So this is where it all began.
It was 1975 and I had just gotten my first guitar (thanks, Mom). Sure, it was plastic. But plastic was all the rage in the 70s.
So forty years pass and I’m still playing and I’m still hanging in there. I still love pajamas and I still love hats.
The more things change, I guess, the more they stay the same.
I wanted to take a moment and wish you all a very happy holiday season and raise a glass of egg nog to you for whatever may come in 2016. This year has certainly seen its share of changes.
The new album did really well from all accounts and we couldn’t be happier with the response from both the public and the critics.
We got to tour the Northeast, play some rock, meet some new folks and catch up with old friends.
Dave and JJ moved on and are doing their respective things both musically and non. I wish them all the best, always.
And since July, Matt and Riley have been giving it their all learning the catalog of tunes as well as crafting some new material. We have big plans for the springtime and hope to have some new songs for you when the weather gets warmer (if it ever gets cold to begin with). 🙂
I wanted to also ask for your support by voting for “Come Back July” in the WRSI 93 Songs of 2015. If you follow this link here you can vote for us until Sunday 12/27. One lucky person will win a shopping spree at Turn It Up Records, one of the better music stores in the area. You have to give some basic info to register but after that it’s easy peasy. Two years ago you helped make “Live With Me” from the first album come in at number three. So thanks for that and thanks in advance for voting for us in this round.
Bring on 2016 and all the plastic guitars you can muster. We’ll try to keep our hats and PJ’s on and give it what for.
Cheers, be safe, and know that music can make almost anything better.
~Alex, Matt and Riley
Thursday, December 31 Colorway plays First Night 2016!
Colorway will be performing on First Night at St John’s Episcopal Church. We are honored to be taking part in this great Northampton tradition again.
When: Thu, 12/31
Where: 48 Elm St.
Northampton, MA (at the edge of Smith College)
What time: 9:15-10:00pm
Full list of performance here.
Buy your buttons here at a discounted rate.
Saturday, January 9, The Basement, Northampton, MA
Did you make a resolution for more rock in 2016? You did? Well we’re happy to provide. Come check out two sets of original tunes for FREE!
When: Saturday, January 9
Where: 21 Center St. Northampton, MA (adjacent to the new police station parking garage which you can park in for this show)
Phone: (413) 387-6345
What time: 8pm-10:30pm
How much: FREE (tips appreciated)
The Basement has a full bar for your enjoyment.
Saturday, January 16 Alex at Bread Euphoria (solo), Haydenville, MA
Alex plays two sets of tunes from his 25 years of creating music in the Pioneer Valley.
When: Sat. 1/16
Where: Bread Euphoria
206 Main St, Haydenville, MA
What time: 6-8pm
Cost: FREE!! (tips/bread accepted)
This event is all ages!
Remember, the new album is available at www.colorwaymusic.com on CD and 180gram vinyl, as well as at www.colorway.bandcamp.com for the digital download. But you can also pick it up an any one of these great Valley establishments. Support your local musician and support you local music store.
Turn it Up
5 Pleasant St
28 Cottage St
Cup and Top Cafe (CD only)
1 North Maple St
Wild Mutation Records
52 Main St Suite 6
Mystery Train Records
178A North Pleasant St
“No music, no life.”