Alrighty then… I’ll be playing a set every at The Cantab Lounge, in Central Square Cambridge, every Monday in April. I’ll play from 9.30-10.15 PM.
I’ll be joined on April 6 by string bassist Johnny Sciascia and, on April 13, by violinist Daniel Kellar. Other friends will join me later in the month. These shows will be a chance to bust out a handful of new songs and play them in different contexts. Looking forward…
Hey! I just booked aa 4/17 Baltimore house concert and a 4/24 loft show in Brattleboro VT. Both are open to the public.
E-mail me at info[AT]tarboxramblers[DOT]com for info about the Baltimore house concert. Links to info about the VT date are on the “Shows” page. These are gonna be some fun nights!
On Saturday, November 22 I’ll play at the Sumner Knight Chapel, in Keene NH, as part of the Keene Music Festival. This will be an acoustic, unamplified show in a beautiful intimate space. I’ll use the occasion to unveil a few new songs. My old friend Donald Saaf, and his Bluebird Orchestra, will also appear. Music starts at 7 PM. Venue address, for GPS, is 0 Chapel Drive, Keene NH. Hope to see pals from the great north!
My October 18 show as part of the Summner Knight Music Series, in Keene NH, has been rescheduled for Saturday, November 22. Sorry for any inconvenience!
My Sunday residency at The Plough & Stars in Cambridge concludes this weekend. It’s been a good run, one that’s given me the chance to introduce and mess around with a bunch of new songs. Thanks to Jim Seery for setting it up and to the initimable Nate the bartender for doing sound, playing cool music and being one of my favorite people to work with. I’ll be joined by Chris Toppin and her mighty new band LOVE LOVE for this weekend’s Labor Day blowout. 10.30 PM. Don’t miss it!
From Sunday’s show. Photo courtesy of David Michael Curry.
I’m in the middle of a Sunday August residency (all Sundays except August 24) at the mighty Plough and Stars in Cambridge. The shows have been a blast, and have given me an opportunity to bust out a bunch of new songs. I’m also having some of my musical friends and heroes drop by to play mini-sets. This week I’ll be joined by alt-Gothic country pioneers The Willard Grant Conspiracy. The band’s main man, Robert Fisher, has just returned to New England after years in California, so I hope to be able to see WGC more frequently. My guests on 8/31 will be Love Love, ace songwriter Chris Toppin’s crispy new duo. I can’t wait to check their stuff out.
Here’s info for Saturday’s loft show in Union Square Somerville.
Loft Show, 7.30 doors. Music starts at 8 PM.
438 Somerville Ave. #4
Union Square Somerville
*21+, BYOB, $5-10 suggested donation
Where is it?
If you’re facing the Market Basket in Somerville, there is an Indian grocery store in its parking lot to the right. Turn the corner of that building. The first door is the entrance to The Loft. Bands may park against the side of The Loft’s building. Audience may park on Somerville Ave. Do not park in any of Market Basket’s lots…they will tow!
A friend just sent me a link to this performance of Jack of Diamonds…
There’s snow in the forecast here in Boston but winter’s winding down. I’d be lying if I said I’m not relieved. I’ve been a shut-in for extended stretches of the last few months; it’s given me a chance to catch up on both writing new songs and editing some older ones. It’s been a good time. And now that Maris is a bit older I’ll be traveling more, getting to places that are new to me and meeting new friends. I’ve been playing more solo shows lately, which gives me a chance to experiment with space and improvisation in a way that’s different from what I do with the band. Whether I’m playing solo or with the group, I hope to share some of my new songs with you soon, either in Boston or somewhere on the road.