I arrived at the Gris last night to find everyone celebrating my birthday – the folks at the Gris uncovered the old photo – poster they used back in the 70s to advertise me on Monday nights during my earliest years there!
photo by Abby Southworth
Early 1970s – the poster of me used at the Gris to promote Monday Night Sea Chanteys.
And don’t forget to come see my videos - Me in action!
Although I’m still taking it carefully, I’ll be back at the Gris this coming Monday, 6 Oct. I’ll rejoin my band mates and rock the tap room for all of you – looking forward to seeing everyone!
Returned after a hiatus from surgery recovery – 6 Oct. 2014. Photo by Donna Goodspeed.
Thank you all for your wonderful and kind thoughts! I am indeed back at work and last night I made it down to the Gris for a quick beer and a song. This all still takes a lot out of me and I have to pace myself. I had been on the list to perform at this weekend’s music festival in Portsmouth, NH… I’m not quite up to that yet, so Jerry Bryant will be taking my place. I think you’ll be seeing more of me in the next few weeks, though!
Photo by Gene Cartagena.
So today I began to put in half-days at my day job, just easing into it. I am thinking of coming on down to the Gris for a little bit this coming Monday the 22d. Still not yet up to singing a while night but I’m healing up well. Thank you all for your really kind thoughts and encouragement!
I am indeed getting better! I am walking about but it is tiring… I haven’t napped so much since I was a baby! A trip to the mailbox and back is my exercise. Not up to singing for a bit but I miss seeing all of you – thank you all for your good wishes and comments! Joseph has been passing along your thoughts.
I’m home and recovering… It was a little more complicated than expected but it’s good to be home with Sandy and to get caught up on other things. No idea of when I’ll be able to get around just yet but I’ll let you know! Thank you for all of the well wishes!
I’ll be away from my performances for about 6 weeks – I’m having some outpatient surgery and I’ll need the time to fully recover before I begin singing again. But keep an eye out on my page for updates when I have a good idea of when I’ll be back!
In downtown Clinton, CT, at 24 E Main St, is where the old Driftwood Café had been and is now Scottish Dave’s Pub. They’re putting together a local folk scene and I have been asked to take turns with Marc Bernier on the stage – This’ll happen every other Thursday night from 8 to 11, starting this Thursday the 31st of July – come check out their Facebook page! And of course, every Monday at the Griswold Inn!
Come on down!
Every year on the Monday after the Sea Music Festival in Mystic, some friends crawl on down to Essex, if they’re still able to and in the area, to visit me and my Crew, getting up in turn to sing you a song or two in the historic Griswold Inn. Joseph has been coordinating this event for a couple of years now and he tells me that we’ve already some fine performers planning on joining us – we’ll start our usual time but in the back room of the Gris rather than the tap room. They’ll be serving dinner during the first set and if you wish to get a seat you may wish to make a reservation. After dinner the room tends to open up. This is a good chance to hear these wonderful musicians in your own area! Monday, 16 June, 8p until 11-ish, Griswold Inn, Essex, CT.
The boys and I will be rather busy during the month of June, aside from our weekly show at the Griswold Inn. You should come see our schedule and try to see us when we’re closer to your neck of the woods.