Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Delia/Hargreaves FRI 10/11 - Hargreaves/Bifulco/Gallo SAT 10/12

Some nice musical pairings this weekend:
 Friday October 11th 2013 8:30pm
Joe Delia & Mick Hargreaves
Highway Diner
290 Montauk Hwy  East Hampton, NY 11937 (631) 324-0130
Trading Songs Duet Style, Table for Two
Joe Delia, Mick Hargreaves. photos: J. Greiner
Diner Lingo: I'll have a Noah's Boy, Some Frog Sticks, Nervous Pudding, and a glass of City Juice.

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Saturday October 12th 2013 9:00pm
Mick Hargreaves / Mike Bifulco / Bryan Gallo
Old Mill Inn
5775 W Mill Rd  Mattituck, NY 11952
Mick and Bryan will take turns pullin' out songs, with Mike Bifulco on magical electric things...

History: Millers & their Millstones, Bootleggers & their Booty, Captains & Their Mates. "So much for the grist mill, it will now be known as a gin mill."

Monday, October 7, 2013

SETLIST: MH & King Guys, Cedar Beach Blues Fest 10/05/13

Gary Dawson (guitar), Michael D. Bifulco (guitar, slide guitar), Don Mangels (bass), Jeff McLary (drums), sister Jennifer Hargreaves Pawliczak, Mick Hargreaves (Acoustic guitar, harmoncia).

Hard To Get
Stuck in the Stable Blues
Always Come
Love In Vain
(R. Johnson)
Poor Poor Pitiful Me
(W. Zevon)
Queen of Hearts
Can't Keep Track of You Blues
(J.D. Gilmore)
Deuce and A Quarter
(K. Gordon)
(N. Young)

Friday, October 4, 2013

Mick Hargreaves Bass Guitar Workshop @ Crossroads Music SUN OCT 27th 5pm

photo: Tom Ciorciari

So, I continue to teach private guitar lessons, and I teach a "Rock Band" class of sorts one day a week after school at the Hayground School (Bridgehampton). That class currently has two guitarists, a bassist, a drummer, and a percussionist. We have a lot of fun, and these kids are getting better and better before my eyes. Very fulfilling to witness, and foster.

I also teach guitar at Crossroads Music
(Amagansett) on Saturdays, and after a brief break to perform a couple of weekend festivals in a row, I'm back at it from Saturday October 12th through 2013 and beyond. All this lesson-ing is really enjoyable, and I truly love it. But the question is...


It dawned on me that I started playing cello in 5th grade, moved to bass, toured, recorded, performed more times than I can count, and I've been at it for a long long time... but I've got no regular bass students! Where are you, fellow four (OK, five and six) stringer brethren?

Well, maybe this will flush you guys out:

Michael Clark and Crossroads Music have a "Rocktober Workshop" series going on Sundays at 5pm, featuring sessions with some of the greats around here: Drummer Corky Lang , Guitarists Andy Aledort (10/6, 11/3), Kerry Kearny (10/13), Bosco Michne (11/3), and none other than some guy named Mick Hargreaves (10/27) heading up the bass guitar class.

My bass workshop is for all levels of players and will be interactive, to say the least. I'll cover all facets of the bass, plus we'll review gear options/techniques, playing in different genres, and I'll field all sorts of questions. Seating is very limited so make your reservations now by calling 631.907.4838. Seats are $60 and classes will be at least an hour.

FB event page for Mick Hargreaves Bass Guitar Rocktober Workshop @ Crossroads Music SUN OCTOBER 27th 5pm

FB event page for all Rocktober Workshops @ Crossroads Music

Thursday, October 3, 2013

A Bunch of Fall 2013 Musical Doin's

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On Saturday, September 28 2013, I performed solo acoustic sets (alternating with Sara Hartman) at the Southampton September Fest, then hustled over to the Sag Harbor American Music fest to strap on the bass with both the Complete Unknowns and Joe Delia 'n' the Thieves. One of my fave moments was performing songs with Sara in both my and her sets, and having her whip out some ukelele soloing in a few of my numbers.

Both fests were a real joy, well-run, and all attendees reported having a great day. Many thanks to all the organizers involved with both of the events, including James Egan, Kirsten Lonnie, Kelly Connaughton, Kerry Farrell, and John Landes.

With Sara Hartman. photo: Julian Greiner
My bass, Mike Mazzaraco's guitar. Photo: Megan Collins

The Cedar Beach Blues Music and Arts Festival folks have been nice enough to have Mick Hargreaves 'n' The King Guys perform on Saturday October 5th 2013, on the main stage at 3pm in Mount Sinai, NY. For me and sister Jen (backup vocals) this is a fun homecoming in a big way. Mike Bifulco, Gary Dawson, Jeff McLary, Don Mangels, and Chris Mehos round out the King Guys onstage. Get all info at the official site:

MH and KG's at Cedar Beach Blues Fest SAT OCT 05 3pm

I've got a duet show with Joe Delia at the Highway Diner & Bar (Sagaponak, NY) happening on Friday October 11th. Details are still coming in, but this is during the Hamptons Film Festival, and my sister has a big role in the film Blue Ruin, which is screening at the fest.

The last time around, playing with Pete Mancini (Butchers Blind) and Matthew Grimm (The Hangdogs) at the Old Mill Inn (Mattituck, NY) was a total gas. I return there on SAT October 12 9pm, this time with singer songwriter Bryan Gallo and 'King Guys guitarist Mike Bifulco. Right on the water.

MH, Bryan Gallo, Mike Bifulco at Old Mill Inn SAT OCT 12
Lastly, the MH 'n' The King Guys resume recording our first effort this month over at the Lantern Sound Recording Rig, AND it looks like we'll have a MH 'n'  KG's Holiday concert on SUN DEC 15th at the University Cafe (Stony Brook, NY), on a co-bill with Gene Casey 'n' The Lone Sharks, put on with the folks from WUSB-FM 90.1

See you around campus!

Recording with MH and The King Guys at the Lantern Sound Recording Rig


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