Monday, October 26, 2009

Dueling Pianos.

I played an interesting show last Thursday. Having responded to an ad on Craigslist, I found myself in Burlington playing one half of a Dueling Pianos show at the Ri Ra Irish Pub. It went pretty well; in fact, I will be back there every Thursday for the next four weeks, and again the Wednesday after that. Ed McCarron is the other performer, and the guy is GOOD.

In other news, I've got a crazy idea for a book for National Novel Writing Month. November is a pretty busy month for me, but I might try to squeeze in a 50,000 word novel in my spare time. We'll see. More details as/if the idea develops.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

On the radio (and on the road).

Tomorrow (Friday) morning I'll be playing live on the local radio station. The fine folks at The Planet 100.1fm (WPNH) have invited me back to preview a track or two from the upcoming album on the Daily Planet Morning Show. It's gonna be an early one; I'll be on sometime between 6 and 7am.

At 8pm Friday night I'll be playing a solo show at Shooter's Tavern and Pizzaria in Belmont, NH. It's been a while since I've been down there. Very good pizza.

Saturday is a show at the Woodsville American Legion with No Limitz. It's a pretty big fundraiser, from what I'm told. A $100 ticket sort of thing, with big giveaways and stuff. I don't think anyone's ever paid $100 to see me play a show. I hope dinner comes with that!

Wednesday, October 14, 2009


Remember that CD I was working on? Well, I'm still working on it. But at least it's moving forward. Matter of fact, I've got a song you can preview. And you can find it on my Facebook page. Pop on over and check it out!

Friday, October 9, 2009

This weekend.

It's been a slow week, which is kind of nice. I was able to get into the studio and work on fine-tuning the setup a bit. I do have a couple shows coming up on Saturday. The Warner Fall Foliage Festival is a busy and quaint affair, and (Who Are The) Brain Police will be horrifying midday passersby with Ramones and Toadies covers. And later that night I'm playing at The Black Cat Cafe with No Limitz. As for solo appearances, the next one is Friday, October 16 at Shooter's Tavern and Pizzaria in Belmont.

In other news, I'm talking to the fine folks at The Planet (100.1fm) about stopping in on the morning show and playing a couple songs from the upcoming CD. I'll update once I've got more info.

Monday, October 5, 2009


Well, for a month that was supposed to be a slowdown in gigs, it sure got off to a busy start. On Thursday I was at the Country Cow in Campton, playing a solo show on Pizza Night. Doesn't get much better than that. I love playing the Cow because it's a nice comfortable room and it's close to home. A relatively early show, too; I'm usually done around 10pm.

The next night I played with No Limitz at the American Legion up in Littleton. It was our first time up there, and we were well-received. It looked like it was a pretty lucrative fundraiser for them, too, which is nice.

Saturday was the Cancer Walk in Plymouth, and I serenaded the walkers who didn't let the weather stop them from doing a VERY good thing. Miss New Hampshire was there, and she got up and sang a song with me.

That night I played with (Who Are The) Brain Police at the Bridgewater Inn. Good crowd there. And on Sunday, I filled in for Jackie Lee as host of the open mike at the Sunset Grill in Campton. Another local room that is always a nice place to play. And I treated myself to a mulled cider with spiced rum in it. Mmm.

This week is actually a bit slower (so far; we'll see who calls). This Saturday I'll be playing a day show in Warner with (Who Are The) Brain Police, and No Limitz is at the Black Cat Cafe that night.

Friday, October 2, 2009

Song Fight win!

Hey, how about that! My song (Made To Be Played) was the winner in last week's Song Fight! Big thanks to everyone who listened and liked what they heard. I'm going to try reworking the song a little bit, and we'll see if it has a place on the upcoming CD.

I've won Song Fight twice before, but one (Prayer For Pancakes) was on a technicality so I don't really count it. My song Naked On The Meach is the only other Song Fight win for which I take credit. I don't have an entry in the current fight (Ring Them Bells), but you'd still be well-served to go over there and check out the new songs.

In other news, it's a busy little weekend coming up. Tonight is a No Limitz show at the Littleton Amercan Legion. Tomorrow I'm playing at a Cancer Walk in Plymouth, and later that night I'm at the Bridgewater Inn with (Who Are The) Brain Police. Then things slow down considerably. I do have a couple new irons in the fire though, so hopefully the show schedule will be getting a nice robust update soon.