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Talking Machine

Welcome.
This page is Talking Machine's main site hub.

Talking Machine is the brain child of Dianne Holzhammer
and Chris Holub (Tin Monk).

LEGEND:

SOLO: Tin Monk
DUO: Tin Monk and Dianne Holzhammer-Holub
POWER DUO: Tin Monk and Sam Allen
TRIO: Tin Monk, Dianne, Sam

SAM ALLEN IS AN OFFICIAL MEMBER OF TALKING MACHINE.

We also managed to post a number of live vids recorded October 17th at The Monk House. Check it out:

THE PLAYLIST IS EMBEDDED...JUST LET IT PLAYOUT ON IT OWN (IF YOU'RE INTO THAT SORT OF THING!)!

Week of September 11th to September 17th

Calendar

Junior's Lounge (TRIO)
Friday September 15th, 2017 9PM
504 Salt Point Tpke Poughkeepsie, NY

Max's On Main (DUO)
Saturday September 16th, 2017 9:30PM
246 Main St. Beacon, NY

Equilibrium Grille & Taproom (SOLO)
Sunday September 17th, 2017 1PM
22 Henry Street Middletown, NY

POSTING:

Tin Monk. Monday Evening.

The Wherehouse: The TRIO performed to a full house. So many wonderful faces we've gotten to know over the years. This was our 7th Anniversary of First Thurday of the Month at the Wherehouse. Any musician will tell you that playing in one place for that long is a rarity. We had Sam on the full kit, something we've never done since adding him to our Thursdays. We'll need to adjust some settings going foward, but we intend to continue that set up here on out. We had a fantastic time, as always. Here's to many more years together.

Donovan's Pub: It has been simply ages since the last time we performed there, and dear LORD, it was fine feeling to return. This time, we performed in the front by the bar. As scenic as the dining room is perched softly before the stone fireplace, we are old school, and prefer to have our drunks a stones throw from us. So to speak. We always get treated like rock stars when we're there, and so, obviously, we can't wait to go back. Go to see you again, Dan Connor.

Dimmick Inn: The DUO had our fourth performance set up on just outside the Inn Proper in a little nook with a set of small tables. We were one of many featured artists dotting Milford's landscape in support of there annual September Music Fest, where local businesses hire local talent to entertain both patrons and passers-by. As always, it was a fine time. Cold, but not a hurricane. Any weather is better than a hurricane.

Nostrono Vineyards: The DUO at what we've come to call a family destination for us. We've grown together with the families responsible for the building of the vineyard, and we are proud to count them among our friends. We are proud, and grateful to be a part of their family and business. We'll be back soon. Love you guys.

PRECAP:

3 Gig(s) this week/end:

3 Talking Machine/Tin Monk:

FIRST UP on Friday September 15th the TRIO will returns to Junior's Lounge in Poughkeepsie, NY, for great awesome. No more. No less. A nod to Jackie Bracco. Show time is 9:00PM. HERE'S THE FACEBOOK EVENT

NEXT UP, Saturday September 16th the DUO returns to Max's on Main in Beacon, NY to continue monthly great awesome. No more. No less. A nod to Rich Kaplan. Show starts at 9:30PM. HERE'S THE FACEBOOK EVENT

LAST UP on Sunday September 17th I have a SOLO Tin Monk gig and return to the sublime Equilibrium Grille and Taproom in Middletown, NY, for another Sunday afternoon show. For Great Awesome, chose Monk. Show time is 1PM. HERE'S THE FACEBOOK EVENT

GOD BLESS

 

Week of September 4th to September 10th

Calendar

The Wherehouse (TRIO)
Thursday September 7th, 2017 8PM
119 Liberty St Newburgh, NY

Donovan's Pub (DUO)
Friday September 8th, 2017 9PM
57-24 Roosevelt Ave Woodside, Queens, NY 9PM

Dimmick Inn (DUO)
Sunday September 9th, 2017 1PM
101 E Harford St Milford, PA

Nostrano Vineyards (DUO)
Sunday September 10th, 2017 2PM
14 Gala Ln, Milton NY

POSTING:

Tin Monk. Monday Morning.

The Gaslight: The DUO performed after a month off due to a comedy of errors. While Labor Day Weekend is always a crap shoot the venue had a pretty good turn out, and we ended up entertaining a fair amount of patrons. Benefirs for both business parties. The night was smooth, the coffee warm, and we (DI and I) got a chance to spend some quality married time after hours. See you guys next month.

Cove Castle: Our fourth time there, and our second with the TRIO, we performed to a fairly lean crowd. As I said, Labor Day Weekend is always a game of luck, and while the venue lost, the people who were there stayed to watch us perform and spent some money. Beneficial for both parties. The night was smooth, the coffee warm, and got a chance to spend some quality time sleeping. We had an early start the next day. Gotta prioritize. Either way, we are looking forward to going back to the Cove. We'll keep you posted.

Private Party: It was a party, and was private. However, I can and will say "Happy Birthday, Old Man Tommy".

PRECAP:

4 Gig(s) this week/end:

4 Talking Machine/Tin Monk:

FIRST UP on Thursday September 7th the TRIO returns to The Wherehouse in Newburgh, NY. to continue their First-Thursday-Night-of-the-Month Residency. We will be celebrating our 7th year at this venerable establishment, and we intend to celebrate this milestone with some guest performances, audio/video recording, and Sam on full kit. Other than that it will be an average Talking Machine show. By average I mean "the best show on the planet". Show starts at 8PM. HERE'S THE FACEBOOK EVENT

NEXT UP, Friday September 8th, the DUO takes yet another triumphant return to a place, this time it's Donovan's Pub in Woodside, Queens, NY. It has been literally years since we've been there, much to our shagrin. After a particularly enjoyable show at Acra Manor, wherein we entertained (at special request) the Connor Family, owners of the Pub in question, we were sworn another gig at the pub accompanied by a volley of praise and apologies. Good enough for me. Show time is 9PM. HERE'S THE FACEBOOK EVENT

NEXT UP, Saturday September 9th the DUO return for their junior performacne at the inimitable Dimmick Inn in Milford, PA., yet again on a Sunday afternoon. This time we help both the Dimmick and the Town of Milford celebrate September Music Fest. We love the place, the food, and the people. Show starts at 1PM. HERE'S THE FACEBOOK EVENT

LAST UP on Sunday September 10th the DUO return to a place that has become somewhat of a family gathering place Nostrono Vineyards in Milton, NY. Our businesses and marriages have grown in tandem, and it has been a joy and honor to share these last few years with them. The vineyard is simply beautiful, the wine is fantastic (we hear), and we, of course are awesome, so you really can't lose. Show time is 2PM. HERE'S THE FACEBOOK EVENT.

GOD BLESS

 

Week of August 28th to September 3rd

Calendar

The Gas Light Pub (DUO)
Friday September 1st, 2017 10PM
35 Main St Wellsboro, PA

Cove Castle (DUO)
Saturday September 2nd, 2017 7PM
13 Castle Court Greenwood Lake, NY

Private Event (TRIO)
Sunday September 3rd, 2017

POSTING:

Tin Monk. Monday Morning.

PlayForYourFreedom.org: During the much anticipated Solar Eclipse, the DUO performed for a group of vets in support of the charity event put on by David Lionheart'ss own Play For Your Freedom, which helps wounded vets heal body and mind through physical exertion, and mental relaxation. In this case, we were the latter in support of the other. We got a chance to perform in a horse arena in an old barn. Can't say that's happened before. It was a fantastic time for all involved, and we were once again honored to be a part.

Cosimos: The DUO had the second of many monthly performances until the end of the year. Many fans and new converts filled the dining area and then took to the bar, who were particularly attentive. We were joined during the night by the Pastors of our Church. The scene at the bar at the end of the night was "piano man" level. We really love it there. And Sal. We love him, too. Nothing was broken, coffee was hot, and the steak was delicious. We'll see you next month.

Max's on Main: The DUO performed to a VERY captive crowd of fans and a slew of new converts by the bar. All eyes on us all night. What a fantastic time. Especially considering this was a Festival Weekend. Rich hooked me up with some steak, and it was relief and joy to see Harvey back in the saddle. See you all next month.

Dimmick Inn: The DUO had our junior performance at this venerable (very old) Venue/Restaurant/Inn. We set up on just outside the Inn Proper in a little nook with a set of small tables. It was like an old movie scene outside an Italian Restaurant. People out and about would stop here there if they weren't dining to check it out, and we even had a gaggle of new-fans across the street in a parking lot shouting and applauding after every song. We had such a wonderful time, and it was just awesome to see everyone else feeling the same. It's what happens when you can't watch television by the bar. We'll be back soon. Can't wait!

PRECAP:

3 Gig(s) this week/end:

3 Talking Machine/Tin Monk:

FIRST UP, on Friday September 1st the DUO take a return trip to their monthly home away from home The Gaslight in Wellsboro, PA. Last month we were down a gig due to a comedy of communication errors. All is right again, however. Twill be a night of music, coffee, and some married alone time. There are worse ways to make a living. A bearded nod to Heidi Littleton and Rose Wilde. Show starts at 10PM. HERE'S THE FACEBOOK EVENT

NEXT UP on Saturday September 2nd the TRIO returns to the fabulous Cove Castle in Greenwood Lake, NY. It's a bit of trek to the lakeside restaurant itself, but once you're there, you simply won't find a better venue in the area. The food, drink, staff, and aesthetic is sublime. As are we. Sam will be joining us for the evening. As should you. Show starts at 7PM. HERE'S THE FACEBOOK EVENT

LAST UP on Monday September 3rd the DUO entertains at a private event. Yup.

GOD BLESS

 

Week of August 21th to August 27th

Calendar

PlayForYourFreedom.org Event (DUO)
Monday August 21st, 2017

Cosimos (DUO)
Thursday August 24th, 2017 7PM
620 Route 211 E Middletown, NY

Max's On Main (DUO)
Friday August 25th, 2017 9:30PM
246 Main St. Beacon, NY

Private Event (TRIO)
Saturday August 26th, 2017

Dimmick Inn (DUO)
Sunday August 27th, 2017 2PM
101 E Harford St Milford, PA

POSTING:

Tin Monk. Monday Morning.

Private Party: The TRIO performed at a private event. It was a corporate event. It went swimmingly. Mutual benefit for the win. As it were.

The Golden Rail Ale House: The DUO debuted at this well know establisment in Newburgh, NY and had full house of equal parts fans and skeptics-cum-fans pressing the walls up and showing some love. It really is a great venue, and we'll be returning at some point with the TRIO. Special thanks to Jeremy for getting us in there, and Brian and his lovely wife for giving us the evening to entertain your patrons. See you soon.

Mountain Vista: The DUO performed to an extremely attentive crowd. A few repeat families, believe it or not. It was nice to see that we've become part of their camping plans. Overall, a glorious time for all. Especially us. See you in October.

PRECAP:

5 Gig(s) this week/end:

5 Talking Machine/Tin Monk:

FIRST UP, on Monday August 21st the DUO is very honored to provide musical entertainment for the wounded warriors of PlayForYourFreedom.org, an absolutely marvelous non-profit orginization founded by my good family-friend David Lionheart. While it's a private event, please peruse both the website and the facebook page, and see if you'd like to be a part, or know someone who does. Or if you, someone else, needs the awesome service they provide. I recently complete a "theme song" of sorts that will be featured on an upcoming promotional video for the charity, when I get the go ahead, I'll post the song.

NEXT UP on Thursday August 24th the DUO return to the inimitable Cosimos in Middletown, N.Y. for another monthly dinner date with the lot of you. Food=Yum. Coffee=Yum. Staff=Yum. Figuratively, of course. Well, as far as I know. I mean working around all that brick oven pizza and top shelf food would probably make one fairly tasty. Ah...well....forget I said anything. Show starts at 7PM. HERE'S THE FACEBOOK EVENT

NEXT UP on Friday August 25th the DUO returns to Max's on Main in Beacon, NY for another fine evening of Acoustic Blues Metal by the Bar. Show starts at 9:30PM. HERE'S THE FACEBOOK EVENT

NEXT UP on Saturday August 26th the TRIO performs at a Private Event. Yup, too.

LAST UP, on Saturday August 27th the DUO return for their junior performacne at the inimitable Dimmick Inn in Milford, PA., this time on a Sunday afternoon. We love the place, and have been looking forward to returning since our last performance a couple of months ago. Show starts at 2PM. HERE'S THE FACEBOOK EVENT

GOD BLESS

 

Week of August 21st to August 27th

Calendar

Private Event (DUO)
Thursday August 17th, 2017

Golden Rail (DUO)
Friday August 18th, 2017 9PM
29 Old North Plank Rd Newburgh, NY

Mountain Vista (DUO)
Saturday August 19th, 2017 7PM
415 Taylor Drive East Stroudsberg, PA

POSTING:

Tin Monk. Monday Morning.

Town of Mount Pleasant, NY: The TRIO had an oppurtunity to perform at the inauguration of Mount Pleasant's Concerts in the Park series. Well, from what we understand, it's less an inauguration and more a reinstution. Regardless, we were honored to help kick off the series, and was pleasantly surprised by the reception. As it was a fairly important event for all involved, the local news station filmed the proceeding. It was great to help send off this celebration of live music and the town itself. Hopefully, we'll see you all next year.

The Gaslight: The DUO performed to no one as there was a last minute cancellation. More specifically, we had it in our calendar, and they did not. Regardless of who is to blame, neither side wins. See you next month.

Private Party: The TRIO performed at a private party. We made new fans and friends. We'll be going back, apparently. It's all right with us.

92.7 & 96.9 WRRV Cruise-a-Palooza: Got a last minute call from Simon Dunn of WRRV fame to come entertain the winners of Cruise-a-Palooza aboard the River Rose in Newburgh, NY. I know us musicians are supposed to be playfully aloof about stuff like that...but, we were performing on a boat on the Hudson with a radio station! How cool is that shit? Go to our facebook for some photos. Thanks again, Simon. See you soon.

PRECAP:

3 Gig(s) this week/end:

3 Talking Machine/Tin Monk:

FIRST UP on Thursday August 17th the DUO performs at a Private Event. Yup.

NEXT UP on Friday August 18th the DUO debut at The Golden Rail Ale House in Newburgh, NY. The Golden Rail and we have been doing a bit of scheduling volley ball for the better part of two years, and ended up finally booking this gig earlier in the year. While our loyalties in Newburgh lay with The Wherehouse (we maintain a very strict One Venue Per Town policy), this establishment will be a couple of gigs a summer type of thing. Regardless, we are looking forward to finally performing there this Friday. Show starts at 9PM. HERE'S THE FACEBOOK EVENT

LAST UP, on Saturday August 19th returns to Mountain Vista in East Stroudsberg, PA. This has become and annual affair for us, and have been performing a few times during their busy season. The campground is one of the best in the area, and it's owned by some of the nicest souls in the business. Our show time is 7PM. HERE'S THE FACEBOOK EVENT

GOD BLESS

 

Week of August 7th to August 13th

Calendar

Town of Mount Pleasant Concert in the Park (TRIO)
Thursday August 10th, 2017 7PM
Carroll Park in Thornwood, NY

The Gas Light Pub (DUO)
Friday August 11th, 2017 10PM
35 Main St Wellsboro, PA

Bethel Hideaway Campground Resort (TRIO)
Saturday (afternoon) August 12th, 2017 3PM
106 Fulton Rd Ferndale, New York

Private Party (TRIO)
Saturday (evening) August 12th, 2017

POSTING:

Tin Monk. Monday Morning.

The Wherehouse: The TRIO performed to a full house. So many wonderful faces we've gotten to know over the years. In anticipation of this weekends Newburgh Illuminated Fundraiser (explicated below), Bridget Hayes and Corey Glover (yes, the Living Colour Corey Glover) showed up to show support. He's become somewhat of a Newburgh Icon as of late, and it was great to have him in the crowd. It was a fantastic evening all around.

Creekside Catskill: Wow. We haven't been up that way in nearly three years. We had a fantastic time. Seriously. A room full of fans and some curious onlookers who would eventually become fans themselves. Very attentive, very warm, very appreciative. We are looking forward to returning next month. The food is fantastic, by the way. Thanks for having us back.

Private Party: The TRIO performed at a private party. We made new fans and friends. Brought home lots of food. We'll be going back, apparently. It's all right with us.

Abele Park Jam On the Lake IV: I had this listed as a private party, as I wasn't sure if it was corporate, private, or public. Well, seems like it's a little bit of all three. And so, we performed at a mini-fest in Putnam Valley, NY by the lake. It was fantastic. Lots of food, earger ears, and great entertainment. We'll be going back next year, and we'll be sure to advertise. Thanks to John Deluca Sr. for having us, and making sure we left well fed. See you next year.

PRECAP:

4 Gig(s) this week/end:

4 Talking Machine/Tin Monk:

FIRST UP on Thursday August 10th the TRIO performs for the Town of Mount Pleasant, NY at Carroll Park in Thornwood, NY. This was a fairly recent addition to our gig lineup, and was cancelled last time due to inclement weather. We are very much looking forward to taking part in this community event. We'll have a special local musician "opening" for us performing a few songs. Show starts at 7PM. HERE'S THE FACEBOOK EVENT

NEXT UP on Friday August 11th the DUO take a return trip to their monthly home away from home The Gaslight in Wellsboro, PA after just a couple of weeks for this month's performance. A night of music, coffee, and some married alone time. There are worse ways to make a living. A bearded nod to Heidi Littleton and Rose Wilde. Show starts at 10PM. HERE'S THE FACEBOOK EVENT

NEXT UP, on Saturday (afternoon) August 12th the TRIO performs at Bethel Hideaway Campground Resort in Ferndale, NY for a very short late afternoon set. Follow the event link for more info. Our set starts at 3PM. HERE'S THE FACEBOOK EVENT

LAST UP, on Saturday (evening) August 12th the TRIO performs at a Private Event. Yup, too.

GOD BLESS

 

Week of July 31st to August 6th

Calendar

The Wherehouse (TRIO)
Thursday August 03th, 2017 8PM
119 Liberty St Newburgh, NY

Creekside Catskill (DUO)
Friday August 04th, 2017 9PM
160 West Main Street Catskill, NY

Private Party (DUO)
Saturday August 05th, 2017

Private Party (DUO)
Sunday August 06th, 2017

POSTING:

Tin Monk. Monday Morning.

RECAP:

Town of Mount Pleasant, NY: This TRIO gig was postponed until August 10th due to inclement weather. See you then.

The Gaslight: The DUO performed for a whole bar full of drunk golfers. Those guys get pretty rowdy. It was hot as hell in there, but we had a great time. Got some encouragement from a renowned cellist who was implored by a group of people present at his symphony performance. He bought us dinner. We got our room upgraded as well. Blessed is the LORD.

Private Party: The TRIO performed at a private party. We made new fans and friends. Brought home lots of food.

PRECAP:

4 Gig(s) this week/end:

4 Talking Machine/Tin Monk:

FIRST UP on Thursday August 3rd the TRIO returns to The Wherehouse in Newburgh, NY. to continue their residency at this earlthy paradise every First Thursday of the Month. Coffee. Food. Joey. Tommy. Talking Machine. Show starts at 8:00PM. HERE'S THE FACEBOOK EVENT

NEXT UP on Friday August 4th the DUO triumphantly returns to Creekside Catskill in Catskill, NY. We haven't performed there in AGES and both businesses (our and theirs) are happy that we'll be there. The food and coffee is top notch, and it's right on the side of the creek...Apparently. Show starts at 9:00PM. HERE'S THE FACEBOOK EVENT

NEXT UP, on Saturday August 5th the TRIO performs at a Private Party. Yup.

LAST UP, on Saturday August 6th the TRIO performs at a Private Party. Yup, too.

GOD BLESS

 

Week of July 24th to July 30th

Calendar

Town of Mount Pleasant Concert in the Park (TRIO)
Thursday July 27th, 2017 7PM
Carroll Park in Thornwood, NY

The Gas Light Pub (DUO)
Friday July 28th, 2017 10PM
35 Main St Wellsboro, PA

Private Party (TRIO)
Saturday July 29th, 2017

POSTING:

Tin Monk. Monday Morning.

RECAP:

Cosimos: The DUO had the second of many monthly performances until the end of the year. Many fans and new converts filled the dining area and then took to the bar, who were particularly attentive. The scene at the bar at the end of the night was "piano man" level. We really love it there. And Sal. We love him, too. Nothing was broken, coffee was hot, and the steak was delicious. We'll see you next month.

Andes Hotel: The DUO played to a warm, loving, very drunk crowd who smelled of grilled meat and seafood. It was awesome. Lots of love and congratulations. And Clams. Lots and lots of clams.

Mountain Vista: The DUO performed to an extremely attentive crowd. It was actully pretty packed, especially considering how hot it was on the campground. It was awesome. Lots of love and congratulations. And Bugs. Lots and lots of bugs.

PRECAP:

3 Gig(s) this week/end:

3 Talking Machine/Tin Monk:

FIRST UP on Thursday July 27th TRIO perform for the Town of Mount Pleasant, NY at Carroll Park in Thornwood, NY. This was a fairly recent addition to our gig lineup, and we are looking forward to taking part in this community event. We'll have a special local musician "opening" for us performing a few songs. Show starts at 7PM. HERE'S THE FACEBOOK EVENT

NEXT UP on Friday July 28th the DUO take a return trip to their monthly home away from home The Gaslight in Wellsboro, PA. The food is great, the staff top notch, the owner is a man after our own heart, and the patrons are metal. Keep the coffee warm, Grandma Heidi Littleton. Show starts at 10PM. HERE'S THE FACEBOOK EVENT

LAST UP, on Saturday July 29th the TRIO performs at a Private Party. Yup.

GOD BLESS

 

Week of July 17th to July 23rd

Calendar

Cosimos (DUO)
Thursday July 20th, 2017 7PM
620 Route 211 E Middletown, NY

The Andes Hotel Cans and Clams (DUO)
Friday July 21st, 2017 6PM
110 Main St Andes, NY

Mountain Vista (DUO)
Saturday July 22nd, 2017 7PM
415 Taylor Drive East Stroudsberg, PA

POSTING:

Tin Monk. Monday Morning.

RECAP:

Corporate Event: the TRIO had a performance at a corporate event. All I'll say is "Congrats, Movable Ink! Here's to many more years of success!" Studio Squared is an awesome venue.

The Shire Pub in Delhi, NY. there was unfortunately a fire at the pub, and they've been shut down for quite some time. No one was hurt, and they are putting the pieces back together. We've decided to post on it in celebration of human kindness as a small cafe near the pub, the Quarter Moon Cafe, has given the Shire some space in their restaurant to help the business continue to make money, and, in tandem, keep their employees employed. HERE'S THE FACEBOOK EVENT WITH ALL OF THE RELEVANT INFO. If you're in the area, stop by and purchase a burger or two. We love you Ed and Sally. See you soon.

Private Event: the DUO performed at a private event. "Happy Birthday! You are truely blessed!" Oh, and the BBQ was fantastic.

Max's on Main: The DUO performed to a VERY captive crowd of fans and a slew of new converts by the bar. All eyes on us all night. What a fantastic time. Rich hooked me up with some steak, and it was relief and joy to see Harvey back in the saddle. See you all next month.

Newburgh Brewing Company: What a fantastic time the TRIO had at the Brewing Company as it hosted the Newburgh Illuminated 2018 Fundraiser. I wouldn't even know where to begin. We started at 1PM and performed until 4PM. We had an oppurtunity to perform with Corey Glover twice during the afternoon; once during a rendition of "Love Rears It's Ugly Head", and once more during "Everything She Does is Magic" to close out the afternoon. Big Love to Bridget Hayes, Eric Jarmann, and Paul Halayko. Here's to next years Festival.

The Acra Manor: The DUO headed up to Acra Manor in Acra, NY for what was ostensibly a last minute private event for a family we've known for over 6 years. Of course, we hadn't been to Acra Manor in nearly two years. Regardless, it was great to see and entertain them, and we love what the Manor has done to the place. See you guys later this year.

PRECAP:

3 Gig(s) this week/end:

3 Talking Machine/Tin Monk:

FIRST UP on Thursday July 20th the DUO return to the inimitable Cosimos in Middletown, N.Y. to continue our monthly residency. Another evening of spectacular food, service and coffee. A nod to our good friend Salvatore Mazzola and our fairly new friend (relatively speaking) Jenny Rielly. Show starts at 7PM. HERE'S THE FACEBOOK EVENT

NEXT UP on Friday July 21st performs once again at Andes Hotel in Andes, NY. This peformance will be in support of the venerable, annual Cans and Clams. Two things enjoyed both figuratively and literally. Our show time is 6:00PM. HERE'S THE FACEBOOK EVENT

LAST UP, on Saturday July 22nd returns to Mountain Vista in East Stroudsberg, PA. This has become and annual affair for us, and have been performing a few times during their busy season. The campground is one of the best in the area, and it's owned by some of the nicest souls in the business. Our show time is 7PM. HERE'S THE FACEBOOK EVENT

GOD BLESS

 

Week of July 10th to July 16th

Calendar

Corporate Event (TRIO)
Thursday July 13th, 2017

The Shire (TRIO) (CANCELLED DUE TO FIRE)
SUPPORTED BY THE QUARTER MOON CAFE
123 Main Delhi, NY

Private Party (DUO)
Saturday July 15th, 2017

Max's On Main (DUO)
Saturday July 15th, 2017 9:30PM
246 Main St. Beacon, NY

Newburgh Illuminated FUNDRAISER
Newburgh Brewery Company
(TRIO)
Sunday July 16th, 2017 1PM
88 S Colden St Newburgh, NY

POSTING:

Tin Monk. Monday Morning.

RECAP:

The Wherehouse: The TRIO performed to a full house. So many wonderful faces we've gotten to know over the years. In anticipation of this weekends Newburgh Illuminated Fundraiser (explicated below), Bridget Hayes and Corey Glover (yes, the Living Colour Corey Glover) showed up to show support. He's become somewhat of a Newburgh Icon as of late, and it was great to have him in the crowd. It was a fantastic evening all around.

La Famiglia Bar and Grille: In celebration of Brenda's birthday, we plied our trade at this roadside eatery with a gaggle of old friends and fans from The Spruce Hill Inn, a venue we'd frequent years ago. There was dancing and merriment to be found at every corner with nary a tv to be seen. It was a great night to have birthday. Happy Birthday, Brenda.

The Pickled Owl: The DUO entertained a captivated crowd during a night punctuated with mutiple cups of coffee. It was hot as hell in there. Got some love and had some fun, though. See you in a couple of months.

PRECAP:

4 Gig(s) this week/end:

4 Talking Machine/Tin Monk:

FIRST UP on Thursday July 13th the TRIO has a performance at a corporate event.

NEXT UP on Friday July 14th the TRIO initially had a gig at the laudable The Shire Pub in Delhi, NY. there was unfortunately a fire at the pub, and they've been shut down for quite some time. No one was hurt, and they are putting the pieces back together. We've decided to post on it in celebration of human kindness as a small cafe near the pub, the Quarter Moon Cafe, has given the Shire some space in their restaurant to help the business continue to make money, and, in tandem, keep their employees employed. HERE'S THE FACEBOOK EVENT WITH ALL OF THE RELEVANT INFO. If you're in the area, stop by and purchase a burger or two. We love you Ed and Sally. See you soon.

NEXT UP on Saturday (Afternoon) July 15th the DUO performs at a private event.

NEXT UP on Saturday (Evening) July 15th the the DUO returns to Max's on Main in Beacon, NY for another fine evening of Acoustic Blues Metal by the Bar. A nod and empty coffee cup to Rich Kaplan. Show starts at 9:30PM. HERE'S THE FACEBOOK EVENT

LAST UP, on Sunday July 16th the TRIO debuts at Newburgh Brewing Company in Newburgh, NY. in support of Newburgh Illuminated's annual fundraiser...in support of Newburgh Illuminated annual Festival. Money raised (including tips) will go toward the 2018 Festival.

Two guest bartenders - Eric Jarmann of Newburgh Mercantile Custom Picture Frames and Corey Cornell James Glover (Corey Glover) vocalist of the band Living Colour, who has recently become a fan of ours while sitting in with Bridget Hayes at one of our THE WHEREHOUSE shows. He'll be doing a song or two with us some time during the proceedings.

They'll be a preview the 2018 Kickstarter campaign which launches on July 17th.

We love Newburgh and Talking Machine is honored share in helping keep the Newburgh Illuminated Festival alive. Fundraising and Show time is 1PM. HERE'S THE FACEBOOK EVENT

GOD BLESS

 

Week of July 4th to July 9th

Calendar

The Wherehouse (DUO)
Thursday July 6th, 2017 NY 8PM
119 Liberty St Newburgh, NY

La Familia Bar and Grille (TRIO)
Friday July 7th, 2017 9:30PM
110 Route 311 Lake Carmel, New York

Pickled Owl (DUO)
Saturday July 8th, 2017 7PM
218 Main St. Hurleyville, NY

POSTING:

Tin Monk. Monday Morning.

RECAP:

The Gaslight: The DUO performed to an attentive crowd of fans as the owner looked on in relief yet again as we plied our trade at low volume. This more "toned down" style gig gave us a chance to work on some more subdued songs we learned for an upcoming party and wedding. Stuff we wouldn't normally play if we were at full speed. Regardless, we were well fed, got a few tips, and had a chance to spend some quality time as husband and wife. I didn't even have to use my AK. I have to say it was a good day. See you next month.

Private Party: It was a party, and was private. However, I can and will say we played in torrential rains, and the LORD kept me from having electricity induced heart failure. Like the Post Office, we work rain or shine. In this case, it was during the Second Great Flood. Happy Birthday.

Nostrono Vineyards: The DUO returned after a small time away to help celebrate July 4th weekend with friends and family. We performed just outside the tasting room in full light of the sun. The day was cool and the crowd was warm. There were dogs and children. Love you all. See you soon.

Cove Castle: While we've performed there twice before as the DUO, the TRIO debuted at this fantastic establishment on what must have been one of thier busiest nights. Sam broke out the Djembe, and we blew the place up...with MUSIC!! Anyway, the owner fed us entrees which were...sublime. Compliments to the chef. Seriously. This also marke the first time we were heckled and adulated by the same person. Him and his friend then dropped a large tip in the jar. I consider that karmatically equal. We'll be back in September.

Private Party: It was a party, and was private. However, I can and will say "Congrats, Kasey and Laura!".

PRECAP:

3 Gig(s) this week/end:

3 Talking Machine/Tin Monk:

FIRST UP on Thursday July 6th the TRIO returns to The Wherehouse in Newburgh, NY. to continue their residency at this earlthy paradise every First Thursday of the Month. Coffee. Food. Joey. Tommy. Talking Machine. Celebrate this great country's independence by watching us make some fireworks of our own......oh. That was lame. Just go. Show starts at 8:00PM. HERE'S THE FACEBOOK EVENT

NEXT UP on Friday July 7th the TRIO debuts at the laudable La Famiglia Bar and Grille in Lake Carmel, NY. We are excited to have been asked to play there, thanks to Brenda. From what we understand the venue is a sight to behold. If it's half as good as people descibe, this will be the beginning of a beautiful friendship. Show starts at 9:30PM. HERE'S THE FACEBOOK EVENT.

LAST UP, on Saturday July 8th the DUO returns to The Pickled Owl in Hurleyville, NY. We love the food, coffee and staff. The acoustics are exceptional. We also rule. So there's that. Show time is 7PM. HERE'S THE FACEBOOK EVENT

GOD BLESS

 

Week of June 30th to July 3rd

Calendar

The Gas Light Pub (DUO)
Friday June 30th, 2017 10PM
35 Main St Wellsboro, PA

Private Party (TRIO)
Saturday July 1st, 2017

Nostrono Vineyards (DUO)
Sunday July 2nd, 2017 2PM
14 Gala Ln, Milton NY

Cove Castle (TRIO)
Sunday July 2nd, 2017 8:30PM
13 Castle Court Greenwood Lake, NY

Private Event (DUO)
Monday July 3rd, 2017

POSTING:

Tin Monk. Monday Morning.

RECAP:

Dimmick Inn: The DUO had our sophomore performance at this venerable (very old) Venue/Restaurant/Inn. We set up on the deck in cozy little corner on the second floor. We would begin what was ostensibly the Milford Music Festival kickoff. As we plied our trade in the sweltering heat, our eyes met with an uplifting sight as the night drew on: standing room (or in this case, deck) only. It was PACKED. We had such a wonderful time, and it was just awesome to see everyone else feeling the same. It's what happens when you can't watch television by the bar. We'll be back soon. Can't wait!

Private Party: It was a party, and was private. However, I can and will say "congrats, Doctor".

Angry Orchard The DUO debuted at this VERY popular orchard/distillery (I mean, seriously popular. Click the link for the Facebook page and check out the "Like" tally) performing early afternoon just outside the main building nestled in a nice little corner by the beer garden. As we plied our trade in the sweltering heat, our eyes met with an uplifting sight as the day drew on: standing room....well, no. Not standing room, or in this case beer garden, only. It's a little difficult to pack a field of that size your first time out. But there was ALOT of people inside AND out, and everyone was listening. And clapping. What a response. There were no TV's. Sensing a pattern? Regardless, the place is fantastic, and while the previous booking fiasco means no gigs till October, we will return. Special thanks to Kelly, Tom, and Jackie. See you soon.

PRECAP:

5 Gig(s) this week/end:

5 Talking Machine/Tin Monk:

FIRST UP on Friday June 30th the DUO take a return trip to their monthly home away from home The Gaslight in Wellsboro, PA. The food is great, the staff top notch, the owner is a man after our own heart, and the patrons are metal. Keep the coffee warm, Grandma Heidi Littleton. Show starts at 8PM. HERE'S THE FACEBOOK EVENT

NEXT UP on Saturday July 1st the TRIO entertains at a private event. Yup.

NEXT UP on Sunday (AFTERNOON) July 2nd the DUO return to a place that has become somewhat of a family gathering place Nostrono Vineyards in Milton, NY. Our businesses and marriages have grown in tandem, and it has been a joy and honor to share these last few years with them. The vineyard is simply beautiful, the wine is fantastic (we hear), and we, of course are awesome, so you really can't lose. Show time is 2PM. HERE'S THE FACEBOOK EVENT.

NEXT UP on Sunday (EVENING) July 2nd the TRIO return to the fabulous Cove Castle in Greenwood Lake, NY. It's a bit of trek to the lakeside restaurant itself, but once you're there, you simply won't find a better venue in the area. The food, drink, staff, and aesthetic is sublime. As are we. Sam will be joining us for the evening. As should you. Show starts at 8:30PM. HERE'S THE FACEBOOK EVENT

LAST UP on Monday July 3rd the DUO entertains at a private event. Yup.

GOD BLESS

 

Week of June 19th to June 25th

Calendar

Dimmick Inn (DUO)
Friday June 23rd, 2017 8PM
101 E Harford St Milford, PA

Private Party (TRIO)
Saturday June 24th, 2017

Angry Orchard (DUO)
Sunday June 25th, 2017 1PM
2241 Albany Post Rd Walden, NY

POSTING:

Tin Monk. Monday Morning.

RECAP:

Cosimos: The DUO had the second of many monthly performances until the end of the year. Many fans and new converts filled the dining area and then took to the bar, who were particularly attentive. The scene at the bar at the end of the night was "piano man" level. We really love it there. And Sal. We love him, too. Nothing was broken, coffee was hot, and the steak was delicious. We'll see you next month.

Junior's Lounge: The TRIO demolished a sparely filled but feverishly attentive room of patrons, fans, and friends. The crowd, though small, was as loud as we could handle, and caused the hours to fly on by. There is a special annointing on the three of us when we perform together and it was fullfilling to see others appreciate that synergy as well. See you soon.

Max's on Main: The DUO performed to a VERY captive crowd of fans and a slew of new converts by the bar. All eyes on us all night. What a fantastic time. Rich hooked me up with some steak, and it was relief and joy to see Harvey back in the saddle. See you all next month.

PRECAP:

3 Gig(s) this week/end:

3 Talking Machine/Tin Monk:

FIRST UP on Friday June 23rd the DUO has their sophomore performance at the inimitable Dimmick Inn in Milford, PA. in support of The Milford Music Festival. We had a fanatastic time inside by the bar last performance, and this time is a particular treat as we'll be plying our trade out on the second story deck. We love the Dimmick. We love Milford. Show starts at 8PM. HERE'S THE FACEBOOK EVENT

NEXT UP on Saturday June 24th the TRIO entertains at a private event. Yup.

LAST UP, on Sunday June 25th the DUO debut at extremely popular Angry Orchard in Walden, NY. It was a comedy of errors that led to an initial booking fiasco, but both parties found their way, and here we are. We are looking forward to this one. Show starts at 1PM. HERE'S THE FACEBOOK EVENT

GOD BLESS

 

Week of June 12th to June 18th

Calendar

Cosimos (DUO)
Thursday June 15th, 2017 7PM
620 Route 211 E Middletown, NY

Junior's Lounge (TRIO)
Saturday June 16th, 2017 9PM
504 Salt Point Tpke Poughkeepsie, NY

Max's On Main (DUO)
Friday June 17th, 2017 9:30PM
246 Main St. Beacon, NY

POSTING:

Tin Monk. Monday Morning.

RECAP:

PlayForYourFreedom.org: I performed SOLO for a hardened group of wounded warriors at Clover Farms for Play For Your Freedom, a non-profit orginization I've gone on at lenth about. Go HERE and HERE (the Instragram accounts of Play For Your Freedom and Talking Machine respectively) to see pictures of the event. As an aside, we've just started our Instagram account, so bear with us while we add content. Regardless, it was an honor to be a part, and I'm looking forward to the next one.

Equilibrium Grille and Taproom: While I was remiss and did not post my last minute gig at this fantastic brewery, I have and will remedy forthwith. The place really is great. The staff is top notch and the coffee is delicious, as is the food. I spent Mother's Day with all the Mami's and performed to a very, very receptive crowd. It was a pleasant day for all. I'll be back in June.

Private Party: Congratulations, Sean. God speed your way. Your family is awesome. We'll see all of you soon.

PRECAP:

3 Gig(s) this week/end:

3 Talking Machine/Tin Monk:

FIRST UP on Thursday June 15th the DUO make a triumphant return to Cosimos in Middletown, N.Y. to continue our monthly residency. We love the place with a passion. The food, the staff, the coffee, and the Salvatore Mazzola. Spend dinner with us. Your food will taste better. Show starts at 7PM. HERE'S THE FACEBOOK EVENT

NEXT UP on Friday June 16th the TRIO will returns to Junior's Lounge in Poughkeepsie, NY, this time for no other reason than to Rock and/or Roll. Last time we were there (as the DUO) it was in celebration of Jackie Bracco and Ryan Michael's birthdays. While it was a find time for all involved, it'll be good to have Sam with us this time to celebrate [event] with us. Show time is 9:00PM. HERE'S THE FACEBOOK EVENT

LAST UP, on Saturday June 17th the DUO returns to Max's on Main in Beacon, NY. Another remarkable, exceptional, outstanding night of synonymous adjectives related to our performance by the bar. Show starts at 9:30PM. HERE'S THE FACEBOOK EVENT

 

Week of June 5th to June 11th

Calendar

Play For Your Freedom Workshop (SOLO)
Saturday June 7th, 2017

Equilibrium Grille & Taproom (SOLO)
Friday June 9th, 2017 8PM
22 Henry Street Middletown, NY

Private Event (DUO)
Saturday June 10th, 2017

POSTING:

Tin Monk. Monday Morning.

RECAP:

The Wherehouse: The TRIO performed to a full house. So many wonderful faces we've gotten to know over the years. We ended up only playing half the night as there was a showcase that cut our set short. Nevertheless, it is a blessing to do what we do, no matter how long we do it. We love the Wherehouse. See you next month.

Jive Bar and Lounge: The DUO returned after just under a month. We performed to an empty bar that soon became full house. Saw some old friends, and made some new fans. Had pizza. Life is good.

Newburgh Illuminated Festival: Here's what I posted on our Facebook Page: " Speaking on behalf of myself, my wife Dianne, and Sam Allen, Talking Machine just wanted to give a heartfelt thank you to the marvellous City of Newburgh. We had our third performance in as many years at the venerable Newburgh Illuminated Festival, and it just keeps getting better. The locals, the patrons, the vendors, the music, and the staff are just phenomenal.

Newburgh Illuminated is about highlighting the very best of what Newburgh has to offer. We are honored to have been a part. We pray that this will continue to be an annual event both for the city of Newburgh, and for the Trio as well!

Special thanks to Holly Berchielli, Richard Fracasse, Funk Junkies, Daniel Brown, THE WHEREHOUSE and its staff, Sam Allen Music, Bridget Hayes, Thomas LM, Joey Ricci, Meg Knabb, Heather Davies, James Morhous, Small Tribe Hoops, Leetha J Berchielli, Mrs Max Boutique, Theodore Berchielli, Newburgh Illuminated and its staff, and the city of Newburgh. Make sure you give the sound guys some love when you see them. I'm sure we're forgetting someone.

We've been plying our trade as a Duo for nearly eight years, Seven of which has been entrenched here in Newburgh's thriving music scene. Of the Trio, only Sam is a Newburgh Native, but you all have made Newburgh feel like our home. We've worked hard to earn our place here, and we thank you all for the reciprocation. Here's to many more years together.

See you all next month at THE WHEREHOUSE for our monthly first-Thursday residency. This is where our love affair with Newburgh started. Don't miss it. If we've forgotten to thank you, drop by and we'll play you a song.

God Bless.

Talking Machine"

PRECAP:

3 Gig(s) this week/end:

3 Talking Machine/Tin Monk:

FIRST UP, on Wednesday June 7th I venture out SOLO as the mighty Tin Monk (that's me) very honored to provide musical entertainment for the wounded warriors of PlayForYourFreedom.org, an absolutely marvelous non-profit orginization founded by my good family-friend David Lionheart. While it's a private event, please peruse both the website and the facebook page, and see if you'd like to be a part, or know someone who does. Or if you, someone else, needs the awesome service they provide. I recently complete a "theme song" of sorts that will be featured on an upcoming promotional video for the charity, when I get the go ahead, I'll post the song.

NEXT UP, on Friday June 9th I have a SOLO Tin Monk gig and return to the sublime Equilibrium Grille and Taproom in Middletown, NY, breaking the Sunday trend for a Friday evening performance upstairs in the dining area. This place is top notch, the food, service, and space is fantastic. Show time is 5PM. HERE'S THE FACEBOOK EVENT

LAST UP, on Saturday June 10th the DUO will be performing at a Private Event. Yup.

 

Week of May 29th to June 4th

Calendar

The Wherehouse (DUO)
Thursday June 1st, 2017 8PM
119 Liberty St Newburgh, NY

Jive Bar and Lounge (DUO)
Friday June 2nd, 2017 8PM
319 Broad St Milford, PA

Newburgh Illuminated (TRIO)
Saturday June 3rd, 2017 7PM
Broadway and Liberty Newburgh, NY

POSTING:

Tin Monk. Tuesday Morning.

RECAP:

Cosimos: The DUO had the first of many monthly performances until the end of the year. Many fans and new converts filled the dining area and then took to the bar. We really love it there. And Sal. We love him, too. Nothing was broken, coffee was hot, and the steak was delicious. We'll see you next month.

The Gaslight: The DUO performed to an attentive crowd of fans as the owner looked on in relief. Due to some beurocratic red tape and some new government hires, there was some pressure on the town about noise pollution. Far beit from us to be the harbingers of either noise or pollution, so we did what any sensible band should do. We turned down. While it definitely changed the feel of place, we benefit from our acoustic sound in that we can do what we do even without the need for electricty. Though it IS more fun. Regardless, we'll be there next month. At low volume.

AJ Cafe: The DUO entertained a bar packed with fans and friends. The owners took the evening to enjoy watching us ply our trade. The night was jovial, and we played well. The food was top notch. Some of the best Salmon in the Hudson Valley. See you next month.

Private Party: While I can't say much about it for privacy reasons, I can say that it was a last minute Sunday gig offer we recieved SATURDAY MORNING! To say it was a pleasant surprise would be an understatement. The party goers were attentive and warm, the house was beautiful, and the both the person who hired us and the person for whom the party was being held were some of our best customers. We will see you all next year, no doubt!

PRECAP:

3 Gig(s) this week/end:

3 Talking Machine/Tin Monk:

FIRST UP on Thursday June 1st the TRIO returns to The Wherehouse in Newburgh, NY. to continue their First-Thursday-Night-of-the-Month Residency. Repeat that five times fast, and then go to the show. The food is fantastic, the coffee hot, and the staff top-notch. Oh, and we're great. Seriously. Show starts at 8:30PM. HERE'S THE FACEBOOK EVENT

NEXT UP, on Friday June 2nd the DUO returns to Jive Bar and Lounge in Milford, PA. This place has been one of our mainstays for a couple of years now, and it's always a pleasure. Show starts at 9PM. HERE'S THE FACEBOOK EVENT

LAST UP on Saturday June 3rd the TRIO take the stage at Newburgh Illuminated Festival in Newburgh, NY for the Third Year in a row. This Annual Festival expresses all that Newburgh has to offer with 25 Bands and 80+ vendors over two days. It's a spectacular event that, while only celebrating its third year, is only getting better. Festival starts at 12:00 Saturday. We'll be headline stage 3 at 7:00PM. HERE'S THE FACEBOOK EVENT.

 

Week of May 22nd to May 28th

Calendar

Cosimos (DUO)
Thursday May 25th, 2017 7PM
620 Route 211 E Middletown, NY

The Gas Light Pub (DUO)
Friday May 26th, 2017 10PM
35 Main St Wellsboro, PA

AJ's Cafe (DUO)
Saturday May 27th, 2017 9PM
2557 South Ave Wappingers Falls, NY

POSTING:

Tin Monk. Tuesday Morning.

RECAP:

The Shire Pub: A fantastic time as the TRIO. The place started packed, got thin, then gots thick yet again. The crowd was attentive, and the preformances felt great. It was good to see old and new friends and fans. Here's to Rachel and Jason! Food was top notch as always and the coffee was exhilarating. See you guys next month.

Nostrono Vineyards: The DUO returned after a long time away to help kick off the season. We performed just outside the tasting room in full light of the sun. The day was cool and the crowd was warm. Sam came by with this girlfriend and their son, and we finally got a chance to see Kayleigh's beautiful baby girl. Love you all. See you soon.

PRECAP:

3 Gig(s) this week/end:

3 Talking Machine/Tin Monk:

FIRST UP on Thursday May 25th the DUO make a triumphant return to Cosimos in Middletown, NY. While it has been quite some time since last we performed, we'll be returning bi-monthly from here on out. Show starts at 7PM. HERE'S THE FACEBOOK EVENT

NEXT UP, on Friday May 26th the DUO returns to The Gaslight in Wellsboro, PA for a night of foul language, acoustic metal, and coffee. To top it all off, we get to spend some quality married time away from the kids. There is very little about which to complain. Show starts at 10:30PM. HERE'S THE FACEBOOK EVENT

LAST UP on Saturday May 27th the DUO returns to AJ Cafe in Wappinger's Fall, NY for a night of song, dance, and salmon. Seriously, try the salmon. It's phenomenal. Show time is 9PM. HERE'S THE FACEBOOK EVENT

Work has officially begun on Talking Machine album #2. We are in pre-production. The album will be called THE WIDOW JONES. We'll keep you posted.

 

Week of May 15th to May 21st

Calendar

The Shire (TRIO)
Friday May 19th, 2017 9PM
123 Main Delhi, NY

Nostrono Vineyards (DUO)
Saturday May 20th, 2017 2PM
14 Gala Ln, Milton NY

POSTING:

Tin Monk. Friday Morning.

RECAP:

Jive Bar and Lounge: The DUO performed to a lean crowd, although considering that it was the night before Mother's Day, it's merely par for the course. However, crushing maternal depression must have set in because the place filled up towards the last half of the night. Either way we had a great time. See you first week in June.

Equilibrium Grille and Taproom: While I was remiss and did not post my last minute gig at this fantastic brewery, I have and will remedy forthwith. The place really is great. The staff is top notch and the coffee is delicious, as is the food. I spent Mother's Day with all the Mami's and performed to a very, very receptive crowd. It was a pleasant day for all. I'll be back in June.

Happy Mother's Day.

PRECAP:

2 Gig(s) this week/end:

2 Talking Machine/Tin Monk:

FIRST UP on Friday May 19th we'll be returning as the TRIO make a triumphant return to The Shire Pub in Delhi, NY. A night of music, dancing, coffee, bar steak, and veggies. What else is there? I'm sure you could think of something, but go anyway. Show starts at 9PM. HERE'S THE FACEBOOK EVENT

LAST UP, on Saturday May 20th the DUO returns to Nostrono Vineyards in Marlboro, NY. While we haven't been there in some time, not only are we excited to return, but we'll be helping them kick off the warm seasons. Like a seasonal grand opening. Or something. I don't know. They have wine and are practically family. Go! Show time is 2PM. HERE'S THE FACEBOOK EVENT.

 

Week of May 8th to May 14th

Calendar

Jive Bar and Lounge (DUO)
Saturday May 13th, 2017 9PM
319 Broad St Milford, PA

Equilibrium Grille & Taproom (SOLO)
Sunday May 14th, 2017 1PM
22 Henry Street Middletown, NY

POSTING:

Tin Monk. Friday Morning.

RECAP:

The Wherehouse: The TRIO did its thing at our home base on another Monthly First Thursday. Having Sam share the stage makes the gigs all the more enjoyable. And not just for us, but the audience as well. We love you all.

Dimmick Inn: The DUO debuted at this venerable (very old) Venue/Restaurant/Inn. The place is incredible. It's like performing in history. The crowd is fantastic, the food is top notch, and the staff awesome. This will be one of our staple venue from here on, and we'll be returning June 23rd to kick off the Milford, PA music fest. Sounds good to me. And to you...as well. Probably.

The Pickled Owl: The DUO entertained a captivated crowd during a night punctuated with mutiple cups of coffee. The tables and bar was filled with fan and friends alone. While it's been nearly five months since our last gig there, little has changed, and it was a pleasure to return. see you in July.

PRECAP:

2 Gig(s) this week/end:

2 Talking Machine/Tin Monk:

FIRST UP on Saturday May 13th the DUO returns to Jive Bar and Lounge in Milford, PA. We've been playing there for nearly two years, and it's still going strong. Show starts at 9PM. HERE'S THE FACEBOOK EVENT

LAST UP, on Sunday May 14th I have a SOLO Tin Monk gig and return to Equilibrium Grille and Taproom in Middletown, NY. I debuted here as a last minute gig on Sunday April 30th. I neglected to RECAP the show last week for some reason. Nevertheless, it looks like the gig will be a regular feature for me, and the place is fantastic. I'll be there this Mother's Day. Mami's love El Monk. Show time is 1PM. HERE'S THE FACEBOOK EVENT

 

Week of May 1st to May 7th

Calendar

The Wherehouse (TRIO)
Thursday May 4th, 2017 8PM
119 Liberty St Newburgh, NY

Dimmick Inn (DUO)
Friday May 5th, 2017 8PM
101 E Harford St Milford, PA

Pickled Owl (DUO)
Saturday May 6th, 2017 7PM
218 Main St. Hurleyville, NY

POSTING:

Tin Monk. Friday Morning.

RECAP:

Cove Castle: The DUO entertained a captivated crowd during a night through the venue's updated sound system, and, this time, it all went off without a hitch. As I've said before, the venue is absolutely beautiful, the acoustics superb, and the staff well trained. We even had a gaggle of new fans who remembered us from the last time. We'll be there every other month or so. Next time with the TRIO. Can't wait.

The Falcon Underground: The TRIO smashed a double set at the venerable Falcon Underground...AGAIN. While it was a last minute gig, the night was our and we made the most of it. It was an absolute blast. The place was packed, and the food was fantastic. The acoustics? Second to none. It is becoming exceedingly rare, but performing in a venue dedicated entirely to celebrating live music is transcendant. One of our best shows to date. Very much looking forward to going back. Special Thanks to Tony Falco, Ferne Franke, and Ned. See you soon.

PRECAP:

3 Gig(s) this week/end:

3 Talking Machine/Tin Monk:

FIRST UP on Thursday May 4th the TRIO returns to The Wherehouse for our Monthly First Thursday in Newburgh, NY. for another Monthly First Thursday residency performance. We've got some special new tunes on the rotation. You'll not be disappointed. Show starts at 8:30PM. HERE'S THE FACEBOOK EVENT

NEXT UP, on Saturday May 5th the DUO debuts at the fantastic Dimmick Inn in Milford, PA. Here's what they have typed up on their event: "Starting May 5th the Upper Deck Lounge will be open every Friday and Saturday Night. Live Music on Friday nights out on the deck overlooking The beautiful town of Milford!! Enjoy your favorite cocktails while listening to some of the area's best acoustical music performers around. MAY 5TH we Have TALKING MACHINE in the house." That'll do. Show starts at 8PM. HERE'S THE FACEBOOK EVENT

LAST UP, on Friday May 6th the DUO returns to The Pickled Owl in Hurleyville, NY. after a loooong time away. We love the food, coffee and staff. The acoustics are exceptional. We also rule. So there's that. Show time is 7PM. HERE'S THE FACEBOOK EVENT

 

Week of April 23rd to April 29th

Calendar

Cove Castle (DUO)
Friday April 28th, 2017 8:30PM
13 Castle Court Greenwood Lake, NY

The Falcon Underground (TRIO)
Saturday April 29Th, 2017 8PM
1348 Route 9W Marlboro, NY

POSTING:

Tin Monk. Friday Morning.

RECAP:

Max's on Main: The DUO performed to a VERY captive crowd of fans and a slew of new converts by the bar. Great to see old fans contiue to support us even after all of this time. Here's to many more years together.

PRECAP:

2 Gig(s) this week/end:

2 Talking Machine/Tin Monk:

FIRST UP on Friday April 28th the DUO returns to the venerable Cove Castle in Greenwood Lake, NY. We were honored to be one the restaurants first live performances, and now that the dock has opened up, we are honored to return. The place is top notch, and a fantastic little venue on the lake.. Show starts at 8:30PM. HERE'S THE FACEBOOK EVENT

LAST UP, on Saturday April 29th the TRIO has its sophmore performance at The Falcon Underground in Marlboro, NY. It will be a full night of Talking Machine originals and renditions. The evening will be broken up into two seperate performances:

8:00PM-9:30PM Mellow Talking Machine with Sam on Hand Perc
9:45PM-12:00AM Power Talking Machine with Sam on Drums

Special thanks to Tony Falco, Fern Franke and the whole crew at Live at The Falcon. Hope to see you all there. Show time is 8PM. HERE'S THE FACEBOOK EVENT

 

Week of April 16th to April 22nd

Calendar

Max's On Main (DUO)
Friday April 21st, 2017 9:30PM
246 Main St. Beacon, NY

POSTING:

Tin Monk. Friday Morning.

RECAP:

The Gaslight: The DUO performed and it was just awesome. While it had been AGES since the last time we performed there, due to a booking mix up (though justly compensated), we were apparently firmly ensconced within the long term memories of the patrons, as the place was full of fans and newcomers alike. Dianne and I also got to spend the evening sans children which is usual for this particular gig, but being the first time in months, it was a welcome return to form. Newly refreshed and all is right with the world.

Jive Bar and Lounge: The DUO returned after just over a month. We performed to a full house, and James the owner shilled for us to his friend at the Dimmic. And by "friend", I also mean "owner". Looks like we'll be playing there in May. Thanks James! See you all at Jive next month.

PRECAP:

1 Gig(s) this week/end:

1 Talking Machine/Tin Monk:

FIRST UP and LAST UP on Friday April 21st the DUO returns to Max's on Main in Beacon, NY for another exceptional evening of Acoustic Prog Metal by the Bar. Rich Kaplan approved. Show starts at 9:30PM. HERE'S THE FACEBOOK EVENT

 

Week of April 9th to April 15th

Calendar

The Gas Light Pub (DUO)
Friday April 14th, 2017 10PM
35 Main St Wellsboro, PA

Jive Bar and Lounge (DUO)
Saturday April 15th, 2017 8PM
319 Broad St Milford, PA

POSTING:

Tin Monk. Friday Morning.

RECAP:

The Wherehouse: The TRIO did what we always...did...do...we did the thing that we do...we do...we make sound. Sound good. People like. Next month. Same. You? Next time? Yes. WE DO AND DID DONE DID IT!

PRECAP:

2 Gig(s) this week/end:

2 Talking Machine/Tin Monk:

FIRST UP, on Friday April 14th the DUO returns to The Gaslight in Wellsboro, PA. After an unfortunate comedy of errors which led to a booking debacle both parties shall not soon repeat, we take our place triumphantly by the bar for a night of Nylon Metal. Show starts at 10:30PM. HERE'S THE FACEBOOK EVENT

LAST UP on Saturday April 15th the DUO returns to Jive Bar and Lounge in Milford, PA. Last time was a sight to behold. Join us. Or else. Show starts at 9PM. HERE'S THE FACEBOOK EVENT

 

Week of April 3rd to April 9th

Calendar

The Wherehouse (TRIO)
Thursday April 6th, 2017 8PM
119 Liberty St Newburgh, NY

POSTING:

Tin Monk. Friday Morning.

RECAP:

The Shire Pub: A fantastic time as the TRIO. The place was packed from door to door. It was good to see old and new friends and fans. Here's to Rachel and Jason! Special thanks to Sally her wonderful kids for watching our youngest while we worked. See you guys soon.

Andes Hotel: A fantastic time as the DUO. While the pub's patronage was on the lean side, those who were there gave us much love as we returned in kind. It was a great way to end our fantastic weekend, and we'll see you all soon.

PRECAP:

1 Gig(s) this week/end:

1 Talking Machine/Tin Monk:

FIRST UP and LAST UPon Thursday April 6th the TRIO returns to The Wherehouse for our Monthly First Thursday in Newburgh, NY. Every performance is an adventure, and we are looking forward to taking that journey with you. Oh, man. That was lame. It'll be Metal as F--k, Dude! There you go. Show starts at 8PM. HERE'S THE FACEBOOK EVENT

 

Week of March 31st to April 2nd

Calendar

The Shire (TRIO)
Friday March 31st, 2017 9PM
123 Main Delhi, NY

Andes Hotel (DUO)
Saturday April 1st, 2017 9PM
110 Main St Andes, NY

POSTING:

Tin Monk. Friday Morning.

RECAP:

Max's on Main: The DUO performed to a VERY captive crowd of fans and a slew of new converts by the bar. It was packed and it was beautiful. What can I say? It's Max's. Oh, and "Congrats Dee!" See you all next month.

PRECAP:

2 Gig(s) this week/end:

2 Talking Machine/Tin Monk:

FIRST UP on Friday March 31st we'll be returning as the TRIO to The Shire Pub in Delhi, NY for another fantastic evening of music, dancing, and veggies. Performance by the bar. Show starts at 9PM. HERE'S THE FACEBOOK EVENT

LAST UP on Saturday April 1st we'll be returning as the DUO performing at the Andes Hotel in Andes, NY for another warm and toasty performance in the Tavern proper. Show starts at 9:30PM. HERE'S THE FACEBOOK EVENT

 

Week of March 20th to March 26th

Calendar

Max's On Main (DUO)
Friday March 24th, 2017 9:30PM
246 Main St. Beacon, NY

POSTING:

Tin Monk. Friday Morning.

RECAP:

Jive Bar and Lounge: The DUO returned after a couple of months. It was a rowdy, playful crowd of fans who returned our performance with applause at every turn. A fine time for all. See you guys soon.

Wedding: Congrats Joe and Holly!! Thanks for letting us be a part of the rest of your lives together.

AJ Cafe: The DUO entertained a bar packed with fans. The night was jovial, and we played well. The food was top notch. Some of the best Salmon in the Hudson Valley. See you next month.

PRECAP:

1 Gig(s) this week/end:

1 Talking Machine/Tin Monk:

FIRST UP and LAST UP on Friday March 24th the DUO returns to Max's on Main in Beacon, NY for another fine evening of Acoustic Blues Metal by the Bar. Show starts at 9:30PM. HERE'S THE FACEBOOK EVENT

 

Week of March 13th to March 19th

Calendar

Jive Bar and Lounge (DUO)
Friday March 17th, 2017 8PM
319 Broad St Milford, PA

Wedding (TRIO)
Saturday March 18th, 2017

AJ's Cafe (POWER DUO)
Saturday March 18th, 2017 9PM
2557 South Ave Wappingers Falls, NY

POSTING:

Tin Monk. Friday Morning.

RECAP:

It's been a couple weeks since I've updated the website or social media.

Why?

Well, I've spent these many days finishing construction and repairs on a few rooms in our house, and rerouting the studio in preparation for the new record.

Yes, yes, I know.

We've been preparing for this record for almost two years. It WILL happen. You WILL love it.

However, since Talking Machine literally is a Mom and Pop operation, meaning there is only a Mom and a Pop (well, sometimes Sam), we have limited resources and time so we must prioritize accordingly. This time, it was the homestead that needed the most attention.

Besides, we didn't have any gigs last week, anyway.

Regardless, these are only reasons and not excuses, so I'll simply finish this monologue with "Our apologies to all of you wonderful So and So's. We are back on track."

PRECAP:

3 Gig(s) this week/end:

3 Talking Machine/Tin Monk:

FIRST UP on Friday March 17th the DUO returns to Jive Bar and Lounge in Milford, PA. We haven't been there in ages. Come celebrate St. Patty's with. Show starts at 9PM. HERE'S THE FACEBOOK EVENT.

NEXT UP on Saturday (AFTERNOON) March 18th I go SOLO for a wedding ceremony for two very special friends and business associates. Congrats!

LAST UP on Saturday (EVENING) March 18th the DUO returns to AJ Cafe in Wappinger's Fall, NY. We haven't been there in a while. Celebrate St. Patty's some more. Show time is 9PM. HERE'S THE FACEBOOK EVENT

 

Week of February 27th to March 5th

Calendar

The Wherehouse (TRIO)
Thursday March 2nd, 2017 8PM
119 Liberty St Newburgh, NY

Mountain Creek​ (DUO)
Saturday March 4th, 2017 4:30PM
200 State RT 94 Vernon, New Jersey

POSTING:

Tin Monk. Wednesday Evening.

RECAP:

Cosimos: The DUO was cancelled, unfortunately, due to a double-booking on thrir part. However, they made up for it by booking us through the end of the year, and giving m'lady and me a table at which to dine entirely on their penny. We spent the night listenting to a really good duo while eating gluten free pasta and pizza with the kids. I'll call it even.

Max's on Main: The DUO performed to a VERY captive crowd of fans and a slew of new converts by the bar. What can I say? It's Max's.

The Wherehouse: The TRIO kicked off what would be an all day/all night affair at the The Where in celebration of 8 years as a premier establishment in Newburgh. We were the first of many bands, of course, all of whom are staples of the venue. Congrats Dan Brown. Here's to many more years for both of us!

PRECAP:

2 Gig(s) this week/end:

2 Talking Machine/Tin Monk:

FIRST UP on Thursday March 2nd the TRIO returns to The Wherehouse for our Monthly First Thursday in Newburgh, NY. TRIO (Tin Monk, Dianne Holub, Sam Allen) give thier second performance of the New Year at THE WHEREHOUSE, continuing over six years of residency on the First Thursday of every month. Show starts at 8PM. HERE'S THE FACEBOOK EVENT

LAST UP on Saturday March 4th the DUO returns to Mountain Creek in Vernon, NJ. If you didn't already know, it is an All-Season resort we picked up recently and added to our rotation. We've had a slew of dates this year, and this will be our last one of the season. The food, coffee, and staff is fantastic. Come up to the Mezzanine if you're at the resort. Show starts at 4:30PM. HERE'S THE FACEBOOK EVENT

 

Week of February 20th to February 26th

Calendar

Cosimos (DUO)
Thursday February 23rd, 2017 7PM
620 Route 211 E Middletown, NY

Max's On Main (DUO)
Friday February 24th, 2017 9:30PM
246 Main St. Beacon, NY

The Wherehouse Anniversary (DUO)
Saturday February 25th, 2017 2PM
119 Liberty St Newburgh, NY

POSTING:

Tin Monk. Monday Evening.

RECAP:

Mountain Creek: The DUO returned after just two weeks to this fantastic and long lived All Season Lodge in New Jersey. The Staff was fantastic, the food delicious, and the coffee was pretty good. As usual, we were the talk of the lodge. We have one more gig next month and then it's open till next winter. I'm "cool" with that. Sorry.

Plattekill Mountain: The DUO performed to a VERY captive crowd of fans and a slew of new converts atop the beautiful Plattekill Mountian. It was a sublime day for a tavern performance (that is to say "f*cking cold!") and the fantastic crowd that filled that tavern from stem to stern seemed to agree. Last gig of the season until the TRIO performs at Music on the Mountian during the Summer. We'll be back in the tavern next Fall. See you then.

Andes Hotel: A fantastic time as the TRIO. While the pub's patronage was on the lean side, those who were there gave us much love as we returned in kind. Given it was the night before the Super Bowl, we took it all as blessings. We'll see you at the Shire in next month, and back at the Andes Hotel in April.

PRECAP:

3 Gig(s) this week/end:

3 Talking Machine/Tin Monk:

FIRST UP on Thursday February 23rd the DUO returns to the venerable brick oven restaurant Cosimos in Middletown, NY for a delicious dinner-time performance. Bring someone you love. Show starts at 7PM. HERE'S THE FACEBOOK EVENT

NEXT UP on Friday February 24th the DUO returns to Max's on Main in Beacon, NY for another fine evening of Acoustic Blues Metal by the Bar. Show starts at 9:30PM. HERE'S THE FACEBOOK EVENT

LAST UP on Saturday February 25th the TRIO performs at The Wherehouse in Newburgh, NY for their 8th Anniversary Celebration. We've been playing as the duo first Thursday of every month for nearly that long, and alot has changed in that time. Congrats to Dan Brown and the entire Wherehouse crew for 7 eventful, abundant years. Here's to many more. Event starts at Noon. Our showtime is 4PM. HERE'S THE FACEBOOK EVENT

 

Week of February 12th to February 19th

Calendar

Mountain Creek​ (DUO)
Friday February 17th, 2017 4:30PM
200 State RT 94 Vernon, New Jersey

Plattekill Mountain (DUO)
Saturday February 18th, 2017 3PM
469 Plattekill Rd Roxbury, NY

Andes Hotel (TRIO)
Saturday February 18th, 2017 9PM
110 Main St Andes, NY

POSTING:

Tin Monk. Monday Evening.

RECAP:

Junior's Lounge: The DUO had a fantastic time by the bar as we helped Jackie and Ryan celebrate their birthdays. The crowd was great, the place was warm, the system was loud, and the cake was yummy. You can quote me on that. Who knew getting ever closer to grave could be so much fun! See you next time at Junior's with TRIO.

PRECAP:

3 Gig(s) this week/end:

3 Talking Machine/Tin Monk:

FIRST UP on Friday February 17th the DUO returns to Mountain Creek in Vernon, NJ. If you didn't already know, it is an All-Season resort we picked up recently and added to our rotation. We have a slew of dates with them, and have had the pleasure of a few performances already. The food, coffee, and staff is fantastic. Come up to the Mezzanine if you're at the resort. Show starts at 4:30PM. HERE'S THE FACEBOOK EVENT

NEXT UP on Saturday (AFTERNOON) February 18th the DUO returns to Plattekill Mountian in Roxbury, NY replenishing our dates with them for the season. This has been a mutually benenficial arrangement, and we couldn't be happier to make our way up there. The staff is top notch, and the food and coffee are great. Come up to Second-Floor Bar if you're at the resort. The show time is 3PM. HERE'S THE FACEBOOK EVENT

LAST UP on Saturday (EVENING) February 18th we'll be returning as the TRIO performing at the Andes Hotel in Andes, NY. Performance in the tavern. Warm and toasty inside. Steak is second to none. Talking Machine. Our show time is 9:00PM. HERE'S THE FACEBOOK EVENT

 

Week of February 6th to February 11th

Calendar

Junior's Lounge (DUO)
Saturday February 11th, 2017 9PM
504 Salt Point Tpke Poughkeepsie, NY

POSTING:

Tin Monk. Monday Evening.

RECAP:

The Wherehouse: The TRIO did its thing at our home base on another Monthly First Thursday. Having Sam share the stage makes the gigs all the more enjoyable. And not just for us, but the audience as well. We love you all.

Mountain Creek: The DUO returned after just two weeks to this fantastic and long lived All Season Lodge in New Jersey. The Staff was fantastic, the food delicious, and the coffee was pretty good. As usual, we were the talk of the lodge, and have a slew of gigs lined up over the next few months. See you in a week or so.

Plattekill Mountain: The DUO performed to a VERY captive crowd of fans and a slew of new converts atop the beautiful Plattekill Mountian. It was a sublime day for a tavern performance (that is to say "f*cking cold!") and the fantastic crowd that filled that tavern from stem to stern seemed to agree. See you in a couple of weeks!

The Shire Pub: A fantastic time as the TRIO. While the pub's patronage was on the lean side, those who were there gave us much love as we returned in kind. Given it was the night before the Super Bowl, we took it all as blessings. We'll see you at the Andes next month, and back at the Shire in April.

PRECAP:

1 Gig(s) this week/end:

1 Talking Machine/Tin Monk:

FIRST UP and LAST UP on Saturday February 11th the DUO will returns to Junior's Lounge in Poughkeepsie, NY. for another performance by the fire place. As an unexpected bonus, it will also be the time and place to celebrate Jackie Bracco and Ryan Michael's birthday(s). They were instrumental in getting us work at Bracco's previous place of work, The Pickwick Pub, which she owned. Either way, whether for them, the bar, or for us, being there gives a bit of something for everyone. Show time is 9:00PM. HERE'S THE FACEBOOK EVENT

 

Week of January 30th to February 5th

Calendar

The Wherehouse (TRIO)
Thursday February 2nd, 2017 8PM
119 Liberty St Newburgh, NY

Mountain Creek​ (DUO)
Friday February 3rd, 2017 4:30PM
200 State RT 94 Vernon, New Jersey

Plattekill Mountain (DUO)
Saturday February 4th, 2017 4PM
469 Plattekill Rd Roxbury, NY

The Shire (TRIO)
Saturday February 4th, 2017 9PM
123 Main Delhi, NY

POSTING:

Tin Monk. Monday Evening.

RECAP:

Max's on Main: The DUO performed to friends and fans alike. The place was PACKED from stem to stern. It was awesome. We've been playing there many years. It's good to see we haven't out stayed our welcome. We of course sated their appetite for moo-sic, and they respirocated with much love and cheers. See you guys next month.

Private Party: Happy Birthday!

PRECAP:

4 Gig(s) this week/end:

4 Talking Machine/Tin Monk:

FIRST UP on Thursday February 3rd the TRIO returns to The Wherehouse for our Monthly First Thursday in Newburgh, NY. TRIO (Tin Monk, Dianne Holub, Sam Allen) give thier second performance of the New Year at THE WHEREHOUSE, continuing over six years of residency on the First Thursday of every month. Show starts at 8PM. HERE'S THE FACEBOOK EVENT

NEXT UP on Friday February 4th the DUO returns to Mountain Creek in Vernon, NJ. If you didn't already know, it is an All-Season resort we picked up recently and added to our rotation. We have a slew of dates with them, and have had the pleasure of two performance already. The food, coffee, and staff is fantastic. Come up to the Mezzanine if you're at the resort. Show starts at 4:30PM. HERE'S THE FACEBOOK EVENT

NEXT UP on Saturday (AFTERNOON) February 5th the DUO returns to Plattekill Mountian in Plattekill, NY replenishing our dates with them for the season. This has been a mutually benenficial arrangement, and we couldn't be happier to make our way up there. The staff is top notch, and the food and coffee are great. Come up to Second-Floor Bar if you're at the resort. The show time is 3PM. HERE'S THE FACEBOOK EVENT

LAST UP on Saturday (EVENING) February 5th we'll be returning as the TRIO to The Shire Pub in Delhi, NY. We will enable the enjoyment of a night of music, dancing, inappropriate language, and vegetables. Yes. You read that right. Our show time is 9:00PM. HERE IS THE FACEBOOK EVENT.

 

Week of January 23rd to January 29th

Calendar

Max's On Main (DUO)
Friday January 27th, 2017 9:30PM
246 Main St. Beacon, NY

Private Party (TRIO)
Saturday January 28th, 2017

POSTING:

Tin Monk. Monday Evening.

RECAP:

So...here's last week's round up:

Mountain Creek: The DUO returned after just two weeks to this fantastic and long lived All Season Lodge in New Jersey. The Staff was fantastic, the food delicious, and the coffee was pretty good. As usual, we were the talk of the lodge, and have a slew of gigs lined up over the next few months. See you in a week or so.

Plattekill Mountain: The DUO performed to a captive crowd of fans and a slew of new converts atop the beautiful Plattekill Mountian. It was a sublime day for a tavern performance, and we have many more over the next couple of months. We love it there, and can't wait to go back.

PRECAP:

2 Gig(s) this week/end:

2 Talking Machine/Tin Monk:

FIRST UP Friday January 27th the DUO returns to Max's on Main in Beacon, NY for another fine evening of Acoustic Blues Metal by the Bar. Show starts at 9:30PM. HERE'S THE FACEBOOK EVENT

LAST UP on Saturday January 28th the TRIO performs at a Private Party. Yup.

 

Week of January 16th to January 22nd

Calendar

Mountain Creek​ (DUO)
Friday January 20th, 2017 4:30PM
200 State RT 94 Vernon, New Jersey

Plattekill Mountain (DUO)
Saturday January 21st, 2017 3PM
469 Plattekill Rd Roxbury, NY

POSTING:

Tin Monk. Monday Evening.

RECAP:

So...here's last week's round up:

AbandonedArdour: I'm not sure where to start! What an evening. The night began with a slow drip of fans and curious on lookers browsing Andy Lauren's sumptuous gallery, and then 45minutes in, Sam and I layed down a mournful soundscape while Andy narrated a presentation featuring the sumptous gallery photos on display. Then, Dianne took her place on stage, and we gave the audience an hour of original Nylon-Stringed Progressive Metal, only to reward the remaining fold with a set of Bloated Toad's metal covers. Andy sold a few photos. Talking Machine sold a few CD's, and Bloated Toad gained some new fans. Everybody wins.

PRECAP:

2 Gig(s) this week/end:

2 Talking Machine/Tin Monk:

IT'S A SKI RESORT WEEKEND!!!1!!

FIRST UP on Friday January 20th the DUO returns to Mountain Creek in Vernon, NJ. If you didn't already know, it is an All-Season resort we picked up recently and added to our rotation. We have a slew of dates with them, and have had the pleasure of debuting already. The food, coffee, and staff is fantastic. Come up to the Mezzanine if you're at the resort. Show starts at 4:30PM. HERE'S THE FACEBOOK EVENT

LAST UP on Saturday January 21st the DUO returns to Plattekill Mountian in Plattekill, NY (imagine that) replenishing our dates with them for the season. This has been a mutually benenficial arrangement, and we couldn't be happier to make our way up there. The staff is top notch, and the food and coffee are great. Come up to Second-Floor Bar if you're at the resort. The show time is 3PM. HERE'S THE FACEBOOK EVENT

Week of January 9th to January 15th

Calendar

Beacon Second Saturday at The Platform (TRIO)
Andrea Lauren Art Show and Soundscape with Talking Machine
Saturday, January 14th, 2016 Beacon, NY 7PM
395 Main Street Beacon, NY

POSTING:

Tin Monk. Monday Evening.

RECAP:

So...here's last week's round up:

The Wherehouse: The TRIO did it's thing at our home base on another Monthly First Thursday. A perfect way to start the year. Welcome, 2017. And ALL OF YOU AS WELL!

Mountain Creek: The DUO got a last minute call (literally the day before the performance) from this fantastic and long lived All Season Lodge in New Jersey. The Staff was fantastic, the food delicious, and the coffee was pretty good. As usual, we were the talk of the lodge, and have a slew of gigs lined up over the next few months. See you in a week or so.

AJ Cafe: The DUO entertained a bar packed with fans. The night was jovial, and we played well. The food was top notch. Some of the best Salmon in the Hudson Valley. See you next month.

PRECAP:

1 Gig(s) this week/end:

1 Talking Machine/Tin Monk:

FIRST UP and LAST UP, on Saturday January 14th the TRIO takes part in Beacon's Second Saturdays and debuts at The Platform in Beacon, NY. This gig in particular is an Art Show which features a great photographer and good friend Andy Lauren and Abandoned Ardour, a title she's given to her brand of Urban Decay Documentation. I've called it "Posterity meets Artistry". While artistically documenting societies decay is nothing new, her eyes capture it in a way all her own.

We'll start the evening off with the showing, and continue with a Still Frame presentation narrated by Andy, and "soundscaped" live by us. While not a pioneering feat, it's certainly not something you see everyday. Afterward's, we kick into a full on hour long set, and we give the stage to Bloated Toad, headed by our business associate and friend, Robert Rutigliano.

Show is hosted by Imperfeckt LLC (our main company), Beacon Soundworks (the owners of The Platform), and The Rutigliano Group.

Promo and Press by Outsider Magazine

Show time is 7PM. HERE'S THE FACEBOOK EVENT

Talking Machine with Abandoned Ardour at the Platform

 

HAPPY NEW YEAR

Week of January 2nd to January 8th

Calendar

The Wherehouse (TRIO)
Thursday January 5th, 2017 8PM
119 Liberty St Newburgh, NY

Mountain Creek​ (DUO)
Friday January 6th, 2017 4:30PM
200 State RT 94 Vernon, New Jersey

AJ's Cafe (POWER DUO)
Saturday January 7th, 2016 9PM
2557 South Ave Wappingers Falls, NY

POSTING:

Tin Monk. Monday Evening.

RECAP:

So...here's last week's round up:

Max's on Main: The DUO performed to packed house of friends and fans, some of whom were celebrating a birthday for a very close friend's signifigant other. With that was of course the anticiptory celebration of the coming New Year, and it we overjoyed and honored to share that with all of them. We've been at Max's for many years, and looking forward to many more. See you next year!

The Pickled Owl: The DUO entertained yet another packed house of friends, fans, and (as we would later find) new fans all of whom gathered to help us ring in the New Year. There was dancing and drinking a plenty, until 4 hours later we cheered to the New Year with aplumb, and played for another hour. What a fantastic way to turn the 2016 into 2017. We love you all. See you soon.

PRECAP:

2 Gig(s) this week/end:

2 Talking Machine/Tin Monk:

FIRST UP Thursday January 5th the TRIO returns to The Wherehouse for our Monthly First Thursday in Newburgh, NY. TRIO (Tin Monk, Dianne Holub, Sam Allen) give thier first performance of the New Year at THE WHEREHOUSE, continuing over six years of residency on the First Thursday of every month. Show starts at 8PM. HERE'S THE FACEBOOK EVENT

NEXT UP Friday January 6th (LAST MINUTE GIG!!) the DUO make thier debut at Mountain Creek in Vernon, NJ. While this was a last minute gig, we'll be performing there a number of times over the next few months for the ski season. Show starts at 4:30PM. HERE'S THE FACEBOOK EVENT

LAST UP, on Saturday January 7th the DUO returns to AJ Cafe in Wappinger's Fall, NY. DUO (Tin Monk and Dianne Holub) return to AJ Cafe for thier second gig of the year. The food is great, and the staff is awesome. Show time is 9PM. HERE'S THE FACEBOOK EVENT

 

 

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