Welcome

       Welcome to the Monterisi Music Stove. I've created this space to share info and news about a few of the music and band projects I'm working on, and let you in on what's cooking in my musical world. The site has pages dedicated to the Boston "big band" Jane's Great Dane, and also The Hinges (formerly called The Rusty Hinges) and 32 North, two new country-oriented bands I'm excited to be playing with up in mid-coast Maine. I will also update sightings and happenings with the venerable soul band Hipsocket, the A Team Band, and bluegrass adventures on the page called Midcoast Maine Music. There are some pix, and a bit of blogging about recent gigs. Of course, I will provide information about seeing friends and me live, recordings and contacting me to hire these bands.

       Thank you for visiting the Stove and please return often!

       Yours in music,
       John 

Mom's stove

 

Chris, Jamie, Jon and I are banding together this summer as Three Cool Cats to play some tunes by The Fab Four. Currently we're deciding on song list and details. We're already on deck at The Inn Along The Way for JULY 30, 2020. Fixing a Hole for sure!

Honored to play lead guitar for Dan Bern at his show at Passim in Harvard Square on September 29, 2019 with other friends from Jane's Great Dane and some of Dan's own band. Dan was promoting his new disc, "Regent Street." We played the title track, Not Perfect, and a dozen other tunes. Always a great time with this man!

************************************************SEPT. 1, 2019 : Releasing a new tune called "Roll Back That Stone" recorded this summer by 32 North and our friend Kat Logan. It's got a gospel vibe and features a stunning vocal moment from Kat. Listen (and buy) at the "Listen & Watch" tab. All proceeds help support The Inn Along the Way in Nobleboro, Maine.

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ALL KINDS OF PUMPED ABOUT THIS SPECIAL, FIRST EVER APPEARANCE OF THESE "SALTY" PLAYERS. I PROMISE YOU< IT WILL BE SPECIAL.

ALL KINDS OF PUMPED ABOUT THIS SPECIAL, FIRST EVER APPEARANCE OF THESE "SALTY" PLAYERS. I PROMISE YOU< IT WILL BE SPECIAL.

Very excited to play some originals and tasty covers with Brother Steve Ferrara on March 28. Two Italian-American guys and their Taylors. Come out!

Very excited to play some originals and tasty covers with Brother Steve Ferrara on March 28. Two Italian-American guys and their Taylors. Come out!

The amazing A Team (Big) Band fires up Steely Dan's My Old School at its CD release party and benefit on 11/16/17. "Sparks flying from Peter Parcek's guitar!" Thanks to the band and many attendees for a great evening.

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