Saturday night we played the Toad Tavern to a small crowd which wasn’t surprising for the weekend of Thanksgiving. However we did hear some very nice compliments from the 3 raucous fist-pumping guys in front of the stage. LOL…actually it’s great to see people really enjoying the music we grew up on and love. Thanks to the staff at The Toad Tavern who were very nice to us. We look forward to playing there again soon. They are very committed to live music of all types and we certainly appreciate that.
I am not one to play a lot of guitars during the course of a show, but I usually have couple. My main guitar is a Gibson Les Paul ’58 Custom Shop Reissue. It’s a Collector’s Choice Greg Martin model that Greg Martin himself (Kentucky Headhunters) turned me onto. It really feels good to me and I love the rich tone.
My backup guitar is usually one with single-coil pickups for a cleaner, more granular sound. Sometimes it’s just plain fun to mess around with various guitars. What can I say? It’s a passion.
The last Herman’s show was a lot of fun. Probably the highlight for me was seeing some old friends in the audience. One in particular, DP, was there after a long courageous battle with illness. He’s turned the corner and looks really good. We were so happy to see him enjoying the music. Herman’s Hideaway did a great job as always with making the sound just right. The servers made sure everyone was well taken care of.
Today, we played a benefit show in Castle Rock to benefit ALS, MS, and Parkinson’s. It was a record turnout. We were a late addition to the lineup and played first, before most of the crowd arrived. Regardless, it gave us a chance to play some new material and the Groove Auto guys, who donated the stage and audio, did a fantastic job. Oh, and by the way, the pig roast was incredible. Will Falcone roasted those pigs to perfection. Everyone really enjoyed the food in a real celebration of life.
Come out and enjoy the fun at our Upcoming performances.
Thank you to Chris and the staff at Herman’s, once again. You did a great job all the way around. We had a lot of fun. Thanks to all the friends, family and fans that showed up. Your support is very much appreciated.
We look forward to two scheduled shows in November.
Uncle Punch rocked a traditional blues club to an enthusiastic crowd. Carla and the staff were extremely warm and gracious. A first class establishment even if we are a little too, shall we say, energetic. As always, we had a great time and appreciate all those that came out to see the band perform.
Uncle Punch guitarist Scott Mishoe has entered into a partnership with amplifier tone guru Chris Brandt. They have begun production of their first two boutique all-tube hand-wired amplifier models. More to come on this exciting new venture. Brandt and Mishoe are making the amps one at a time aimed at true professional guitarists looking for high quality tone and build construction.
Uncle Punch made its professional debut at Herman’s Hideaway on August 6th. As the first band of the evening, we got the crowd started with some hard rock. Three other bands played after us: The Johnny Duran Band, Weekend Medicine, and Wishdoctor. All of those bands have been around quite a while. Uncle Punch has been in existence less than 6 months, but we had a great set and a knockout crowd that came out to hear us. Come hear 70’s and 80’s style hard rock (Hendrix, AC/DC, Montrose, Mountain, Pat Travers, Cheap Trick, Bad Company, Free, and others) at our next show.
Thanks to the gang at Herman’s. We had a nice crowd and lots of fun.