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Late '17 News 


* The Dawdlers are playing Silo's in Napa for the first time on Thursday, 12/28, and are really looking forward to bringing the holiday cheer to Napa (Tom'll have it in his trunk)! We want to make a splash with this one, so PLEASE SHARE THIS INFO, and if you haven't seen us in awhile, or ever, or indoors (we look even younger indoors), please come to this one, and ask your friends, neighbors, city council, bowling league, and knitting circle to come as well, as we'd like to get invited back, and consolidate Napa as another Near North Bay stronghold for the band (Eric Wood will be with us on the "skins" again that night - see below - and again there within 48 hours with Forejour!).   We hope to see a mess of you there!   P.S. We'll also be doing a brief RADIO SPOT promotion of the gig on Napa's KVYN next Friday, 12/22, at around 8:30 AM (a GREAT time to sing!), and the live feed that day can be heard HERE:   Read more

May Plays 

* A big week-end for me with local guitar heroes, I'll be down at Lucca tomorrow night, May 12th, playing a trio with Benicians Stef Burns & Jeff Campitelli (it's a one-off assembly and a great chance to see Stef play for free while he's briefly in town), then on Saturday back at the Clubhouse in Martinez at 6:30 PM doing the now occasional duo gig with Jeff Tamelier.

* The Dawdlers play at Wente on 5/28.
Should be a great setting, day and event.

  Hope to see you stageside, Seamus

New Song, Add'l April gigs 


New Song: Open Door 

I recently guested on a great new song & recording by Dawdler Tom, called Open Door (which will automatically play on our website), doing some sangin'.
Thanks for listening, and if you like it please FB Like it, and share it far & wide.

Cheers, Dawdler Jim


* We launch our 2017 World Tour of Benicia at Kinder's on Thursday, 4/27, 6 PM.


* Performing April 20th, Lincoln, Sun City


* I'll be joining Don Bassey & Friends (as one of the Friends,

April, Come She Will 

I'm very happy to report that Drew and I will hitch up the Lennon & McCartney wagon again at least a couple of times this season, with our first public show happening next month, on April 20th, up in Lincoln, at Sun City (almost sold out already I'm both glad and sorry to say). To that end, you can read find out about that show and any other 2OU news at our NEW Facebook Page for the duo! (Found here:

Go give us a Like or 10, tell your friends,
  help us get the Page's ship out

Hangin' up the Moptop 

After 4 years as “The Paul Guy” in The Sun Kings, I can finally stop growing out my bangs (they were almost there, too) having played my final gig as a regular member of the band at Club Fox on New Year's Eve (I'll nominally remain on the roster as a substitute member for occasional emergencies, and have called dibs on center field and batting 3rd once the SKs softball team finally gets off the ground – there are enough guys between active members and alumni to cover every position now). All is well and

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September-Early October Shows 

* Thursday, September 15th, The Dawdlers 3.0 (i.e., now a quartet with percussionist Jeff Campitelli in our ranks) return to Kinder's in Benicia, next to the weekly farmer's market on 1st St., from 6-9 PM. Should still be nice weather.

* Sunday afternoon, October 2nd we'll again play the now and FINALLY beered-up Lucca Beer Garden (also on 1st St. in Benicia), from 1-4 PM, and closing out the 2016 Benicia World Tour! A great hang on a Sunday afternoon (and we're not bad, either). Lucca Bar & Grill, 439 First Street, Benicia, CA 94510 - 707.344.7096
Thursday, September 29th, Drew & I will make our first appearance at Silo's in Napa, 7 PM. We might be the only Lennon & McCartney tribute group around (anywhere, really), so come help us have a good maiden voyage there. We sing purdy good together, and it's Napa; how can you lose?

* On Saturday, October 8th, I'll play solo again here in my Martinez backyard, at The Clubhouse Grill, 6:30-9:30 PM, with perhaps a guest sit-in or two (one never knows). 528 Center Ave., Martinez, CA (925) 957-6908

* The Sun Kings

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August Shows 

* On Sunday, 8/21, I will be performing solo, doing my own songs (mostly) at Sam Rudin's new Berkeley venue, The Back Room, and opening for my friend and associate Michael McNevin, super talented Folk/Americana storytelling singer-songwriter.

I'll play for about an hour at 4 o'clock. (No alcohol sold, but one can bring it in.) This'd be a good one to come to, one I could use some support on, both for day itself and so I and/or The Dawdlers might get invited back, and because the venue's new,
and could
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Upcoming Solo Shows 

Have a couple of shows coming up where I'll play all by myself, (very unusual these days):
  • One is a slightly last minute thing, tomorrow night, Saturday, July 16th, here in my Martinez backyard, at The Clubhouse Grill, 6:30-9:30 PM. They started music recently on Saturdays, and have asked me to fill the empty slot. I figured I can't beat the commute, and this gives me a chance to dust off my Cat Stevens, James Taylor and other mothballed tunes. So, if you live in Contra Costa and like sports

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