Buzz off for the kids

One Mission is a Pediatric Cancer charity that helps children and families through the emotional and financial challenges of cancer treatment. Since 2010, almost 5,000 heads have been shaven, more than 5.7 million dollars have been raised and over 7,000 patients and families have given support to the charity.

This is how I give back.  I have to play guitar for them because I’m already rocking a dome.

June 4th.  Gillette stadium.  Go

Acoustic everywhere

I write music primarily on acoustic guitar.  I love it as much as the electric.
I’m happy to tell you about a bunch of acoustic shows on the near horizon.  Some of them will have Greg Toro on bass, others David Moore on hand percussion.  Join us!

Sunday May 14th in Salem MA (Mercy)

Friday May 19th in NH (Auburn Pitts)

Sunday June 4th Gillette Stadium (Buzz Off for kids with cancer)

Saturday August 5th Bourne MA (Pan Mass Challenge)

Heroes and anti-celebrities

Upon hearing of Jay Geils passing I rang up his manager and long time guitar partner Gerry Beaudoin to offer my condolences.
And of course we talked about Jay.
I claimed that he was the J.D. Salinger of the rock n’ roll world. Like Salinger (author of Catcher on the rye and after fame, possibly one of the greatest examples of a recluse), Jay was very much an anti-celebrity.

The flash, the parties, the “village roadshow” of the entertainment business was always something he seemed to want to escape from.
On the other side of that was genuine engagement: When you were talking with him, you were talking with him. He was always interested in “Real.”

He was both hero and anti-celebrity.

The giveback

Backstage at the Veterans concert last year with Barry Goudreau, David Hull, Paul Nelson, John Cafferty and Johnny A.
I have a history of helping with benefits because I love to do it. All the energy that my friends, family, and fans have contributed to me gets cycled back.

In short, I call it the big Giveback.

Sunday June 4th I’ll be playing the “Buzz off for kids with cancer” at Gillette Stadium.
Details Here.

CD anyone?

I still think they’re great and I keep my collection around, along with my iPod and various online music sources.
In 2017, everyone has a different listening habit.  Some people I know who have converted to online streaming, in actuality, listen to music less often (perhaps frozen by the library presented).

Others prefer the vinyl undertaking and they seemingly get more “return” on their experience by having a greater sound quality combined with that thing that’s in demand these days….attention.

The radio appears drowned out, as in people don’t really listen.  Commercial radio might as well by the mainstream nothing music that gets piped in at Moes while you wait for a burrito.

“Burn” is on it’s way.  Do you want to have it in a CD format?