Thursday, March 13, 2014

The Quest For The Heady Topper

Here's a new drinking song for the 2014 St. Pat's 'tour'. It's about the search for a beer worthy of the holiday. This video was recorded for Couch By Couchwest, and with luck, it'll get its turn in the rotation in the next few days.

This song gets its live debut tonight at Tony's Italian Grille & Pub; I'm playing their St. Patrick's Celebration tonight at 6. Cheers!

Monday, March 10, 2014

St. Patrick's Week!

It's time to roll out the drinking songs again! St. Patrick's Day falls on a Monday this year, and for the week leading up to it, local pubs are giving you plenty of opportunity to raise a pint. Here's when and where you can catch my drinking songs show:

Wednesday 3/12: The Country Cow, Campton NH. It's open mic night, and I'll be rolling out a warmup set as a preview for the show on the 17th. Is buffalo chicken a traditional St. Pat's dinner? It depends what you're drinking! Showtime 7-10pm, no cover, bring a guitar.

Thursday 3/13: Tony's Italian Grille & Pub, Thornton NH. Tony's annual St. Pat's celebration has become a north country mainstay. For an Italian restaurant, Tony's does Irish very well. Get a seat early, 'cause this one's going to fill up! Showtime 6:00-9:30pm, no cover, Moat Mountain on tap.

Friday 3/14: T-Bars Restaurant & Lounge, Waterville Valley NH. Technically an apr├Ęs-ski show, I'm offering a bit of the holiday spirits to the Waterville Valley crowd. Ski conditions should be very good, so expect this one to be a rowdy good time! Showtime 2-5pm, no cover, wear boots.

Friday 3/14: Biederman's Deli And Pub, Plymouth NH. A hometown show! Several of my drinking songs were inspired by events in this very room. This is my third year bringing the show to Biederman's. With the largest row of taps in town, this bar always brings an enthusiastic crowd. Showtime 7-9pm, no cover, drink the wall if you dare.

Saturday 3/15: Crossroads Chiropractic Lakeside, Meredith NH. Wait, what? Let me explain. This is the chiropractic office that I currently visit, and they are AWESOME. They just moved in to a new location, and I'm playing their open house party. Stop by and check it out! Showtime 11am-3pm, no cover,  chair massages.

Sunday 3/16: Campton Congregational Church, Campton NH. Okay, not a drinking songs show. But I'm the organist, and after the week we've had, shouldn't you at least stop in? I'll be working St. Patrick's Prayer in somewhere. Sunday Service 9:30am, no cover, atonement for recent and upcoming sins.

Sunday 3/16: Woodpecker's Pub And Eatery, Campton NH. A little Sunday brunch will do you good. Some drinking songs and a Bloody Mary might help too. Come out and recharge your batteries for the final push! Showtime 11am-1pm, no cover, Kahlua French Toast.

Monday 3/17: Meredith Bay Colony Club, Meredith NH. A drinking songs show at an assisted living facility. Is this the best St. Patrick's week or what? Showtime 2:30-3:30pm, private event, experienced partiers.

Monday 3/17: Plymouth Skate Park St. Patrick's Day 4 Course Dinner, The Country Cow, Campton NH. Okay, here we go. A 4-course Irish meal with local craft beer and wine pairings, and drinking songs by yours truly. Proceeds benefit the development of the Plymouth Skate Park. Could this event be any more badass? Showtime 5-8pm, tickets $30, drinking in style.

Monday 3/17: The Country Cow, Campton NH. Hey, I'm already here, so why not? After the downstairs event finishes at 8, I'm moving my setup into the upstairs lounge for more musical bar shenanigans! Showtime 8pm-who knows, no cover, drunken revelry.