– which for most of us means time off with the family; beer, barbeque, one last jump in the lake–but for others (We- the- band) means time on the road; beer, beef jerky, and yeah, we’ll go ahead and take one more jump in the lake ourselves…

BUSY week ahead:

–On Thursday, August 28th, I’ll be joining up with old friend Bill Ward for his “presents” series down at favorite-digs the LAKEVIEW HOTEL in lovely Mayville (Mayberry) NY. I believe Mr Ward plays a bit, then yours truly plays a bit. We play original music and maybe just a few classics. LAKEVIEW HOTEL offers up some fine eats and serves on tap some of my favorite beers from Lakewood’s own Southern Tier Brewery.

Show starts at 6pm. Out on the patio. It’s FREE

smoke ‘em if ya got ‘em .

–On Friday, the band and I scoot just a ways further north to the KELLEY HOTEL in Ripley NY. Nestled in the heart of the largest planting of Concord grapes on the planet, I’m sure the air will have a nice hint of Mad Dog 20-20 riding on the breeze (Mogen-David is right down the road). We’re gonna be outside, lake-in-view. Hell, we really might go for a swim.

Show starts at 9:30 pm

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–On Saturday, me and the fella’s will be returning to one of Ohio’s biggest dancehalls, the DUSTY ARMADILLO in Rootstown. BIG Dance floor, BIG Sound system, BIG FUN.

Show starts at 9pm. $5 cover.

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and then….

–On Sunday, August 31st, I’ll be performing solo back down at Lakeside Park in Mayville, NY as part of a benefit for the WCA Cancer Center. I’m on at 1:30pm

and from Chautauqua Lake I’ll be heading back north to the shores of Lake Erie for one last party-on-patio at WINDJAMMERS at the CLARION in Dunkirk, NY. Last time we were there it was cold, raining sideways–did I mention we’re outside?—not to mention Thursday, and we still packed the place. This time the show starts at 4pm; I’m guaranteeing sunshine, cold Canadian beer, and to quote John Prine, “lot’s of hot Italian chicks.”

There is no cover. Yes you can smoke .



p.s. A few reminders:

–you can view our appearance at CMT’S “Unplugged at 330″ by clicking HERE

–my new CD “Long Way From Slowin’ Down” is DONE. Awaiting mass-production, final packaging. However, I WILL have collectors edition pre-release copies available only in person while they last.

–you can download selections from the new CD right here:


–Tuesday: SPORTSMENS TAVERN, Buffalo, NY

–Thursday, LAKEVIEW HOTEL, Mayville, NY

–Friday, MEL’S PLACE, Falconer, NY

–Saturday, MERRIT ESTATE WINERY, Forestville, NY

–Sunday, LAKEVIEW HOTEL, Mayville, NY