Catbirds at the Barley Neck

The Catbirds at the Barley Neck, May 12, 2017: “The Twirl”, “Do the Seesaw”, “Come On Home”, and “Institution Child”- recorded by Fred Boak.

Sometimes we sound best when we’re recorded worst on a really slow night. Not that this was such an occasion necessarily, I’m just observing that in passing.

Song of the Weak!!! […]

Catbirds Live Video “Monkey Jones”

“Monkey Jones” – the Catbirds at Ralph’s Diner in Worcester, MA, January 27th, 2017, shot by David Ethier for “Fuzbrains Presents”.

Boy, did we have fun playing at Ralph’s Diner last January! Hadn’t played there in years, since early Casuals days I think, had completely forgotten what it was like, which is a perfect […]

WooWooPalooza “I Want It”

“I Want It”- the Catbirds at the WooWoopalooza benefit at Wellfleet Beachcomber, August ​12,​ 2016.​ ​Basic video shot by Brian Tarcy of CapeCodWave (an online magazine covering the character and culture of Cape Cod, with an emphasis on local original music) with extra footage from ​Sharappa​, edited and assembled by Chris Blood; audio recorded and […]

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 […]

We All Man, We All Human

“Human“- the Chandler Travis Philharmonic from their new digital-only EP, “Waving Kissyhead Vol. 1“, recorded by Ducky Carlisle with Joe Stewart at Dimension Sound in Jamaica Plain. The arguably brilliant lyric to this one was penned by my friend and occasional golfing buddy, playwright/director/wunderkind Gip Hoppe, whom I keep trying to talk into stuff but […]

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 […]

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

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 […]

A new Catbirds track – “Let It Out”

“Let It Out” – The Catbirds – rehearsal recording by Sam Wood, with overdubs by me, recorded Oct. 22 & 23, 2014.

hot off the presses, just wrote it night before last, this is the third time we played it, plus a couple baritone guitar and vocal overdubs (because you couldn’t hear the vox […]