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SUMMER IN NEW GigLAND

I am on a music marathon this summer.
I just counted 30 gigs in my calendar from June through mid-September. They happen in three New England states, with three different bands---- in bars, clubs, concert venues, rock the block events…

Farmers' Markets as a venue

I was pretty skeptical about playing acoustic at a farmers' market, but I have to say it has a lot to recommend it. Note that this is not the biggest paying or most glamorous gig one could play, but it's…

Music Against Malaria

Recently I traveled to Sumbawa, Indonesia, to visit my friend Jack Kennedy and the clinic constructed there by Health Access Sumbawa   www.healthaccesssumbawa.com  
I am very excited about this project and the work HAS is doing to eradicate malaria from three…

JGD at THE MIDDLE EAST 2/12/16

Over 100 paying fans saw Jane's Great Dane play the band's best set to date at The Middle East in Cambridge, MA on February 12. High points were a polished version of Jon's haunting Reason to Leave, Steve and…

The Cracker Box, Fort Myers, FL

Yes, it is the oldest restaurant in the area; yes, it is full of "crackers" and yes, this is the Real Deal when it comes to country western and Old Florida Ambience. When someone from the band yells "Yo," everyone…
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RAMON Released! 

Jane's Great Dane has finished and mixed its first studio recording, a Monterisi composition titled Ramon. This tune features Maria J. Hauser on lead vocals, and also includes wonderful musical contributions by the band: Jeff Cox (trumpet), Jeff Garmel…

JANE'S GREAT DANE PREMIER AT THE MIDDLE EAST

Jane's Great Dane will play its first gig upstairs at The Middle East on Friday, February 12 at 8 PM. A cool, crisp set with some new originals and fan-friendly covers. This should be a lot of fun. Hoping…
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Anthony Doerr reviews Fingersnap!

     Today in my e-mail in-box I found the following note from The Pulitzer-Prize winning, NY Times-top ten selling, National Book Award Finalist, Anthony Doerr. He is author of the amazing novel All the Light We Cannot See.  It was…
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The Worst Pop Song Ever Recorded

         Okay, let's restrict this to pop songs that made it onto the radio. Otherwise, there's just too much bad music out there. I've been thinking about the question for awhile. And I know there are many contenders we can agree…
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Jane's Great Dane Records

For the first time ever, Jane's Great Dane is heading into the studio to record a tune. On January 9 we're planning on recording Ramon, an original tune Hipsocket occasionally played live. Maria will do the honors on vocals. 
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FINGERSNAP OF TIME Release 

I am delighted to offer The A Team Band's newest tune, Fingersnap of Timefeaturing Maria Jacqueline Hauser.
Please give a listen here or at the Watch and Listen! page and please purchase a download of this tune
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The A Team Band records

Last weekend, November 21-22, the A Team Band returned to its studio home, "The Pond," to record its most recent track, its first this year. We recorded Fingersnap of Time, a tune I wrote this summer inspired by an…