Saturday, October 8, 2011

Family of Friends

What a wonderful evening we had in Manchester at the Family of Friends benefit at Cheney Hall last evening! Eight amazing artists / bands; it was like a greatest hits concert of the local acoustic music scene! Playing on the big stage at Cheny Hall was a blast, the sound was great, the audience brought the love.

Thanks to Joyce and everyone at Cheney Hall for organizing the evening and doing such a great job pulling it off, thanks to all the wonderful musicians who brought the love and the music. We had a blast!

Now where are those photos Eric Paradine was taking all night from the wings?

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Sad News

Sandy, Dan, and Jude were shocked and saddened to learn of the untimely death of our friend and drummer, Will Laramie. He was riding his bike on Thursday evening when he was struck and killed by a car. Details here.

We met Will last year; he stopped by our gig at the Coventry Farmers' Market. We were looking for a drummer, and he played drums - a perfect fit!. In the past year, we've come to appreciate his perfect pitch, his depth of knowledge when it comes to chords and harmonies, and have relied upon his rock steady time keeping. Not just a drummer, there were few instruments he could not pick up or sit behind and coax music out of. He made us better as individual musicians and as a group; we have been so fortunate to have him at our backs these past months.

We sat for some band photos a few weeks back; and looking at these is bittersweet now. Will was in a whimsical space all afternoon, and so many of the photos find him making a face or mugging for the camera. Here are a couple of shots we liked.

Will was a gentle soul with a kind heart. Our thoughts and condolences go out to his partner Linda, his family, and all who have known him and played with him throughout the years. He will be truly and sorely missed.

Godspeed, friend.

Monday, July 4, 2011

Short Video Clip from Coventry Farmer's Market

Awww.... Just a cute little girl grooving and getting down with the Pigs!

Friday, May 27, 2011

Guinea Pig Guitar Picks!!!

The Guitar Picks have arrived!
Blue Delrin 1.00mm!
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Sunday, May 15, 2011

Audubon Nature Center - Videos

"Just for You" - a Guinea Pigs original

Ingrid Michaelson's "The Way I Am" - Guinea Pigs style

"The Old Way" - Guinea Pigs original, rock it out! Dan added a new solo that Sandy and Jude can't stop humming!

Saturday, May 14, 2011

2011 Summer Debut at Glastonbury Audubon

What a fun, fun band!

The videos...

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Odd Ball 2011

Slow time of year for the Farmer's Market circuit, but we're keeping busy learning new songs and integrating our new drummer, Will.

Meanwhile, Sandy and Jude were trying to stay out of trouble at Real Art Ways Odd Ball...

Photo by Steve Laschever, a most amazing photographer.

Friday, February 25, 2011

Looking Forward to Spring

Are you tired of snow? We are too!

Since we tend to play more in the spring and summer (fairs, festivals, and farmer's markets) we're looking forward to the warmer weather. Look for us this year back in downtown New Britain, the Coventry Farmer's Market, and some new venues as well. And if you know of a local fair or festival looking for music, let us know!

In the meantime, we're working on new covers, practicing with our percussionist Wil Laramie, and trying to stay warm!