Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Outrunning winter.

That's a legitimate strategy, right? If I just stay busy, surely I'll remain a step or two ahead of winter and I can slow down in April and that'll be that. Or at least all that running around will help me keep warm.

Here's the itinerary for the next month or so. It stays busy right through March, and I suspect the months following will fill in soon as well. I've got a few private parties on the books that are not represented here; New Year's Eve, for instance. But if you want to come out and hear some music and join me for a cup of hot cider sometime this month, there's plenty of opportunity to do so. Hope to see you!

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Jimbo's Garage.

My trio has been booked for the next few months at Shooter's, and we're likely to continue there through 2010. It was suggested that we adopt a band name; 'The Jim Tyrrell Trio' apparently doesn't separate the band from my solo act well enough. So, we've adopted the name Jimbo's Garage. I'm updating the show schedule today to reflect this change, and I'm mulling over the possibilities that a band name presents. It kind of gives us the freedom to go in musical directions we might not have gone otherwise. I don't know why that should be, exactly, especially at my (our) level. But since it's my reaction, I'm going to think about some more offbeat material we can do as a band. As always, suggestions welcome.

Monday, December 7, 2009

Back at it.

I've got a good week of music coming up, and it starts with my son Andy's holiday concert at the Campton Elementary School on Wednesday. I'm not performing or anything; I just get to watch him bust out some holiday songs with his class. Then I've got a run of shows that goes a lot like this:

Thu. 12/10, 9pm - Ri Ra Irish Pub, Burlington VT (dueling pianos show)

Fri. 12/11, 8pm - Shooter's Tavern & Pizzaria, Belmont NH (band show with Jimbo's Garage)

Sat. 12/12, 3pm - Bonafide Art Studio, Laconia NH (solo Open House show)

Sat. 12/12, 9pm - Black Cat Cafe, Laconia NH (band show with No Limitz)

Sun. 12/13, 2:30pm - Ragged Mt. Ski Resort, Danbury NH (solo apres-ski show)

Saturday, December 5, 2009

A weekend off.

It was a real good week of shows. I got to meet (and reacquaint myself with) a bunch of great people at Artistic Roots on Tuesday. The open house at the Veggie Art Girl Boutique was a lot of fun, and the food was pretty fantastic. And last night at Tony's was just crazy. I started early and played late, and people were into it the whole time. I'm very grateful for everyone who came out to show their support and have a good time. :)

I don't have any shows on Saturday or Sunday, which is a rarity these days. A quick look at the schedule, and I see no other weekends off between now and... April, it looks like. So I'm making it a point to enjoy this. I'll be hanging out with my boys, doing a little housekeeping, maybe some cooking... you know, rock star stuff. Actually, If the opportunity presents itself, I might sneak down to the studio to get some album work done.

Friday, December 4, 2009

On the radio and at the bar.

Today started with a visit to the Daily Planet Morning Show (WPNH 100.1fm). I had a great old time talking about places I'm playing and my progress on the new album. You can listen to a mp3 of one of the songs I played right here:

Tonight I'll be playing a solo show at Tony's Italian Grille & Pub in Thornton, NH. The show starts at 6:30pm, and it's always a good time up there. Fantastic food, too. I love talking food with Tony (when he's got a free half-minute); the guy knows so much. It's obviously his passion, and it's great to see someone so invested in doing what they love. Come start the weekend with dinner, drinks, and a little music!

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Veggie Art Girl Boutique.

Tonight is the open house at the Veggie Art Girl Boutique in Holderness, NH. I'll be playing music from 5 to 8pm. This place is as hip as New Hampshire gets; you really ought to check it out. Lots of good deals on cool NH-made stuff. Speaking of which, they (along with Artistic Roots, where I played a couple days ago) are part of the Plymouth Shop Hop, which is a pretty sweet way to get the local holiday shopping thing going.

In other news, I've got a solo show coming up tomorrow at Tony's Italian Grille & Pub in Thornton, NH. Man, I like that room. It's another early show - 6:30-9:30pm.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Back on the radio.

This Friday (December 4) I'm going to be on the radio again. I'm visiting the Daily Planet Morning Show at 6:30am (ouch), and hanging out for about an hour. We'll talk about the upcoming album and the show schedule, and I'll probably play a song or two. Maybe I can get Amy to play along on that slide whistle of hers. Tune in to The Planet 100.1fm to hear it happen live, and keep an eye on the blog for a mp3 of the show later that day.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Artistic Roots.

Tonight is the open house at Artistic Roots in downtown Plymouth, NH. I'll be playing a piano set from 6 to 8pm. I'm told there's a silent auction with a bunch of good stuff up for bid. Stop on by!

In other news, the Trio show at Shooter's went very well last week, and I'm setting up a schedule to play there through 2010. It has been suggested that we should come up with a band name other than The Jim Tyrrell Trio. Suggestions welcome. :)