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JCS @ C’ville Coffee, the Stage Cafe – February 4, 2011

Greetings all!

It’s been a looong time since we’ve posted anything here, but we spend most of our time over on Facebook these days. Regardless, I thought I’d tell you about our show at C’ville Coffee the other night. We played a great set for a small but enthusiastic crowd with lots of new faces in it. C’ville Coffee is a listener’s venue, so we weren’t competing with lots of bar noise or football games. I got to play my new upright bass in public for the first time, and from what I’m told I did pretty well. It sounded fantastic from where I was standing. We really enjoyed playing there and hope to be back when the schedule opens up later this year.

Don’t forget that we’ll be back at one of our favorite spots, McGrady’s Irish Pub in Charlottesville for St. Patrick’s Day on Thursday, March 17. Show starts at 8pm, but get there early if you want a good seat. There’s always a line around the block for this party.


The not-so-new, but improved website is now online!

That’s right. Same old look, but new great taste. We’ve migrated the site to a WordPress format, which may not mean much to most of you. But to us it means easier updates, cool new features and the ability to more easily stay connected with our fans.

Is that a new JCS website, John Wayne? Is this me?

So I’ve converted the JCS website to WordPress. Lots of cool features. Hopefully they’ll see the light of day. As of this posting, this is just a beta site. But I hope to convince the other two-thirds of the band that it’s worth a switch. We’ll see…


Old posts are now in the archives

Many thanks to Christian for posting all the old blog posts from 2001-2007 earlier. I’ve gone back and copied them all into the blog, so they’re all available from the archives menu. It’s hard to believe we’ve been at this gig for over eight years now! Hopefully we’ll still be around doing this for another eight.


The blog is back…just in time for Obrigado!

Afternoon all! We’ve got the blog back online, but you know that if you’re reading this. We’ve been keeping busy, mostly wasting time in front of the computer…

We’re on Facebook!

We’re on Twitter!

We’re not on MySpace anymore, because MySpace sucks.

In actual music news, we’re going to be at Obrigado this Friday, January 23 at 8pm. Hope to see you there!

We’re also playing at McGrady’s Irish Pub in Charlottesville on St. Patrick’s Day (fitting, huh?). We had a blast there last year and fully expect this year to be just as much fun. You’d be a fool to miss it!

On The Road Again

Seems like years since I’ve updated this website. (It has been). I’m pleased to report that we had an excellent show at Obrigado in Louisa back on September 14. Which has led to more gigs. We’re actually starting to feel like a real band again. At a most unusual time – Kyle recently had his first child and I recently had my second, and all the while, Christian continues to raise his little girl, run a farm, and in his spare time, work on his graduate degree. Despite the ever-increasing work on the homefronts, we’ve still managed to keep this thing together. We’ve had several impromptu shows at some most improbable locations recently, and were even invited to play a live radio show out in the mountains of Virginia. Alas, family obligations forced us to decline that opportunity, but we hope to perhaps capitalize on that goodwill another time soon.

We’re making our (hopefully triumphant) return to northern Virginia early next year with a gig at Molly’s Irish Pub in Warrenton. This has the potential to become a mainstay, so if you’re an old NOVA fan from the days at Ben’s Whole Hog, we’d love to see you come out for this show. We’re looking forward to a great time. And we’ve got another gig lined up at Obrigado again for the local crowd. We had a great first show there back in September with a standing-room-only full house. (So if you’re coming out to the next show, consider calling ahead to reserve a table for your party). And as always, we’re more than happy to entertain requests for private shows, so drop us a line.

Hope to see you soon, and thanks for supporting us! Schedule and links to the venues can be found on the Gigs page.

Gig update! Saturday, October 8, 2005 @ Rapunzel’s in Lovingston

Just a reminder of our upcoming Rapunzel’s date in Lovingston next month. Check the Gigs page for directions and details, or email us at

JCS News page going through changes

We’ve switched the Latest News page over to a Blog-based format. Hopefully this will help expedite updates.

JCS Website Update

In case you hadn’t noticed, there’s a shiny new look to the website. This is what happens when my wife goes out of town for the weekend. I get bored and redesign websites. I’m such a nerd. Hope you like the new look.

Recording again!

New songs, new songs, new songs! That’s the order of the day “in the studio”. That’s right, we’re recording again. Our first attempt at recording practice went rather well. In addition to adding several new songs to the lineup, we managed to put a couple down on tape (well, digital tape via the computer). You can check one out here. Ain’t exactly Sun Studios quality, but as far as we’re concerned, it’s gold. Keep an eye on for more nuggets from the studio.

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