LOMA (Lincoln Open Mike Acoustic) is monthly, on the 2nd Monday (3rd if holiday, closed Jul & Aug), 7 - 10 pm. Players sign-up there or pre-register at firstname.lastname@example.org
Location: Lincoln Library's Tarbell room, 3 Bedford Rd, Lincoln, MA (near 5-corner intersection with Trapelo Rd). Admission is FREE.
Sept 14, 2015 (Mon.) Lincoln, MA - LOMA
I’ll host the LOMA Open Mike, 7 to 10 pm. Actor/poet Stephen Collins will feature, unlaunchedvoices.com
Oct 1, 2015 (Thurs.) Framingham –Amazing Things
This CD release event for “Building Seven Bridges” has me as the featured artist at this open mike hosted by Dan Cloutier. I’ll be backed by recording artists Kenny Selcer, Steve Gilligan, Camille Breeze and other guests. The OM starts at 7:30. I go onstage around 9:00 pm at the Amazing Things venue, www.amazingthings.org. Cost $6.
Location: 160 Hollis St., Framingham, MA, 508-405-2787
Oct 19, 2015 (Mon.) Lincoln, MA - LOMA
I’ll host the LOMA Open Mike, 7 to 10 pm. Joanne Lurgio will feature, joannelurgio.com
Oct 28, 2015 (Wed.) Concord, MA – Main St. Cafe
From 7:30 to 10:30 pm, I’ll take the stage at the Main Streets Café backed by phenom guitarist Kenny Selcer, bassist Steve Gilligan, backup singer Camille Breeze and others. Songs from the newly released CD “Building Seven Bridges” will figure prominently Excellent food and drink: www.mainstreetsmarketandcafe.com , FREE
Location: . Main St. Market & Cafe, 42 Main St., Concord, MA 01742, phone 978-369-9948
Nov 22, 2015 (Sun.) Westford, MA –PCA
This CD release event for “Building Seven Bridges” has me as the featured artist at this open mike hosted by John Ferullo. I’ll be backed by recording artists Kenny Selcer, Steve Gilligan, Camille Breeze and other guests. The OM starts at 7:00. I go onstage around 8:30 pm at the Parish Center for the Art (PCA) venue, westford.org/pca. Cost $5.
Location: 10 Lincoln St, Westford, MA
My latest YouTube video, Donald Duck Umbrella, offers a good-natured take on clutter in our lives and homes. A prior video, Fukushima, commemorates the 3/11/11 calamity there and some bizarre plans to handle the ongoing damage. Let My People Go is a humorous recap of the Exodus story told in 3 short minutes. Watch Put The Guns Away, for a heart-felt appeal for gun control.
The LOMA open mike was video recorded in January and the first half including my opener can be accessed via the link, vimeo.com/34846034 . The second half, starting with the wonderful feature by Fiske & Herrera, is accessible via vimeo.com/34850959
Two other of my recent songs (“Geneva Waltz” and “Forgiveness”) are accessible via the URL vimeo.com/37068194, at around minute 40. That’s Kenny Selcer on guitar and Brent Clark on bass backing me.
Semi-Viral YouTube videos: Yellow Rubber Ducks on YouTube, now exceeds 50,000 views. Jetman, with over 8,000 views, is a homage to Yves Rossy, who flew across the English Channel and more recently over the Grand Canyon using a jet-pack.
You’ll find some fresh “Idioisms” and a fairly new section on “Whimsical Names” I get new additions from readers. Here’s your chance to contribute your favorites.