Catbirds Live Video – Reconsider Baby

“Reconsider Baby“- the Catbirds at the Harvest Gallery Wine Bar, May 6, 2016, shot by Ron Daniels. This is an old Lowell Fulson song that every now and then we play the absolute shit out of -this time, for instance. Can’t tell you how much I love when we nail a groove like this -it’s […]

I Got To Move (The Lester Version)

“I Got to Move“- Lester – recorded by Chris Blood at Trout Towers, circa 1992. Lester was a fabulous little band that only lasted a couple years in the early nineties, comprised of Steve Wood, Jay Cournoyer, Cliff Letsche, and myself. We made one album, the eponymously entitled “Lester”, that eventually came out as part […]

A Mysterious Selection

“A Mysterious Selection” by The Mystery Singer, recorded live at the Jamaica Plain Porchfest, July 9, by The Valet. Don’t know how this man was, nor what he was singing (love to find out more, if anyone out there has any clues!) All I know was that he wandered up during our show saying that […]

Marching Graciously

Well, the 4th of July parade with the Philharmonic Trombone Shout Band was wonderful, and Andrea Daniels shot it brilliantly, bless ‘er, so here’s the proof … can’t thank everyone -all the players and drivers (esp. Ron n Andrea) and crazy folks on the street -enough!

(ps -I know we just put another version […]

The Catbirds “I Like Stuff (rehearsal)”

“I Like Stuff (rehearsal)“- the Catbirds, recorded at the Playman Mansion, February, 2016.

Well, I hadn’t ripped off Canned Heat yet, so, what the hell… guess no one’s safe anymore…

Song of the Weak!!! 2016 by The Catbirds

A Gift from the Easter Bunny: Great Moments from the Cutting Room

photo by Rachel

  Great Moments from the Cutting Room: “I Can’t Find You” (Aug. 15, 2014) and “Bob What’s-is-name” (Nov. 20, 2013) – recorded by Fred Boak (room mike) and Gerard Hoffman (Sound board) – the former is sort of a moody, downbeat little thing I wrote with a nod to Wilco and […]

A Little Blast of Summer (Video)

Excerpts from “When the Roses Shine in Picardy”, “Tootie Ma”, and “Untitled” -the Chandler Travis Philharmonic at Herring Cove beach in Provincetown, Sept. 2, 2015, shot by Matt Jenson.

I’ve been dying to share these cool vids that my friend Matt Jenson took at Herring Cove last summer with you for months, but couldn’t talk […]

You Still Rule

“You Still Rule (The Thank You Song)” -the Catbirds, recorded by Steve Wood at a Catbirds rehearsal a month or so ago. Written shortly after Allan Toussaint died, and more of a tribute to him than anything else, this is from the first night we started fooling around with it, and it didn’t take long. […]

Catbirds Live Video – “Groove Me”

The Catbirds– “Groove Me” -Shot by John Cody (couldn’t remember at first, but The Valet set me straight; John shot a bunch of other stuff from that night that’s also up on youtube… what night, you ask? Well, I don’t know, some night from last year, maybe in the summer, I’m guessing from how raggedy […]

Bocce & Bourbon Fest Tonight!

“Bocce & Bourbon Fest Tonight!” -the Chandler Travis Philharmonic, recorded live at the Cotuit Center For the Performing Arts, March 14, 2015 by Fred Boak with sound board portion mixed by Tom Tracy and Colin Leach.

A lot of times I’ll just get so up for some gig that I’ll write something a day or […]