Tuesday, April 20, 2010

A Nightmare, "Bridget" Music Video Release, NYC Solo Acoustic show Friday May 7

I had a nightmare last night. It took place in the near future, when The Blaggards are due to debut at the awesome Rodeo Bar, NYC (10pm, June 26 2010). We get to the gig, and they had re-finished the place with white drywall, brown wood trim, brass rails, fern trees and Coors Silver Bullet artwork on the wall. I didn't notice if it was Karaoke night. It was horrible. Thankfully, back in the waking world, NYC's Rodeo Bar is lookin' just as good as it ever, and there's a bunch of music keepin' me out of trouble in the coming months:

Mick Hargreaves NYC SOLO SHOW and "BRIDGET" Music Video Release - The Local 269 Friday May 7th - 7pm

I've been working on this promo film for my recording of "Bridget" (written by the late great Gary Jude Anderson) for a while, and I'm excited to be getting it out into the world. So on Friday, May 7th, the same day the video releases, I have a New York City solo acoustic show at The Local 269 (269 E Houston St 10002, 212.228.9874) It's an early show at 7pm. I'll be joined by multi-instrumentalist Mike Bifulco, and some surprise guest singers to be announced soon. Check my FB Fan Page for the latest info. "Bridget" is still downloadable FREE for those on the mailing list at Reverb Nation.

Caroline Doctorow and The Steamrollers, April 22-24 Tennessee USA

I'm on bass, Gary Olayer is on fiddle, guitar, and interesting van-gab: Thur 4/22 WDVX Blue Plate Special,
Knoxville, 12 noon (Listen to it on the Live Noon Webcast); Fri 4/23 WUTC-FM Chattanooga w/host Richard Winham; Fri 4/23 Private House Concert, Nashville; Sat 4/24 Barking Legs Theater, Chattanooga, w/special guest Nashville fiddler Barbara Lamb. Get the latest at Caroline's FB Fan Page.

Summer 2010 NY Area Tour Schedule, New York Roots Music Association, Releases

The Blaggards contribute their version of "Last of the Steam Powered Trains" to the upkoming Kinks UnKovered tribute kompilation (6/22 on Paradiddle Records); some additional new recordings are in the works. Our Summer 2010 Tour Schedule was published yesterday, w/ monthly appearances at Nick's on The Beach (always wild and wooly in Montauk NY) and the great New York Roots Music Association Saturday Night Social Club (Plainview, NY, next show Sat 5/15), plus some choice one-nighters: Sat 6/26 Rodeo Bar NYC debut, and Sat 7/10 Lil' Joes Pleasure Lounge (Shelter Is).
Get the latest at The Blaggards FB Fan Page 

Matty Liot and the Big Up
Working hard deep in The Springs, Stephen Talkhouse May 14th

MLATBU are using the Lantern Sound mobile recording unit to finish a half dozen songs begun at The Think Tank (Hoboken, NJ). Next show is 8pm 5/14 at the Stephen Talkhouse (Amagansett, NY). Get the latest at the MLATBU FB Fan Page. (L to R: MH, Matty Liot, Chris Mehos at the Think Tank - photo: p. donnelly)

"Perfect View" CD, Shows
"Perfect View" is her wonderful new CD, and I'm proud to wear the electric bass on the record. Libby is gearing up for a nice summer schedule. Stay tuned for her next date in NYC, reportedly in May.

When I'm not playing, I'm teaching a "Rock of All Ages" class at the wonderful Hayground School in Bridgehampton, NY. I would also be remiss not to mention The Lone Sharks, who recently had me sub in on bass at a private party. What a hoot! For the latest news, as always, check at the MH FB Fan Page


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