Archive for February, 2010

Concert for a Cure at The Note

Monday, February 22nd, 2010

This Sunday the 28th we’ll be joining a great bill for a Concert for a Cure at The Note in West Chester. The concert will raise money for Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

Along with Mason Porter, Missing Palmer West, John Grecia Band, The New Bolsheviks and Victoria Shea & Company will also be performing.

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Some Recent Press

Monday, February 22nd, 2010

Philly Weekly
http://www.philadelphiaweekly.com/music/Mason-Porter.html

One Fan At A Time
http://onefanatatime.com/2010/01/01/album-review-mason-porter-thunder-in-the-valley/

Philly Acoustic
http://phillyacoustic.blogspot.com/2010/02/mason-porter-is-cursed.html

Pocono Record
http://www.poconorecord.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20100131/NEWS/1310339/-1/rss01

VT and NY this weekend!

Tuesday, February 9th, 2010

OK VT and NY folks we’re coming this weekend! Not without a stop in Philly first though.

Here is what our week looks like:
2/11 Philly, The Fire w/Chirs Kasper, Andrew Lipke, Cowmuddy, Spirit and Dust and more!
2/12 Upstate to Westfield, PA (Paul’s home town) for a gig at the Bear Track Tavern.
2/13 VT bound, Snowshoe Lodge in Montgomery, VT
2/14 Burlington, VT at Radio Bean
2/15 New York City at the Rockwood Music Hall

Links to all of these venues are available on our Tour page.

Some more local gigs coming up include The Note on Feb. 28th and Steel City on March 5th

Blizzard Schmizzard

Sunday, February 7th, 2010

After two snowed-out CD Release Party’s (12/19, 2/6) we decided to take matters in to our own hands last night and have it at Tim’s house in West Chester. A couple dozen folks from town schlepped though the snow to Tim’s for the party. With plenty of beverages to go around and the excitement of the snow storm we had a pretty rowdy bunch on our hands. We got started promptly at 9pm and played our Thunder In Valley album in it’s entirety for the first time. We also streamed the show live on the internet dubbing it the SnowCast!

This band has a history with snow, that’s obvious, but it goes back further than this winter. Yesterday while I was looking out at the blowing snow I was reminded of another snow storm we had a few years ago. It happened to be the night Paul and I met. I came into town with Jesse and we went down to Gee’s deli. They were closing down for the night and having a party in the store. We brought our instruments, played songs and got snowed in. Out of a handful of late nights like this one the band was born that winter. We got Tim on board and booked our first gig at Rex’s soon after. It’s three years later now and the band has grown into something very special and we’re great friends.

I got a text yesterday from a friend it read, “Dude, next time you reschedule a cd release I’m planning a ski trip”. We have an exciting year ahead of us and plenty of more shows on the schedule. We’re not sure yet if we’re going to call any of them a “CD Release Party”.

So maybe these storms weren’t what we wanted to happen but we sure had a great time last night. Thanks to everyone who came to the show and watched the SnowCast. If you missed it, or want to see it again, the SnowCast is saved and is viewable anytime here.

J.D.