Just wanted to let you all know about our first shows of the new year.
Next Thursday, Feb 19 we’re excited to be playing in Hamden, Connecticut for the first time at The Outer Space. Our friend Julie Beman and her band The Dress Ups were kind enough to reach out to us and get us on the bill. Also performing is the always wonderful Rick Murnane playing songs from his great new album, Building The Railroad which you can listen to and purchase here.
Here are the details:
When: Thursday, Feb 19
Where: The Outer Space
295 Treadwell St
Hamden, CT 06514
On the bill: Rick Murnane (solo) (8-8:45)
The Dress-ups (full five-piece band) (10-11)
Facebook event page here.
This show is 21+
From the Outer Space’s website: The Outer Space is a 21+ Craft Beer bar, listening room and lounge located in Hamden, Connecticut. With only two years under our belt we’ve provided quality live music and craft beer for music lovers, beer enthusiasts and an endless list of national and regional artists.
We have live music 7 nights a week including our reoccuring Honky Tonk, Open Mic & Jazz series. With a welcoming atmosphere, friendly and dedicated staff and plenty of free parking, we’re quickly becoming the premier location for quality live music and craft beer in Connecticut and the North East. More Information
And then, on Friday night, Feb 20 we head down the road to the comfy confines of the Luthier’s Co-op in Easthampton, MA for a free show from 8:00-9:30.
When: Friday, Feb 20
Where: Luthier’s Co-op
108 Cottage St.
Easthampton, MA 01027
What time: 8-9:30
Also on the bill: Chris Scanlon (7-8), Colorway (8-9:30), The Rambling Kind (9:30-11)
How much: FREE (tips appreciated)
Beer, wine and soft drinks available until 11pm
ALL AGES ALLOWED!!
You can see a video of our performance of “Tiny Town” from the Luthier’s Co-op right here.
We have a bunch of shows coming up this spring (yes, we will get a spring this year, I promise) and all the info will be posted right here when we get it.
You may soon notice a distinct change in our color scheme.
The artwork that will be gracing these pages is by an amazing painter named Laura Nugent. You can check her Facebook page out here and see her other work. She painted the CD and tray artwork for the debut album, and now I’m thrilled to have her on board for the cover (seen above). My old and dear friend from Italy, Pietro Spica returns for some more of his whimsical watercolor for the back cover this time. And last but not least, Jodi Nicholas added her beautiful photography to the inside. You can check out her travel photography and more at her new website, Approachable World.
All in all it’s a beautiful album and I can’t wait to share this new record with you all.
Speaking of records, last week I received test pressings of the 180 gram vinyl. The ten-song disc was cut at Bernie Grundman Mastering in Hollywood by Chris Bellman, one of the greats in the lacquer cutting world. It sounds fantastic and it represents a dream come true for me, a child of the 70s, who always wanted a 12″ of my own. Stay tuned for details on how you can pre-order the vinyl (complete with download card) from this very limited initial run of LPs.
Well, that’s about it, gang.
As always, if you like what we do it would be great if you could share us with the world.
Share our Facebook page (or like us if you don’t already).
Follow us on Twitter.
Or send somebody to our Bandcamp page to listen to the whole first album.
Hope to see some of you at next week’s shows.
Plenty of great things coming up for spring and I’ll be sure to let you know when the time draws near.
Thanks for reading.
And on we go . . .
F. A. J.