This past weekend, I participated in the annual webathon benefit for the Spondylitis Association of America – Banding Together 2022. Organized and run by Lazlo of blowupradio.com, this is a wonderful event that brings together so much local music talent year after year.
If you missed my live virtual performance, I have good news! It is being rebroadcast over the next two days! Here are the dates and times to catch me. Tune in at www.blowupradio.com.
Tuesday 10/18: 9:51pm EDT
Wednesday 10/19: 5:51am EDT
Wednesday 10/19: 1:51pm EDT
Also, please donate to the Spondylitis Association of America. If you use this link, a donation of $10 or more will get you a download of an exclusive compilation album. I have contributed a brand new song to it!
In case you missed it, you can now stream my virtual live performance from the Banding Together webathon that took place on October 15, 2021. Check it out over at SoundCloud here or using the embedded player below.
You can still donate to the Spondylitis Association of America right here.
Here’s what it looked like on my end… playing the set streaming through Skype.
I had a great time playing for a very attentive audience at Espresso Joe’s in Keyport, NJ on Saturday, November 15th. The venue is now original-only and it was great to dust off a few older originals for this set. Thanks to some handy iPhone bootlegging by my dad, you can now watch the entire show on YouTube. Play the embedded playlist below or click here to watch it directly on YouTube.
I had a fantastic time playing at the Hutton on April 20, 2019. It was a rainy day, but the sun cleared in time for a clear evening and a nice crowd. I played two hours – a mix of covers and originals, including some new ones that I tried on for size and will likely bring to future gigs.
I had a fantastic time with Christina Alessi & the Toll Collectors playing for the first time at the Fox and Crow in Jersey City, NJ on Friday, February 15, 2019. This was a great little room to play with such an attentive audience.
Jamie Rose opened the night and rocked it.
Here was the Toll Collectors setlist.
And because the room was so attentive, we decided to play a Crosby, Stills, and Nash cover, “Helplessly Hoping.” It really showed off the vocal harmonies of Christina, Maribyrd, and Jon, who unfortunately got cut from the visuals in video below. I even got to play a little piano. Check out the video below or click on this link to watch it on YouTube – https://youtu.be/u55FXXeptjk.
I had a fantastic time playing at the Hutton in Jersey City on Friday, December 7, 2018. Ty Tuschen and I played for two hours straight. It was a great time exploring some new covers and original songs. Looking forward to being back there again soon.
Friday, April 20, 2018 – Toll Collectors at Finnegan’s
This was a really fun show at Finnegan’s Pub in Hoboken, NJ. We were without Ty on guitar for most of the show and it was fun to explore these songs sans lead guitar. As usual, we all crammed ourselves on this stage…
And then we played a nice mix of originals and covers! Here was the setlist.
Saturday, April 21, 2018 – Josh and Ty at The Hutton
The next night, I was joined by Ty Tuschen as I did my singer/songwriter thing at The Hutton in Jersey City, NJ. After fueling up on a delicious meal, we played for more than two hours straight, mixing my original songs with some wide-ranging covers.
We didn’t actually get through the entire setlist, but we had good intentions! Here it was.
Wednesday, May 2, 2018 – Toll Collectors at Groove on Grove
The weather finally turned warm and sunny in a major way… and just in time for the first Groove on Grove of the season! It was a pleasure to kick it off by playing with Christina Alessi & the Toll Collectors.
We played outdoors at the Grove Street PATH Plaza.
This was the setlist. The keys and mic stand kept it from blowing away in the wind!
The day ended with a beautiful sunset. Here’s the pedestrian plaza on Newark Ave. in Jersey City just down the block from where we performed.