Big News and February Gigs

I am humbled and overwhelmed to announce that I’ve been nominated for a 2016 Blues Music Award in the category of Instrumentalist – Guitar. I am honored to be in the company of four of the greatest guitarists I’ve ever seen (Ronnie Earl, Anson Funderburgh, Kid Andersen, and Sonny Landreth). I’m also proud to announce that Sugar Ray and the Bluetones are nominated for Band of the Year, Anthony Geraci’s “50 Shades of Blue” for Album, Song, and Traditional Album, Anthony for Piano, Mudcat Ward for Bass, and Igor Prado’s “Way Down South” for Best New Artist Debut! You can vote by going to blues.org and becoming a member of the Blues Foundation. Voting ends on March 1, and the ceremony is in Memphis on May 5.

Here are the February gigs I have so far:

February 7 – w/Sugar Ray and the Bluetones, Narragansett Cafe, Jamestown, RI (1 pm-4 pm)

February 14 – w/The Duke Robillard Band, Benefit for Sam Gentile, the C Note, Hull, MA (5:15pm)

February 18 – Monster Mike Welch and Michael Mudcat Ward Duo, The Burren Back Room, Somerville, MA

February 21 – TBC

February 27 – w/Sugar Ray and the Bluetones, Pitman’s Freight Room, Laconia, NH

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January 2016 European Tour!

Hey! We’ll be in Europe this week.

Jan 21 Hildesheim (Germany) –  Bischofsmühle

Jan 22 Lille (France) – 7 Nights To Blues Festival

Jan 23 Fleurus (Belgium) – Le Bonne Source (4 PM)

Jan 24 Enschede (The Netherlands) – NIX Bluesclub (4 PM)

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October gigs!

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Staying local/regional and having some fun with Sugar Ray and the Bluetones, Anthony Geraci’s Boston Blues All-Stars, Duke Robillard, and the VRBE! As always, the full schedule is accessible via the Upcoming Shows tab.

October 2 – w/Anthony Geraci and the Boston Blues All-Stars (feat. Sugar Ray Norcia, Darrell Nulisch, Michelle Willson and Toni Lynn Washington), the Bull Run, Shirley, MA

October 7 – w/The Vintage Rhythm and Blues Ensemble, Stadium Pub, Cranston, RI

October 10 – w/Sugar Ray and the Bluetones, Treme, Islip, NY

October 16 – w/Anthony Geraci and the Boston Blues All-Stars (feat. Darrell Nulisch, Michelle Willson and Toni Lynn Washington), The Extended Play Sessions, Norwood, MA

October 18 – w/Sugar Ray and the Bluetones, Narragansett Cafe, Jamestown, RI

October 24 – w/Sugar Ray and the Bluetones, Blackstone River Theatre, Cumberland, RI

October 30 – w/the Duke Robillard Band, Johnny D’s, Somerville, MA

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September Gigs!

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Short but mighty tours with both the Bluetones and the Duke Robillard Band! As always, the complete schedule can be found at the Upcoming Shows link above.

September 10 – w/Sugar Ray and the Bluetones, Poco’s, Doylestown, PA

September 11 – w/Sugar Ray and the Bluetones, Blues At The Beach, Virginia Beach, VA

September 17 – w/The Duke Robillard Band, SPACE, Evanston, IL

September 18 -w/The Duke Robillard Band, Callahan’s, Auburn, MI

September 19 – w/The Duke Robillard Band, Jazz and Blues In The Village, McGibbon Park, Sarnia, Ontario, CANADA

September 26 – w/Sugar Ray and the Bluetones, Nantucket Blues Fest, Nantucket, MA

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June/July gigs!

This is me in EuropeYeesh. It’s been a while since I’ve updated. As always, you can check out the full schedule at the Upcoming Shows link above.

June 13 – w/Sugar Ray and the Bluetones, Taste of Mystic, Mystic, CT (7:30 pm)

June 20 – w/Sugar Ray and the Bluetones, Black Eyed And Blues Fest, Bushnell Park, Hartford, CT

June 30 – w/Sugar Ray and the Bluetones, Neue Welt, Ingolstadt, Germany

July 4 – w/Sugar Ray and the Bluetones, Vache de Blues Festival, Audun Le Tiche, France

July 7 – w/Sugar Ray and the Bluetones, Boom! Celle Blues Festival, Savona, Italy

July 12 – w/Sugar Ray and the Bluetones, Narragansett Cafe, Jamestown, RI

July 15 – w/The Duke Robillard Band, Blues on the Beach, Westerly, RI

July 16 – w/The Duke Robillard Band, Rhode Island Historic Society, Providence, RI

July 17 – w/Sugar Ray and the Bluetones, Chan’s Eggroll and Jazz, Woonsocket, RI

July 18 – w/the Duke Robillard Band, the Big Yellow Barn, Clarence, NY

July 20 – w/The Duke Robillard Band, Stockroom Blue Monday, Mystic, CT

July 23 – w/Anthony Geraci, Michael “Mudcat” Ward and Marty Richards, Venus II, Marshfield, MA

July 24 – w/Sugar Ray and the Bluetones, Ruthie’s BBQ, Montclair, NJ

July 25 – w/Sugar Ray and the Bluetones, Pennsylvania Blues Festival, Blue Mountain Ski Area, Palmerton, PA

July 28 – w/Sugar Ray and the Bluetones, Watch Hill Concert Series, Providence, RI

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March gigs!

As always, you can see the full schedule by clicking on Upcoming Shows10387086_888915977792066_7454000355805541632_o

March 6 – w/Sugar Ray and the Bluetones, The Whitetail Pub and Grill, Westville, Nova Scotia, Canada (Pictou County Blues Society) http://pictoucountyblues.com

March 7 – w/Sugar Ray and the Bluetones, George’s Roadhouse, Sackville, New Brunswick, Canada (Tantramarsh Blues Society) http://www.tbsblues.com

March 8 – w/Sugar Ray and the Bluetones, Bearly’s House of Blues, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

March 12 – w/Anthony Geraci, Michael “Mudcat” Ward, and Marty Richards, Venus II, Marshfield, MA

March 20 – w/Sugar Ray and the Bluetones, Chan’s Eggrolls and Jazz, Woonsocket, RI http://www.chanseggrollsandjazz.com

March 21 – w/Sugar Ray and the Bluetones, Zorba Music Hall, Lowell, MA

March 22 – Sunday Funday with Chris Fitz, Brodie’s Seaport Cafe, Salem, MA (4:30)

March 25 – w/The Vintage Rhythm and Blues Ensemble, Stadium Pub, Cranston, RI

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