music soon...