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

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

ARCHIVED POSTS FROM 2016

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.

HAPPY NEW YEAR'S EVE!

Week of December 26th to December 31st

Calendar

Max's On Main (DUO)
Friday December 30th, 2016 9:30PM
246 Main St. Beacon, NY

Pickled Owl (DUO)
Saturday December 31st, 2016 8PM
218 Main St. Hurleyville, NY

POSTING:

Tin Monk. Monday Evening.

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!)!

RECAP:

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

The Shire Pub: A fantastic time as the TRIO. The place was packed to the doors, with love and adoration so thick you could cut it with a knife. If you're into that sort of thing. We'll see you all next year. Life is good.

PRECAP:

1 Gig(s) this week/end:

1 Talking Machine/Tin Monk:

FIRST UP Friday December 30th the DUO returns to Max's on Main in Beacon, NY for a New Year's Eve...Eve celebration. Come join us as the end of another year of crushing disappointments and abysmal failures draws ever closer. CELEBRATE!!11! Show starts at 9:30PM. HERE'S THE FACEBOOK EVENT

LAST UP, on Saturday December 31st the DUO returns to The Pickled Owl in Hurleyville, NY to help them usher in the New Year with wine, dine, song, and dance. In no particular order. If you're in the area or plan on celebrating "somewhere" and need a good place to get wasted while seconds of your life count down to the final moments of 2016 in anticipation of yet another year of failure and regret, come celebrate with Talking Machine at the Pickled Owl. How could you possibly refuse?!!? Show time is 8PM. 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.

I mentioned this a few times already, and it bears repeating, if you're interested in booking Talking Machine (DUO, TRIO, QUARTET) or Tin Monk (SOLO) go here, here, or email us at talkingmachine (at) imperfeckt (dot) com.

Don't forget: The Hammer and the Dove, available on iTunes, AmazonMP3, and Spotify. And now EVERYWHERE!!

As always, thank you. Please enjoy.

Talking Machine/Tin Monk Facebook Post

 

 

HAPPY NEW YEAR'S EVE!

Week of December 26th to December 31st

Calendar

Max's On Main (DUO)
Friday December 30th, 2016 9:30PM
246 Main St. Beacon, NY

Pickled Owl (DUO)
Saturday December 31st, 2016 8PM
218 Main St. Hurleyville, NY

POSTING:

Tin Monk. Monday Evening.

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!)!

RECAP:

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

The Shire Pub: A fantastic time as the TRIO. The place was packed to the doors, with love and adoration so thick you could cut it with a knife. If you're into that sort of thing. We'll see you all next year. Life is good.

PRECAP:

1 Gig(s) this week/end:

1 Talking Machine/Tin Monk:

FIRST UP Friday December 30th the DUO returns to Max's on Main in Beacon, NY for a New Year's Eve...Eve celebration. Come join us as the end of another year of crushing disappointments and abysmal failures draws ever closer. CELEBRATE!!11! Show starts at 9:30PM. HERE'S THE FACEBOOK EVENT

LAST UP, on Saturday December 31st the DUO returns to The Pickled Owl in Hurleyville, NY to help them usher in the New Year with wine, dine, song, and dance. In no particular order. If you're in the area or plan on celebrating "somewhere" and need a good place to get wasted while seconds of your life count down to the final moments of 2016 in anticipation of yet another year of failure and regret, come celebrate with Talking Machine at the Pickled Owl. How could you possibly refuse?!!? Show time is 8PM. 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.

I mentioned this a few times already, and it bears repeating, if you're interested in booking Talking Machine (DUO, TRIO, QUARTET) or Tin Monk (SOLO) go here, here, or email us at talkingmachine (at) imperfeckt (dot) com.

Don't forget: The Hammer and the Dove, available on iTunes, AmazonMP3, and Spotify. And now EVERYWHERE!!

As always, thank you. Please enjoy.

Talking Machine/Tin Monk Facebook Post

 

 

CONVIVIAL DAY OF NONDESCRIPT FESTIVITY!

Week of December 19th to December 25th

Calendar

The Shire (TRIO)
Friday December 23rd, 2016 9PM
123 Main St Delhi, NY

POSTING:

Tin Monk. Monday Evening.

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!)!

RECAP:

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

Jive Bar and Lounge: The DUO returned after just under a month. 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 next year.

PRECAP:

1 Gig(s) this week/end:

1 Talking Machine/Tin Monk:

FIRST and LAST UP, on Saturday December 17st we'll be returning as the TRIO to The Shire Pub in Delhi, NY. We celebrate Christmas Eve...Eve with 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.

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.

I mentioned this a few times already, and it bears repeating, if you're interested in booking Talking Machine (DUO, TRIO, QUARTET) or Tin Monk (SOLO) go here, here, or email us at talkingmachine (at) imperfeckt (dot) com.

Don't forget: The Hammer and the Dove, available on iTunes, AmazonMP3, and Spotify. And now EVERYWHERE!!

As always, thank you. Please enjoy.

Talking Machine/Tin Monk Facebook Post

 

 

Week of December 12th to December 18th

Calendar

Jive Bar and Lounge (DUO)
Saturday December 17th, 2016 9PM
319 Broad St Milford, PA

POSTING:

Tin Monk. Monday Evening.

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!)!

RECAP:

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

The Gaslight: The DUO performed and it was just awesome. While Sam's syncopation and rhythm was sorely missed by yours truely, Dianne was happy to be at my side again after four months. The fans were happy as well...although it would've been ideal to have the three of us. Enough crying. Regardless, it was a fanatastic evening, and the DUO will see you next month.

PRECAP:

1 Gig(s) this week/end:

1 Talking Machine/Tin Monk:

FIRST and LAST UP, on Saturday December 17st the DUO returns to Jive Bar and Lounge in Milford, PA. Returning again to my former mainstay, we had a great gig last time, and are expecting nothing less. Show starts at 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.

I mentioned this a few times already, and it bears repeating, if you're interested in booking Talking Machine (DUO, TRIO, QUARTET) or Tin Monk (SOLO) go here, here, or email us at talkingmachine (at) imperfeckt (dot) com.

Don't forget: The Hammer and the Dove, available on iTunes, AmazonMP3, and Spotify. And now EVERYWHERE!!

As always, thank you. Please enjoy.

Talking Machine/Tin Monk Facebook Post

 

 

Week of December 5th to December 11th

Calendar

The Gas Light Pub (DUO)
Friday December 09th, 2016 10PM
35 Main St Wellsboro, PA

POSTING:

Tin Monk. Monday Evening.

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!)!

RECAP:

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

The Wherehouse: The TRIO continues its performance of many gigs which will include Sam Allen in the lineup. It was a fine evening, and the room was awash with fresh insight and renewed interest. In other words, it was packed to the brim. What a great night! It's great having Sam on for our residency at the WHEREHOUSE. See you every first Thursday.

Cove Castle: The DUO entertained a captivated crowd during a night after the venue's system shit the bed. Monk (that's me), always prepared, had just about everything we usually use for sound in the van. Monk came, he setup, he made music. Dianne did, too. Probably. Anyway, it ended up being a grand night, and the venue is absolutely beautiful. We'll be there over the next couple of months. We'll keep you posted.

Junior's Lounge: the DUO played to a small yet rowdy crowd; attentive, reciprocating, and dancing. Talking Machine will be returning on February 11th. Happy New Year!

PRECAP:

1 Gig(s) this week/end:

1 Talking Machine/Tin Monk:

FIRST and LAST UP, on Friday December 9th the DUO returns to The Gaslight in Wellsboro, PA. Second Fridays. Talking Machine. Metal Bar. Hotel room. A night away from the kids. Metal as fuck, dude. This will be our last show there in 2016. An anticipitory Happy New Year. Our show time is 10PM. 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.

I mentioned this a few times already, and it bears repeating, if you're interested in booking Talking Machine (DUO, TRIO, QUARTET) or Tin Monk (SOLO) go here, here, or email us at talkingmachine (at) imperfeckt (dot) com.

Don't forget: The Hammer and the Dove, available on iTunes, AmazonMP3, and Spotify. And now EVERYWHERE!!

As always, thank you. Please enjoy.

Talking Machine/Tin Monk Facebook Post

 

 

Week of November 28th to December 4th

Calendar

The Wherehouse (TRIO)
Thursday December 01st, 2016 8PM
119 Liberty St Newburgh, NY

Cove Castle (DUO)
Friday December 02nd, 2016 8:30PM
13 Castle Court Greenwood Lake, NY

Junior's Lounge (DUO)
Saturday December 03rd, 2016 9PM
504 Salt Point Tpke Poughkeepsie, NY

POSTING:

Tin Monk. Monday Evening.

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!)!

RECAP:

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

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.

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. God bless you all. Congrats, Brinn. See you guys soon.

PRECAP:

3 Gig(s) this week/end:

3 Talking Machine/Tin Monk:

FIRST UP, on Thursday December 1st the TRIO returns to The Wherehouse for our Monthly First Thursday in Newburgh, NY. Our drummer Sam Allen will be joining us for the foreseeable future. Gonna be great. Show starts at 8PM. HERE'S THE FACEBOOK EVENT

NEXT UP, on Friday December 2nd the DUO will debut at Cove Castle in Greenwood Lake, NY. We are looking forward to performing within the walls of this beautiful venue right on the lake. We have it on good authority that The Cove is as well. Show time is 8:30PM. HERE'S THE FACEBOOK EVENT

LAST UP, on Saturday December 3rd the DUO will returns to Junior's Lounge in Poughkeepsie, NY. We initially shared the stage with The Mazzstock All-Star Band many months ago. Saturday, we return as the DUO proper to ply our trade. Show time is 9:00PM. 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.

I mentioned this a few times already, and it bears repeating, if you're interested in booking Talking Machine (DUO, TRIO, QUARTET) or Tin Monk (SOLO) go here, here, or email us at talkingmachine (at) imperfeckt (dot) com.

Don't forget: The Hammer and the Dove, available on iTunes, AmazonMP3, and Spotify. And now EVERYWHERE!!

As always, thank you. Please enjoy.

Talking Machine/Tin Monk Facebook Post

 

 

Week of November 21st to November 27th

Calendar

Max's On Main (DUO)
Friday November 25th, 2016 9:30PM
246 Main St. Beacon, NY

Pickled Owl (DUO)
Saturday November 26th, 2016 7PM
218 Main St. Hurleyville, NY

POSTING:

Tin Monk. Monday Afternoon.

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!)!

RECAP:

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

Corporate Party: Can't say much, but I felt it necessary to express we got a last minute Thursday corporate gig in NYC thanks to GigMasters. Just thought I'd throw that out there.

Jive Bar and Lounge: The DUO returned after just a couple of weeks from the establishment. Heidi loves us. 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 next month.

Andes Hotel: The TRIO spent Hunting Season Opening Day performing to a packed tavern of Hunters, Regulars, and Tourists. This was year four performing on Opening Day, and we were grateful to have Sam Allen join us this year. Special thanks to Sally and Ed. Here's to many more years together. We'll see you in a couple of months.

PRECAP:

2 Gig(s) this week/end:

2 Talking Machine/Tin Monk:

FIRST UP, on Friday November 25th the DUO returns to Max's on Main in Beacon, NY. This is one of our homes away from home. We will perform. I can say in no uncertain terms that you'll all love it. Show starts at 9PM. HERE'S THE FACEBOOK EVENT

LAST UP, on Saturday November 26th the DUO returns to The Pickled Owl in Hurleyville, NY. It's one of our beloved places and we're excited to return, as it has been some time. The food and coffee is awesome, and the staff is top notch. Show time is 7PM. 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.

I mentioned this a few times already, and it bears repeating, if you're interested in booking Talking Machine (DUO, TRIO, QUARTET) or Tin Monk (SOLO) go here, here, or email us at talkingmachine (at) imperfeckt (dot) com.

Don't forget: The Hammer and the Dove, available on iTunes, AmazonMP3, and Spotify. And now EVERYWHERE!!

As always, thank you. Please enjoy.

Talking Machine/Tin Monk Facebook Post

 

 

Week of November 14th to November 20th

Calendar

Jive Bar and Lounge (DUO)
Friday November 18th, 2016 9PM
319 Broad St Milford, PA

Andes Hotel Opening Day (TRIO)
Saturday November 19th, 2016 9PM
110 Main St Andes, NY

POSTING:

Tin Monk. Monday Afternoon.

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!)!

RECAP:

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

The Gaslight: The DUO performed and it was just awesome. While Sam's syncopation and rhythm was sorely missed by yours truely, Dianne was happy to be at my side again after four months. The fans were happy as well...although it would've been ideal to have the three of us. Enough crying. Regardless, it was a fanatastic evening, and the DUO will see you next month.

The Falcon Underground: The TRIO smashed a double set at the venerable Falcon Underground, a new (ish) addition to the Falcon Venue beneath the Falcon proper. Think of it like a high-class bar for rock lovers. It was an absolute blast. The place was packed, and the food was fantastic. The acoustics? Second to none. Looking forward to going back. Special Thanks to Tony Falco, Ferne Franke, and Ned. See you soon.

PRECAP:

2 Gig(s) this week/end:

2 Talking Machine/Tin Monk:

FIRST UP, on Friday November 18th the DUO returns to Jive Bar and Lounge in Milford, PA. Returning again to my former mainstay, we had a great gig last time, and are expecting nothing less. Show starts at 9PM. HERE'S THE FACEBOOK EVENT.

LAST UP, on Saturday November 19th the TRIO performs once again at Andes Hotel in Andes, NY. Talking Machine is honored to perform on the Opening Day of Hunting Season in the Tavern Proper, as we've done for four years now. However, this one is particularly special as we will have Sam Allen joining us on stage this year. Oh, Deer. Ahem. Our show time is 9:00PM. 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.

I mentioned this a few times already, and it bears repeating, if you're interested in booking Talking Machine (DUO, TRIO, QUARTET) or Tin Monk (SOLO) go here, here, or email us at talkingmachine (at) imperfeckt (dot) com.

Don't forget: The Hammer and the Dove, available on iTunes, AmazonMP3, and Spotify. And now EVERYWHERE!!

As always, thank you. Please enjoy.

Talking Machine/Tin Monk Facebook Post

 

 

 

Week of November 7th to November 13th

Calendar

The Gas Light Pub (DUO)
Friday November 11th, 2016 10PM
35 Main St Wellsboro, PA

The Falcon Underground (TRIO)
Saturday November 12th, 2016 7PM
1348 Route 9W Marlboro, NY

POSTING:

Tin Monk. Monday Afternoon.

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!)!

RECAP:

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

The Wherehouse: The TRIO continues its performance of many gigs which will include Sam Allen in the lineup. It was a fine evening, and the room was awash with fresh insight and renewed interest. It's going to be great having Sam on for our residency at the WHEREHOUSE. See you every first Thursday.

Jive Bar and Lounge: The DUO returned after just a week from the establishment. Heidi loves us. We'll be there one more time in November. I'm cool with that. See you in a couple of weeks.

The Red Roosters Roadhouse: the TRIO had its sophomore performacne at the Red Rooster Roadhouse, this time without a bassist. You will be remembered fondly, Ben! Of course, this was an artistic decision, and made some time ago. So don't cry for any of us. And, well, everything about the night was awesome. We look forward to returning.

PRECAP:

2 Gig(s) this week/end:

2 Talking Machine/Tin Monk:

FIRST UP, on Friday Novermber 11th the DUO returns to The Gaslight in Wellsboro, PA. Second Fridays. Talking Machine. Metal Bar. Hotel room. A night away from the kids. Metal as fuck, dude. Our show time is 10PM. HERE'S THE FACEBOOK EVENT

LAST UP, on Saturday Novermber 12th the TRIO has its debut performance at The Falcon Underground in Marlboro, NY. While the Talking Machine Duo has performed there a couple of times in support of other shows (benefits and the like), as well as a part of larger bands (the David Bowie Tribute, for example), this will be our first time taking the evening for ourselves. A full night of Talking Machine. We are very honored and excited to be given a full night to entertain you. Special thanks to Tony Falco and Fern Franke. We'll see you Saturday. Show time is 7PM. 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.

I mentioned this a few times already, and it bears repeating, if you're interested in booking Talking Machine (DUO, TRIO, QUARTET) or Tin Monk (SOLO) go here, here, or email us at talkingmachine (at) imperfeckt (dot) com.

Don't forget: The Hammer and the Dove, available on iTunes, AmazonMP3, and Spotify. And now EVERYWHERE!!

As always, thank you. Please enjoy.

Talking Machine/Tin Monk Facebook Post

 

 

Week of October 31st to November 6th

Calendar

The Wherehouse (TRIO)
Thursday November 03th, 2016 8PM
119 Liberty St Newburgh, NY

Jive Bar and Lounge (DUO)
Friday November 04th, 2016 9PM
319 Broad St Milford, PA

Red Rooster (TRIO)
Saturday November 05th, 2016 9PM
845 Main St Cairo, NY

POSTING:

Tin Monk. Monday Afternoon.

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!)!

RECAP:

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

Cosimos: The DUO performed again, had some pizza, got lots of love, and went home with a steak dinners. Dianne didn't break anything. A perfect evening, if you ask me.

Max's on Main: The DUO performed to friends and fans alike. Dianne took her place at my side, and we gave 'em hell. As always, we ended the evening with a feral crowd of hungry listeners. We of course sated their appetite for moo-sic, and they respirocated with much love and cheers. See you guys next month.

Jive Bar and Lounge: The DUO returned after a long month from the establishment. Now, we'll be there two times in November. I'm cool with that. Had a fabulous Halloween flavored time. Looking forward to returning next week.

Chocolate Expo: the DUO performed and it was fanstastic. We managed to score a nice little spot near the entrance so while we weren't centered on the main floor, we had a very restful, uneventful, and mellow four hours. Looks like there are only three Expos this Winter. We'll let you know which of the next two we will be a part. Special thanks to Marvin and his Expo Crew. Oh, and, of course, the Mid-Hudson Civic Center.

PRECAP:

3 Gig(s) this week/end:

3 Talking Machine/Tin Monk:

FIRST UP, on Thursday Novermber 3rd the TRIO returns to The Wherehouse for our Monthly First Thursday in Newburgh, NY. Our drummer Sam Allen will be joining us for the foreseeable future. Gonna be great. Show starts at 8PM. HERE'S THE FACEBOOK EVENT

NEXT UP, on Friday Novermber 4th the DUO returns to Jive Bar and Lounge in Milford, PA. We were just there last Saturday. We are cool with that. Show starts at 9PM. HERE'S THE FACEBOOK EVENT.

LAST UP, on Saturday Novermber 5th the TRIO has its sophomore performance at The Red Roosters Roadhouse in Cairo, NY. While we will be going "Bassless", we guarentee it won't be missed. Sam will be there with a full custom kit. Come by and check it out if you're interested. We are looking forward to spending time with the Roadhouse crew. 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.

I mentioned this a few times already, and it bears repeating, if you're interested in booking Talking Machine (DUO, TRIO, QUARTET) or Tin Monk (SOLO) go here, here, or email us at talkingmachine (at) imperfeckt (dot) com.

Don't forget: The Hammer and the Dove, available on iTunes, AmazonMP3, and Spotify. And now EVERYWHERE!!

As always, thank you. Please enjoy.

Talking Machine/Tin Monk Facebook Post

 

 

Week of October 24th to October 30th

Calendar

Cosimos (DUO)
Thursday October 27th 7PM
620 Route 211 E Middletown, NY

Max's On Main (DUO)
Friday October 28th, 2016 9:30PM
246 Main St. Beacon, NY

Jive Bar and Lounge (DUO)
Saturday October 29th, 2016 9PM
319 Broad St Milford, PA

Chocolate Expo (DUO)
Sunday October 30th, 2016 11AM
Mid-Hudson Civic Center Poughkeepsie, NY

POSTING:

Tin Monk. Tuesday Evening.

RECAP:

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

The Shire Pub: A fantastic time as the POWER DUO. Good to see farmiliar faces, and get my teeth around that one of kind bar steak. It was a lively crowd, good food, and vegetables for tips. Life is good.

Private Party: It was private. It was a party. It was pretty awesome. CONGRATULATIONS!!11!!

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!)!

PRECAP:

4 Gig(s) this week/end:

4 Talking Machine/Tin Monk:

FIRST UP, on Thursday October 27th the DUO returns to Cosimos in Middletown, NY. Join us as we continue Dianne's return from maternity leave. Hopefully she won't break anything this time. A bald nod and beard tug to Salvatore Mazzola. Our show time is 7PM. HERE'S THE FACEBOOK EVENT

NEXT UP, on Friday October 28th the DUO returns to Max's on Main as the DUO for it's performance at this particular venue. It'll be Dianne's first gig there since returning to work. I can say in no uncertain terms that you'll all love it. Show starts at 9PM. HERE'S THE FACEBOOK EVENT

NEXT UP, on Saturday October 29th the DUO returns to Jive Bar and Lounge in Milford, PA. Been some time since last we played, and we're excited to return. Show starts at 9PM. HERE'S THE FACEBOOK EVENT.

LAST UP, on Sunday October 30th the DUO returns for long overdue performance at Chocolate Expo held this year at The Mid-Hudson Civic Center in Poughkeepsie, NY. The DUO performed and ran sound for the Chocolate Expo a number of time already and we've loved every minute of it. This time, we'll be welcoming the lot of you near the main entrance for a few hours. We'll be there from about 11AM-3PM. HERE IS 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.

I mentioned this a few times already, and it bears repeating, if you're interested in booking Talking Machine (DUO, TRIO, QUARTET) or Tin Monk (SOLO) go here, here, or email us at talkingmachine (at) imperfeckt (dot) com.

Don't forget: The Hammer and the Dove, available on iTunes, AmazonMP3, and Spotify. And now EVERYWHERE!!

As always, thank you. Please enjoy.

Talking Machine/Tin Monk Facebook Post

 

 

Week of October 17th to October 23rd

Calendar

The Shire (TRIO)
Friday October 21st, 2016 9PM
123 Main St Delhi, NY

Private Party
Saturday October 22nd, 2016

POSTING:

Tin Monk. Tuesday Evening.

RECAP:

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

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.

Cosimos: The DUO performed together after nearly three months, and it was shaky but rewarding. Why shaky? Well, Dianne managed to smash a lighting fixture with my guitar case. That was 15 minutes after we arrived. The rest of our time looked....brighter...*ahem...and no one was harmed. We'll be back (believe it or not) Thursday after next. See you then. I'll bring gauze.

The Gaslight: The POWER DUO performed and it was just awesome. This really will be the last gig with just Sam and I for the remainder of the year. We'd love for him to join us monthly, but that's not up to us. If you're in the area, put a bug in Rockin' Ron's ear about Sammy and the TRIO. Regardless, it was a fanatastic evening, and the DUO will see you next month.

A.J. Cafe: The DUO performed together after nearly three months, and got a chance to celebrate Dianne's birthday at the performance. Mike and Mallory showed up to not only support the band, but help us celebrate by purchasing a gluten-free chocolate cake. I'm not one for birthday festivities, but I'm not gonna not eat cake. Thanks, you two. Great night. Happy Birthday. See you soon.

Beacon Car Show: The TRIO shared the stage with Beacon favorites The Costellos and new-comers Bloated Toad and got a chance to peep out some fantastic mechanical beasts. I love car shows. Anyway, the sound was awesome (thank you Tony!), the performances were great, and the crowds were as warm as the weather. Seriously, this was the warmest October Car Show in years. See you next year. Special thanks to Robert Rutigliano and the Rutigliano Group, Beacon Chamber, and the The Dutchess Cruisers.

PRECAP:

2 Gig(s) this week/end:

2 Talking Machine/Tin Monk:

FIRST UP, on Thursday October 21st we'll be returning as the TRIO to The Shire Pub in Delhi, NY. Dianne takes her place with the Sam and I for music, dancing, inappropriate language, and vegetables. Yes. You read that right. Our show time is 9:00PM. HERE IS THE FACEBOOK EVENT.

LAST UP, on Sunday October 22nd the TRIO performs at a private party. Yup.

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 October 10th to October 17th

Calendar

PlayForYourFreedom.org Event (SOLO)
Wednesday October 12th, 2016

Cosimos (DUO)
Thursday October 13th 7PM
620 Route 211 E Middletown, NY

The Gas Light Pub (POWER DUO)
Friday October 14th, 2016 10PM
35 Main St Wellsboro, PA

AJ's Cafe (DUO)
Saturday October 15th, 2016,
2557 South Ave Wappingers Falls, NY

Beacon Car Show (TRIO)
Sunday October 16th, 2016 3PM
Main St Beacon, NY

POSTING:

Tin Monk. Monday Afternoon.

RECAP:

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

The Wherehouse: The TRIO performed the first of many gigs which will include Sam Allen in the lineup. It was a fine evening, and the room was awash with fresh insight and renewed interest. It's going to be great having Sam on for our residency at the WHEREHOUSE. See you every first Thursday.

Mountain Vista: The POWER DUO performed it's last gig of the season in the Poconos (there, specifically) and man, what a crowd. Tables were filled and the weather was warm (-ish). The reciprocity was palpable, and it felt good to share that time with them. We'll most definitely see you all of you next year.

PRECAP:

5 Gig(s) this week/end:

4 Talking Machine/1 SOLO Tin Monk:

DIANNE BEGINS TO SLOWLY ACCLIMATE TO WORKING AGAIN. WE THANK YOU ALL FOR YOUR CONTINUING SUPPORT

FIRST UP, on Wednesday October 12th 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.

NEXT UP, on Thursday October 12th the DUO returns to Cosimos in Middletown, NY. Join us as we kick start Dianne's return from maternity leave. A bald nod and beard tug to Salvatore Mazzola. Our show time is 7PM. HERE'S THE FACEBOOK EVENT

NEXT UP, on Friday October 12th the POWER DUO returns to The Gaslight in Wellsboro, PA. for one last gig as the POWER DUO before Dianne Holub returns to take the stage with her husband (Tin Monk, what a hotty) from then onward. Our show time is 10PM. HERE'S THE FACEBOOK EVENT

NEXT UP, on Saturday October 13th the DUO returns to A.J. Cafe in Wappinger's Fall, NY. to celebrate Dianne's 46th Birthday and official return to work from maternity leave.While Sam won't be there, I will. That's all that matters. My wife, I guess, also. Show time is 9PM. HERE'S THE FACEBOOK EVENT

LAST UP, on Sunday October 1st the TRIO returns to Beacon Car Show, officially called "Cruz'n Down Main Street", in Beacon, NY. The Car Show is hosted by the Beacon Chamber of Commerce and Dutchess Cruisers. This is an annual event that show cases classic cars from local enthusiasts, as well as some vehicles from local car dealer sponsors. The entertainment, of which we are a part, is produced by the Rutigliano Group, a non-profit orginization whose founder is a business associate and family friend. We'll be sharing the stage with the Costellos and Bloated Toad.. Show starts at 12. Our show time is 3:30PM. HERE'S BEACON'S FACEBOOK EVENT. HERE'S Rutigliano's 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 October 3rd to October 9th

WORK CONTINUES, AND THE FAMILY IS FINE! WE THANK YOU ALL FOR YOUR CONTINUED SUPPORT

Calendar

The Wherehouse (TRIO)
Thursday October 06th, 2016 8PM
119 Liberty St Newburgh, NY

Mountain Vista (POWER DUO)
Saturday October 08th, 2016 6:30PM
415 Taylor Drive East Stroudsberg, PA

POSTING:

Tin Monk. Monday Afternoon.

RECAP:

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

Nostrono Vineyards: The TRIO warmed a crowd of very cold patrons and vendors alike for a few hours early afternoon. We were honored to be a part of the proceedings for our second year running, and we look forward to taking our place next year at the Mid-Hudson Marketplace. Here's to many more!

Special thanks to Nostrono Vineyards for being awesome.

Private Party: The TRIO performed. It was a whole lotta fun. Happy Birthday!

PRECAP:

Two Gig(s) this week/end:

Two Talking Machine/ALL Tin Monk:

DIANNE BEGINS TO SLOWLY ACCLIMATE TO WORKING AGAIN. WE THANK YOU ALL FOR YOUR CONTINUING SUPPORT

FIRST UP, on Thursday September 1st the TRIO returns to The Wherehouse for our Monthly First Thursday in Newburgh, NY. Our drummer Sam Allen will be joining us for the foreseeable future. Gonna be great. Show starts at 8PM. HERE'S THE FACEBOOK EVENT

LAST UP, on Saturday October 1st the POWER DUO returns to Mountain Vista in East Stroudsberg, PA. The campground is one of the best in the area, and it's owned by some of the nicest souls in the business. Sam will be joining me for the show. Our show time is 6:30PM. 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 September 26th to October 2nd

WORK CONTINUES, AND THE FAMILY IS FINE! WE THANK YOU ALL FOR YOUR CONTINUED SUPPORT

Calendar

Nostrono Vineyards Mid-Hudson Marketplace (TRIO)
Saturday October 01st, 2016 8PM
14 Gala Ln, Milton NY

Private Party (TRIO)
Saturday October 01st, 2016

POSTING:

Tin Monk. Monday Afternoon.

RECAP:

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

The Towne Crier: The TRIO performed to a warm, attentive crowd. Respect and thanks to Dead End Beverly for sharing the stage with us. Special Thanks to Thom Joyce for getting us the gig. See you guys soon.

The Wherehouse: The TRIO performed early afternoon for some hardcore fans during the Psychedelic Zombie Bar-B-Q. An auction was held in honor of the fundraiser cheekily called the "Boob-B-Q". Apparently they raised a respectable amount, and we are honored to have been a part. Special thanks to Dan Brown, owner of The Wherehouse, and a good friend.

Jive Bar and Lounge: The DUO returned after a long haitus from the establishment. Place was packed, and one of the most attentive group of people we've had in a while. See you next month.

PRECAP:

Two Gig(s) this week/end:

Two Talking Machine/ALL Tin Monk:

DIANNE BEGINS TO SLOWLY ACCLIMATE TO WORKING AGAIN. WE THANK YOU ALL FOR YOUR CONTINUING SUPPORT

FIRST UP, on Saturday (Afternoon) October 1st the TRIO returns to Nostrono Vineyards in Marlboro, NY for the annual Mid-Hudson Marketplace brew-ha-ha. Event starts at 11AM. Our show time is 12:00 PM. HERE'S THE FACEBOOK EVENT

LAST UP, on Saturday (Evening) October 1st the TRIO performs at a private party. Yup.

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 September 19th to September 25th

WORK CONTINUES, AND THE FAMILY IS FINE! WE THANK YOU ALL FOR YOUR CONTINUED SUPPORT

Calendar

The Towne Crier (TRIO)
Thursday September 22nd 7:30PM
379 Main St, Beacon, New York

Zombie BBQ (DUO)
Saturday (Afternoon) September 24th, 2016 2PM
119 Liberty St Newburgh, NY

Jive Bar and Lounge (DUO)
Saturday (Evening) September 24th, 2016 9PM
319 Broad St Milford, PA

POSTING:

Tin Monk. Tuesday Evening.

RECAP:

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

Cosimos: The POWER DUO performed to a warm, attentive crowd. Sam and I kept it subdued, but gave the people a little Rush here, a little Bowie there. It was a fine time. Oh, and the food is just ridiculous. Seriously. It's fantastic.

Wedding: It was fantastic. We love weddings. The TRIO performed for the entire day, and it was phenomenal. Congratulations!

PRECAP:

Two Gigs this week/end:

Two Talking Machine/ALL Tin Monk:

DIANNE BEGINS TO SLOWLY ACCLIMATE TO WORKING AGAIN. WE THANK YOU ALL FOR YOUR CONTINUING SUPPORT

FIRST UP, on Thursday September 22nd the TRIO debuts at The Towne Crier in Beacon, NY for a showcase featuring "Married Acoustic Duos". We'll be sharing the stage with Dead End Beverly both sequentially and literally. The evening finale consists of both bands performing together. It'll be night to remember. Sam, while not betrothed to either of us, will be joining us on stage as well. $10 admission. Our show time is 7:30 PM. HERE'S THE FACEBOOK EVENT

NEXT UP, on Saturday (Afternoon) September 24th the DUO returns to The Wherehouse in Newburgh, NY, for a short set at the Psychedelic Zombie Bar-B-Q. [Zombie related joke]. It'll be a [Zombie Pun] good time. [Something funny about eating brains]. Show starts at 2PM.

LAST UP, on Saturday (Evening) September 24th the DUO returns to Jive Bar and Lounge in Milford, PA. Been some time since last we played, and we're excited to return. Show starts at 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 September 12th to September 18th

WORK CONTINUES, AND THE FAMILY IS FINE! WE THANK YOU ALL FOR YOUR CONTINUED SUPPORT

Calendar

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

Wedding
Saturday September 17th, 2016

POSTING:

Tin Monk. Tuesday Evening.

RECAP:

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

The Gaslight: The POWER DUO performed and it was just awesome. This particular time marks the one of many gigs with Sam Allen substituting for Dianne while on leave, and the second we had at that particular venue. Lots of love for this itteration of Talking Machine, and I heard a slew of voices hoping we opt to keep him on when she returns.

A.J. Cafe: POWER DUO performance went swimmingly. The acoustics are fantastic. The food is superb. The owners care about the music they hire, and their staff is on point. We'll be returning next month, and Dianne will be returning to work. We'll keep you posted.

PRECAP:

Two Gigs this week/end:

Two Talking Machine/ALL Tin Monk:

THE POWER DUO CONTINUES IT'S WORK. WE THANK YOU ALL FOR YOUR CONTINUING SUPPORT

FIRST UP, on Thursday September 15th the POWER DUO returns to Cosimos in Middletown, NY. While this is the first gig with the POWER DUO, it is not our fist gig as Talking Machine, and I, for one, am looking foward to the performance. The food is phenomenal, the staff is fanstastic, and the coffee is delicious. Our show time is 7PM. HERE'S THE FACEBOOK EVENT

LAST UP, on Saturday September 17th the TRIO will be performing at a Wedding. An honor indeed. I, for one, love being married. It's always a joy and a glory to see others take the plunge.

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 September 5th to September 11th

WORK CONTINUES, AND THE FAMILY IS FINE! WE THANK YOU ALL FOR YOUR CONTINUED SUPPORT

Calendar

The Gas Light Pub (POWER DUO)
Friday September 09th, 2016 10PM
35 Main St Wellsboro, PA

AJ's Cafe (POWER DUO)
Saturday September 10th, 2016,
2557 South Ave Wappingers Falls, NY

POSTING:

Tin Monk. Tuesday Evening.

RECAP:

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

The Wherehouse: The POWER DUO performed at their monthly residency to a very receptive crowd of friends, fans and family. Not much else to say except see you next month as the TRIO!

Plattekill Mountain: The TRIO performed to captive crowd of mostly fans (as well as some new converts) atop the beautiful Plattekill Mountian. It was a sublime day for an outdoor performance, and we were honored to close out Plattekill Mountian Ski Lodge's Music on the Mountain Series. God bless. We'll be returning as the DUO over the winter. See you all soon.

Billy Joe's Ribworks: The POWER DUO entertained an eclectic mix of patrons right on the water front. While it was a cool day all the way around, we (Sam and I) were blasted directly by the sun for the length of our performance. While I left with a mean sun burn, I ended up with a mean tan. Thanks Billy Joe's. We'll see you soon.

PRECAP:

Two Gigs this week/end:

Two Talking Machine/ALL Tin Monk:

THE POWER DUO CONTINUES IT'S WORK. WE THANK YOU ALL FOR YOUR CONTINUING SUPPORT

FIRST UP, on Friday September 9th the POWER DUO returns to The Gaslight in Wellsboro, PA. This week, Sam Allen (our drummer) is continuing to sub for Dianne while she's on maternity leave. However, this will be the last time you can catch the POWER DUO at the Gaslight as Dianne will be returning to work. Special thanks to "Rocking" Ron. Our show time is 10PM. HERE'S THE FACEBOOK EVENT

LAST UP, on Saturday September 10th the POWER DUO returns to A.J. Cafe in Wappinger's Fall, NY. Haven't had the POWER DUO in that area, and it may be the last time to catch Sam and I together for a while in that area. 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 August 29th to September 4th

WORK CONTINUES, AND THE FAMILY IS FINE! WE THANK YOU ALL FOR YOUR CONTINUED SUPPORT

Calendar

The Wherehouse (POWER DUO)
Thursday September 01st, 2016 8PM
119 Liberty St Newburgh, NY

Plattekill Mountain Music on the Mountain (TRIO)
Saturday September 03rd, 2016 4PM
469 Plattekill Rd Roxbury, NY

Billy Joe's Ribworks (POWER DUO)
Thursday September 04th, 2016 1PM
26 Front St Newburgh, NY

POSTING:

Tin Monk. Monday Evening.

RECAP:

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

Billy Joe's Ribworks: The POWER DUO entertained an eclectic mix of patrons, all of whom seemed to appreciate what they were hearing, even as we melted in the heat. All was well, however. We'll see you in a week or so.

Mazzstock: Well, I'm not sure I have enough time to express how genuinely spectacular the day was at Mazzstock this year. Talking Machine, apparently, slayed the crowd with a full set of originals (both of our debut and our upcoming LP), only to finish off with our rendition of "Bohemian Rhapsody". I say "apparently" because we were accosted on all sides by lookers-on who regaled us with compliments about our set...and I LOVED ever minute of it.

Shortly after our set, we were joined first by Lee Mazzola and Vinny Pomarico to form the Mazzstock All-Stars. About halfway through the set we were joined by members of Ceesar (Billy Beehler and Leigh Evans) who rounded out the band and helped us finished the performance. I've heard tell that this was the best iteration of the Mazzstock All-Stars yet.

Talking Machine DUO ended up embroidered on an Official Mazzstock tapestry that was auctioned off for charity, and then promptly purchased at premium by Lee Mazzola.

Our kids were there, and we spent $40 on Ice Cream. It was awesome. We should have a few vids from the day to put up in the next week or so.

A special thanks to those of you who support us directly (and indirectly) and showed us much love during the proceedings. Here's to Mazzola. We love you all.

Go here to get the Facbook Post on our official Talking Machine Page.

PRECAP:

Two Gigs this week/end:

Two Talking Machine/ALL Tin Monk:

THE POWER DUO CONTINUES IT'S WORK. WE THANK YOU ALL FOR YOUR CONTINUING SUPPORT

FIRST UP, on Thursday September 1st the POWER DUO returns to The Wherehouse for our Monthly First Thursday in Newburgh, NY. Food is good. Coffee is good. Staff is good. Band is good. Go. Show starts at 8PM. HERE'S THE FACEBOOK EVENT

NEXT UP, on Saturday September 2nd the TRIO will be performing at in Plattekill Mountian in Plattekill, NY (imagine that). We'll be performing in support of their venerable Music on the Mountain Series they put on Annually. We are honored to again be a part of this wonderful series and we hope to see you there if you're in the area. The Lodge is frickin' awesome, too. The show time is 4PM. HERE'S THE FACEBOOK EVENT

LAST UP, on Sunday September 4th the POWER DUO returns for another of a slew of summer gigs at Billy Joe's Ribworks in Newburgh, NY. Show time is 5PM. 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 August 22nd to August 28th

WORK CONTINUES, AND THE FAMILY IS FINE! WE THANK YOU ALL FOR YOUR CONTINUED SUPPORT

Calendar

Billy Joe's Ribworks (POWER DUO)
Thursday August 25th, 2016 5PM
26 Front St Newburgh, NY

Mazzstock (QUARTET) w/ Mazzstock All-Star Band
Saturday August 27th, 2016 5:45PM
Marlboro, NY

POSTING:

Tin Monk. Monday Evening.

RECAP:

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

Max's on Main: The POWER DUO entertained an eclectic, very drunk, mix of patrons, and had a fine meal to boot.

Mountain Vista: The POWER 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.

Jive Bar and Lounge: Unfortunately, for reasons out of my control, my solo gigs at Jive Bar & Lounge will be postponed indefinitely. My thanks to those of you who were beginning to make my show a regular thing, and the various locals who showed support throughout. If anything changes, I let you know.

Talking Machine will be performing there, however, on a semi-monthly basis. Our next performance date is September 24th. We'll see you there.

God Bless.

NOTEWORTHY INTERNET BUZZ: So, Dave Heinzinger (of SkyDaddy and Alpha Male Gorillas fame) typed up a sexy little review/advertisement for Talking Machine's debut "The Hammer and The Dove" in honor of this year's Mazzstock and our performance therein. Here's the link:

https://dailylp.com/…/mazzstock-preview-talking-machine-th…/

Honestly, I can't think of finer collection of words to describe our debut, even if I had been the one to collect them. We thank you, Dave Heinzinger, and we'll see you at Mazzstock

 

PRECAP:

Two Gigs this week/end:

Two Talking Machine/ALL Tin Monk:

THE POWER DUO CONTINUES IT'S WORK. WE THANK YOU ALL FOR YOUR CONTINUING SUPPORT

FIRST UP, on Thursday August 25th the POWER DUO (Tin Monk and Sam Allen) returns for another of a slew of summer gigs at Billy Joe's Ribworks in Newburgh, NY. Show time is 5PM. HERE'S THE FACEBOOK EVENT

LAST UP, on Saturday August 27th the QUARTET (Tin Monk, Dianne Holzhammer-Holub, Sam Allen, and Ben Graef) jump on stage for this:

 

mazzstock 2016 info page

 

PLEASE CLICK FOR ALL OF THE INFO:

Don't forget, if you want to support us directly while also supporting Mazzstock, contact on Facebook (Talking Machine, or Tin Monk) or by email: talkingmachine (@) imperfeckt (dot) com.

Talking Machine (Tin Monk, Dianne Holzhammer-Holub, Sam Allen, and Ben Graef) performs at 5:45-6:45PM, and then 6:50-830PM with the Mazzstock All-Stars (Talking Machine, Lee Mazzola, Vinny Pomarico, Leigh Evans, Billy Beehler).

Nearly 3 Hours of awesome. See you there.

 

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 August 15th to August 21st

WORK CONTINUES, AND THE FAMILY IS FINE! WE THANK YOU ALL FOR YOUR CONTINUED SUPPORT

Calendar

Max's On Main (POWER DUO)
Friday August 19th, 2016 9:30PM
246 Main St. Beacon, NY

Mountain Vista (POWER DUO)
Saturday August 20th, 2016 6:30PM
415 Taylor Drive East Stroudsberg, PA

Jive Bar and Lounge (Tin Monk SOLO)
Sunday August 21st, 2016 4PM
319 Broad St Milford, PA

POSTING:

Tin Monk. Monday Evening.

RECAP:

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

Billy Joe's Ribworks: The POWER DUO entertained an eclectic mix of patrons, all of whom seemed to appreciate what they were hearing, even as we melted in the heat. All was well, however. We'll see you in a week or so.

The Gaslight: The POWER DUO performed and it was just awesome. This particular time marks the one of many gigs with Sam Allen substituting for Dianne while on leave, and the second we had at that particular venue. Lots of love for this itteration of Talking Machine, and I heard a slew of voices hoping we opt to keep him on when she returns.

The Shire Pub: A fantastic time as the POWER DUO. Good to see farmiliar faces, and get my teeth around that one of kind bar steak. It was a lively crowd, good food, and vegetables for tips. Life is good.

Yasgur Road Reunion: The QUARTET performed on a dry stage set on acres of mud. Seems a storm pummeled them the night before. It was a fun time had by all. Big thanks to Rachel, Yasgur Road Productions, and the sound guys. Always thank the sound guys.

Jive Bar and Lounge: I played a SOLO gig to a captive crowd, got fed, and left with a few extra dollars in my pocket. It's good to see farmiliar faces every week. It's a hard sell holding the people's interest on a monthly basis. Keeping their ears on the weekly is heartening. The air conditioning helped. See you Sunday.

PRECAP:

Five Gigs this week/end:

Four Talking Machine/One Tin Monk:

THE POWER DUO CONTINUES IT'S WORK. WE THANK YOU ALL FOR YOUR CONTINUING SUPPORT

NEXT UP, on Friday August 19th the DUO returns to Max's on Main as the POWER DUO for it's performance at this particular venue. I can say in no uncertain terms that you'll all love it. Show starts at 9PM. HERE'S THE FACEBOOK EVENT

NEXT UP, on Saturday August 20th the POWER DUO returns to Mountain Vista in East Stroudsberg, PA. The campground is one of the best in the area, and it's owned by some of the nicest souls in the business. Sam will be joining me for the show. Our show time is 7PM. HERE'S THE FACEBOOK EVENT

LAST UP, on Sunday August 21st continues my SOLO residency at Jive Bar and Lounge in Milford, PA. Performance by the Garage Bar. Show starts at 4PM. 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 August 8th to August 14th

WORK CONTINUES, AND THE FAMILY IS FINE! WE THANK YOU ALL FOR YOUR CONTINUED SUPPORT

Calendar

Billy Joe's Ribworks (POWER DUO)
Thursday August 11th, 2016 5PM
26 Front St Newburgh, NY

The Gas Light Pub (POWER DUO)
Friday August 12th, 2016 10PM
35 Main St Wellsboro, PA

The Shire (POWER DUO)
Saturday August 13th, 2016 9PM
123 Main St Delhi, NY

Yasgurs (QUARTET)
Sunday August 14th, 2016 9PM
34 Yasgur Rd Bethel, NY

Jive Bar and Lounge (Tin Monk SOLO)
Sunday August 14th, 2016 4PM
319 Broad St Milford, PA

POSTING:

Tin Monk. Monday Morning.

RECAP:

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

Billy Joe's Ribworks: The POWER DUO entertained an eclectic mix of patrons, all of whom seemed to appreciate what they were hearing, even as we nearly got rained out. All was well, however. We'll see you Thursday.

Corporate Event: Yeah. We did that. It was pretty awesome. We thank everyone from Canteen for making us feel welcome.

The Wherehouse: The POWER DUO performed at their monthly residency to a very receptive crowd of friends, fans and family. Not much else to say except see you next month.

Jimmy D's: the POWER DUO performed before a lively, receptive crowd. Round of applause for Brittany for having us, and managing to out power our amplifiers. See you next month.

Andes Hotel: The POWER DUO performed to a thin but receptive crowd. Ed O'Neill (the Owner) hooked us up with a couple of ridiculous steaks. We'll see you in a couple of months.

Jive Bar and Lounge: I played a SOLO gig to a captive crowd, got fed, and left with a few extra dollars in my pocket. It's good to see farmiliar faces every week. It's a hard sell holding the people's interest on a monthly basis. Keeping their ears on the weekly is heartening. See you Sunday.

PRECAP:

Five Gigs this week/end:

Four Talking Machine/One Tin Monk:

THE POWER DUO CONTINUES IT'S WORK. WE THANK YOU ALL FOR YOUR CONTINUING SUPPORT

FIRST UP, on Thursday August 11th the POWER DUO (Tin Monk and Sam Allen) returns for another of a slew of summer gigs at Billy Joe's Ribworks in Newburgh, NY. Show time is 5PM. HERE'S THE FACEBOOK EVENT

NEXT UP, on Friday August 12th the POWER DUO returns to The Gaslight in Wellsboro, PA. This week, Sam Allen (our drummer) is continuing to subfor Dianne while she's on maternity leave. Last time we were there, we blew the doors off the place. Looking forward to this one. Special thanks to "Rocking" Ron. Our show time is 10PM. HERE'S THE FACEBOOK EVENT

NEXT UP, on Saturday August 13th we'll be returning as the POWER DUO to The Shire Pub in Delhi, NY. Music, Dancing, and Vegetables. For what more could you ask. Notice I didn't end that sentence in a preposistion? Our show time is 9:00PM. HERE IS THE FACEBOOK EVENT.

NEXT UP, on Sunday August 14th (early afternoon) the QUARTET returns to the annual Yasgur Road Reunion in Bethel, NY. This will be our third year there, and we are proud to be a part. Show time is 1:00PM. HERE'S THE FACEBOOK EVENT

LAST UP, on Sunday August 14th (afternoon) continues my SOLO residency at Jive Bar and Lounge in Milford, PA. Performance by the Garage Bar. Show starts at 4PM. 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 August 1st to August 7th

BABY AND MOMMA ARE HAPPY AND HEALTHY. DADDY IS WORKING HIS ASS OFF. EVERYTHING IN IT'S RIGHT PLACE.

Calendar

Billy Joe's Ribworks(POWER DUO)
Monday August 1st, 2016 5PM
26 Front St Newburgh, NY

Corporate Event (POWER DUO)
Tuesday August 02nd, 2016

The Wherehouse (POWER DUO)
Thursday August 04th, 2016 8PM
119 Liberty St Newburgh, NY

Jimmy D's (POWER DUO)
Friday August 05th, 2016 9:30PM
4404 North Bergen Tpke North Bergen, NJ

The Andes Hotel (POWER DUO)
Saturday August 06th, 2016 9PM
110 Main St Andes, NY

Jive Bar and Lounge (Tin Monk SOLO)
Sunday August 07th, 2016 4PM
319 Broad St Milford, PA

POSTING:

Tin Monk. Monday Morning.

RECAP:

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

Cosimos: The POWER DUO performed to a warm, attentive crowd. Sam and I kept it subdued, but gave the people a little Rush here, a little Bowie there. It was a fine time. Oh, and the food is just ridiculous. Seriously. It's fantastic.

Mountain Vista: The POWER 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.

Jive Bar and Lounge: I played a SOLO gig to a captive crowd, got fed, and left with a few extra dollars in my pocket. Given how much it rained (we are talking End-Times level torrent), I was happy to see the place packed. I'll see you next week.

PRECAP:

Six Gigs this week/end:

Five Talking Machine/One Tin Monk:

THE POWER DUO CONTINUES IT'S WORK. IT HAS BEEN A RESOUNDING SUCCESS.

FIRST UP, on Monday August 1st the POWER DUO returnsfor another of a slew of summer gigs at Billy Joe's Ribworks in Newburgh, NY. Sam will be joining me for the performance. Show time is 5PM. HERE'S THE FACEBOOK EVENT

NEXT UP, on Tuesday August 2nd the POWER DUO performs at a private corporate event in Connecticut.

NEXT UP, on Thursday August 4th the POWER DUO returns to The Wherehouse for our Monthly First Thursday in Newburgh, NY. Food is good. Coffee is good. Staff is good. Band is good. Go. Show starts at 8PM. HERE'S THE FACEBOOK EVENT

NEXT UP, on Friday August 5th the POWER DUO returns to Jimmy D's in North Bergen, NJ. A night of foul language and drunk people yelling. Show time is 9:30PM. HERE'S THE FACEBOOK EVENT

NEXT UP, on Saturday August 6th the POWER DUO performs once again at 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

LAST UP, on Sunday August 7th continues my SOLO residency at Jive Bar and Lounge in Milford, PA. Performance by the Garage Bar. Show starts at 4PM. 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 July 25th to July 31st

SO IT'S OFFICIAL, AFTER 25 HOURS OF LABOR, BABY ASH IS ON PLANET EARTH. HE IS HAPPY AND HEALTHY, AND DIANNE IS RIGHT AS RAIN. OH, AND YES. DADDY IS HAPPY, TOO.

Calendar

Cosimos (POWER DUO)
Thursday July 28th, 2016 7PM
620 Route 211 E Middletown, NY

Cluett Schantz Milton Featuring Bloated Toad (QUARTET)
Friday July 29th, 2016
Cluett Schantz Memorial Park
Milton, New York 12547

Jive Bar and Lounge (Tin Monk SOLO)
Sunday July 31st, 2016 4PM
319 Broad St Milford, PA

POSTING:

Tin Monk. Monday Morning.

RECAP:

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

The first outing of the POWER DUO (featuring Tin Monk [that's me] and Sam Allen) was a success. Looks like this will carry us over until Dianne back on her feet.

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

Mountain Vista: The POWER 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.

Billy Joe's Ribworks: The POWER DUO entertained an eclectic mix of patrons, all of whom seemed to appreciate what they were hearing, even in heat of the mid-day sun. It was hot. But we got lots of love and congratulations. And Sweat. Lots and lots of sweat.

PRECAP:

Three Gigs this week/end:

Two Talking Machine/One Tin Monk:

THIS WEEK MARKS THE SECOND OF MANY GIGS IN WHICH SAM ALLEN (PERCUSSION/DRUMS) WILL SUB FOR DIANNE. THE FIRST WAS WEEK WAS A RESOUNDING SUCCESS. THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT. LET'S GET TO IT:

NEXT UP, on Thursday July 28th the DUO returns Cosimos in Middletown, NY. While this is the first gig with the POWER DUO, it is not our fist gig as Talking Machine, and I, for one, am looking foward to the performance. The food is phenomenal, the staff is fanstastic, and the coffee is delicious. Our show time is 7PM. HERE'S THE FACEBOOK EVENT

NEXT UP, on Friday July 29th the QUARTET (Monk, Dianne, Sam Allen, and Ben Greafe) headlines the fifth and final performance in support of The Town of Marlborough's Friday Night Concerts in the Park Series at Cluette Shantz Memorial Park, headed up by none other than Kate Katrib-Beare. Kate had a dream and a budget of a few hundred dollars, and made this series an annual Town attraction.

We will be playing originals for our debut, as well as selected songs from their upcoming LP, The Widow Jones. There will also be selected covers. Talking Machine will be joined on stage by Robert Rutigliano's band Bloated Toad. It's a great pleasure to have them open for us. Event starts at 6PM. Our show time is 7:30PM. HERE'S THE FACEBOOK EVENT

LAST UP, on Sunday July 31st continues my SOLO residency at Jive Bar and Lounge in Milford, PA. Performance by the Garage Bar. Show starts at 4PM. 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 July 18th to July 24th

SO IT'S OFFICIAL, AFTER 25 HOURS OF LABOR, BABY ASH IS ON PLANET EARTH. HE IS HAPPY AND HEALTHY, AND DIANNE IS RIGHT AS RAIN. OH, AND YES. DADDY IS HAPPY, TOO.

Calendar

The Andes Hotel Cans and Clams (DUO)
Friday July 22nd, 2016 6PM
110 Main St Andes, NY

Mountain Vista (DUO)
Saturday July 23rd, 2016 7PM
415 Taylor Drive East Stroudsberg, PA

Billy Joe's Ribworks (DUO)
Sunday July 24th, 2016 1PM
26 Front St Newburgh, NY

POSTING:

Tin Monk. Wednesday Morning.

RECAP:

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

Private Veterans Event: So here's what I posted on Facebook regarding this awesome SOLO event:

Had a fantastic evening yesterday performing for some wounded warriors at a beautiful farm in Wallkill supporting playforyourfreedom.org, founded by David Lionheart who is a close family friend and business associate. I'm looking forward to see them all again, and I'm honoured to be a part of healing process. I'll have a few new songs for the lot of you. See you guys soon.

Max's on Main: The DUO performed to friends and fans alike. Love it there. See you next month with Sam Allen.

The Sweet Onion Brewhouse: The DUO entertained the staff. The place has great bathrooms.

Jive Bar and Lounge: I played a SOLO gig to a captive crowd, got fed, and left with a few extra dollars in my pocket. Also without incident. I'll see you next week.

PRECAP:

Three Gigs this week/end:

Three Talking Machine/Zero Tin Monk:

THIS WEEK MARKS THE FIRST OF MANY GIGS IN WHICH SAM ALLEN (PERCUSSION/DRUMS) WILL SUB FOR DIANNE. THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT. LET'S GET TO IT:

NEXT UP, on Friday July 22nd the POWER DUO performs once again at Andes Hotel in Andes, NY. This peformance will be in support of the venerable, annual Cans and Clams. Sam will be joining me for the show. Our show time is 6:00PM. HERE'S THE FACEBOOK EVENT

NEXT UP, on Saturday July 23rd the POWER DUO returns to Mountain Vista in East Stroudsberg, PA. The campground is one of the best in the area, and it's owned by some of the nicest souls in the business. Sam will be joining me for the show. Our show time is 7PM. HERE'S THE FACEBOOK EVENT

LAST UP, on Sunday July 24th the POWER DUO returns for another of a slew of summer gigs at Billy Joe's Ribworks in Newburgh, NY. Sam will be joining me for the performance. Show time is 1PM. HERE'S THE FACEBOOK EVENT

I (TIN MONK) will continue my SOLO residency at Jive Bar and Lounge in Milford, PA the following week on July 31st.

Work has officially begun on Talking Machine album #2. We are in pre-production. We'll keep you posted.

 

Week of July 11th to July 17th

THE BABY BOY IS STILL NOT BORN. WE WILL POST WHEN THIS HAPPENS.

Calendar

Private Veteran's Event
Wednedsay July 13th, 2016
Supporting PlayForYourFreedom.org

Max's On Main (DUO)
Friday July 15th, 2016 9PM
246 Main St. Beacon, NY

Sweet Onion Brewhouse (DUO)
Saturday July 16th, 2016 8PM
28 N Main St. Florida, NY

Jive Bar and Lounge (Tin Monk SOLO)
Sunday July 17th, 2016 4PM
319 Broad St Milford, PA

POSTING:

Tin Monk. Thursday Morning.

RECAP:

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

The Wherehouse: The DUO performed at their monthly residency to a very receptive crowd of friends, fans and family. Not much else to say except see you next month.

The Gaslight: The DUO performed and it was just awesome. This particular time marks the first of many gigs with Sam Allen substituting for Dianne while on leave. The crowd loved this itteration of Talking Machine, and I heard a slew of voices hoping we opt to keep him on when she returns.

Weed Orchards The DUO entertained a lively group of young wives who were up from the city to find a place for their friend to get married. Not only did they love us, and it looks like they decided to have the wedding there, but we regaled them with stories of natural, drugless, c-sectionless childbirth, which then led to a lot of gasping and exclaming. I thought everyone had normal births. Naive, I suppose.

Jive Bar and Lounge: As always, the DUO played to a captive crowd, and we made it through without incident. We'll see you guys next month.

Jive Bar and Lounge: I played a SOLO gig to a captive crowd, got fed, and left with a few extra dollars in my pocket. Also without incident. I'll see you next week.

PRECAP:

Four Gigs this week/end:

Two Talking Machine/Two Tin Monk:

FIRST UP, on Wednesday July 13th I perform SOLO at a private event in support of PlayForYourFreedom.ORG in Wallkill, NY. The event is hosted by the founder (and family friend) Dave Lionheart. I am honored to be a part of the event, and if you're going, I'll see you there. HERE IS THE CHARITY'S FACEBOOK LINK

NEXT UP, on Friday July 15th the DUO returns to Max's on Main for one last Dianne/Monk show until Sam takes over for a few months. Show starts at 9PM. HERE'S THE FACEBOOK EVENT

NEXT UP, on Saturday July 16th the DUO returns to The Sweet Onion Brewhouse in Florida, NY. Love the Coffee. Love the Bathrooms. Love the Staff. Love the Owners. Smooches. Our show time is 8PM. HERE'S THE FACEBOOK EVENT

LAST UP, on Sunday July 17th continues my SOLO residency at Jive Bar and Lounge in Milford, PA. Performance by the Garage Bar. Show starts at 4PM. HERE'S THE FACEBOOK EVENT.

Work has begun on Talking Machine album #2. It has been delayed. We'll keep you posted.

Week of July 4th to July 10th

HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY!

Calendar

The Wherehouse (DUO)
Thursday July 7th, 2016 NY 8PM
119 Liberty St Newburgh, NY

The Gas Light Pub (DUO)
Friday July 08th, 2016 10PM
35 Main St Wellsboro, PA

Weed's Orchard (Afternoon) (DUO)
Saturday July 09th, 2016 1:30PM
43 Mount Zion Rd Marlboro, NY

Jive Bar and Lounge (Evening) (DUO)
Saturday July 09th, 2016 9PM
319 Broad St Milford, PA

Jive Bar and Lounge (Tin Monk SOLO)
Sunday July 10th, 2016 4PM
319 Broad St Milford, PA

POSTING:

Tin Monk. Thursday Morning.

RECAP:

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

Cosimos: The DUO performed yet again at this glorious restaurant and got to perform to a warm crowd of diners and staff. I said it before and I'll say it again: The food is fantastic, and the coffee is great. We shall return.

Jimmy D's: This time it happened, and apparently it was a birthday for one of the bikers. We played our asses off, and watched everyone else get drunk and eat cake. Happy Birthday!

The Pickled Owl: The DUO entertained a captivated crowd during a night punctuated with mutiple cups of coffee. Got to see some family and friends. Congrats, Brinn. See you guys soon.

Nostrono Vineyards: As always, the DUO played to a captive crowd, and it was great seeing our old "family" again. The vineyard looks amazing, and the couple who owns the vineyard have an eye for branding. I drank coffee out of an owl mug. I regret nothing. Oh, and, "Congratulations, you two."

PRECAP:

Six Gigs this week/end:

Five Talking Machine/One Tin Monk:

FIRST UP, on Monday July 4th (Happy Independence Day) the DUO returned for another of a slew of summer gigs at Billy Joe's Ribworks in Newburgh, NY. Show time (WAS) is 1PM. I'M POSTING LATE THIS WEEK AND THE GIG ALREADY HAPPENED. HAPPY 4TH!!11!!

NEXT UP, on Friday July 7th the DUO returns toThe Wherehouse for our Monthly First Thursday in Newburgh, NY. Food is good. Coffee is good. Staff is good. Band is good. Go. Show starts at 8PM. HERE'S THE FACEBOOK EVENT

NEXT UP, on Friday July 8th the DUO returns to The Gaslight in Wellsboro, PA. This week, Sam Allen (our drummer) will be subbing for Dianne as we wait for the arrival of baby Ash. It'll be our first of many outings as this iteration of Talking Machine while she's on maternity leave. Our show time is 10PM. HERE'S THE FACEBOOK EVENT

NEXT UP, on Saturday (Afternoon) July 9th the DUO returns to Weed Orchards in Marlboro, NY. Not much to say here except that our pay is food and money. Love. Just Love. We'll be inside the cafe. Show time is 1:30 HERE'S THE FACEBOOK EVENT

NEXT UP, on Saturday (Evening) July 9th the DUO returns to Jive Bar and Lounge in Milford, PA. Last time the DUO was there, some crazy woman threatened my pregnant wife and was forcibly removed. Let's hope we don't have a repeat performance. Who threatens a pregnant woman? Either way, we're excited to return. Show starts at 9PM. HERE'S THE FACEBOOK EVENT.

LAST UP, on Sunday July 10th continues my SOLO residency at Jive Bar and Lounge in Milford, PA. Performance by the Garage Bar. Show starts at 4PM. HERE'S THE FACEBOOK EVENT.

Work has begun on Talking Machine album #2. It has been delayed. We'll keep you posted.

 

Week of June 27th to July 3rd

Calendar

Cosimos (DUO)
Thursday June 23rd, 2016 7PM
620 Route 211 E Middletown, NY

Jimmy D's (DUO)
Friday July 1st, 2016 9:30
4404 North Bergen Tpke North Bergen, NJ

Pickled Owl (DUO)
Saturday July 2nd, 2016, Hurleyville, NY 7PM
218 Main St. Hurleyville, NY

Nostrono Vineyards (DUO)
Sunday July 3th, 2016, Marlboro, NY 2PM
415 Taylor Drive East Stroudsberg, PA

POSTING:

Tin Monk. Tuesday afternoon.

RECAP:

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

Cosimos: The DUO debuted at this glorious restaurant and got to perform to a warm crowd of diners and staff. The food is fantastic, and the coffee is great. We'll be there again this week (read below).

Jimmy D's: Didn't happen. It was, however, postponed until July 1st (read below). Oh, and, Happy Anniversary, Jimmy!

The Sweet Onion Brewhouse: The DUO entertained a captivated crowd during a night punctuated with mutiple cups of coffee, and a ridiculous (in a good way) ruben sandwhich. I can think of worse ways to make a living.

Jive Bar and Lounge: This SOLO gig took place at the tail end of the Milford Music Festival, and I was met by a horde of drunk, music hungry patrons. It was awesome. I'll see some of you guys again in a couple of weeks.

PRECAP:

Four Gigs this week/end:

Three Talking Machine/No Tin Monk:

FIRST UP, on Thursday June 30th the DUO returns Cosimos in Middletown, NY. It bears repeating: our first gig there was fantastic. The food is phenomenal, the staff was fanstastic, and the coffee was delicious. Our show time is 7PM. HERE'S THE FACEBOOK EVENT


NEXT UP, on Friday July 1st the DUO returns to Jimmy D's in North Bergen, NJ. This is ostensibly the make-up date for the gig cancelled last week. A night of foul language and drunk people yelling. What's there not to love about it? What? Show time is 9:30PM. HERE'S THE FACEBOOK EVENT

NEXT UP, on Saturday July 2nd the DUO returns to The Pickled Owl in Hurleyville, NY. It's one of our beloved places and we're excited to return. The food and coffee is awesome, and the staff is top notch. Show time is 7PM. HERE'S THE FACEBOOK EVENT

LAST UP, on Sunday July 3rd the DUO returns to Nostrono Vineyards in Marlboro, NY. We were there fairly recently, and we are excited to go back. The Vineyard is beautiful, the wine wonderful (from what we hear), and the Family caring and warm. Our show time is 2PM. HERE'S THE FACEBOOK EVENT.

I will be continuing my SOLO residency at Jive Bar and Lounge in Milford, PA the following Sunday, July 10th. Show starts at 4PM. HERE'S THE FACEBOOK EVENT.

Work has begun on Talking Machine album #2. It has been delayed. We'll keep you posted.

 

Week of June 20th to June 26th

Calendar

Cosimos (DUO)
Thursday June 23rd, 2016 7PM
620 Route 211 E Middletown, NY

Jimmy D's (DUO) [POSTPONED UNTIL JULY 1ST]
Friday JULY 1ST, 2016 9:30
4404 North Bergen Tpke North Bergen, NJ

Sweet Onion Brewhouse (DUO)
Saturday June 25th, 2016 8PM
28 N Main St. Florida, NY

Jive Bar and Lounge (Tin Monk SOLO)
Sunday June 26th, 2016 4PM
319 Broad St Milford, PA

POSTING:

Tin Monk. Tuesday afternoon.

RECAP:

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

Wedding: It was a cocktail hour, to be precise. The DUO performed for the Bride, Groom and their respective families. It was a fine time. The food was delicious. Congratualtions!

Max's On Main: The DUO performed to a packed house. Two very close family friends brough gifts to the expectant mother. We performed for three hours and got fed. It was good to be us.

Andes Hotel: The TRIO performed to a rowdy crowd. Lots of beer and food. Lots of music and dancing. It was hot, but certainly an enjoyable day for...including, especially, us.

Newburgh Illuminated Festival: Was fucking fantastic. The QUARTET headline Stage 2 and gave the people what they wanted. We played a full Originals-Only set, and got great crowd response. We love you all. See you next year.

Billy Joe's Ribworks: The DUO performed on Father's Day to a packed restaurant. Up to an hour wait for seating. A grunt and a fist to the fathers.

PRECAP:

Four Gigs this week/end:

Three Talking Machine/One Tin Monk:

FIRST UP, on Thursday June 23rd the DUO debuts at Cosimos in Middletown, NY. Not much to say except that the food is fantastic, we're excited to play there, and "We love you, Sal!". Our show time is 7PM. HERE'S THE FACEBOOK EVENT

Jimmy D's gig has been postponed until July 1st
NEXT UP, on Friday JULY 1ST the DUO returns to Jimmy D's in North Bergen, NJ. A night of foul language and drunk people yelling. What's there not to love about it? What? Show time is 9:30PM. HERE'S THE FACEBOOK EVENT

NEXT UP, on Saturday June 25th the DUO returns to The Sweet Onion Brewhouse in Florida, NY. It's intimate, the food is great, and the bathrooms are second to none. Seriously. It's been too long. Show time is 8PM. HERE'S THE FACEBOOK EVENT

LAST UP, on Sunday June 26th continues my SOLO residency at Jive Bar and Lounge in Milford, PA. I wasn't there last week, and grateful to return. I'll be performing out by the new bar. You'll know it when you see it. Show starts at 4PM. HERE'S THE FACEBOOK EVENT.

Work has begun on Talking Machine album #2. It has been delayed. We'll keep you posted.

 

Week of June 13th to June 19th

Calendar

Wedding
Friday June 17th, 2016

Max's On Main (DUO)
Friday June 17th, 2016 9:30PM
246 Main St. Beacon, NY

Andes Hotel Beerfest (TRIO)
Saturday June 18th, 2016 2:30PM
110 Main St Andes, NY

Newburgh Illuminated (QUARTET)
Saturday June 18th, 2016 8:30PM
Broadway and Liberty Newburgh, NY

Billy Joe's Ribworks (DUO)
Sunday June 19th, 2016 1PM
26 Front St Newburgh, NY

POSTING:

Tin Monk. Tuesday afternoon.

RECAP:

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

Billy Joe's Ribworks: The DUO performed on a mellow Monday evening to a receptive, if albeit thin, crowd. We'll see you folks Sunday.

The Gaslight: The DUO performed to a packed house. The owner and staff gave us a gift bag to the expectant mother in honor of our soon-to-be boy. We Love You. I'll see you next month with Sam Allen on percussion.

Jive Bar and Lounge: The DUO performed to a rowdy crowd. So rowdy, in fact, a woman had to be forcibily removed for threatening my wife. Even inebriated, how does one threaten a pregnant women? C'est la vie. See you next month.

Jive Bar and Lounge: I peformed SOLO outside in the "garage". I suppose I should ask them what to call that room. Regardless, it was just fine. See you in a couple of weeks.

PRECAP:

Five Gigs this week/end:

Five Talking Machine/Zero Tin Monk:

FIRST UP,on Friday (afternoon) June 17th the DUO perfoms for a cocktail hour at a wedding. Hugs.

NEXT UP, on Friday (evening) June 17th the DUO returns to Max's On Main in Beacon, NY. You know what it is. If you don't, you'll find out. Our show time is 9:30PM. HERE'S THE FACEBOOK EVENT

NEXT UP, on Saturday (afternoon) June 18th the TRIO performs once again at Andes Hotel in Andes, NY. This is an Eight Annual celebration of American Craft Beer Fest, replete with Our show time is 3:00PM. HERE'S THE FACEBOOK EVENT

NEXT UP, on Saturday (evening) June 18th the QUARTET returns to Newburgh Illuminated Festival in Newburgh, NY. This is the second year for this fest, and it looks to be the best yet. Yes, I know this is only the second one, but my point still stands. Regardless, Talking Machine will be headlining Stage 2 at 8:30 Click down below for more info.

talking machine at newburgh illuminated

Show starts at 8PM. HERE'S THE FACEBOOK EVENT.

LAST UP, on Sunday June 19th the DUO returns for the first of a slew of summer gigs at Billy Joe's Ribworks in Newburgh, NY. Show time is 2PM. HERE'S THE FACEBOOK EVENT

Work has begun on Talking Machine album #2. It has been delayed. We'll keep you posted.

 

Week of June 6th to June 12th

Calendar

Billy Joe's Ribworks (DUO)
Monday June 6th, 2016 5PM
26 Front St Newburgh, NY

The Gas Light Pub (DUO)
Friday June 10th, 2016 10PM
35 Main St Wellsboro, PA

Jive Bar and Lounge (DUO)
Sunday June 11th, 2016 9PM
319 Broad St Milford, PA

Jive Bar and Lounge (Tin Monk SOLO)
Sunday June 12th, 2016 4PM
319 Broad St Milford, PA

POSTING:

Tin Monk. Tuesday afternoon.

RECAP:

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

The Wherehouse: The DUO performed to a rowdy house of fans and friends, and we had an oppurtunity to try out some new renditions that went over swimmingly. I won't spoil it too much, but one of the songs starts with "Bohemian" and ends with "Rhapsody by Queen: I'll give you some time to figure that out.

The Shire Pub: The TRIO performed to a full house. We got a chance to try out some new renditions as the TRIO that went over swimmingly. I won't spoil it too much, but one of the songs starts with "Bohemian" and ends with "Rhapsody by Queen: I'll give you some time to figure that out.

Private Party: The TRIO perfomed at a private party, and was the very reason we had to learn those new renditions we tried out during the week. They went over swimmingly. Especially "Bohemian Rhapsody".

Jive Bar and Lounge: It was my birthday. A couple that was celebrating thier 35th year Anniversary walked in and ended up staying for a couple of hours. We had some good conversation, then some more folks walked in and shared some time with Monk. Then some locals walked in and ruined it. What can you do.

PRECAP:

Four Gigs this week/end:

Three Talking Machine/One Tin Monk:

FIRST UP,on Monday June 6th the DUO return(ed) for another of a slew of summer gigs at Billy Joe's Ribworks in Newburgh, NY. Show time (was) 5PM. NO EVENT, BECAUSE I POSTED LATE AND THE DATE ALREADY PASSED!!111!!

NEXT UP, on Friday June 10th the DUO returns to The Gaslight in Wellsboro, PA. Second Friday! METAL! Our show time is 10PM. HERE'S THE FACEBOOK EVENT

NEXT UP, on Saturday June 11th the DUO returns to Jive Bar and Lounge in Milford, PA. This time, we'll be performing in the new Garage Bar area. It sounds weirder than it is. Show starts at 8PM. HERE'S THE FACEBOOK EVENT.

LAST UP, on Sunday June 12th continues my SOLO residency at Jive Bar and Lounge in Milford, PA. I had a fantasic time last week, and am very much looking forward to the adventure this week. Oh, and, "Congrats". You know who you are. Show starts at 4PM. HERE'S THE FACEBOOK EVENT.

Work has begun on Talking Machine album #2. It has been delayed. We'll keep you posted.

 

Week of May 30th to June 5th

Calendar

The Wherehouse (DUO)
Thursday June 02nd, 2016 8PM
119 Liberty St Newburgh, NY

The Shire (TRIO)
Friday June 3rd, 2016 4PM
123 Main Delhi, NY

Private Party (TRIO)
Saturday June 04th, 2016

Jive Bar and Lounge (Tin Monk SOLO)
Sunday June 5th, 2016 4PM
319 Broad St Milford, PA

POSTING:

Tin Monk. Tuesday afternoon.

RECAP:

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

The Bitter End: The DUO played in our usual spot (the one we frequented last year) and got some fresh and some sun in the process. Not much more to say except see you Sunday.

The Pickled Owl: I gotta say, performing SOLO at the Hunts Landing Best Western in Milford was kind of awesome. I performed on the outside patio are over looking a small lake. The moon was full, and I was beset on all sides by drunk, happy people who fed my fragile ego. I have to say I felt something akin to what you normals call "feelings". The food is fucking awesome. And special nod to the staff.

Max's On Main: As always, the DUO played to a captive crowd, and it was great seeing our old "family" again. The vineyard looks amazing, and the couple who owns the vineyard have an eye for branding. Ben Graef stopped by to show some support, and I drank coffee out of an owl mug. I regret nothing. Oh, and, "Congratulations, you two."

Billy Joe's Ribworks:Was not cancelled. In fact, it was a fantastic day of music, food, and banter. Unfortunately, I'll be I won't be there next week (this time it was my doing), but Keith Newman will be covering for me, and I'll be returning June 5th.

PRECAP:

Four Gigs this week/end:

Three Talking Machine/One Tin Monk:

FIRST UP, on Thursday June 2nd the DUO returns for our monthly first Thursday at The Wherehouse in Newburgh, NY. Not much to say. Food is great, service is exceptional, and the coffee is...well it's okay, but it's Wherehouse coffee, so that makes it amazing. Show time is 8PM. HERE IS THE FACEBOOK EVENT

NEXT UP, on Friday June 3rd we'll be returning as the TRIO to The Shire Pub in Delhi, NY. Music, Dancing, and Vegetables. For what more could you ask. Notice I didn't end that sentence in a preposistion? Our show time is 9:00PM. HERE IS THE FACEBOOK EVENT.

NEXT UP, on Saturday June 4th the trio peforms at a Private Party. It is a party. It is private. Hugs.

LAST UP, on Sunday June 5th continues my SOLO residency at Jive Bar and Lounge in Milford, PA. Assuming it isn't cancelled. Again. Show starts at 4PM. Interestingly enough, this Sunday is also my birthday. Just sayin'. HERE'S THE FACEBOOK EVENT.

Work has begun on Talking Machine album #2. It has been delayed. We'll keep you posted.

 

Week of May 23rd to May 29th

Calendar

The Bitter End (QUARTET)
Thursday May 26th, 2016, 10PM
147 Bleeker St. New York, NY

Pickled Owl (DUO)
Friday May 27th, 2016 7PM
218 Main St. Hurleyville, NY

Max's On Main (DUO)
Saturday May 28th, 2016 9:30PM
246 Main St. Beacon, NY

Billy Joe's Ribworks (DUO)
Wednesday May 18th, 2016 5PM
26 Front St Newburgh, NY

POSTING:

Tin Monk. Monday afternoon.

RECAP:

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

Billy Joe's Ribworks: The DUO played in our usual spot (the one we frequented last year) and got some fresh and some sun in the process. Not much more to say except see you Sunday.

Best Western: I gotta say, performing SOLO at the Hunts Landing Best Western in Milford was kind of awesome. I performed on the outside patio are over looking a small lake. The moon was full, and I was beset on all sides by drunk, happy people who fed my fragile ego. I have to say I felt something akin to what you normals call "feelings". The food is fucking awesome. And special nod to the staff.

Nostrono Vineyards: As always, the DUO played to a captive crowd, and it was great seeing our old "family" again. The vineyard looks amazing, and the couple who owns the vineyard have an eye for branding. Ben Graef stopped by to show some support, and I drank coffee out of an owl mug. I regret nothing. Oh, and, "Congratulations, you two."

Jive Bar and Lounge: Was not cancelled. In fact, it was a fantastic day of music, food, and banter. Unfortunately, I'll be I won't be there next week (this time it was my doing), but Keith Newman will be covering for me, and I'll be returning June 5th.

PRECAP:

Four Gigs this week/end:

Four Talking Machine/No Tin Monk:

FIRST UP, on Thursday May 26th the QUARTET (featuring Sam Allen on Drums and Ben Graef on bass) makes it way to The Bitter End in New York, NY. While Dianne and I played there seperately a time long ago in a galaxy far away, this will be the debut of Talking Machine proper. The place is awesome. Our Show time is 10PM. HERE'S THE FACEBOOK EVENT

NEXT UP, on Friday May 27th the DUO returns to The Pickled Owl in Hurleyville, NY. It's one of our beloved places and we're excited to return. The food and coffee is awesome, and the staff is top notch. Show time is 8PM. HERE'S THE FACEBOOK EVENT

NEXT UP, on Saturday May 28th the DUO returns to Max's On Main in Beacon, NY. It's our monthly jump-off, to use an urban colloquialism. The place is fresh. The band is fresh. Ssssnap! Our show time is 2PM. HERE'S THE FACEBOOK EVENT

LAST UP, on Saturday May 29th the DUO returns for another of a slew of summer gigs at Billy Joe's Ribworks in Newburgh, NY. Show time is 5PM. HERE'S THE FACEBOOK EVENT

Tin Monk (that's me) will be returning for my weekly Sundays at Jive Bar and Lounge June 4th.

Work has begun on Talking Machine album #2. It has been delayed. We'll keep you posted.

 

Week of May 16th to May 22th

Calendar

Billy Joe's Ribworks (DUO)
Wednesday May 18th, 2016 5PM
26 Front St Newburgh, NY

Best Western (Tin Monk SOLO)
Friday May 20th, 2016 8PM
120 Route 6 Milford, PA

Nostrono Vineyards (DUO)
Saturday May 21st, 2016 2PM
14 Gala Ln Marlboro, NY

AJ Cafe (DUO)
Saturday May 21st, 2016 9PM
2557 South Ave Wappingers Falls, NY

Jive Bar and Lounge (Tin Monk SOLO)
Sunday May 22nd, 2016 4PM
319 Broad St Milford, PA

POSTING:

Tin Monk. Monday afternoon.

RECAP:

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

Billy Joe's Ribworks: The DUO played on a raised stage with the Hudson River as our backdrop. First it was hot, and then it was cold. Of course, there are much worse ways to make a living. The Food is good and The Staff is great. We kept a lot of sweet asses in seats, the afternoon flew. We'll see you Wednesday.

The Gaslight: the DUO played to a fucking metal crowd of...golfers? Yeah. I know. Some of the rowdiest audience members we've had have been golfers. They are worse than bikers. Of course, the atmosphere was just right, and EVERYONE had a grand time. Including us. Especially us. See you next month.

Junior's Lounge: the QUARTET and the Mazzstock All-stars played to a rowdy crowd; attentive, reciprocating, and dancing. It'll be awhile until Talking Machine returns to the bar as both ourselves and Juniors is booked solid, but we WILL return. As for the Mazzstock All-stars...we'll see you at Mazzstock.

Jive Bar and Lounge: Was cancelled. Yeah.

PRECAP:

Five Gigs this week/end:

Three Talking Machine/Two Tin Monk:

FIRST UP, on Wednesday May 18th the DUO returns for another of a slew of summer gigs at Billy Joe's Ribworks in Newburgh, NY. Show time is 5PM. HERE'S THE FACEBOOK EVENT

NEXT UP, on Friday May 20th I spend an evening SOLO at Best Western in Milford, PA. You can be of two minds on this matter. Either you look down upon a musician spending a few hours plying his trade at a national hotel chain, or you can admit that you'd kill to have a top notch musician filling the bar with song as you slowly drown yourself in liquor and self-loathing on a family vacation/reunion/business trip. Your choice. Show time is 8PM.

NEXT UP, on Saturday (Afternoon) May 21th the DUO returns to Nostrono Vineyards in Marlboro, NY. It has been a very long time since we've been there, and it is no lie to proclaim we miss it and them. It'll be good to perform for a group that has ostensibly become or extended family. Our show time is 2PM. HERE'S THE FACEBOOK EVENT

NEXT UP, on Saturday (Evening) May 21st the DUO will return for a roucous time at AJ's Cafe in Wappingers Falls, NY. We've mutual respect for what the other does, and we love the crowd. The food kicks ass, too. YOU SHOULD GO. Show time is 9PM. HERE'S THE FACEBOOK EVENT

LAST UP, on Sunday May 22nd continues my SOLO residency at Jive Bar and Lounge in Milford, PA. Assuming it isn't cancelled. Again. Show starts at 4PM. HERE'S THE FACEBOOK EVENT.

Work has begun on Talking Machine album #2. It has been delayed. We'll keep you posted.

 

Week of May 9th to May 15th

Calendar

Billy Joe's Ribworks (DUO)
Thursday May 12th, 2016, Newburgh, NY 5PM

The Gas Light Pub (DUO)
Friday May 13th, 2016, Wellsboro, PA 10PM

JR's Lounge (QUARTET featuring Mazzstock All-Star Band)
Saturday May 14th, 2016 Poughkeepsie, NY 7:30PM

Jive Bar and Lounge (Tin Monk SOLO)
Sunday May 15th, 2016, Milford, PA 5PM

POSTING:

Tin Monk. Monday afternoon.

RECAP:

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

The Wherehouse: The DUO brought the flow. Well...Cinco de Mayo kind of killed the flow. The Newburgh waterfront was slammed which meant the WHEREHOUSE wasn't so much. Of course, our die-hard fans and friends were there. We love you. See you next month.

The Red Roosters Roadhouse: the QUARTET not only debuted at the Red Rooster Roadhouse, but debuted Ben Graef as our bassist proper. Sure, last week, he performed with us at the Elks Lodge, but that was a featured gig. This was a bar gig. The Trenches, baby. And, well, everything about the night was awesome. We look forward to returning. Welcome to the club, Ben.

Billy Joe's Ribworks: The DUO gig was great. Packed house, dancing kids, and a very generous group of Ribworks Customers. There were a couple of sensitive ears in the crowd who kept insisting we turn down (read: turn off). Given that we had quite possibly one of our most receptive crowds to date, we'll chalk it up to the Mayor of Crankytown. See you Thursday.

Jive Bar and Lounge: A fantastic time SOLO at my weekly mainstay. Tin Monk loves. All of you.

PRECAP:

Four Gigs this week/end:

Three Talking Machine/One Tin Monk:

FIRST UP, on Wednesday May 12th the DUO returns for another of a slew of summer gigs at Billy Joe's Ribworks in Newburgh, NY. Show time is 5PM. HERE'S THE FACEBOOK EVENT

NEXT UP, on Friday May 13th the DUO returns to The Gaslight in Wellsboro, PA. Second Fridays. Talking Machine. Metal Bar. Hotel room. A night away from the kids. Metal as fuck, dude. Our show time is 10PM. HERE'S THE FACEBOOK EVENT

NEXT UP, on Saturday May 14th the QUARTET will debut at Junior's Lounge in Poughkeepsie, NY, sharing the stage with The Mazzstock All-Star Band for a night of Weaponized Awesome. Here's a full page with info and a flyer, if you're into that sort of thing. Show time is 7:30PM. HERE'S THE FACEBOOK EVENT

LAST UP, on Sunday May 15th continues my SOLO residency at Jive Bar and Lounge in Milford, PA. Show starts at 4PM. HERE'S THE FACEBOOK EVENT.

Work has begun on Talking Machine album #2. It has been delayed. We'll keep you posted.

 

Week of May 2nd to May 8th

Calendar

The Wherehouse (DUO)
Thursday May 05th, 2016, Newburgh, NY 8PM

Red Rooster (QUARTET)
Friday May 06th, 2016, Cairo, NY 8PM

Billy Joe's Ribworks (DUO)
Saturday May 07th, 2016, Newburgh, NY 2PM

Jive Bar and Lounge (Tin Monk SOLO)
Sunday May 08th, 2016, Milford, PA 4PM

POSTING:

Tin Monk. Monday afternoon.

RECAP:

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

The Chance: Our second and final Bowie Tribute show with The Mazzstock All Stars and Ceesar was fantastic. We had a decent crowd, all friends, family, and fans (of both Talking Machine and Bowie). We all had such a great time bringing these two shows together. Talking Machine is down to do something like this in the future for certain. Preferably under circumstances that don't require a legend to have died.

The Bike Expo: the DUO spent four hours by the water front playing to every manner of human imaginable, not just bicycle enthusiasts. As always, Tina runs the expo like a factory, and her crew at the Bike Expo were composed of consumate professionals who took the utmost care with us, and we look forward to playing there again next year. Oh, and the food truck food was fucking awesome.

The Beacon Elks Lodge: This gig with the QUARTET was kind of awesome. The room sounds fantastic and the sound guy knows his stuff., and we hope (as they do) that it will become a better know venue. Of course, we hope to return. We had a chance to break in Ben Greaf, who did a phenomenal job. If you see him at a gig with us, make sure to give him a warm welcome. He's a great addtion to what we do.

Jive Bar and Lounge: A fantastic time SOLO at my weekly mainstay. A new bartender, Taylor, plied her trade while Randy owned the kitchen. It was a great way to keep out of the rain. With me. Monk. C'mon.

PRECAP:

Four Gigs this week/end:

Three Talking Machine/One Tin Monk:

FIRST UP, on Thursday May 5th the DUO returns to The Wherehouse for our Monthly First Thursday in Newburgh, NY. Food is good. Coffee is good. Staff is good. Band is good. Go. Show starts at 8PM. HERE'S THE FACEBOOK EVENT.

NEXT UP, on Friday May 6th the QUARTET has it's debut performance at The Red Roosters Roadhouse in Cairo, NY. This will also be Ben Graef first performance as our bassist at a bar proper. We are looking forward to spending time with the Roadhouse crew. Show time is 9PM. HERE'S THE FACEBOOK EVENT

NEXT UP, on Saturday May 7th the DUO returns for the first of a slew of summer gigs at Billy Joe's Ribworks in Newburgh, NY. Show time is 2PM. HERE'S THE FACEBOOK EVENT

LAST UP, on Sunday May 8th continues my SOLO residency at Jive Bar and Lounge in Milford, PA. Show starts at 4PM. HERE'S THE FACEBOOK EVENT.

Work has begun on Talking Machine album #2. It has been delayed. We'll keep you posted.

 

Week of April 25th to May 1st

Calendar

The Chance (QUARTET) Bowie Tribute w/ Mazzstock All-Stars
Friday April 29th, 2016, Beacon, NY 8PM

Bike Expo (QUARTET)
Saturday (Afternoon) April 30th, 2016, New York, NY 8PM

Beacon Elks Lodge (QUARTET)
Saturday (Evening) April 30th, 2016, Beacon, NY 8PM

Jive Bar and Lounge (Tin Monk SOLO)
Sunday May 01st, 2016, Milford, PA 4PM

POSTING:

Tin Monk. Monday afternoon.

RECAP:

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

Jive Bar and Lounge: A fantastic time SOLO at my weekly mainstay. I won't be there SOLO this week (see below), though I will be there with Talking Machine (see below...some more), but I had a very attentive crowd, and saw some bright new faces. See you in a couple of weeks.

And of course, The Falcon Bowie Tribute was fantastic. I'll let my wife speak for both of us. Here's what she posted on our Talking Machine Facebook page:

"The Bowie tribute at The Falcon last night was amazing! Thank you to all who came out and made this standing room only event a huge success. Thanks to Big Lee and to all the musicians for putting in the time, energy and talents to make it so awesome."

True enough. We managed to get audio and a bunch of footage. Lee Mazzola wants us to build a DVD. At the very least, we'll have a good hour of Talking Machine being awesome at Bowie's expense.

She also added:

"This Friday, at The Chance we get to do it all again. Talking Machine, The Mazzstock Allstars and Ceesar together again paying tribute to the legendary David Bowie. If you haven't gotten your tickets yet, message us and we will hook you up. $10 in advance, $15 at the door. Support us and save money at the same time!!"

Keep that in the back of your mind as you read on.

PRECAP:

Four Gigs this week/end:

Three Talking Machine/One Tin Monk:

FIRST UP...April 29TH in Poughkeepsie, NY at The Chance is this:

talking machine bowie tribute at the chance

The above banner leads you to info regarding the LAST of TWO Bowie Tribute's at the end of April. This one is at The Chance, Friday April 29th from 8-12AM (approx.). If you're interested, click the banner and scroll down.

MORE INFO:

THIS WILL BE A QUARTET GIG, FEATURING Dianne Holzhammer, Tin Monk, Sam Allen, and Dave Merrill, who will be graciously lending his talent on bass for these Bowie Tributes (the other is the banner down below). AFTERWARDS, TALKING MACHINE WILL BE JOINED BY MEMBERS OF CEESAR AND Lee Mazzola TO FORM THE MAZZSTOCK ALL-STARS. CEESAR WILL CLOSE OUT THE SHOW.

ALL BOWIE....ALL NIGHT!!

PRICE WILL BE $10 IF YOU BUY TICKETS FROM THE BAND. $15 AT THE DOOR.

HERE'S THE FACEBOOK EVENT

NEXT UP, on Saturday (Afternoon) April 30th the DUO returns to The Bike Expo in New York City, NY. We had a phenomenal time last year and was hoping they'd ask us back. Well, so it is. Of course, due to the Bowie Tribute Show, we won't be there both days. And yet we'll be there Saturday afternoon. Show time is 4PM. HERE'S THE FACEBOOK EVENT

NEXT UP, on Saturday (Evening) April 30th is this:

talking machine featured show at beacon elks lodge

CLICK THE PICTURE THEN SCROLL DOWN FOR MORE INFO. SHOW STARTS AT 8PM.

HERE'S THE FACEBOOK EVENT

Work has begun on Talking Machine album #2. It has been delayed. We'll keep you posted.

 

Week of April 18th to April 24th

Calendar

Jive Bar and Lounge (DUO)
Friday April 22nd, 2016, Milford, PA 8PM

The Falcon (QUARTET) Bowie Tribute w/ Mazzstock All-Stars
Sunday April 24th, 2016, Marlboro, NY 4PM

POSTING:

Tin Monk. Tuesday afternoon.

RECAP:

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

Max's On Main: A fantastic time with the DUO at one of our mainstays. It was good to see some old faces we'd missed. Made some new fans along the way. Don't forget our food next, Rich. Although, those wings were fucking fantastic.

The Shire Pub: A fantastic time with the TRIO. Sam is playing his ass off with one arm. Oh, if you didn't know, he's healing a broken hand and playing lefty. A sight to behold. However stupid the reason his hand is broken. Either way, a lively crowd, good food, and vegetables for tips. Will definitely play for food.

Jive Bar and Lounge: A fantastic time SOLO at my weekly mainstay. I won't be there SOLO this week (see below), though I will be there with Talking Machine (see below...some more), but I had a very attentive crowd, and saw some bright new faces. See you in a couple of weeks.

PRECAP:

Two Gigs this week/end:

Two Talking Machine:

FIRST UP, on Friday April 22nd the DUO returns to Jive Bar and Lounge in Milford, PA. It's always a sexy time when we're there, and it'll be good to back as Talking Machine. While I love my weekly Sundays, I love DUO there just as much. Show time is 8PM. HERE'S THE FACEBOOK EVENT

LAST UP...April 24 in Marlboro, NY at the Falcon is this:

talking machine bowie tribute at the falcon

The above banner leads you to info regarding ONE of TWO Bowie Tribute's at the end of April. This one is at the Falcon, Sunday April 24th from 4-9PM (approx.). If you're interested, click the banner and scroll down.

MORE INFO:

THIS WILL BE A QUARTET GIG, FEATURING Dianne Holzhammer, Tin Monk, Sam Allen, and Dave Merrill, who will be graciously lending his talent on bass for these Bowie Tributes (the other is the banner down below). AFTERWARDS, TALKING MACHINE WILL BE JOINED BY MEMBERS OF CEESAR AND Lee Mazzola TO FORM THE MAZZSTOCK ALL-STARS. CEESAR WILL CLOSE OUT THE SHOW.

ALL BOWIE....ALL NIGHT!!

PRICE WILL BE $10 AT THE DOOR.

HERE'S THE FACEBOOK EVENT

THE NEXT ONE WILL BE...

If you've arrived at this page through the website portal, you've seen two banners. Here's the rundown:

talking machine bowie tribute at the chance

The above banner leads you to info regarding the SECOND of TWO Bowie Tributes at the end of April. This one is at the Chance, Friday April 29th from 8-1AM (approx.). If you're interested, click the banner and scroll down.

HERE'S THE FACEBOOK EVENT

Work has begun on Talking Machine album #2. It has been delayed. We'll keep you posted.

 

Week of April 11th to April 17th

Calendar

Max's On Main (DUO)
Friday April 15th, 2016, Beacon, NY 9:30PM

The Shire (TRIO)
Saturday April 16th, 2016, Delhi, NY 9PM

Jive Bar and Lounge (Tin Monk SOLO)
Sunday April 17th, 2016, Milford, PA 5PM

POSTING:

Tin Monk. Monday afternoon.

RECAP:

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

The Wherehouse: Was awesome. It's the WHEREHOUSE.

The Gaslight: Was awesome. It's the Gaslight.

The Wild Roe-Deo Saloon: Was awesome. It's the first time we played there.

Jive Bar and Lounge: Was awesome. I played there. And it's Jive...I guess.

PRECAP:

Four Gigs this week/end:

Two Talking Machine/One Tin Monk:

NEXT UP, on Friday April 15th the DUO returns to Max's On Main in Beacon, NY. Max's is awesome, and we are awesome. If you want to be awesome, well...you know what you need to do. Show time is 9PM. HERE'S THE FACEBOOK EVENT

NEXT UP, on Saturday April 16th we'll be returning as the TRIO to The Shire Pub in Delhi, NY. This is a mutually beneficial transaction as they love the, and we enjoy perfoming as, the Trio. Looking forward to all the veggies. Our show time is 9:00PM.. HERE IS THE FACEBOOK EVENT.

LAST UP, on Sunday April 17th continues my SOLO residency at Jive Bar and Lounge in Milford, PA. Show starts at 4PM. HERE'S THE FACEBOOK EVENT.

AND SO...

If you've arrived at this page through the website portal, you've seen two banners. Here's the rundown:

talking machine bowie tribute at the falcon

The above banner leads you to info regarding ONE of TWO Bowie Tribute's at the end of April. This one is at the Falcon, Sunday April 24th from 4-9PM (approx.). If you're interested, click the banner and scroll down.

NEXT UP:

talking machine bowie tribute at the chance

The above banner leads you to info regarding the SECOND of TWO Bowie Tributes at the end of April. This one is at the Chance, Friday April 29th from 8-1AM (approx.). If you're interested, click the banner and scroll down.

Work has begun on Talking Machine album #2. It has been delayed. We'll keep you posted.

 

Week of April 4th to April 10th

Calendar

The Wherehouse (DUO)
Thursday April 07th, 2016, Newburgh, NY 8PM

The Gaslight (DUO)
Friday April 08th, 2016, Wellsboro, PA 9PM

Wild-Ro-Deo Saloon (TRIO)
Saturday April 09th, 2016, 8PM

Jive (Tin Monk SOLO)
Sunday April 10th, 2016, Milford, PA 4PM

POSTING:

Tin Monk. Monday afternoon.

RECAP:

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

Billy Joe's Ribworks: was full of expectant fans and general customers alike. I enjoy my time there, and, it appears, so do they. Not sure when I'll be back there SOLO since the DUO will be taking up Spring/Summer spots. I'll let you know.

Jimmy D's: was full of expectant fans, and they were a rowdy bunch. We always have a good time there, although, admittedly, we missed having Jimmy in the crowd. We'll see you next month.

The Pickwick Pub: Well...it was full of expectant fans and friends alike, but the joy was bitter sweet. This will be there last month and then the doors close forever, as the building's been sold. We only performed there twice, but it was enough for us to say that it will genuinely be missed. Take care, guys. We'll see you around. Oh, and Sam performed with one arm on the kit, and it was pretty awesome. Don't tell him I said that.

Jive Bar and Lounge: was full of expectant customers...who then became fans. They stuck around the whole time, and apparently everyone at the bar yesterday were Eagles fans, because I got my biggest ovation playing Hotel California. Yeah, I know. See you next Sunday.

PRECAP:

Four Gigs this week/end:

Three Talking Machine/Two Tin Monk:

FIRST UP, on Thursday April 7th the DUO returns for our monthly first Thursday at The Wherehouse in Newburgh, NY. As I've said, the Anniversary Party was a great time and drove home just how happy we are to share these past years with Dan Brown and his Crew. This will be our sixth year with him, and we're looking foward to many more. Show time is 8PM. HERE IS THE FACEBOOK EVENT

NEXT UP, on Friday April 8th the DUO returns to The Gaslight in Wellsboro, PA. It's been too long. Not to worry, however: We'll be resuming our regularly scheduled second Fridays the rest of the year. Our show time is 10PM. HERE'S THE FACEBOOK EVENT

NEXT UP, on Saturday April 9th we'll be performing as a TRIO (Dianne, Monk, and Sam Allen on Drums) will have its debut at The Wild Roe-Deo Saloon in Bloomingburg, NY. Not much to say here except that we're happy to have our first performanc be with the TRIO, and we look forward to seeing all our friends and fans in the area. Our show time is 8:00PM. HERE IS THE FACEBOOK EVENT.

LAST UP, on Sunday April 10th continues my SOLO residency at Jive Bar and Lounge in Milford, PA. Show starts at 4PM. HERE'S THE FACEBOOK EVENT.

AND SO...

If you've arrived at this page through the website portal, you've seen two banners. Here's the rundown:

talking machine bowie tribute at the falcon

The above banner leads you to info regarding ONE of TWO Bowie Tribute's at the end of April. This one is at the Falcon, Sunday April 24th from 4-9PM (approx.). If you're interested, click the banner and scroll down.

NEXT UP:

talking machine bowie tribute at the chance

The above banner leads you to info regarding the SECOND of TWO Bowie Tributes at the end of April. This one is at the Chance, Friday April 29th from 8-1AM (approx.). If you're interested, click the banner and scroll down.

Work has begun on Talking Machine album #2. It has been delayed. We'll keep you posted.

 

Week of March 28th to April 3rd

Calendar

Billy Joe's Ribworks (Tin Monk SOLO)
Thursday March 31st, 2016, Newburgh, NY 6PM

Jimmy D's (DUO)
Friday April 01st, 2016, North Bergen, NY 10PM

Pickwick (TRIO)
Saturday April 02nd, 2016, Poughkeepsie, NY 9PM

Jive (Tin Monk SOLO)
Sunday April 03rd, 2016, Milford, PA 5PM

POSTING:

Tin Monk. Monday afternoon.

RECAP:

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

Jive Bar and Lounge: WAS PACKED. I didn't see Randy, the cook, take a single break. We, of course, had a great time as a result, and we're looking forward to next time. See you guys in June.

The Sweet Onion Brewhouse: Was...well...PACKED. Man, what a great crowd. We played straight through to an exceptionally attentive crowd, and even got (jovially) proposistion for marriage by some of the patrons. Have to say all in all it was a good night.

Jive Bar and Lounge: Was closed for easter. So that was that.

PRECAP:

Four Gigs this week/end:

Two Talking Machine/Two Tin Monk:

FIRST UP, on Thursday March 31st the Tin Monk returns for a SOLO gig at Billy Joe's Ribworks in Newburgh, NY. It's always a joy, and the food and coffee is great. The staff kicks a little ass, too. I'll be performing SOLO in the dining room by the bar. Show time is 6PM. HERE IS THE FACEBOOK EVENT

NEXT UP, on Friday April 1st the DUO returns to Jimmy D's in North Bergen, NJ. A night of foul language and drunk people yelling. What's there not to love about it? What? Show time is 9:30PM.

NEXT UP, on Saturday April 2nd we'll be performing as a TRIO (Dianne, Monk, and Sam Allen on Drums) will be returning to The Pickwick Pub in Poughkeepsie, NY. This will be a farewell performance (for them, not us) as thier doors will be closing at the end of the month. We're sad that our time with them was so brief, but better to have loved and lost and all that. Come say good-bye in style. Our show time is 9:30PM. HERE IS THE FACEBOOK EVENT.

LAST UP, on Sunday April 3rd continues my SOLO residency at Jive Bar and Lounge in Milford, PA. Show starts at 4PM. HERE'S THE FACEBOOK EVENT.

Work has begun on album #2. It has been delayed. We'll keep you posted.

 

Week of March 21st to March 27th

Calendar

Jive (DUO)
Friday March 25th, 2016, Milford, PA 8PM

Sweet Onion Brewhouse (DUO)
Saturday March 26th, 2016, Florida, NY 8:00PM

Jive (Tin Monk Solo) CLOSED FOR EASTER
Sunday March 27th, 2016, Milford, PA 4PM

POSTING:

Tin Monk. Friday late afternoon.

RECAP:

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

Max's On Main: Was a fantastic time. Place was lined with fans, friends, and new-comers. We made "groupies" of an entire section near the bar, who danced until we couldn't play anymore. We love you all. See you next month.

Other than that, the weekend was a bit of a bummer...

Plattekill Mountain: Was cancelled due to NICE weather. They got hit pretty hard from lack of cold, and we sort of knew it all week. We've had a great success when we are there, and we wouldn't let it go for the world. We'll be there this summer with the QUARTET. We'll keep you posted.

Jive Bar and Lounge: was OUR first cancellation since we began this nearly 6 years ago. I got hit with a brutal flu that layed me out, and I just couldn't make it, no matter how long I waited it out. That being said, I'm 100% again, and we're ready to go.

PRECAP:

Three Gigs this week/end:

Two Talking Machine/One Tin Monk:

FIRST UP, on Friday March 25th the DUO returns to Jive Bar and Lounge in Milford, PA. The place seems to be doing well, and each time the DUO makes an appearance, there is less and less floor. We're excited to return. Show time is 8PM. HERE'S THE FACEBOOK EVENT

NEXT UP, on Saturday March 26th the DUO returns to The Sweet Onion Brewhouse in Florida, NY. It's intimate, the food is great, and the bathrooms are second to none. Seriously. Show time is 8PM. HERE'S THE FACEBOOK EVENT

LAST UP, on Sunday March 27th my SOLO residency at Jive Bar and Lounge in Milford, PA. is cancelled for one week only as Jive Bar and Lounge will be closed for Easter. See you next week.

Work has begun on album #2. It has been delayed. We'll keep you posted.

 

Week of March 14th to March 20th

Calendar

Max's on Main
Friday March 18th, 2016, Beacon, NY 9:30PM

Plattekill
Saturday March 19th, 2016 Plattekill, NY 3PM

Jive (Tin Monk Solo)
Sunday March 21th, 2016, Milford, PA 5PM

POSTING:

Tin Monk. Wednesday Afternoon.

RECAP:

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

Billy Joe's Ribworks: I performed a Tin Monk SOLO gig with the mesmerizing backdrop of the Hudson River blanketed in fog. I even regailed the patrons with a short rendition of Smoke on the Water. A bit on the nose, but what else could I do? The night was great as always. Ended up playing till 10. See you March 23rd.

The Gaslight: the DUO played to a crowd of old friends and fans. It was good to see the Gaslight crew after so many months. Dianne and I got to have a night away from the kids. Overall, it was a welcome mini tour. We love you guys. See you next month.

The Pickled Owl : the DUO performed to another attentive crowd full of smiling faces of friends, fans, and family. The room was a little thin due to the myriad parades and celebrations around Sullivan County for the upcoming St. Patrick's Day. It was great to have an intimate evening with a small room of completely present souls. And the coffee is still fucking amazing. See you in May.

Jive Bar and Lounge: I performed a Tin Monk SOLO gig. It was warm enough to leave the front door open, and it charmed some bodies off of the street into the bar. Between the perpetual hang overs from the pre-St. Patty's day celebrations, and the loss of an hour from DLS, it was heartening to see such looks of relief on the faces in the audience. We'll see you next Sunday.

PRECAP:

Three Gigs this week/end:

Two Talking Machine/One Tin Monk:

NEXT UP, on Friday February 19th the DUO returns to Max's On Main in Beacon, NY. Last time we had an...interesting time. More interview stories. Looking forward to collecting some more. Show time is 9PM. HERE'S THE FACEBOOK EVENT

NEXT UP, on Saturday (Afternoon) February 27th the DUO performs once again at Plattekill Mountain in Plattekill, NY. While the weather has been pleasant for the lot of us, it's been bad for the Mountain Resorts, so the potential exists for a cancellation. Given the sheer amount of work we've had there, it's hard to feel slighted. We'll keep you all updated. If there are no problems, our show time is 3:00PM.

LAST UP, on Sunday March 13th continues my SOLO residency at Jive Bar and Lounge in Milford, PA. Show starts at 5PM. HERE'S THE FACEBOOK EVENT.

Work has begun on album #2. It has been delayed. We'll keep you posted.

 

Week of March 7th to March 13th

Calendar

Billy Joe's Ribworks (Tin Monk Solo)
Thursday March 10th, 2016, Newburgh, NY 5PM

The Gas Light Pub
Friday March 11th, 2016, Wellsboro, PA 10PM

Pickled Owl
Friday March 12th, 2016, Hurleyville, NY 7PM

Jive (Tin Monk Solo)
Sunday March 13th, 2016, Milford, PA 5PM

POSTING:

Tin Monk. Monday Afternoon.

RECAP:

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

The Wherehouse: as wonderful as it was to perform with the quartet, it was nice to return as the DUO for an evening with friends and fans. Twas a busy night, and we played to a very attentive crowd. We love of you. See you next month.

Jimmy D's: the DUO played to a rowdy crowd of young and old. Speaking of which, it was nice to see Jimmy. He's a little bit of both. We love the new management, and can't wait to go back.

Andes Hotel: the DUO performed to another attentive crowd. We actually got to see a fan who'd helped us with our gear at Plattekill...twice. Not only that, he ended up winning the raffle that night. Here's to you, brother. Always bet on Talking Machine. Oh, and Ed, I'll be holding you to that free steak. See you in a couple.

Chocolate Expo: the DUO performed AND worked sound (with wonderful help from Sam Allen), and it was fanstastic. The place was sold out, and MOBBED. We managed to score a nice little spot just in the middle...eye of the storm is an understatement. We ended the day with an attentive crowd of toddlers and parents. That's how these things usually go, and we love every minute of it. Toddler don't spend the entire time with their face buried in screens, and dance their little asses off. This is the last Expo until October or so, but we'll definitely see you there. Tip of the hat to the celebrity chefs. Have a great Spring/Summer.

PRECAP:

Four Gigs this week/end:

Two Talking Machine/Two Tin Monk:

FIRST UP, on Thursday March 10th I returns SOLO for a gig at Billy Joe's Ribworks in Newburgh, NY. Seems to be a reoccuring theme. Usually, the duo performs there for an afternoon or two, but for the time being (up until the spring/summer proper, at least) I'll be performing SOLO in the dining room by the bar. Show time is 5PM. HERE IS THE FACEBOOK EVENT

NEXT UP, on Friday March 11th the DUO returns to The Gaslight in Wellsboro, PA. It's been too long. Not to worry, however: We'll be resuming our regularly scheduled second Fridays the rest of the year. Our show time is 10PM. HERE'S THE FACEBOOK EVENT

NEXT UP, on Saturday March 12th the Duo returns to The Pickled Owl in Hurleyville, NY. I know I write this alot, but we really do love this place. It's one of the few brand new spots that seem to get it right off top. The food is delicious, the staff is attentive, the place looks amazing, and, although I don't drink coffee as much anymore, the coffee is fantastic. It's a cozy little spot, and, most important, the acoustics are great. Show time is 7PM. HERE IS THE FACEBOOK EVENT

LAST UP, on Sunday March 13th continues my SOLO residency at Jive Bar and Lounge in Milford, PA. Show starts at 5PM. HERE'S THE FACEBOOK EVENT.

Work has begun on album #2. It has been delayed. We'll keep you posted.

 

Week of February 29th to March 6th

Calendar

The Wherehouse
Thursday March 03rd, 2016, Newburgh, NY 8PM

Jimmy D's
Friday March 04th, 2016, North Bergen, NJ 9:30

Andes Hotel
Saturday March 05th, 2016, Andes, NY 9PM

Chocolate Expo
Sunday March 06th, 2016, Long Island, NY 10AM

POSTING:

Tin Monk. Tuesday morning.

RECAP:

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

Billy Joe's Ribworks: was another great SOLO gig. I performed inside near the bar, and did my thing while the staff did their's. Apparently, there is a group of Corn Hole players (yes, that's what it's called) who gather every Thursday and are hard to please sonically. Looks like they love Monk. This pleases me. Anyway, I'm not sure when I'll be on another SOLO Thursday, but either way, I'm glad ya'll loved it.

Jive Bar and Lounge: the DUO played, initially, to a sea of new faces. Eventually, they became old faces....since they stuck around the whole time. We also had a pack of fans hop in half-way through, and the night was magic. See you next month.

Plattekill Mountain: the DUO performed to another attentive crowd. We actually got to see a fan who'd helped us with our gear a month ago. Thanks, brother. Other than that, we made nice sounds from our speakers, and we made the people happy. We're growing to love that place. See you next month.

The Wherehouse: the QUARTET performed at the Anniversary party mere hours after the DUO came down from Platte, and played to a full house. We debuted Jason Upchurch, who is pinch-hitting for Jim Lucas for a time, and he was amazing. I even picked up my electric guitar for the last couple of songs. Overall, a pretty good way to end a long day. Happy Birthday Wherehouse. Here's to many more.

Jive Bar and Lounge: This SOLO Sunday gig saw a few new faces in the crowd. See you this Sunday. Got some vidya taken by chef, friend, and fan Randy Crum from one of my Sundays there on my Facebook page. Every Sunday is Monk Sunday. I'll have some new stuff. See you next week.

PRECAP:

Three Gigs this week/end:

Four Talking Machine/None Tin Monk:

FIRST UP, on Thursday March 3rd the DUO returns for our monthly first Thursday at The Wherehouse in Newburgh, NY. As I've said, the Anniversary Party was a great time and drove home just how happy we are to share these past years with Dan Brown and his Crew. This will be our sixth year with him, and we're looking foward to many more. Show time is 8PM. HERE IS THE FACEBOOK EVENT

NEXT UP, on Friday March 4th the DUO returns to Jimmy D's in North Bergen, NJ. A night of foul language and drunk people yelling. What's there not to love about it? What? Show time is 9:30PM.

NEXT UP, on Saturday March 5th the DUO performs once again at Andes Hotel in Andes, NY. Performance in the tavern. Warm and toasty inside. Steak is second to none. Talking Machine. Our show time is 3:00PM.

LAST UP, on Sunday March 6th my SOLO residency at Jive Bar and Lounge in Milford, PA will be CANCELLED for one week for THIS:

NOTICE THE BANNER ON THE FRONT PAGE.....??!1!!!??

CLICK THE PICTURE!!!1!

talking machine full band at mazzstock August 29th

HERE'S THE FACEBOOK EVENT. CLICK IT!!11!!

We've performed and run sound for the Chocolate Expo a number of time already and we've loved every minute of it. This time, it's in Long Island at the Cradle of Aviation Museum. We'll be there all day, performing short sets throughout the day, as well a running sound on the third floor for a Choral performance and a various Celebrity Chef Demos. Don't miss it. Oh, and CLICK!!!11!!

I (Tin Monk) will be resuming my regularly scheduled Sundays at Jive Bar and Lounge on March 13th

Work has begun on album #2. It has been delayed. We'll keep you posted.

 

Week of February 22nd to February 28th

Calendar

Billy Joe's Ribworks (Tin Monk SOLO)
Thursday February 25th, 2016, Newburgh, NY 5PM

Jive (DUO)
Friday February 26th, 2016, Milford, PA 8PM

Plattekill (DUO)
Saturday February 27th, 2016 Plattekill, NY 3PM

The Wherehouse Anniversary (QUARTET)
Saturday February 27th, 2016, Newburgh, NY 10PM

Jive (Tin Monk SOLO)
Sunday February 28th, 2016, Milford, PA 5PM

POSTING:

Tin Monk. Tuesday morning.

RECAP:

So...here's last week's round up...we ended up with a last minute gig not listed last week:

Billy Joe's Ribworks: was a last minute SOLO gig. It was great. I performed inside near the bar, and did my thing while the staff did their's. Looks like I'll be doing the same thing next couple of weeks (info below)

Max's On Main: the DUO to an attentive crowd...especially after Leon Russell wrapped his gig at the Towne Crier, and his fans poured in for a night cap. Who knew there was such an fan overlap? See you next month.

The Sweet Onion Brewhouse: DUO performance went beautifully. The place was PACKED with fans, and we made a lot converts in the process as well. We'll see you in March.

Jive Bar and Restuarant: This SOLO Sunday gig saw a few new faces in the crowd. See you this Sunday. Got some vidya taken by chef, friend, and fan Randy Crum from one of my Sundays there on my Facebook page. Every Sunday is Monk Sunday. I'll have some new stuff. See you next week.

PRECAP:

Three Gigs this week/end:

Two Talking Machine/Two Tin Monk:

FIRST UP, on Thursday February 25th Tin Monk performs SOLO at Billy Joe's Ribworks in Newburgh, NY. Usually, the duo performs there for an afternoon or two, but for the time being (up until the summer proper, at least) I'll be performing SOLO in the dining room by the bar. Show time is 5PM. HERE IS THE FACEBOOK EVENT

NEXT UP, on Friday February 26th the DUO returns to Jive Bar and Restuarant in Milford, PA. It's always a great crowd at this (relatively) new joint in Milford when we show up, and we're looking forward to returning. Show time is 9PM. HERE'S THE FACEBOOK EVENT

NEXT UP, on Saturday (Afternoon) February 27th the DUO performs once again at Plattekill Mountain in Plattekill, NY. We went from a couple of cancellations to being there nearly all month! Bad weather is all about perspective. We love snow. We love it there. We're glad to be going back yet again. Our show time is 3:00PM.

NEXT UP, on Saturday (Evening) February 27th the QUARTET performs at The Wherehouse in Newburgh, NY for their 7th 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. The QUARTET features Jason Upchurch subbing for Jim Lucas on bass, and, as always, Sam Allen on drums. Event starts at 1PM. Our Show time is 8PM. HERE'S THE FACEBOOK EVENT

LAST UP, on Sunday February 28st my SOLO residency continues at Jive Bar and Restuarant in Milford, PA. E'ry week. Specials will be announced. The show time is 5:00PM. HERE'S THE FACEBOOK EVENT

Work has begun on album #2. It has been delayed. We'll keep you posted.

NOTICE THE BANNER ON THE FRONT PAGE.....??!1!!!??

CLICK!11!!!

talking machine full band at mazzstock August 29th

HERE'S THE FACEBOOK EVENT. CLICK IT!!11!!

 

Week of February 15th to February 21st

Calendar

Billy Joe's Ribworks (Tin Monk Solo)
Thursday February 18th, 2016, Newburgh, NY 5PM

Max's On Main (DUO)
Friday February 19th, 2016, Beacon, NY 9:30PM

Sweet Onion Brewhouse (DUO)
Saturday February 20th, 2016, Florida, NY 8:00PM

Jive (Tin Monk Solo)
Sunday February 21st, 2016, Milford, PA 5PM

POSTING:

Tin Monk. Monday late evening.

RECAP:

So...here's last week's round up...we ended up with a last minute gig not listed last week:

Billy Joe's Ribworks: was a last minute SOLO gig. It was great. I performed inside near the bar, and did my thing while the staff did their's. Looks like I'll be doing the same thing next couple of weeks (info below)

Plattekill Mountain: the DUO ended up filling in for a last minute cancellation. We are enjoying this mutually beneficial turn of events. The resort is top notch, the staff is awesome, but it's fucking cold. That's great for them, and us...indirectly. Either way, we'll be back next month.

A.J. Cafe: DUO performance went swimmingly. The acoustics are fantastic. The food is superb. The owners care about the music they hire, and their staff is on point. We'll be returning this spring. We'll keep you posted.

Jive Bar and Restuarant: This SOLO Sunday gig was on Valentine's Day, of course, so the night was replete with candle light, flowers, specialty drinks, dinner specials, and Monk. Can't ask for much more. See you this Sunday. Got some vidya taken by chef, friend, and fan Randy Crum from one of my Sundays there on my Facebook page. Every Sunday is Monk Sunday. I'll have some new stuff. See you next week.

PRECAP:

Three Gigs this week/end:

Two Talking Machine/Two Tin Monk:

FIRST UP, on Thursday February 18th Tin Monk performs SOLO at Billy Joe's Ribworks in Newburgh, NY. Usually, the duo performs there for an afternoon or two, but for the time being (up until the summer proper, at least) I'll be performing solo in the dining room by the bar. Show time is 5PM. HERE IS THE FACEBOOK EVENT

NEXT UP, on Friday February 19th the DUO returns to Max's On Main in Beacon, NY. Last time we had an...interesting time. More interview stories. Looking forward to collecting some more. Show time is 9PM. HERE'S THE FACEBOOK EVENT

NEXT UP, on Saturday February 20th the DUO returns to in The Sweet Onion Brewhouse in Florida, NY. You should go. Seriously. Show time is 9PM. HERE'S THE FACEBOOK EVENT

LAST UP, on Sunday February 21st my SOLO residency continues at Jive Bar and Restuarant in Milford, PA. E'ry week. Specials will be announced. The show time is 5:00PM. HERE'S THE FACEBOOK EVENT

Work has begun on album #2. It has been delayed. We'll keep you posted.

 

Week of February 8th to February 14th

Calendar

Billy Joe's Ribworks (Tin Monk Solo)
Thursday February 11th, 2016, Newburgh, NY 5PM

AJ Cafe
Saturday February 13th, 2016, Wappingers Falls, NY 9PM

Jive (Tin Monk Solo)
Sunday February 14th, 2016, Milford, PA 5PM

POSTING:

Tin Monk. Monday late evening.

RECAP:

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

The Wherehouse: Bar was full of fans and friends. It was good to see farmiliar faces every month. It's heartening to see that people haven't gotten sick of us. We love you all. See you the end of this Month....

Jimmy D's Blues Saloon: The bar was packed...lots of young blood...and they were refreshingly receptive. Something went down that will end up being an interview story. Maybe I'll tell you sometime. Either way, it ended up being a phenomenal night. See you next month.

Plattekill Mountain: Finally happened! And it was great! The staff there is awesome, the place is run like a machine, and the people were great. We've never had so many venue customers give us a hand with our gear. We'll see you next month!

The Shire Pub: The Trio (Me, Dianne, and Sam on drums) played to a hungry, receptive crowd. The Shire was where we realized we had something with the Trio, and we're glad to keep on returning. We'll see you soon.

Jive Bar and Restuarant: My Sundays. I love them. You love them. Everyweek, my lovelies. Got some vidya taken by chef, friend, and fan Randy Crum from one of my Sundays there on my Facebook page. Every Sunday is Monk Sunday. I'll have some new stuff. See you next week.

PRECAP:

Three Gigs this week/end:

One Talking Machine/Two Tin Monk:

FIRST UP, on Thursday February 11th Tin Monk performs solo at Billy Joe's Ribworks in Newburgh, NY. Usually, the duo performs there for an afternoon or two, but for the time being (up until the summer proper, at least) I'll be performing solo in the dining room by the bar. Show time is 5PM. HERE IS THE FACEBOOK EVENT

NEXT UP, on Saturday February 13th the Duo returns to A.J. Cafe in Wappinger's Fall, NY. Last time we had an...interesting time. More interview stories. Looking forward to collecting some more. Show time is 9PM. HERE'S THE FACEBOOK EVENT

LAST UP, on Sunday February 14th my residency continues at Jive Bar and Restuarant in Milford, PA. This week, Monk helps couples copulate by serenading them with various songs about a thing called Love. There are many forms of Love. I will respect them all. Specials will be announced. The show time is 5:00PM. HERE'S THE FACEBOOK EVENT

Work has begun on album #2. It has been delayed. We'll keep you posted.

 

Week of February 1st to February 7th

Calendar

The Wherehouse
Thursday February 04th, 2016, Newburgh, NY 8PM

Jimmy D's
Friday February 05th, 2016, North Bergen, NJ 10PM

Plattekill
Saturday February 06th, 2016 Plattekill, NY 3PM

The Shire (TRIO)
Saturday February 06th, 2016, Delhi, NY 9PM

Jive (Tin Monk Solo)
Sunday February 07th, 2016, Milford, PA 5PM

POSTING:

Tin Monk. Tuesday early evening.

RECAP:

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

The Pickled Owl: Bar was packed. Good to see old friends, fans, and family. The place is beautiful, and it looks like it's going to remain a fixture not only in Hurleyville, but in our venue rotation as well. See you guys in March.

Shawnee Mountain: Aside from having to deal with some extant rudeness from the staff, we had a great performance. Customers there don't expect to be entertained, and it's refreshing and uplifting to see them pleasantly surpised. We'll see you guys next month.

Jive Bar and Restuarant: Was packed from front to back thanks in no small part to (the fanstastic Jive chef) Randy's marketing skills on Facebook. Our rep had a bit to do with that as well. Either way, great time had by all. We'll see you next month.

Jive Bar and Restuarant: My Sundays. I love them. You love them. Everyweek, my lovelies. Got some vidya taken by chef, friend, and fan Randy Crum from one of my Sundays there on my Facebook page. Every Sunday is Monk Sunday. I'll have some new stuff. See you next week.

PRECAP:

Five Gigs this week/end:

Four Talking Machine/One Tin Monk:

FIRST UP, on Thursday February 4th the Duo returns to The Wherehouse in Newburgh, NY for our monthly first Thursday. There isn't much to add....it's The Wherehouse. It is fabulous. We are fabulous. You could be fabulous. Show time is 8PM. HERE IS THE FACEBOOK EVENT

NEXT UP, on Friday February 5th the Duo returns to Jimmy D's Blues Saloon. Our monthly Metal curse-fest. We love you Jimmy. We'll see you there. Show time is 9:30. HERE'S THE FACEBOOK EVENT

NEXT UP, on Saturday (Afternoon) February 6th the Duo performs (finally) at Plattekill Mountain in Plattekill, NY. We've had two cancellations there due to warm weather. While our usually policy is to remove the venue from our rotation after multiple cancellations close to the performance date, it's hard to fault the fine people in Plattekill when they run a ski slope and there's no snow. We're on this week though, so PACK YOUR SKIIS. Our show time is 3:00PM.

NEXT UP, on Saturday (Evening) February 6th we'll be returning to The Shire Pub in Delhi, NY, performing as the Trio (Dianne, Monk, Sam on Drums). Our bassist is going to be unavailable for a time, so we've opted to change it up a bit. We've done this kind of thing before, and it always goes over well. Our show time is 9:00PM.

LAST UP, on Sunday February 7th my residency continues at Jive Bar and Restuarant in Milford, PA. Every Sunday is Monk Day. Come by and spend the night with Monk. Specials will be announced. The show time is 5:00PM. HERE'S THE FACEBOOK EVENT

Work has begun on album #2. It has been delayed. We'll keep you posted.

 

Week of January 25th to January 31st

Calendar

CALENDAR IS UPDATED WITH 2016 DATES.

Pickled Owl
Friday January 29th, 2016, Hurleyville, NY 7PM

Shawnee Mountain
Saturday January 30, 2016, Shawnee, NY 2PM

Jive (DUO)
Saturday January 30, 2016, Milford, PA 9PM

Jive (Tin Monk Solo)
Sunday January 31, 2016, Milford, PA 5PM

POSTING:

Tin Monk. Tuesday early evening.

RECAP:

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

Donovan's Pub: Bar was packed. Dining area filled to the brim with hungry listeners. And Dan Connor (the owner) was all smiles from ear to ear. At least until the snow came. Then we got up out that bitch with the quickness. As it were. We love the Connors. Let's not take so long to see you guys again, eh?

The Pickwick Pub: We've been going back and forth with the owners of that place for years now, and it ended up being mutually beneficial. Place was packed from stem to stern, and the Trio (Me, Dianne, and Sam) kicked a whole lotta ass. They are unfortunately closing in April, but we'll be returning April 2nd for one last hurrah. Thanks, Jackie.

Jive Bar and Restuarant: Milford got hit hard by the storm. Of course, I only managed to see the aftermath. Got some vidya taken by cook, friend, and fan Randy Crum from one of my Sundays there on my Facebook page. Every Sunday is Monk Sunday. See you next week.

PRECAP:

Four Gigs this week/end:

Three Talking Machine/One Tin Monk:

FIRST UP, on Friday January 29th the Duo returns to The Pickled Owl in Hurleyville, NY. I know I write this alot, but we really do love this place. It's one of the few brand new spots that seem to get it right off top. The food is delicious, the staff is attentive, the place looks amazing, and, although I don't drink coffee as much anymore, the coffee is fantastic. It's a cozy little spot, and, most important, the acoustics are great. Show time is 7PM. HERE IS THE FACEBOOK EVENT

NEXT UP, on Saturday (Afternoon) January 30th the Duo performs at Shawnee Mountain in Shawnee, PA. Been a few months, and we're happy to be going back. We'll be performing inside across from the bar. Our show time is 2:00PM. HERE IS THE FACEBOOK EVENT.

NEXT UP, on Saturday (Evening) January 30th we'll be performing as the duo Jive Bar and Restuarant in Milford, PA. It'll be nice to return to this (relatively) brand new spot in Milford, and get to see our friends and fans from the area we don't often get to see due to geography. Food is great, place is beautiful, and we are awesome. Not much to reason a no-show. Our show time is 9:00PM. HERE IS THE FACEBOOK EVENT.

LAST UP, on Sunday January 31st my residency continues at Jive Bar and Restuarant in Milford, PA. Every Sunday is Monk Day. Come by and spend the night with Monk. Specials will be announced. The show time is 5:00PM. HERE'S THE FACEBOOK EVENT

Work has begun on album #2. It has been delayed. We'll keep you posted.

 

Week of January 18th to January 24th

Calendar

CALENDAR IS UPDATED WITH 2016 DATES.

Donovan's Pub
Friday January 22nd, 2016, Woodside, Queens, NY 9PM

Pickwick Pub (TRIO)
Saturday January 23rd, 2016, Poughkeepsie, NY 9PM

Jive (Tin Monk Solo)
Sunday January 24th, 2016, Milford, PA 5PM

POSTING:

Tin Monk. Tuesday early evening.

ANNOUNCEMENT:

This was posted this week to our Facebook page (linked also to our Twitter):

"So we've been promising this BIG ANNOUNCEMENT for nearly a month now, and we've seen fans and friends whispering to each other at our gigs. Let's do this, shall we?
The answer is, YES, I am PREGNANT!
Tin Monk and I are expecting another child at the end of July, and we are so very excited to share this amazing journey with you all....AGAIN!
We want to assure you that it will be the same setup as last time, and I'll be performing until the baby is born. Tin Monk will then take over duties for us (including ALL of our Talking Machine gigs) for a few months both solo AND with the help of our band mates (Sam Allen and Jim Lucas), as well as some special guests along the way.
I plan on doing a limited amount of very local shows within that time period, but I can't stress it enough: Talking Machine will continue straight through, and when the time comes, as I care for our beautiful newborn, Tin Monk will still be entertaining the Eastern Seaboard on our behalf.
We love you all, and appreciate the ongoing support. Past, Present, and Future."

As an aside...we really do love you all. Let's get to it, shall we?

RECAP:

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

Max's On Main: Was packed to the doors. What a great crowd. Got to drop some new songs on the hapless mass, and they loved it for certain. Food's great there, too. We love you all, and we'll see you next month.

Scibex Fundraiser: Was slow to start, but got rolling as the day traveled on. Special thanks to Vera for asking us to be a part of the cause. Good luck to the Scibex family, and we'll be here if you need us again.

Private Party was private and a party. It was also some of the best times we've had recently. Happy Birthday, and we love you guys. Please don't ever wear those pants again.

Jive Bar and Restuarant: Jive was a glow with regulars and a few new faces. They finally have a Facebook Page again. I love it there. See you next week.

PRECAP:

Three Gigs this week/end:

Three Talking Machine/One Tin Monk:

FIRST UP, on Friday January 22nd the Duo returns to Donovan's Pub in Woodside, Queens, NY. It has been a VERY long time since we've been there, and we miss them terribly. It'll be good to take a ride down into the city...and then not do it again for a few months because traffics sucks down there. Show time is 9PM. HERE IS THE FACEBOOK EVENT

NEXT UP, on Saturday January 23rd we'll be performing as a TRIO (Dianne, Monk, and Sam Allen on Drums) debuting The Pickwick Pub in Poughkeepsie, NY. Looking forward to entertaining our fans in the area, and get the trio some stage time. Our show time is 9:30PM. HERE IS THE FACEBOOK EVENT.

LAST UP, on Sunday January 24th my residency continues at Jive Bar and Restuarant in Milford, PA. Every Sunday is Monk Day. Come by and spend the night with Monk. The show time is 5:00PM. (The Facebook Link is a temporary, unofficial page for Jive Bar until the official page goes live). HERE'S THE FACEBOOK EVENT

Work has begun on album #2. It has been delayed. We'll keep you posted.

 

Week of January 11th to January 17th

Calendar

CALENDAR IS UPDATED WITH 2016 DATES.

Max's On Main
Friday January 15th, 2016, Beacon, NY 9:30PM

Scibex Fundraiser
Saturday January 16th, 2016 3:30-5PM

Private Party
Saturday January 16th, 2016

Jive (Tin Monk Solo)
Sunday January 17th, 2016, Milford, PA 5PM

POSTING:

Tin Monk. Monday early morning.

RECAP:

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

The Wherehouse: It was The Wherehouse. 2nd Home. We love you guys. See you next month. Good to see you, Lee.

Plattekill Mountian: Was cancelled. We'd be angry, but there's no snow. Kinda hard to run a ski resort without snow. It is what it is.

Andes Hotel: Good to see old (and new) fans. Gotta to spend the night at the Hotel proper for a long over due "parents only night". Can't complain about shit.

Jive Bar and Restuarant: Slow night during a veritable torrent from the skies. Roads sucked, but Milford was warm. Those who were there stayed dry while spending some intimate moments with Monk. Which means basically I played music alot. That's about it.

PRECAP:

Three Gigs this week/end:

Three Talking Machine/One Tin Monk:

FIRST UP, on Friday January 15th the Duo returns to Max's On Main in Beacon, NY. From here on out, we'll be playing the third Friday of every month. Other than that, it's Talking Machine at Max's. There you go. Show time is 9:30PM.

NEXT UP, on Saturday (Afternnoon) January 16th we'll be performing at the Scibex Fundraiser in Monroe, NY. Please click the first or last link to get the full run down, as I won't be able to do it justice. We'll be donating our time to perform for this cause close to home. The events starts at 3PM. Our show time is 3:30-5PM. HERE IS THE FACEBOOK EVENT.

NEXT UP, on Saturday (Evening) January 16th we play a private party. Can't say much except "Happy Birthday" and "We love you guys".

LAST UP, on Sunday January 10th my residency continues at Jive Bar and Restuarant in Milford, PA. Every Sunday is Monk Day. Come by and spend the night with Monk. The show time is 5:00PM.

Work has begun on album #2. It has been delayed till next year. We'll keep you posted.

 

Week of January 4th to January 10th

Calendar

CALENDAR IS UPDATED WITH 2016 DATES.

The Wherehouse
Thursday January 07th, 2016, Newburgh, NY 8PM

Plattekill
Saturday, January 09th, 2016 Plattekill, NY 3PM

Andes Hotel
Saturday, January 09th, 2016 Andes, NY 9PM

Jive (Tin Monk Solo)
Sunday January 10th, 2016, Milford, PA 5PM

POSTING:

Tin Monk. FRIDAY Late Evening. I GOT HIT WITH A BIT OF STOMACH BUG, SO UPDATES WERE LATE TO THE PARTY. I'M MUCH BETTER NOW, AND AM BACK ON SCHEDULE. I APOLOGIZE FOR ANY INCONVENIENCE.

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!11!1!1

RECAP:

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

Illuminate Goshen: COLD!!. FUN!!. and COLD!!. It was great to see Dan Brother (largely responsible for putting Dianne and I in the same place that set in motion the events that would lead to kids, marriage, and a nominally popular Duo) and Jason Upchurch (Dan's bassist). They played great as usual. Ed Vandercliff handled sound reinforcment (and the subsequent rulings by Murphy's Law) with his usual applumb. Mayor Kyle did a great job bringing in the New Year in Goshen with style. We'd do it again in a heartbeat. COLD!!11.

The Sweet Onion Brewhouse: WARM!!. FUN!!. WARM!!. We had a capitvated crowd, and the food is great. Oh, and the bathrooms are awesome. I really can not itterate just how amazing they are. Go there. Preferably when we play. But wait to use the lavatory until we're done.

Jive Bar and Restuarant: MONK!!. FUN!!. MONK!!. Spent first New Year Sunday with farmiliar and unfarmiliar faces. Played a lotta guitar. Sang alotta songs. It was a good way to start the year.

PRECAP:

Three Gigs this week/end:

Three Talking Machine/One Tin Monk:

FIRST UP, on Thursday January 7th the Duo returned for its first...first Thursday performance of the New Year at the Wherehouse in Newburgh, NY. Show time is (was) 8PM. HERE WAS THE EVENT WITH BAND LISTING AN INFO. I was late to update the website. But most of you know the deal.

NEXT UP, on Saturday (Afternnoon) January 9th we'll be performing at in Plattekill Mountian in Plattekill, NY (imagine that). It's a duo show, and it's been some time since we've been there. It's cold enough now to have some ski time. We'll be inside where it's warm. Ski before or after we play, please. The show time is 3PM.

NEXT UP, on Saturday (Evening) January 9th we return to the Andes Hotel in Andes, NY for late night duo show. Not much to say other than...COLD!!!. We'll see you there. Show starts at 9PM.

LAST UP, on Sunday January 10th my residency continues at Jive Bar and Restuarant in Milford, PA. Every Sunday is Monk Day. Come by and spend the night with Monk. The show time is 5:00PM.

Work has begun on album #2. It has been delayed till next year. We'll keep you posted.

 

Week of December 28th to January 3rd

Calendar

CALENDAR IS UPDATED WITH 2016 DATES.

NYE Goshen Illuminated (DUO)
Saturday Decemer 31st, 2015 Goshen, NY 9:45PM

Sweet Onion Brewhouse
Saturday January 02nd, 2016, Florida, NY 8:00PM

Jive (Tin Monk Solo)
Sunday, January 03th, 2016 Milford, PA 5PM

POSTING:

Tin Monk. Monday Late Evening.

RECAP:

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

The Shire Pub: The Trio (that is Me, Dianne, and Sam on drums) played to a full house of eager fans wishing to get there fill of booze, food, and Talking Machine, while simultaneously emptying thier bowels of booze, food, and Holiday Cheer. We aim to please. We'll see you with the Four Piece in February.

Jive Bar and Restuarant: I played to a full house of eager fans wishing to get there fill of booze, food, and Tin Monk, while simultaneously emptying thier bowels of booze, food, and Holiday Cheer. And, yes, I know how it all sounds and I don't care. Tin Monk will fill you with Christmas Cheer. Among other things. See you next Sunday.

PRECAP:

Three Gigs this week/end:

Two Talking Machine/One Tin Monk:

FIRST UP, on Saturday December 26th the Duo will be performing a short 45 min set at NEW YEARS EVE BALL DROP hosted by Illuminate Goshen in Goshen, NY to help ring in the New Year. There will be alot of great music to hear, sights to see, and food to eat, and WATCH THE BALL DROP AT MIDNIGHT. Event starts at 8PM. Our performance show time is 9:45PM. HERE'S THE EVENT WITH BAND LISTING AN INFO.

(here is a write up of the event in the Chronicle)

NEXT UP, on Saturday January 2nd we'll be performing at The Sweet Onion Brewhouse in Florida, NY (formerly Black Dirt Brewhouse). We love the food, the staff, and the bathrooms. Different name. Same bathrooms. Happy New Year.. The show time is 8:30PM.

LAST UP, on Sunday January 3rd I return to Jive Bar and Restuarant in Milford, PA. It's Monk day every week at the new Jive Bar. Come by and spend the night with Monk. Let's celebrate the New Year, shall we? The show time is 5:00PM.

HAPPY NEW YEAR FROM TIN MONK AND DIANNE.

TALKING MACHINE IN 2016.

IT RHYMES!!!!!!11!111!

Work has begun on album #2. It has been delayed till next year. We'll keep you posted.

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