few years ago I did a little playing out, and became known as "the
Banjo Man" at our local open mikes, mainly because no one else around
here would play that "God-forsaken instrument." Played in a local band
called (very aptly) the Chapter Eleven Band. We did a mixture of pop,
Irish songs, sea chanteys, and drinking songs. We were pretty bad, but
we had fun.
of my stuff here is "older" stuff. Stuff I've had on tape for years,
but never really shared. Even when I did play out, I rarely did any of
my own stuff. Of course, most of the places where I played there was a
Hockey game going on over my left shoulder. Every once in a while I'd
get a great round of applause from the audience, only to find out it
was because the Bruins scored a goal.
is copy of a 1993 Merrimack Valley Progressive, our local
counter-culture rag, which ran an article about me and my music.