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GRATITUDE: SUPER SUMMER 2018

Pausing now at this Weekend of Thankfulness to look back on the massively musical summer of 2018. Unprecedented in terms of gigs played, geography covered and variety of venues. This summer brought many sweet musical moments with the Maine bands,…

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Jane's Great Dane / West Coast Dates

Dear music fans: 

Next Tuesday, August 7, 2018 Jane's Great Dane will be performing at the Freight & Salvage in Berkeley, California (2020 Addison Street, Berkeley, CA) backing up the great troubadour Dan Bern. Quoting the Washington Post: "Dan Bern…

Swinging at Sunset Now On Sale

The new A Team Band CD, Swinging at Sunset, is now on sale at the Store page of this site. It sounds good, looks good and will provide many hours of happiness (if not enlightenment) !

Swinging at Sunset

The new A Team Band CD is Swinging at Sunset and it is almost ready for prime time. The music itself is "in the can," all mixed and mastered by Ducky Carlisle. The artwork and copy is getting a final…

photo by Steve Edson

                                                .... for the inner panel of the new A Team Band CD, Swinging at Sunset.
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Jane's Great Dane / Reason to Leave

Jane's Great Dane, fresh from a recent gig at Thunder Road in Somerville, has released a follow-up to its first recording, Ramon. The new tune is Jon Plaut's Reason to Leave, engineered lovingly by Steve Ferrara, who also provided…
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3 new A Team tunes benefit Health Access Sumbawa

All proceeds from the sale of downloads for the three newest tunes by The A Team Band --- One or Two, I Got the Fear Again, and Good to Be Queen --- will benefit Health Access Sumbawa and my buddy…
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doing what you love / making money

I'm a big fan of Derek Sivers, founder and former owner of CD Baby, musician, writer, and generally interesting guy.
His latest article is about how to do what you love and fulfilling the need to make money. I don't…
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Three in the can

The A Team band has been busy recording at The Pond, and I now have rough mixes for three tunes, with final mixes scheduled after Christmas. As always, these tunes are stylistically very different --- a fairly uptempo swing blues…
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KING RO SESSION

I can't exactly say how long it's been going, but it's four or five years, anyway. In the small town of Rond Pond, Maine, down aways on the Pemaquid Peninsula, in front of the King Ro Market (the only grocery/beer/supply…

John Ianelli, gone too soon

This week I lost a new friend, a perfect bandmate, and one super-talented musician. John W. Ianelli from Lincolnville, Maine was a member of our band 32 North. When he didn't show up for Friday's band meeting, we knew…

Getting the Sound Right

One of the greatest challenges that faces any band is finding the proper sound equipment/set-up to get the music across  sounding good. Our "rhythm and bluegrass" project, 32 North, is experimenting with playing acoustic instruments (except for an electric bass)…