Wednesday, June 9, 2010

June 2010 - The Music Gets Crazy

Successfully cloning self, backstage, Vail-Leavitt Theatre, Riverhead, NY

We feed the omnivorous Rock and Roll Beast and it just gets hungrier. Thankfully, when overwhelmed by electronic gadgetry-driven multitasking, the solution is simple: 1 guitar, 1 glass red wine. Put over low heat. Simmer.

Bridget Music Video - Mick HargreavesReaction to the "Bridget" music video has been universally heartwarming, heartfelt, and just plain full of heart. Thanks for the help, support, kind comments. We really did give Gary Jude Anderson his due -  somewhere up there, still and all, he knows he's right somehow. The "Bridget" MUSIC VIDEO ON YOUTUBE


Friday June 18th 2010 7pm 
THE LOCAL 269 -  269 East Houston Street NYC -  "Your Local, Our Alamo" -  featuring scheduled guests Gary "Pig" Gold, sister Jen, more to be added. Of course, multi-instrumentalist Mike Bifulco will be onstage. FB Event page for 6/18

Tuesday June 29th 2010 7pm
THE STEPHEN TALKHOUSE - 161 Main Street, Amagansett NY -  Singer-Songwriters "In The Round". Other performers TBA. Host: Nancy Atlas

"Non-Schtick Rock and Roll" from Manhattan to Montauk

Sunday June 13th 4-7pm
NICKS MONTAUK - 148 South Emerson, Montauk NY. The Blaggards "Non-Schtick Rock & Roll" tour begins when we come ashore at Nick's on the beach in Montauk, assisted by able-bodied seamen Mike Bifulco and Russ Seeger. Always a circus at Nick's. FREE ADMISSION.

Saturday June 19th 8pm
NYRMA's Saturday Night Social Club - A Night of 1000 Dances. HENNESSEY'S BAR AND GRILL, Route 25 Huntington NY. The next Saturday Night Social Club, thrown by the New York Roots Music Association. The Blaggards and special guests perform all-time great dance numbers from the Twist to Blitzkrieg Bop, plus sets from The Long Island Hornets, and the Seeger-Bifulco band.

Saturday June 26th 10pm
- 3rd Ave & 27th Street, NYC. The Blaggards then finish up June with our debut at NYC's infamous Rodeo Bar. It will be rockin', authentic, honky-tonkin', entertaining and will go late! FB Event Page for 6/26

The Paradiddle Records KINKS KOMPILATION "Kinks UnKovered" drops June 22nd. Many local artists appear on this one - Look for a sneak-preview-listen of The Blaggards' recording of "Last Of the Steam Powered Trains" to be posted that day, location To Be Announced... meantime, buy it here.


Many, many shows, I'm playing the bass. Two notable tent-pole dates: Friday June 25th @ Guthrie Center (Great Barrington MA), and July 3rd & 4th New Bedford Folk Festival up in Rhode Island. See Caroline Doctorow Dot Com for full, detailed info.


Is performing shows in support of her great "Perfect View" CD. I'll be playing bass with her at two free outdoor shows: Wednesday, June 9th in Narbeth PA, and at a really cool Midtown NYC show at Bryant Park, Weds July 7th 5pm. See Libby Johnson Music Dot Com for full, detailed info.


Wow, you've made it this far - to take a cue from Dare Dukes, you deserve a reward... a quote from my dad:

"Never buy a hose for someone else. Then you'll be liable if it kinks, leaks, or doesn't coil up right"

Here's a great Twitter page with quotes from another guy's dad. (Warning: Potty-mouth language on this one)

Keep fighting the good fight, everyone. MH


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