If April showers bring May flowers we ought to have a ton. I know I showered at least once in April but I can’t say I smell like a flower. Okay folks – Pig Gig Arkansas is happening May 19th. Make the trip if you can or feel free to donate any amount to Fibrolamellar Cancer Foundation (FCF) in honor of Jay Alexander. We’re doing all we can to raise money and save lives and share some love, food, music and laughter while doing it. The only Shadowland hit in months – and for a bit – is May 24th. Come party with us at our favorite roadhouse joint, Roxy & Dukes. Enjoy the sunshine, the energy of spring and be safe. We hope to see you in May.
Well, Pig Gig Arkansas is Sunday, May 19th and I can’t begin to tell you how excited I am about it!!! This is a very special event for my family, because it honors my late nephew, Jay Alexander and raises money for a very good cause. We lost Jay in November of 2011 to a rare disease that strikes young people in the prime of their lives – Fibrolamellar Cancer. Jay was only 20 when he died, but we have been having Pig Gigs to raise money for research so other families don’t have to lose their loved ones like we lost Jay. Pig Gig Arkansas is being held in Rogers, Arkansas – Jay’s hometown – and will feature a pig roast, lots of other food and desserts, plus some really awesome entertainment, including local musical acts Eric Miller and popular duo Lazy Daisy. Also appearing -GLENN ALEXANDER & SHADOWLAND!!! That’s right, we’re packin’ up and headin’ to Arkansas to rock the Pig Gig!!! It’s gonna be a great day, so please keep checkin’ all the usual spots for info –my website/Facebook/Twitter. Tickets are available here. If you can’t make it and want to make a difference, please donate directly to the Fibrolamellar Cancer Foundationin memory of my nephew, Jay Alexander. And remember, the annual Pig Gig New Jersey will be comin’ up in the Fall, so keep watchin’ for details. Here’s To Jay!!! ……..
THE JUKES: Whew! Finally back home for a bit after an incredible run of shows that went from mid-February to mid April. We went down south, up north, to the Midwest and to the U.K. It was crazy, but fun -the band was welcomed with open arms wherever we went and it was great to see new and old friends. I love travelin’ with the band, however, there’s nothing like comin’ home and regrouping for a bit. We travel to New England this month, as well as Philadelphia. Plus, we’re back at New York’s City Winery, after a couple of sold-out shows in late March, so we’re excited to get back there. Hope to see some of y’all along the way……..
SHADOWLAND: With The Jukes extensive touring schedule, it’s been very hard to schedule Shadowland dates, but we’re back this month at one of our favorite places to play – Roxy & Duke’s Roadhouse in Dunellen! We’ll be there Friday, May 25th, so start off your long, Memorial Day weekend with an evening of kick-ass music from Shadowland!!! … Just a quick update on the new Shadowland recording -it’s comin’! Once again, The Jukes touring schedule has caused a delay in the new release, but we’re workin’ hard behind the scenes to get new music out ASAP, so please stay tuned……..
ETC: Oria and I will be back at two of our favorite joints in May – Barnacle Bill’s and Salt Creek Grille. Our good friend, Chris Plunkett will join us on bass on both dates. We always have a great time on these gigs – they’re very loose and relaxed – and we are so in sync, musically speaking, that it is always a great night. If you’re in the area, I encourage you to c’mon out and join us for these dates.
UPCOMING LIVE DATES
Saturday, May 4th — with Oria Salt Creek Grille, 1 Rockingham Row, Princeton, New Jersey / 609-419-4200
Wednesday, May 8th — with Southside Johnny and The Asbury Jukes Ridgefield Playhouse, 80 East Ridge Road, Ridgefield, Connecticut / 203-438-5795
Thursday, May 9th — with Southside Johnny and The Asbury Jukes Plymouth Memorial Hall, 83 Court Street, Plymouth, Massachusetts / 508–830-4087
Friday, May 10th — with Oria Barnacle Bill’s, 1 First Street, Rumson, New Jersey / 732-747-8396
Saturday, May 11th — with Southside Johnny and The Asbury Jukes Sugarhouse Casino, 1001 North Delaware Avenue, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania / 877-477-3715
Sunday, May 19th — with Glenn Alexander & Shadowland Pig Gig Arkansas, 3927 North Arkansas Street, Rogers, Arkansas
Thursday, May 23rd — with Southside Johnny and The Asbury Jukes City Winery, 155 Varick Street, New York City / 212-608-0555
Friday, May 24th — with Glenn Alexander & Shadowland Roxy & Duke’s, 745 Bound Brook Road, Dunellen, New Jersey / 732-529-4464