The July whirlwind is over and somewhere in there we had a great vacation at Great Pond. The weather was a little juicy towards the end of the week but that gave us a chance to smoke a fistfull of stogies (me), soak up plenty of suds (not just me) and read a few great books (pretty much everybody!). I finished HUBRIS: The Inside Story of Spin, Scandal, and the Selling of the Iraq War, and that got me sufficiently pissed off. Then I grabbed Erin’s book she had just finished, Under the Banner of Heaven. That got me wondering about those wacky, fun loving mormons. Then Erin had a pile she picked up at the bookstore that included Man Without a Country. That just plain got me. I’d recommend ’em all and if this weather continues (juicily we float along) I have a few more on deck.
Anyhoo…you didn’t stop by to hear about my vacation…I’ve got some pics too!!!…Here are some upcoming gigs you might want to check out:
Thursday, August 14th Matt Langley/ David Tonkin Duo at The Christmas Dove in Barrington, NH. Yep, you read it correctly, David and I go retail with a visit to the Christmas Dove. David and I have been playing together for 30 years (that’s no shit) and we’ve played in a LOT of places but this is our first visit to the Christmas Dove in Barrington. They’ve been doing a nice concert series and we’re happy to be a part of it! More info Here
Friday, August 15th The Hip Pocket Orchestra at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. If you didn’t get a chance to hear us down in Rhode Island, this might be your last chance for a while to hear the HPO in public. This is an kickin’ band with the best vocalists in Boston, a slamming rhythm section and only the best horn section in the Northeast…that’s all. More info here
Thursday, August 21st Rob Dumais and Matt Langley at the Hilton Garden Inn, Manchester. We might be on the deck or in the lobby but either way, we’ll make some sounds you will want to hear.
Friday, August 22ndChris Humphrey Big Band at Atlantic Hall, Kennebunk, Maine. This is a benefit for the Myanmar Hurricane victims and the band will be swingin’ for a cause. If you haven’t heard Chris Humphrey you oughtta!
That’s it for now. I think all the other gigs in august are functions (sorry, I put ’em on my calendar so I’ll remember to show up. If you’re offended, I’m sorry I can’t remember what the hell I’m doing from one day to the next. Someday you’ll be an old fart like me and you’ll understand) Thanks for stopping by. Go out and support ANY LIVE MUSIC, ART, DANCE, LIFE… THAT YOU CAN FIND. Your heart and mind will thank you.