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Named #5 Top Live Album of 2013

I was pleasantly surprised and quite honored to see this tweet from Lazlo of Blow Up Radio last night.

Banding Together 2013 cover

My live album Banding Together 2013, was named #5 in Lazlo’s list of Top 10 Live Albums of 2013! I am so honored to be among a diverse list that also includes Dream Theater, Guster, and the Counting Crows. Wow.

Here’s the complete Top 10:

10. Dream Theater – live at Luna Park
9. Guster – live with the redacted symphony
8. Dispatch – ain’t no trip to Cleveland vol. 1
7. Bruce Tunkel – bootleg series vol. 2
6. The Porchistas – live
5. Josh Bicknell – Banding Together 2013
4. The Howlin’ Brothers – the sun studio session
3. Midge Ure – live in Chicago 2013
2. Skinny Lister – Skinny Lister Folkadelphia Suitcase Session 4/24/2013
1. Counting Crows – Echoes Of The Outlaw Roadshow

And remember, you can pay what you want for Banding Together 2013 right here.

New Digital Album

Today, I’m releasing my live acoustic performance from Banding Together 2013 as a digital album. Pay what you want for it – including FREE – and download it right here.

Banding Together 2013 cover

Get it today →

Banding Together 2013 features 30 minutes of original music recorded absolutely live. No auto-tune. No overdubs. No editing. Just my voice, acoustic guitar, and whatever other sounds occured during the performance. The album features eight original songs in their simplist form.

This recording originally aired as part of the Banding Together Webathon Concert to benefit the Spondylitis Association of America on blowupradio.com.

Please consider donating to the Spondylitis Association of America here: www.spondylitis.org  

I hope you enjoy it!



Banding Together Starts on Friday

Banding Together, the online music festival to benefit the Spondylitis Association of America begins Friday, October 18th and runs through Monday, October 21st. It’s a three “stage” show, meaning that it is being hosted on three websites. There are five opportunities to listen to my solo live acoustic set during the course of the weekend:

Friday, October 18th 7:30pm EST www.40FootHoleStudio.com →

Saturday, October 19th 7:30am EST www.40FootHoleStudio.com →

Saturday, October 19th 4:35pm EST www.ThePenguinRocks.com 

Sunday, October 20th 4:35am EST  www.ThePenguinRocks.com 

Monday, October 21st 12noon EST www.BlowUpRadio.com →

Hope you are able to virtually tune in!

Banding Together


I recorded a solo acoustic live set for the upcoming benefit for the Spondylitis Association of America, called Banding Together. It airs next weekend, Friday-Monday (10/18-10/21) and features some great local artists including Jonathan Andrew, Joshua Van Ness, Paul Rosevear, and The Wag.

Click here to see the complete schedule on blowupradio.com. My performance will air at the following times:

  • Friday, October 18th 7:30pm
  • Saturday, October 19th 7:30am 
  • Saturday, October 19th 4:35pm
  • Sunday, October 20th 4:35am 
  • Monday, October 21st 12noon

If you donate during the benefit weekend, you will receive a free digital compilation album. The album features exclusive tracks from the artists performing. I donated the first song in my set to this compilation.

My set features 30-minutes of original songs. Just me and an acoustic guitar. It’s not too often that I perform as a solo acoustic artist, so I hope you are able to listen at blowupradio.com.

PS – I released last year’s Banding Together performance as a digital album. You can stream it, download it, and pay what you want for it right here.

HarvestFest Recap

Well, actually I have a pretty nice little Saturday planned… 

Saturday was a beautiful day to play an outdoor show. Hey Tiger performed at Bloomfield’s HarvestFest. It was great to play with them again after not having played since June. The sound system was really great, the crowd was attentive, and we learned what a tornado potato is.

Here is our setlist.

HarvestFest Setlist

Then Christina and I discovered the awesome power of a tornado potato + fresh lemonade.

Tornado Potato

Good times.



Two Shows on Saturday

Daytime with Hey Tiger. Nighttime with Adam McDonough. Hope you can make it.

Hey Tiger

Saturday, September 28th
Hey Tiger
Harvest Fest
Broad Street (between Belleville and Bloomfield Ave.)
Bloomfield, NJ

Adam McDonough

Saturday, September 28th
Adam McDonough’s CD Release Party
Live at the Loft
517 Jefferson St.
Hoboken, NJ

RSVP on Facebook →


My Twitter Is Blushing

I recently finished pre-recording a live acoustic set for BlowUpRadio’s Spondylitis Benefit Webathon, which will air in October. I sent it over to Lazlo at BlowUpRadio… Not only did he listen to it right away, but he was kind enough to enthusiastically tweet on my behalf! It’s so refreshing to work with someone who is truly vested in spreading the word about independent, original music. Thank you, Lazlo!

Here are the tweets: