sts’s eight hundred and ninety-six comments

  • Saltcast, it's most definitely "open." Happy to have singers as well as musicians, too. more…

  • A toast for The Day

    To all my fellow Irish/Celtic musicians with gigs today: May our audiences be appreciative, our fans adoring (and suggestible); may our compensation be lucrative, our fringe benefits digestible. Play mighty, travel safely. more…

  • Re: Session north of Boston

    Hey Saltcast, I've been meaning to get up to the Wakefield session forever -- especially since Catherine Joyce has been playing there. I have a commitment on Wednesday nights most of the year, but can certainly play a bit of "hooky" now and then. What can... more…

  • Re: My Good Friend Jim McCabe

    Greg, sounds like a perfectly valid reason to post. Certainly, musicians are the focus of sessions -- but why not tip our hat at other people who, simply by being there make sessions that much better? Best to Jim, and to you. more…

  • Re: 1-6-2-5 chord progression

    Bob, I'd fear being disinvited less than I would being dismembered. more…

  • Re: 1-6-2-5 chord progression

    Ah, good point, NCFA -- again, my shoddy musical understanding at work again. I've actually played something like that vein, but it's been more a case of throwing in a substitute chord piecemeal instead of consciously or deliberately following a chord pro... more…

  • Re: 1-6-2-5 chord progression

    Nate, thanks so much. I have far, far less familiarity with jazz than I do with Irish music, and your speculation about the convergence of the twain in NYC certainly seems quite reasonable. Definitely interested in trying it out...reckon I'll give whateve... more…

  • 1-6-2-5 chord progression

    Disclaimer: My grasp of music theory is limited at best (though better than it once was), and my range of experience in Irish music is not necessarily wide or deep. Which is all a way of apologizing in advance if I sound like the guy who bursts through th... more…

  • Re: A new look at sessioning - it’s a wonderful thing.

    Pete, whereabouts were you? If you were within howling distance of Boston, I'd-a tried to see you... more…

  • Re: General Guinness

    Talk about serendipity: I literally just learned this, having decided that I needed to add to my repertoire of songs about booze (and boozing). But I've known of the song for many years, having heard it on the aforementioned Boys of the Lough album. For w... more…