Food Trucks, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Stevie Ray Vaughan! So Much Music!

Hi all,

Just a quick update on this next few days worth of shows.

Today, Saturday, August 19, I’ll be doing a solo set from 1:30-3pm at Look Park in Florence for the 1st Annual Look Park Food Truck Festival.

More info below and here.  in their Facebook event page. Scott Lawson Pomeroy plays a solo set noon to 1pm and after me it’s Galvanizer, a great band featuring John CabĂĄn on guitar, Donny Hayward on drums and the esteemed drumming of J.J. O’Connell. 

There will be food trucks from all over the region for your eating pleasure. It’s free to get in, though there is a $9 park entry fee. If you bike or walk in it’s absolutely gratis. Hope to see you there.

Later today (Saturday) you can catch Colorway perform a set at the Calvin Theater in Northampton at 8pm (sharp) opening for the amazing blues rock guitarist, Kenny Wayne Shepherd and his band. Kenny’s main axe is a 1961 Fender Stratocaster that he got as a teen. Guess who else got a 1961 Stratocaster as a teen and will be bringing it down to play today? That’s right, me. 🙂 So come on out and catch the band on the big stage with the big sound. It’s gonna be awesome, I promise. 

Tickets are still available for this show by going here. 


Tomorrow, Sunday, 8/20 I’ll be heading to central mass to the town of Fiskdale (Sturbridge) to play a duo show with Scott Hall at the Homefield Kitchen and Brewery. We call ourselves Two Man Guy. I play guitar and Scotty plays piano. We both sing but neither of us dance. Come on out, have some great food and beer and/or soft drinks and chill with the both of us. 


Finally, to close out an amazing August, Transperformance 27 is upon us this coming Tuesday, August 22.

Come on out and celebrate the unofficial (early) crescendo of summer with over twenty bands transperforming as dearly departed rockers in Transperformance 27: Rock and Roll Heaven Revisited. 

I’ll be playing in four acts this year. I’m on early with Dan Daniels as Guy Clark. Then around 8pm I’ll be joining the Winterpills as they salute Sir George Harrison. Following that I’m in with Scott Lawson Pomeroy/Zip Cody as he tackles the rock and roll giant, Ronnie James Dio. Finally, Colorway will be breaking out the boogie woogie and shaking off the blues as Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble. The amazing keyboardist, Jon Carroll and saxophonist, Chris Gentes will be joining the band for this special 10 minute set. 

You can read more about all these shows below.

Thanks for being part of our world. We can’t wait to make music for you. The world needs it now more than ever. 

Rock on,


All the deetz:

Sat, August 19, Alex Performs At The Look Park Food Truck Festival, Florence, MA

Come on down to Look Park on Saturday, August 19 from 12-6pm to enjoy street eats from all over the Pioneer Valley and beyond.

Whether you’re looking for a great way to spend an afternoon or a food lover eager to taste the best food trucks & carts in the Valley, the Look Park Food Truck Festival is one event that offers something for everyone!

When: Saturday, August 19
Where: Look Park
300 N Main St
Florence, MA, 01062
What Time: the fest runs 12-6pm
How much: parking fee is $9 but walk-ins and bikes get in free!
Family friendly!!

Find out who’s coming and join the Facebook Event Page here!

Saturday, August 19, Colorway Performs at The Calvin Theater in Northampton, Mass Opening For Kenny Wayne Shepherd.

When: Saturday, August 19
Where: The Calvin Theater
19 King St, Northampton, MA
Phone: (413) 586-8686
Time: 8:00pm

Tickets and more info available here

Sunday, August 20, Two Man Guy (Scott Hall and Alex Johnson) Perform at Homefield Kitchen and Brewery, Sturbridge, MA (Early Show 3-6pm)

Come on out to the great land of Sturbridge, Mass (just outside of Worcester) and hang out with Alex and Scott. They’ll be performing Colorway, Drunk Stuntmen, Glen Campbell and their own solo tunes. Great farm to table food and craft brewed beer available. 

When: Sunday, 8/20
Where: Homefield Kitchen and Brewery
3 Arnold Rd
Fiskdale, MA
What Time: 3-6pm
How Much: Free!!
All Ages!

Join the Facebook Event here!

Check out Homefield on Facebook here!

Tuesday, August 22, Colorway Performs at The 27th Annual Transperformance as Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble

Save the date for Transperformance 27: Rock and Roll Heaven Revisited on Tuesday, August 22nd from 4:00 pm to 9:30 pm. Join us as we celebrate 27 years of sailing into the summer sunset with everyone’s favorite end of summer event.

What is Transperformance?
For 26 years Transperformance has been entertaining crowds of thousands while raising money for arts enrichment programs in Northampton public schools. Every year the event is held on a Tuesday in late August and sells out the Pines Theater at Look Park in Florence.

The original concept for Transperformance was for local bands to take on a persona of another established nationally recognized act and perform or “Transperform” their bands’ style. The acts that are chosen are done thematically, such as Transperformance 22 “Food Groups” (Heather Maloney as Amy Winehouse) or Transperformance 24 “Off the Map” (Colorway as Boston) or Transperformance 23 “Beyond Bob” (Rusty Belle as Bob Dylan). 

This year Alex will dust off the 1961 Strat and flip that pickup switch way up to the neck position as he and Colorway take on Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble. 

Alex will also be playing with Dan Daniels as Guy Clark and Zip Cody as Ronnie James Dio. All times TBA

When: Tuesday, August 22
Where: Look Park
300 N Main St
Florence, MA, 01062
What time: 4-9:30pm
All ages!!
Bring a blanket, some chairs and some food (there will be some food available)
Join the Facebook Event Page here!

Full lineup:
4:05 – 4:15 Northampton Community Music Center Summer Rock Band Camp
4:20 – 4:30 Golden Bird as Sonny & Cher
4:35 – 4:45 Dan Daniels as Guy Clark
4:50 – 5:00 Florence Community Band as Ray Charles
5:05 – 5:15 Donut Kings as Screaming Lord Sutch
5:20 – 5:30 Jerks on the Loose as The Roches
5:35 – 5:45 Glad Machine as Stone Temple Pilots
5:50 – 6:00 Jon Carroll & BraveSoul as Robert Palmer
6:05 – 6:15 Appalachian Still as J. Geils Band
6:20 – 6:30 Tag Sale Jr. as Ramones
6:35 – 6:45 And The Neighbors with Fancy Trash as Johnny Cash and June Carter Cash
6:50 – 7:00 Family Davis Jr. as Amy Winehouse
7:05 – 7:15 The Mary Jane Jones as Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings
7:20 – 7:30 Miranda Brown as Townes Van Zandt
7:35 – 7:45 Mikey Sweet as Leonard Cohen
7:50 – 8:00 Lonesome Brothers as Merle Haggard
8:05 – 8:15 Winterpills as George Harrison
8:20 – 8:30 Zip Cody as Ronnie James Dio
8:35 – 8:45 Colorway as Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble
8:50 – 9:00 Soul Magnets as Earth, Wind & Fire
9:05 – 9:15 King Radio as The Zombies
9:20 – 9:30 Workman Song as Nirvana
9:30 – 9:40 Outer Stylie as Soundgarden