the ‘Mericans are working on a new record!
so that means we won’t be playing many live shows
except for a special after work gig on Thursday
7th September 2017 at Burnside Park in
happy Summer from the ‘Mericans!
hopefully this finds you well. we’re
writing to let you know about 2 upcoming
shows in Rhode Island, and also what’s new with
the ‘Mericans.first up, there’s a free early show
this Saturday 20th August from 6:30-9pm
at the Roger Williams National Memorial
on N. Main Street (“that” little park!)
!! FREE !!
this show is to celebrate the
release of ‘Blueprints‘ by Mary Bee!
a while back, Mary moved out to LA to
pursue her music career. before moving
she was a big part of the Providence
scene and has always been a friend of
the ‘Mericans (she even hosted a house
concert for us in LA not long ago).
the ‘Mericans go on early and
doors are at 7:30pm with Will Brierly
and others playing as well.
on Saturday 9th May 2015 the ‘Mericans will
celebrate the release of a new album that’s called
Ridin’ The Rails With the ‘Mericans which is an album
of covers of train songs that was recorded in February 2015
by ‘Mericans singer Chris Daltry while on a cross-country
train trip aboard Amtrak. the album will be available 5.9.15
as a Free Download via our Bandcamp Page and
that night Chris and Mark of the ‘Mericans will play
some of the songs at the Providence Public Library
at a special unplugged acoustic show . also playing
are Allysen Callery and John Faraone.
the show is free and from 7-11pm.
and on Sunday 17th May some of
the ‘Mericans will play another unplugged
free show at the Southside Community Land Trust
for their annual Rare and Unusual Plant Sale!
the ‘Mericans play at Noon and will
be joined by special guests.
and the ‘Mericans will be playing their
first show of 2015 on Friday 3rd April with
Arc Iris as part of their Zoetical Festival which
will be happening every Friday night in April at
Aurora in Downtown Providence and we’re
honored to be part of it and playing
the festival’s opening night.
THE ‘MERICANS PLAY HOLIDAY SONGS
at The Holiday Providence Rock + Roll Yard Sale
276 Westminster Street
Noon-6pmalso playing will be the Providence band Arc Iris!*Thursday 17th December 2014
THE ‘MERICANS PLAY PROVIDENCE IS #1 PARTY
the ‘Mericans and Ravi Shavi play Veterans Memorial Auditorium
to help the City of Providence’s recently having been named
“America’s Favorite City” by Travel + Leisure Magazine!The Vets
1 Avenue Of The Arts
Providence, RI 029035:30-8:30pmclick here for tickets which are just $1 for this great event
Saturday 20th December 2014
NARRAGANSETT BEER’S 124th ANNIVERSARY PARTY
the ‘Mericans play with the Pat McGee Band + Sugar Honey Iced Tea
and the Runaway Saints to help Narragansett Beer celebrate
their 124th Anniversary! these parties are very fun.
1005 Main Street
Pawtucket, RI 02860
doors 7pm / show 8pm
less shows in the coming months, but there will be something special
on Saturday 1st November 2014. it’ll be a Halloween thing, and also
to help our friends at the Parlour celebrate their Anniversary.for this
show the ‘Mericans will be dressing and playing as Spinal Tap!
Friday 1st August 2014
WBRU SUMMER CONCERT SERIES
the ‘Mericans open for Sleeper Agent
and go on at 7pm Sharp (Free!)
SLEEPYHEAD BOSTON RECORD RELEASE SHOWour friends Sleepyhead have been playing excellent indie rock music
since 1989 but haven’t released a new album in 15 years. their new album
is called ‘Wild Sometimes‘ and you can hear it here.
the ‘Mericans open up for Sleepyhead at their Boston
Record Release Show which will be held at Cuisine en Locale in Somerville.
the doors open for dinner and drinks at 6pm and music starts at 9pm.
156 HIGHLAND AVENUE SOMERVILLE, MA 02143
we’re playing this Saturday 10th May at the Parlour in Providence.
it’s a Benefit Concert for our friend Ben who was in a nasty bicycling accident
and could use some help paying down his medical expenses.
with The Brother Kite | Big Ghost | Great Big CirclesTHE PARLOUR
1119 NORTH MAIN STREET PROVIDENCE, RI 02904
401.383.5858doors open at 8pm and show starts at 9pm sharp.
| OTHER UPCOMING SHOWS |– – – – – – SATURDAY 17th MAY 2014 – – – – – –
SOLO ‘MERICANS SET AT FORT FORECLOSUREspecial acoustic unplugged set by the ‘Mericans singer Chris Daltry
opening for Michael Tarbox at Fort Foreclosure in Warren, RI
at 1pm in the Afternoon. more info tba.
THE ‘MERICANS @ PROVIDENCE SCLT PLANT SALE
SOUTHSIDE COMMUNITY LAND TRUST
168 WEST CLIFFORD ST (at DUDLEY STREET) PROVIDENCE, RI 02907
Saturday 15th March 2014
the ‘Mericans open for one of our favorite singer / songwriters Mark Mulcahy of Miracle Legion and Polaris (Pete And Pete) fame. we also recorded his Miracle Legion song “Country Boy” for our new album ‘A Tribute To Providence’ so how appropriate it is for us to play this show together here in Providence? the show is upstairs at the Columbus Theatre at 270 Broadway on the West Side of Providence, Rhode Island. advance tickets can be purchased here and are $15. the doors open at 8pm and the ‘Mericans kick things off at 9pm Sharp!
Saturday 12 April 2014
the ‘Mericans play the Midway in Boston, Massachusetts with Loose Salute who will be playing the songs of Michael Nesmith of the Monkees! the ‘Mericans haven’t played Boston in a really long time so this is sure to be a great night – a Saturday Night! the Midway Cafe is located at 3496 Washington Street in Jamaica Plain (Boston), Mass.
Saturday 26 April 2014
Nick-A-Nees 75 South Street Providence, RI 02907
the ‘Mericans perform Live on the Pipeline! Radio Program on WMBR 88.1 FM in Cambridge, Massachusetts. the band will play songs and talk about their new album the ‘Mericans – a Tribute to Providence. and the program runs from 8-10pm and you can listen online here.
Saturday 18th January 2014
the ‘Mericans celebrate the Release of their New Album ‘A Tribute to Providence‘ with a Special Show on Sat 18th January where they’ll play the Entirety (all 20 Songs!) of ‘a Tribute . . .‘ with Surprise Guests at the Parlour which is located at 1119 N. Main Street in Providence. two Girls Rock! RI alum’s will open up the show. on first will be Maddy Wood who will be followed by Emma Rome (aka Emma Corbin). these girls are the future of the Providence Music Scene – come out early to hear them play. doors open at 8pm and music starts at 9pm Sharp !
the next night (Sun 19th Jan) will be a separate show with bands the ‘Mericans covered for ‘Tribute’ playing their own sets (See Below!)
Sunday 19th January 2014
the lineup for the Sunday 19th January Show is amazing and diverse. this show will also be at the Parlour in Providence and will feature sets by bands that the ‘Mericans covered for their new album ‘A Tribute to Providence. besides the Purple Ivy Shadows Reunion, the 1990s beloved indie pop band the Nonpareils will also be reuniting for this show! Allysen Callery will be playing a set too. The Low Anthem were covered on ‘A Tribute . . .’ but they declined our invitation to play this show, so we’ve booked Arc Iris instead! a while back, Jocie Adams left the Low Anthem to pursue her own music, and Arc Iris is it – and it’s excellent. initially it was going to be Pete Donnelly representing the Figgs for this, but now all the Figgs are playing! Pete mixed and mastered ‘A Tribute to Providence’ (and 2 other ‘Mericans albums!) and not only do we love his work on our records, but also his own songs as well. in 2012 we were treated to reunions of ’90s indie legends Small Factory and Honeybunch, and while we would’ve loved it if Small Factory could join us for this show, we couldn’t make that happen – but Honeybunch is playing, and they’re always a treat to see! and then there’s Purple Ivy Shadows who haven’t played together since 2002. there would be no the ‘Mericans if not for Purple Ivy Shadows – ‘Mericans singer / guitarist Chris Daltry moved to Providence in 1993 with his old band PIS and has stayed here ever since. also note that Purple Ivy drummer Frank Mullin will be playing with the Nonpareils too. representing Scarce will be a great new band called Reindeer which is made up of 3/4 of Scarce and fronted by Seana Carmody who used to be in The Swirlies back in the ’90s. they’re great and you can hear them here. and last but not least is the Brother Kite who’s new album ‘Model Rocket’ is incredible.
Tuesday 21st January 2014
Sunday 29th December 2013
the ‘Mericans host and play a night of Acoustic Music at Local 121 in the Upstairs Tap Room. also playing will be Dan Dodd and Arc Iris. Local 121 is located at 121 Washington Street in Providence, RI and this will be a Free Show!
the ‘Mericans play Lupo’s Heartbreak Hotel on Thursday 21st November 2013 as part of the Providence Phoenix 35th Anniversary Bash! the ‘Mericans kick things off at 7pm Sharp. also playing are Mark Cutler + The Men of Great Courage, the Extraordinary Rendition Band, and the Big Nazo Band
Saturday 14th December 2013
Monday 18th November 2013
the ‘Mericans appear on 95.5 WBRU in Providence to play and talk about new recordings from ‘A Tribute To Providence’ from 8:30-9pm.
Friday 17th May 2013 the ‘Mericans play the Newport Art Museum in Newport, Rhode Island
Sunday 19th May 2013 at 1pm at the Southside Community Land Trust Rare + Unusual Plant Sale
Thursday 16th May 2013 at the Parlour in Providence, Rhode Island
Sunday 17th March 2-13 at 7pm at Putnan’s Pub + Cooker in Brooklyn, NY with Benjamin Cartel
Friday 28th December 2012 Narragansett Beer’s 122nd Anniversary Show at The Met in Pawtucket, RI
SATURDAY 27th OCTOBER 2012
the ‘Mericans play the Spindle City Americana Festival at the Narrows Center For The Arts
in Fall River, Massachusetts. this event will focus on the music of Gram Parsons and covers of his great
songs will be performed live and also recorded for a Tribute Album to be later released by
the Narrows Center for The Arts which is one of our favorite places to play anywhere!
the ‘Mericans play the Neighbor Days Block Party in Providence.
the ‘Mericans open for NRBQ at the Narrows in Fall River, Mass.
the ‘Mericans play Julian’s at 318 Broadway on the West Side of Providence as part
the ‘Mericans play after 11pm and this’ll be a bit of a stripped-down set.
and while it’s a different band, members of the Schemers were later in a band called the Raindogs who
are among the bands the ‘Mericans are Covering for our upcoming Tribute to Providence Album!
the ‘Mericans once again play the Southside Community Land Trust Rare and Unusual Plant Sale
on Sunday 20th May at 1pm with the ‘Mericans closing out a weekend of acoustic music and
plant buying at City Farm in South Providence. we always get a kick out of this, and we’ll
be playing with no amplification or microphones in front of a chicken coop.
at 121 Washington St., Providence, RI 02903. the show starts at 11pm with the ‘Mericans on first and
the Figgs headlining. the show goes ’til 2am and the Speakeasy is in the Basement of Local 121.
note that this show starts late – but it goes until 2am so it’ll be a lot of fun.
the ‘Mericans play New London, Ct. on Saturday 28th January at
the Crocker House Ballroom at the Hygienic Rock Fix with the Reducers,
the Can Kickers, the Suicide Dolls and Daphne Lee Martin & Raise The Rent
and more. the Show is from 7-11pm and the ‘Mericans go on at 8:15pm.
the Crocker House Ballroom is located at the Corner of Golden & Union Streets
New London, Connecticut 06320 and this is event is part of Hygienic 33 organized
by Hygienic Art which a non-profit arts organization dedicated to creating an enriching
cultural experience in the city of New London Connecticut since 1979.
– Tuesday 22nd November at the Providence Performing Arts Center PPAC with Deer Tick and more –
– Friday 21st October @ The Locals in N. Providence, RI (Solo Acoustic Set by Chris Daltry of the ‘Mericans) –
– Saturday September 10th @ Rocktucket / Pawtucket Arts Festival “Rocktucket” (afternoon/evening) –
– Thursday 4th August @ the Narrows Center For The Arts in Fall River, MA –
with Allysen Callery and Tig & Bean | 8pm (‘Mericans headlining)
– Friday 5th August @ Knight Memorial Library (a Providence Public Library) –
FREE / Outdoors 6:30pm – 8:30pm
– Sunday 14th August @ the Summit Music Festival (Lippitt Park Park, Providence RI) –
1-5pm FREE (Lippitt Park is at the end of Blackstone Blvd where it meets Hope St)
with The Wrong Reasons (RAINED OUT!)
– Saturday 9th July – Nick-A-Nee’s with Shacklehands –