The Colorway Blog

February is heating up with shows in the Ocean State and Easthampton!

Hi gang,

Hope everyone is doing well and staying warm where it’s cold and cool where it’s not. And if you are somewhere warm consider me extremely jealous. πŸ™‚

Thanks to everyone who came out to our show in Cambridge last month at the Middle East. It was a great time and I’m working on getting us back there. 

Our show with Davy Knowles was a barnstormer. Davy’s audience is our kind of crowd: music loving fools! 

You can see a clip of us performing the Dire Straits tune, “Southbound Again” at that show right here,


Our next shows are two that I’ve been looking forward to playing for some time. On Saturday, 2/11 we’ll be heading back to my old stomping ground, Tiverton, Rhode Island, to play at one of the best new venues in the area. Sandywoods Center For The Arts is quickly becoming a go to for a more “listening room” type vibe. Music lovers rejoice! 

The Fall River Herald News (which we always got delivered to our door growing up) printed a great piece on the band and the show. You can read the whole thing here. 

Tickets are $12 in advance and $15 at the door. You can still pick up tickets as of this writing by going here.

You can head over to our Facebook event page right here and join and/or share it. We’d just love you for it!

This will be our first time playing Sandywoods and we’re really hoping to get some folks in the door to ensure our return. We’ll be playing from 7:30 to around 9:15 or so (doors are at 7pm) and we’ll be debuting two brand new tunes! So you don’t want to miss this special show. It’s BYOB and you can bring your own food. It’s all ages and should prove to be a heck of a time. 

Then, in two weeks we’re excited to be sandwiched between to amazing bands when we play at Luthier’s Co-op in Easthampton on Friday, February 24. 

The night starts out with our friend, Rick Murnane’s debut performance of his new trio, The Town Council. They will be kicking things off at 7pm. Fans of Group Deville and Rick’s early work with The Bluescasters will be thrilled with the new band featuring Fred Goodhue and Nick Dines (original GDV members) playing an hour of original bluesy pop.  

Colorway plays at 8pm until around 9:25 or so. We’ll kick it with some classics, a Drunk Stuntmen tune or two and the aforementioned brand new songs. 

Finally, leave your dancing shoes on for the 9:30-? slot when Luke Jaeger’s funky dance ensemble, The Soul Magnets hit the Luthier’s stage. Featuring a who’s who of valley notables, including Kallis SmithDave Trenholm and (original Colorway drummer) J.J. O’Connell, just to name a few. The Magnet’s will be sure to keep the joint jumping well into the night.

Not only is this an amazing night of music just on it’s own, but the show is free (tips appreciated) and it’s all ages as well. Space is limited at Luthier’s so be sure to get there early to carve out your space in one of the best rooms in the valley to see live music. 

Well, that about covers it. We’re booking some great shows for the spring and summer (and fall!) and I’ll tell you all more about that as the time comes near. 

As always, if you know someone who might enjoy what we do please be a pal and share us with them. It’s always great to make new fans and share what we do with others. It’s why we are here and it’s what gets me out of bed on many a cold morning.

So thanks for being you and thanks for digging what we do. We’ll keep rocking as long as we can.

See you at the shows!

~Alex J 

And remember, you can always go to for more info on any of this, to see a cool pic of Davy Knolwles and me (in the “Out And About” photo album) and for all the rest of it. 

Details on the gigs:

Saturday, February 11, Colorway Performs at Sandywoods Center For The Arts, Tiverton, RI

Come join Colorway for this very special show in a town that Alex spent a ton of time in growing up. Tiverton, RI sits just across the street from Fall River, MA and Sandywoods Center For The Arts is the newest live music venue in the area on par with the Narrows Center For The Arts. It is so great to see the support for original music in the 401. The venue is a non-profit establishment and we are so happy they are putting their faith in us. 

When: Saturday, Feb 11
WhereSandywoods Center For The Arts
43 Muse Way
Tiverton, RI, 02878
 (401) 835-6639
Time: 7:30pm (two sets)
Cost: $12 ADV $15 DOS
All ages!!
BYOB and picnic basket

From the Sandywoods website:

Sandywoods presents great live music concerts every weekend throughout the year. Our ticket prices are affordable, and we are a “BYOB-and-picnic-basket” venue. Whether you enjoy folk, pop, alt country, blues, Americana and roots, acoustic singer-songwriter, Celtic, bluegrass, Cajun and zydeco, eclectic, jazz, classical, or straight-up rock, you are sure to find something on our show schedule to your liking! The Sandywoods Center for the Arts is an intimate venue that seats 150 with chairs and tables, 200 with auditorium-style seating.

Check out their Facebook page here and their upcoming show listing here

Friday, 2/24 Colorway Performs at Luthier’s Co-op, Easthampton, MA

Come join us as we play one of the best rooms for live music in the valley.  Early and free!

When: Friday, 3/24
Where: Luthier’s Co-op
108 Cottage St
Easthampton, MA
What  time: 8-9:30
Phone: (413) 527-6627
How Much: Free (tips appreciated)

Other bands on the bill: 7pm Town Council (Rick Murnane Trio)
9:30pm Soul Magnets


January Round-up In Glorious HD

Hi gang,

Happy New Year to everyone! I hope you had a safe holiday and are somewhere warm if it’s cold and somewhere cool if it’s not. 

We had a great New Year’s Even show at the Parlor Room. Thanks to all longtime fans who came out and to the people who are new to the band. You can check out a clip of “Everybody Wants Me To Love You” from that show right here!

Warwick Town Hall was a great time, too! A great sounding room, top notch PA, a full house of fine dancing folk all combined to make for a fantastic night. Did I mention Beth’s Famous Kalua Mousse? Well, next time they have a Super Supper you’ll have to see for yourself. Make sure to check out their Corned Beef and Cabbage Night on Saturday, 3/18 when Shokazoba (featuring Matt and Riley on bass and drums) take the stage. 

Thanks to Alan Morgan for the pic. 

On top of all this we got the royal treatment in the offices of the Valley Advocate a couple of weeks ago and Northampton Community Television (in partnership with Signature Sounds) filmed a 25 minute set of ours in crystal clear HD with great sound and lighting.

You can watch that whole shebang by clicking right here. 

This all leads me to our big week of shows which I hope some of you can make it to.

Thursday night, 1/19 we will be making our first appearance The Middle East Corner in Cambridge, MA. The Corner is a 60 person capacity space that is as intimate as it gets. We will be playing from 10-10:45. It costs a whopping $5 and we’re happy to be opening for Somerville’s own funk rockers, The Slum Raisins. Should be a good time. The Facebook Event for that is right here. If you have friends in the Boston area and could share this with them that would be awesome. 

Friday, 1/19 sees me, Matt and Riley heading west again to rock out at Pauly’s Hotel in downtown Albany, NY. We had a great time at our last show there and we’re hoping this one will be even better. Facebook Event right here. This is a four band bill and we will be going on around 11pm. See the details below for the rest of the lineup.

Sunday, Sunday, Sunday, 1/22. Yes, if you’re not a Patriots or Steelers fan (ugh) you might want to know about this show. If you are more of a Colorway fan than a Patriots fan then you still might want to know about this amazing show. If you don’t care about football at all then you have no excuse to not be at the Iron Horse Music Hall in Northampton when Colorway shares the stage with the one and only, Davy Knowles. Davy is a british guitar slinger who calls Chicago his home nowadays. Peter Frampton recently sang his praises by saying, β€œDavy already has a recognizable style. He’s definitely the gunslinger guitarist of the 21st century,’’ We’re really looking forward to this show and hope you can all make it there if you’re in the area. The show starts at 7pm sharp with a 30 minute set by Colorway. Facebook Event right over here. 

And lastly, to close out January we will be returning to NYC and hitting up a great corner bar famous for live music, The Sidewalk Cafe. Situated on the corner of Ave A and 6th St in the East Village this place will be overflowing with tunes on Saturday, January 28. Come see us play there at 10:15. Facebook event if you please. 

Well, that’s pretty much it for now. Plenty of stuff happening in February. You can see all about all our shows coming up by going right here to our shows page. 

I’ll have more to talk about next time around, including some details on our upcoming tour of the southeast as well as more spring shows (remember spring? It’s coming back and it’s gonna be awesome).

Thanks for reading this far and for supporting us in what we do. We can’t do this without you so thank you, thank you, thank you. πŸ™‚

Rock on,


Watch Colorway’s Sessions Set At The Valley Advocate Offices

Colorway is proud to share their short set of songs which were performed at the Valley Advocate’s offices in Northampton, MA. Presented in collaboration with Signature Sounds Recordings and NCTV. See more great artists at the Sessions home page right here (like the esteemed Ray Mason, as well as new groups like Eavesdrop Trio and Paper City Exile).

The first two tunes, “Love Is All Around You” and “Save Me” will be included on Colorway’s next release (date TBA).