A VERY special show.

 

Those of you who follow me know that I rarely, if ever, play my original material live. Well, that’s about to change.

On January 27th, I’ll be opening for the Blues/Soul master Slam Allen at The Falcon in Marlboro, NY, playing songs from both “New Eye” and my upcoming release “Born Wired“.

I’ve got a stellar band with me… Danny Blume on guitar, Mark Vian on keys, Andy Huenerberg on bass and Ed Driscoll on drums. It’s going to be an amazing night.

And if you haven’t seen Slam Allen, well, you have been missing out. The man is incredibly talented, and a pure showman.

The show starts promptly at 7pm – no cover, but donations are requested at the door… and as is usually the case when Slam plays there, the room gets packed… so make a reservation for a good seat.

Hope to see you there. Truly, truly psyched.

(You can find the Facebook event HERE.)

My yearly ode

My yearly ode.
Happiest and healthiest and most love-filled of New Year’s to you and yours.
<3

New Year’s Eve with the Dave Fields All-Stars!

I’ll be sitting in with my buddy – and musical wizard – Dave Fields for a slamming New Year’s Eve celebration at Ranchero Cantina in Emerson, NJ!

This is going to be a BLAST. If you’re looking for an awesome New Year’s – well… here you go.

“Don’t miss the most “Jammin'” New Years Eve in the NY area with DJ Mike Donne and Dave Fields NY All Stars. $50.00 gets you an outrageous buffet and all the champagne you drink. DJ Mike Donne will be spinning in between Dave Fields NY All Stars. Dave Fields New York All Star will be featuring: the stunning blues/rock vocal stylings of Tara Layne (formerly with Dr John), blues roots queen Duchess Di (Diane Cricchio) and legendary guitar slinger and vocal extraordinaire Mark Marshall. The band is going to be slammin’: Lee Jeffryes on drums and RK Scott on bass. Those paying musicians can come up and jam, I told you it would be jammin’! Call now to book your reservations, space is running out!”

Psyched! Hope to see you there!

You can find the Facebook event HERE.

 

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Once upon a time, there was an Awesome podcast. Farewell, with love.

Once upon a time, back in 2007… I had this album called New Eye.

And as indie musicians were want to do, I was searching for places where I might, possibly, maybe if I was lucky… get my music played… (and, if I was incredibly lucky, get a chance to actually get on-air to talk about it.)

In my virtual travels, I came across IndieShowcase… part of awesomeradio.net.

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And when I found them… I didn’t just find a place to get my music played, or get on the air…  I found folks who treated me like family… and Awesomeradio wasn’t US-centric… they handed off the on-air duties to folks around the globe.. so in a way, I found a little worldwide family.

They were always incredibly kind to me…we spent hours, on the air and in the chat rooms, together.  We virtually shared drinks and laughter and life stories.  For an all-too-brief time, it was like hanging out with your best buddies in the world.

Well, I got word this week that after over a decade, AwesomeRadio and IndieShowcase are ceasing to do podcasts… in essence, they are shutting down.  I know for sure that I am not the only indie artist to say how grateful I am that they were here… that they’ll be missed… and I hope that the tradition they helped cement in the early days continues to grow – because it’s so very badly needed.

A very, very special farewell to Skys Whitney, who was my lovely and naughty partner-in-crime for every interview I did there.  We had SO much good-natured fun, and she was incredibly supportive throughout – not just of what I had already released, but what I was working on, too.  (There will always be a bowtie in my heart for you.  LOL.)

My artistic life is undoubtedly better and fuller because of Awesomeradio, IndieShowcase and Skys.  You folks were so loving to me… you had an amazing run, and I’m both proud and incredibly grateful to have been along for the ride.

Much, much much love to Shashi, Skys and all the other folks who made AR and IS happen.

M.

p.s. – I unearthed the old-school station ID I did for them – here:  <3

 

 

OOH! The tracks! :)

So as the time gets nearer, I thought I’d post a tracklist for the new albums.  This is NOT necessarily the final order.  🙂

Born Wired
Where I play
Secret
In Love Again
You Used Ta
Just The Man
No Time
Sally
Runaway
Dream
Bend
Glide
Come and get it
Resurrect
Funk Hard

Let It Go
Let It Go
New Bop
Lover Please
Here I am
The Way We Love
Inside
Live In Love
Need to be around
Open Your Eyes
You
Good Care

This One Love
I rise
Night Rail
Shaken
Vibe
This one love
Goddessed
Be

WHEW!

So for each one of these albums, I listen from start to finish, and make a list of things that need to be done.  It’s really important to do it with fresh ears.  (your ears actually do get tired after hours of listening… so I do this in the morning, at low volume… I tend to do one album per day.)   Then, after making the list, I go into each individual song and do the necessary work.

Folks who have joined my Patreon campaign already have access to a bunch of these tracks.  Click here to find out more!

Thanks for visiting.

Love,

M