The Colorway Blog

Three for free this weekend!

Hi All,

Happy darker days to you!

I know it sounds weird, but darker days come longer nights and longer nights are made for music–lots of music. 

I want to say hi and welcome to the new fans we made this past run of shows in October. Thanks for coming out to the Old 78 Farm Fest and to the Hyland Orchard Pavilion. You all made that weekend special for us. You can see some great pics of us from the farm fest taken by Jen Wytenus of Wyteneye Media right here. She has a ton of albums on her page of all the other bands that performed that day and night. Check them out while you’re there. 

Colorway has three fun shows in store for this weekend beginning with tonight,Thursday, at Whetstone Station in Brattleboro, VT. This is our go-to venue in Southern Vermont and we always have a great time there. We will play one long set from 8:30-10:30 and–just like the rest of the shows this month–it’s absolutely free!

There’s great food on the menu and awesome craft beer (it’s a brewery, too) at the bar. 

Friday, November 9 we will head back to our favorite place to play in Northwest Connecticut–The Stomping Ground in Putnam, CT. The owner, Terry, has created a loving and supportive environment for music six night a week! So come on out and grab some food from their kitchen (we are all partial to the gigantic and delicious Cobb Salad) and check out a full night of Colorway starting at 8pm. 

Saturday closes out our run of our only shows this month. If you’re in the Boston area come on out to TOAD Cambridge for a nice and early show from the band. We will play straight from 7:30-9:45. We have really settled into a nice groove at TOAD and every show (we’ve played there several times now) has been fun and exciting. The fully stocked bar and the food available from next door’s Christopher’s Restaurant will keep you sated and the band will keep your ears happy, we promise. 

Finally for November, I’ll be playing a solo show at Fort Hill Brewery in Easthampton next Friday, November 16 from 5-7pm. The new music room and accompanying PA is really special and, so I’m told, they have some of the best craft beer in the area which is really saying something. 

That’s pretty much it. If you can make it to any of these shows that’s wonderful. If you can’t but have some friends in any of the areas we’re playing who might enjoy it please forward this email along. We can’t do this without the fans so thank you for being part of this thing we do called music. 

For those in the US we hope you have a great Thanksgiving and we will see you in December for a few special shows. Check out all the details on everything coming up right here! 

See you at the shows!


PS: Happy Veterans Day to all who serve and have served our country. Thank you so very much for your service. We will rock out for ya this weekend for sure. 

All the deets on the above below:

Thursday, November 8, Colorway Performs at Whetstone Station, Brattleboro, VT

Colorway is excited to return to one of Brattleboro’s best places to see live music, Whetstone Station. The venue is located right off of downtown and right on the banks of the Connecticut River. Don’t miss this very special performance. Whetstone Station has amazing food, craft beers, a full bar and so much more. 

When: Thursday, 11/9
Where: Whetstone Station
36 Bridge St
Brattleboro, VT
Whetstone on Facebook
Phone: (802) 490-2354
Time: 8:30pm
Cost: Free
All Ages!

See their full lineup of music right here.

Full menu here.

Facebook event page here!

Friday, November 9, Colorway Performs at The Stomping Ground, Putnam, CT

Tucked away in the southeast corner of CT is an amazing place for music, food and drink. Come see a full two sets of Colorway in one of our favorite places to play. 

When: Friday, November 9
Where: The Stomping Ground
132 Main St
Putnam, CT 06260
TSG on Facebook
What time: 8-11pm
Phone: (860) 928-7900
Time: 8-11pm
Cost: no cover!
21+ unless with guardian

Facebook event page here!

Saturday, November 10, Colorway Performs at TOAD, Cambridge, MA

When: Saturday, November 3
What time: 7:30-9:15
Where: Toad
1912 Massachusetts Ave.
Cambridge, MA 02140
Toad on Facebook
Public transit: Red line to Porter Square
Ph.  (617) 497-4950
Cost: No Cover!

Facebook Event Page

Friday, November 16, Alex Performs At Fort Hill Brewery, Easthampton, MA (solo show) 

When: Friday, November 16
Where: Fort Hill Brewery
30 Fort Hill Rd, Easthampton, MA
Directions here
Fort Hill on Facebook
Phone: (413) 203-5754
What time: 5-7pm
Cost: FREE!! (tips appreciated)
This event is all ages!

Facebook event page here.

Independent Music Award winner and Colorway guitarist, F Alex Johnson is back at one of the most unique places to see live music in the area: Fort Hill Brewery in Easthampton, Mass. On Saturday, April 14 at 3pm come see Alex perform two full sets of songs from his twenty-seven years of making music in the valley on the stage of Fort Hill’s new music room. 

Since it’s inception in 2014 Fort Hill has carved out a niche for themselves hosting local legends like Ray Mason, Bruce Korona and Wildcat O’Halloran on a regular basis early and free (and all ages) every week. Alex has become a bit of a staple at the brewery over the past two years where he is fond of imbibing some of the nation’s top rated tap water while playing to both beer aficionados and the under 21 crowd alike. 

Fort Hill Brewery is one of the areas best new places for fresh, craft beer made on premises. 

From their website: Our goal is to provide the Pioneer Valley with the best traditional German-style lager for a clean, refreshing taste you’ll always come back to. All of our beers follow the German purity law of Reinheitsgebot, meaning that our beers contain only four ingredients: water, malt, hops, and yeast. 

Not to mention they are the #2 thing to do in Easthampton according to Trip Advisor.