St. Patty’s and a New Recording.

Irish_immigrants_1909Sorry friends, I’ve been off the radar for a bit. Life has gotten the best of me these last couple months.

But, it’s a new year and I’m excited to announce that The Pickpocket Revue has a show coming up on St. Patrick’s Day at Conor Byrne Pub in Ballard opening for our friends, The Wages of Sin. I’ll be sitting in with The Wages for a few tunes as well. The Revue has been learning a traditional Irish medley as well as adding to our arsenal of Pogues tunes. Plus, we’ll still do our Clash songs, our two originals and a couple other surprises. Expect more original songs soon. Lots of good ideas cooking as well as more gig offers so hopefully you’ll see the Revue around more often in 2016. But mark your calendars – Thursday, March 17 at Conor Byrnes Pub. I think we go on around 10pm. Continue reading

Pickpocket Revue this Friday!

12313858_1214416391918664_2093526185741729932_nThat’s right! My new project The Pickpocket Revue is playing it’s 4th show this Friday as part of the Cirque Du Creep on Capitol Hill. It’ll also be our first show with Andy Lowe, our new upright bassist. Some folks may know him from his main band Devilwood.

We’ll be doing a couple Clash songs, a couple Pogues songs, a Cock Sparrer song and our cajun-flavored interpretation of Don Drummond’s “Burning Torch.” We’ll also be unveiling two original compositions, one from Mr. Aaron Joshua Shay and one from me. Continue reading