Hey, does anyone in CT, NJ/NYC or Philly wanna host a Tarbox solo house concert on Saturday, November 8? I’ll be in the area and hope to book a show. Hit me up at tarbox66[at]gmail if you’re interested, or curious, and thanks!
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!
Bottle Up & Go, with the brilliant John Sands on drums.
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.
Alrighty then — I’m very much looking forward to opening for my talented pal Miss Tess at her album release show on Friday! Lizard Lounge, Cambridge; music starts at 9.15 PM. Should be a grand night! Get tickets HERE!
What a crazy good weekend of music. I couldn’t have asked for a better playing experience than The Ramblers’ Stone Mountain Arts Center show in Maine on Friday. It’s a beautiful, welcoming place, staffed by folks who care, that draws a great, responsive audience. Sunday I played a Rhode Island house show that renewed me in ways I’m still feeling. Thanks to a funny, cool crowd whose soul, humor and attention made it a night I’ll carry with me for a long time.