CLUB PASSIM 11/8/15

Wow, that was fun! Jane's Great Dane had its best gig to date this past Sunday at Club Passim in Cambridge. This is one of the most venerable stages in New England, where Dylan, Muddy Waters, Tom Waits, Joan Baez,…

Gigging in a snow squall

Incredible, but true! Jane's Great Dane played the fancy Newton Harvest Fair on October 18, and for a few tunes, it was actually snowing on the band. It was too cold to play lead, and my Strat required tuning after…

32 North at Little Brown Church

On September 26, our mid-coast Maine band 32 North played the historic Little Brown Church in Round Pond. The band is Gary McCue on guitar and vox, John Ianelli on dobro deluxe, Roger Selverstone on mando, Chuck McGregor on upright…

Summer Music Midcoast Maine

Summer goes by so quickly! We shared many fine musical moments in Maine this summer, and my thanks to all the good friends and new acquaintances who came out to play. Some of these outings include Music Under the Moose

Hipsocket Rides Again! 

Our  seven-piece soul band Hipsocket recently celebrated 20 years of high-quality, good time music. At this point the band is mostly inactive as everyone follows his or her own projects, but we reunited for two wonderful private gigs this month.…

The Bixby Annual Pickinic

This one of my favorite Fourth of July traditions. Steve and Robin Bixby have been hosting bluegrass pickers (especially the tribe known as Manic Mountain) at their spread in Round Pond, Maine for about 15 years. Pot luck, drinks to…
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Recording in Maine

       Several of us guys are doing a small recording project up in mid-coast Maine, and I'm getting excited about it. Originally the brainchild of Gary McCue (guitar and vox), Roger Selverstone (mando and vox) and me, we have drafted the…

"Who Was That Masked Man?"

It was Sanford, who played the last Blackstrap gig dressed as the Lone Ranger, complete with gun, holster and the whole nine yards. No one was terribly shocked, as you can tell from Jeff Cox in the background. Always an…

Fish Ladder Fest, Damariscotta Mills, ME


Over Memorial Day weekend, the King Ro Session players were called upon to close the fest-ivities for the end of the first day. Bill, Chuck, Roger, Sylvia and John are pictured here having a laugh before the set. Chuck II…

Gigging on the Farm

Enjoyed a good afternoon gig this weekend at Aldermere Farm in beautiful Rockport, Maine. This is the premiere Maine farm for Belted Galloway cows, a very distinctive breed. The event was its annual "Calf Unveiling" Day, which makes one wonder…
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Jane's Great Dane Unleashed!

A rip-roaring good time at The Hard Rock Cafe last weekend, with a strong first gig and a draw of three figures. Lots of fine moments, including Eric's rendition of Elton John's Take Me to The Pilot, and taking the…

Jane's Great Dane: the First Gig

   The "Americana Plus" band of your dreams (and mine) is preparing for its first gig at The Hard Rock on April 11, 2015. So far I can tell you there will be variety, tight harmonies, and toe-tapping, danceable tunes for…