About the last show of 2018…

Which was last night at Nick’s, and which featured a decent crowd, and included a rare poetic cover of Lawrence Ferlinghetti’s “Christ Came Down” backed with bop stylings by O-D and Faro; Faro and Chris doing up “Carol Of the Bells” on bass (all the parts, all the time!); Capri Lanning-Cafaro jumping in on vocals for covers of “Stairway to Heaven” and “Immigrant Song” by audience request (for indeed, we contain multitudes); and Tony doing the usual mix of mayhem and improvised poetry that passes for high art.

Apologies to the couple who wanted us to do “either .38 Special or the Cars.”  We’re working on it. Not really, but hey…it’s the thought that counts.

2018 was a good year for the band — a live album out (have you bought or streamed it yet?) and 20+ gigs out there in the books.  Here’s to more and more of you seeing them.

Happy holidays to all, and to all a good time…

Review of the live album is up!!!

Victor Infante of the Worcester Telegram just reviewed our new live album!  Thanks for that!  Go read it and then go buy it (iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, etc.) or stream it on Spotify or any of the other fine services!

Review of the LIVE ALBUM!!!

We’re back at Nick’s in Worcester on Sunday night…and might just have some physical copies with a BONUS TRACK…! 124 Millbury Street, Worcester, MA. 9 or so to 11:30 or so.

Our busy month continues…

Our gig at the opening weekend of Strong Style Coffee in Fitchburg was wonderful last week, as the full lineup tore through an extensive set of work — some favorites, some more obscure pieces, and one improvised arrangement of Tony’s ancient poem “Radioactive Artist.” A full and enthusiastic house made it all worthwhile.  Hope to be there again!

Come see us Sunday night at Nick’s, 124 Millbury Street, Worcester! We start around 9 after Listen, the weekly poetry reading.

And now it can be told: we will be at Worcester’s premier street festival for the arts, stART on the Street, on September 16th! 5 PM, Scott Ricciuti Stage in Elm Park.  This annual festival attracts 50K people to sample great food, browse terrific work from some of the areas best artisans, and catch street performers and full shows from musicians on three stages.  It’s our biggest gig yet…love to meet you there.

Happy Father’s Day, Or Something Like That

On Sunday the 17th, the band played the first of its new series of alternating dates at Nick’s, everyone’s favorite neighborhood bar with an eclectic atmosphere and a scintillating schedule of jazz, blues, cabaret, and what-have-you.  We’ll be there pretty much every other Sunday for the foreseeable future, following the Listen poetry reading.

We played without Mr. Lawton, which presented some interesting challenges and forced us to dig deep into the catalog for some past gems…This will be our likely MO for the foreseeable future, sadly enough.  Day jobs, y’know…

Nonetheless, we made some new fans and pleased some old ones (we hope), and look forward to doing it again.

We’ll be back at Nick’s on July 15th (skipping July 1st as Nick’s is having “Canada Day” — see what I mean about eclectic?) and the wonderful up-and-coming singer/songwriter Gracie Day will be there on June 24th and July 8th.  After that, it’s every other Sunday.  Nick’s, 124 Millbury Street, Worcester, MA.  9PM, donations accepted.

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And on June 30th, we’ll be one of the bands on the bill for FarmFest, a benefit for Worcester’s Donker Farm, the only working farm still active within the city limits of Worcester!  (They’ve got sheep.  It’s cool.) Ralph’s Diner, 146 Grove Street, Worcester. More as the date approaches.