Every Other Night

As the king of understatement, I’ll say the past 10 days or so have been pretty eventful. By which I mean the following: 

  • Sept 15 – played at an open mic at Article 24, Allston, MA
  • Sept 16 – played at an open mic at Bill’s Pizza, Newton Centre, MA
  • Sept 17 – played at an open mic at Tommy Doyle’s, Nonantum, MA
  • Sept 20 – played my first long-set solo gig at Tommy Doyle’s, Nonantum, MA
  • Sept 23 – played at an open mic at Cask & Barrel in Edmonton, AB
  • Sept 25 – played along with a few friends as a full band at The Leaf Bar in Edmonton, AB

Back when I started playing live again, I had no idea that I would be playing this often in this many locations to this many people quite so soon. To say it’s an adventure is another understatement. 

And that Sept 20 show – oh my God, that was an incredible night! I am so thankful to the friends who turned out, and those who came up afterward asking about my music. I must be an absolute junkie for this stuff, because I am looking forward to my next fix like that.

2019-09-23 23.08.35Edmonton on the 23rd was also a special night. Nominally just another open mic, but after I’d played my little set of a couple of songs and gone back to my chair, about a dozen of my area friends came in and demanded that I do a second set. I am thankful that I still had an opportunity to get up and do another four songs without displacing somebody else that wanted to come to the mic and sing.

Truly I hope – and I am committed to making it so – that this is just the beginning for me. There are new songs bubbling around in my mind, dying to be written. Every day I learn a little bit more about how to play better, how to sing better, and how to find a voice that feels authentic to me. 

Thank you for coming with me on this journey. Thank you for listening to my music, and please let me know if you have ideas for new places to play!  And please checking www.tunnel18band.com as we add more content, music and stuff TBD!

 

Marathon Week

I’ve spent bits of my career going from town to town (up and down the dial…) and from hotel room to hotel room.  As much as that part of the life description is exactly as I’d dreamed as a teenager, the majority of that time has been travel for work rather than for playing music.

This week marks an interesting change.  I have a long solo acoustic set on Friday (at Tommy’s Doyle’s in Newton MA.  Details in the link), and I’m warming up by doing three open mic sets Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday night.  Immediately following the gig on Friday, I’ll jump a plane Saturday morning to head back to Edmonton, AB (my home away from home) and am planning to play Duggan’s Boundary on Tuesday and likely at least one other event.

Anyway, the upshot is, please come out and see me at any of the following this week:

  • Sunday, Sept 15 – Article 24, Brighton, MA (approx 10pm)
  • Monday, Sept 16 – Bill’s Pizza, Newton Centre, MA (8:20pm)
  • Tuesday, Sept 17 – Tommy Doyle’s, Nonantum, MA (Sometime after 8:30pm)
  • Friday, Sept 20 – Tommy Doyle’s, Nonantum, MA (Long solo set, starting 10pm)

2019-09-15 18.28.45If you do make it out Friday night, I’ll be bringing a little merch to hand out.  Look for CD’s (for those who live in a simpler time) of the first album and USB sticks with songs from album 1 and 2.  All are free, so just come and see me at some point in the evening.

Thanks, and have a great week!

-Chris