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Dan Hartigan / Blog

Walpole tavern

We had a nice time at the Walpole Tavern last night. I played from 8-10 and we had a great crowd of friends. It's a nice cozy tavern, kinda reminds me of the pubs back home in England except with an indoor bathroom. I'll be playing there a bunch I hope.

Flat Iron Exchange

Had a blast as the Flat Iron Exchange last night, such a nice place to play and hang out. Every town ought to have a place like the Flat iron Exchange. Local art, music and food all in a comfy living room kinda space.

Picking up some speed

Not the narcotic, the pace of music playing. Just jammed again at the Flat Iron Exchange then followed some of the local musicians to a sweet jam at an artists Studio in the basement of the town. Bellows Falls is a pretty good place! ...Oh yeah and I'm playing tomorrow night at the Flat Iron Exchange from 7-9pm, laid back soul stuff. May have some special guests.

Open mic tonight

I got a 20 minute slot at the Marina in Brattleboro, VT, tonight. I start at 7:20 and play till 7:40pm. I'm going to test some brand new songs.

Looking for gigs

Hey, I just had a life focusing event and am on a quest to get a bunch of local gigs. It must be songwriting season cause the words are falling like the oak leaves are outside.

Been a while

This Lyme disease just won't go away, it's been years now of feeling like I have a bad case of the flu so am learning to get used to it. I have a few gigs coming up this month. Looking forward to the revolution.

what a great Christmas!

Played a few Christmas carols with family and friends over good local food. Little drummer boy is a sweet song, would be fun to do a loud stompy version.

I just watched a great half hour lecture by Stephen Buhner on Lyme and Co-Infections. That man is brilliant, totally mind blowing stuff. Bacteria are highly intelligent and organized. What occurred to me is that the Chronic Lyme complex in my body is doing to my body what humans are doing to the earth. There are still so many questions to wonder about!

Bellows falls farmers market

Just kicking back after playing at Bellows Falls farmers market. It was from 4 to 7 pm. The market is once a month there in the winter. Having just moved to Walpole a few months ago Bellows Falls has proven to be a happening place. The farmers there are awesome and have been super nice, its great to start recognizing more people.

Thanks for all the nice things, you farmers, keep up the good work in feeding us all.

Super Thanks to the Green Island Initiative folks, you rock.

Recording finished? nah

Well, we took a month off to focus on writing and recording an album with my great friend Mike. We wrote about 14 songs, got a rough mix of 8 songs, and we'll end up with about 3-4 songs for a demo EP. What a trip, I thought a month would be plenty of time to write and record a sweet album. Nah! What a great month it was though.

So it's going to be a while, maybe up to a year, before we have a full length album but at least we've got a great start. IF I had to do it over again, I would isolate myself from day to day activities, buy all the food we would need for a month, the just shut in and make music. Woohooo.

In other news, I think I'll be playing again at Fat Belly's in Portsmouth, thanks to Joey Pratt. Thanks!

Well, it's bed time, time to dream a few new tunes.

Marshall Amp

Yesterday I played through an old Marshall half stack, tube amp. Oh man, what a great sound, it's spiritual. I mean I've listened to Hendrix and SRV for years, and played their songs on a little solid state practice amp. This whole body vibration of the Marshall half-stack is where it's at. There is a lot of power in this amp and can feel it in my chest even when it isn't turned on. I am so grateful for the chance to experience playing my strat through this sacred amplifier. Lots of rockin' to be coming from Marshall spirit realm this weekend. Whoa! whoa! whoa!!!!