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The outdoor music season has begun. Since the beginning of the month, I’ve been playing outdoor solo shows as well as concerts with my duo, Knock on Wood. Check the calendar on my website for the latest news.  



Counting the two we’ve already played, my folk-rock duo, Knock on Wood, has booked 22 shows this spring and summer. A lot of towns have waited to see what the local health guidelines were going to be before setting their music schedules. So there’s been a lot of late action on the concert front and many towns are still booking summer shows.


All of our summer shows are outdoors and free (and well worth the price of admission). Check out the Knock on Wood page for our ever-expanding schedule.




Included in the KOW-21 Tour is a Sunday evening stop in my hometown of Melrose. We’re playing on the big lawn in front of the First Baptist Church, 561 Main St., on June 27 from 6-7:30 p.m. In addition to Joe Kessler and me, fans will be treated to the melodic stylings of my very musical daughter, Jennifer. She’ll be singing backup vocals and perhaps a lead vocal or two.


The concert is free but we’ll be accepting donations, with a substantial portion going to Bread of Life, a local food pantry. It promises to be a fun evening for a good cause.



It’s important to confirm all shows before heading out. Several outdoor concerts have already been rescheduled for reasons other than the weather, and rain is inevitable at some point.


As soon as a concert is rescheduled or cancelled, I will post on my website. The most current shows are listed on my home page. You can also email me or even call. We want happy customers, especially if you’re schlepping out to the boondocks.


There are still a few more Musical Baseball Shows on the docket. It’s a little bit of an adjustment doing these concerts outdoors but I’m adapting and the response has been very good. There’s more music, a little less storytelling and the trivia questions are multiple choice.


And I’m continuing my practice of giving away two baseball CDs via a free raffle. The next two shows are on Zoom (see below) but I’m also going live in Shrewsbury on June 25 and a bunch of events in September. The June 22 concert in Carlisle has been rescheduled for September with an exact date to be announced in about a month.


More info and the current schedule:


Believe it or not, I still have three more Zoom concerts coming up. The first two, June 10 and 23, are Musical Baseball Shows in the evening. The June 10 event is sponsored by a library in Connecticut so the format will deviate a little bit from the Boston-themed shows I usually do.


You must register in advance but there are no geographic requirements so no matter where you live, you can join the festivities. Registration info can be found on my calendar page.


My final Zoom show, perhaps forever, is a Music for Seniors concert on Monday, June 28, at 1 p.m. This could be historic so you might want to tune in out of curiosity.


Have a great and safe summer.






Click here for the concert calendar and scheduling updates.

MAY 2021