As we transition to outdoor (and some indoors weather depending!) shows only, to support local open space preservation efforts, we will be revamping the website to articulate our efforts more clearly. It isn’t just music, it’s music for a purpose.
30 YEARS OF SCARY GOOD MUSIC (we think, it’s hard to remember the early days…)
We have now, with our outdoor shows, collectively raised over $200,000 for open space preservation efforts.
To reserve, our system may be a little goofy, but it works. Email workdog(at)mindspring.com or click here Simply tell us how many spots you want and a contact name. I’ll explain the rest when you contact me.
And of course, visit our Facebook Page for links to really cool music… and you know, stuff.
And because people ask, even though it’s’ written in the copy of each show, the pizza, or any food truck we get, is sold separately. You can always bring your own beverage!
The next two shows are at Deer Lake Preserve, 101 Paper Mill RD, Killingworth. We’re there to both raise a few dollars for the preserve, but also to show how it can be used for other events, like weddings, in order to help ensure it’s maintenance and future going forward. For a short and really amateurish video (I did it myself with a ce3ll phone and no editing skills!) on how we do Deer lake in inclement weather, click here!
March 25, 2023
Väsen: the Duo
6PM show, but pizza starts serving at 5!
We’re full. Thanks!! Catch us next show!!
What more do you need to know? The legendary Väsen returns, this time as a duo. Roger Tallroth decided to retire after 30 years on the road (can you blame him?) so Olov and Micke have refined their sound, adding funky electro-bass viola notes to the mix along with a rich baritone viola which makes their sound even more unique. They’re legends for a reason! We’ll be at Deer Lake for this one. Oh yeah, and there will be the pizza truck there for your dining pleasure. Sold separately, of course, but that will start at 5, and the show at 6. Bring a beverage of your choice. There will be chairs, but no real tables, (picnic tables right outside the door) so either bring a little folding table or just use your lap… Anyway, 30 bucks for adults, 5 for kids high school and under.
With spring weather, we’ll most likely be indoors at Deer Lake, and for those who haven’t been there, here’s a couple of photos of the Hawktail concert. It’s a nice place!
Also at Deer Lake
4PM music, Pizza starts at 3: Hiking all day
There are a whole host of reasons why I love the Junkies. Musically, they span a broad range of styles, from swing to alt-grass to country-western, and on down the line. They’re also a clearly western band, and clearly their own band. Living in the relative isolation of Durango, they’re not battered by the constant pressure to sound like Nashville, or L.A., Brooklyn or Boston. They’re much more likely to be hounded by the echoes of the Sons Of The Prairie, the Bar J Wranglers, or Bob Wills and the Texas Playboys. There aren’t many unique bands out there anymore, so catch the Junkies while you can! Same Deer Lake, same $30 adults, $5 kids high school and under. Same pizza sold separately.
Mid summer break (see you up in the White Mountains!)
Then: Rettich Preserve Concert/pizza bash, band to be determined (I’d better be determining that soon)… and also a joint effort with a trend-setting bike packing dude, Ultraromance, where we jointly do something cool for the Nutmeg Nor’easter, the premier world championships of non-competitive goofing around on cool bikes in beautiful scenery for a brilliant weekend…