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SHOW CALENDAR

Thursday, June 1
Snake will be participating in the open mike at the
Milton Art Center, 334 Edgehill Road in Milton. Music starts at seven.

Friday, June 2
Snake will be participating in the open mike at the Vanilla Bean, 450 Deerfield Road, also in Pomfret. Music starts about seven.

Saturday, June 3
Stephen and the Snake will be hosting and performing at the Catbird Café open mike, located on the premises of the New England Wildlife Center, 500 Columbian Street in South Weymouth. Signup starts at 4:30, music at 5 PM.

Sunday, June 4
Snake will be at Glenda's Pub, 948 Main Street in Warren, Ma. Music starts at 3 PM.

Monday, June 5
Snake will be appearing at the Chapel Apple House, 107 Chapel Street in West Warren, Ma. Music starts about 7:30.

Tuesday, June 6
Snake will be participating in Bruce Marshall's open mike at the Main Streets Market and Café, 42 Main Street in Concord. Music starts about 7 PM.

Wednesday, June 7
Snake will be playing at the open mike at the Williams Restaurant, 184 Pearson Blvd in Gardner. Music starts at 8 PM.

Thursday, June 8
Snake will be participating in the Rose Room Revue open mic session at the Rose Garden Restaurant, 16 Milford Street in Upton, MA. Music starts at about 7:30 PM.

Friday, June 9
Snake will be participating in the open mike at the Church Street Coffeehouse, First United Methodist Church, 25 Church Street in Warren, RI. He'll also be accompanying folk legend Vic Wotherspoon, who is the featured artist. Signup at 6:30, music starts at 7 PM.

Saturday, June 10
Stephen and the Snake will be hosting and performing at the Catbird Café open mike, located on the premises of the New England Wildlife Center, 500 Columbian Street in South Weymouth. Signup starts at 4:30, music at 5 PM.

Sunday, June 11
Snake will be recording with Michael Gutierrez-May at Knewts in Pomfret, CT in the afternoon. In the evening he will be participating in the open mike session at the Parish Center for the Arts, 10 Lincoln Street in Westford, MA. Music starts at 7 PM.

Tuesday, June 13
Snake will be participating in the Folk'n A open mike session at the Canal Restaurant & Bar, 65 Water Street in Worcester. Signup at 7 PM, music starts at 7:30.

Wednesday, June 14
Snake will be participating in John Sepe's open mike at the Fitzwilliam Inn, 62 New Hampshire Route 119 W in Fitzwilliam, NH. Music starts at 7 PM.

Thursday, June 15
Snake will be a part of the Summer Showcase series at WICN-FM, NPR in Worcester, along with Colette O'Connor, Rick Drost, Michael Gutierrez-May, Lydia Fortune and Kala Farnham. We'll each perform some songs and chat a bit with the host, Nick Noble. This event is to take place at WICN's performance studio, 50 Portland Street in Worcester, from 7 to 11 PM. There is a limited amount of studio audience seating available; come join us! If you can't make it in person, you can listen at 90.5 FM in central Massachusetts, or stream it at http://www.wicn.org. The show will also be archived, available for streaming for about two weeks afterward.

Friday, June 16
Snake will be participating in Seth Wonkka's open mike session at the Serendipity Café, 1 Nason Street in Maynard, MA. Music starts at 7 PM.

Saturday, June 17
Stephen and the Snake will be hosting and performing at the Catbird Café open mike, located on the premises of the New England Wildlife Center, 500 Columbian Street in South Weymouth. Signup starts at 4:30, music at 5 PM.

Sunday, June 18
Snake will be participating in the open mike at A-brews Tap & Grill, 1794 Bridge Street in Dracut. Starts at 8.

Tuesday, June 20
Snake will be playing at the Sandywoods Center for the Arts, 43 Muse Way in Tiverton, RI. Hosted by Gary Fish, music starts at seven.

Wednesday, June 21
Snake will be participating in the open mike session at the Firefly's, 350 East Main Street in Marlborough, MA. Music starts at 8 PM.

Thursday, June 22
Snake will be participating in the open mike session at Rick's Music World, 421 New State Highway in Raynham. Suggested donation is $3, to benefit Rick's Music Scholarship Fund. Music starts at 7 PM.

Friday, June 23
This is World Wide Music Day. Snake, Colette O'Connor, Mike Doyle, Carolyn Griffin, and Hal York are planning a special "on-line house concert." This will be streamed, live, from Colette's living room, from 7 to 9 PM, and is to benefit Musicians Without Borders, an organization that hopes to bring people together through music. We're also expecting a special guest, David Jackson. Join us on-line!

World Wide Music Day

Friday, June 23
Bob and Kathi will be performing with Hogan's Goat at Flynn's Irish Pub, 2240 State Road in Cedarville, from 7 to 10 PM.

Saturday, June 24
Stephen and the Snake will be hosting and performing at the Catbird Café open mike, located on the premises of the New England Wildlife Center, 500 Columbian Street in South Weymouth. Signup starts at 4:30, music at 5 PM.

Saturday, June 24
Bob, Kathi and Sean Brennan, performing as the Skiffs, will be appearing at Etzy's Wine Bar and Bistro, 697 Main Street in Dennis Port, from 7:30 til 10:30.

Sunday, June 25
Snake will be recording with Michael Gutierrez-May at Knewts in Pomfret, CT in the afternoon. In the evening he will be participating in the open mike session at the Parish Center for the Arts, 10 Lincoln Street in Westford, MA. Music starts at 7 PM.

Sunday, June 25
Bob, Kathi and Sean Brennan, performing as the Skiffs, will be appearing at Celtic Sunday of the Milton Music Fest, Governor Hutchinson's Field, 184-224 Adams Street in Milton starting at 5:10.

Tuesday, June 27
Snake will be participating Joanne Lurgio's open mike session at Pub On Park, 661 Park Avenue in Cranston, RI. Signup at 7 PM, music starts at 7:30.

Wednesday, June 28
Snake will be participating in John Sepe's open mike at the Fitzwilliam Inn, 62 New Hampshire Route 119 W in Fitzwilliam, NH. Music starts at 7 PM.

Thursday, June 29
Snake will be participating in the open mike at the Mediator Stage, 50 Rounds Avenue in Providence, RI. Music starts about 7 PM.

Friday, June 30
Bob and Kathi (Bob•Kat) will be appearing at Flynn's Irish Pub, 2240 State Road in Cedarville, from 7 to 10 PM.

Friday, June 30
Snake is planning to participate in the open mike at Time Out, 31 East Brookfield Road in North Brookfield. Starts at 8 PM.



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"OUT OF THE WOODWORK"

Since establishing this web site, we've heard from a few people that had been "lost" to us for years. Among them have been:

Dr. Bill Wolk, who recorded the original Orpheus demo.

Jeffrey Herdman, Orpheus' first road manager.

Tom Zagryn, Snake's former bandmate and partner in Blue Echo Productions.

Richard Nese, original bassist for Ultimate Spinach.

Brian Interland, former manager of the Surf dance clubs. Brian was instrumental in getting 7 recording contract offers for the original Orpheus.

Wayne Ulaky, bassist for the Beacon Street Union.

Dick Summer, a disc jockey on WBZ and then WMEX in Boston. Dick was an early booster of the "Boston Sound."

Sherry Rayn Barnett, founding member and lead guitarist of the Mustangs. Sherry is also an amazing photographer; check out her work at http://www.sherrybarnettphotography.com.

Mary Landers, founding member, keyboardist and lead vocalist of the Mustangs.

Suzanna Spring, another founding member, principal songwriter and lead vocalist of the Mustangs. Check out her recent work at http://www.suzannaspring.com.

Greg Lupton, who wrote the Mustangs' tune Next Time You Leave Me.

Mary Vee, who played bass on a majority of the Mustangs' records.

Russ Levine, drummer for the second incarnation of Ultimate Spinach and a road manager for Orpheus.

Marty Sidman, former disc jockey at WKBR in Manchester, NH. Marty was the engineer on the Wanderers and the Minute Men recordings "back in the day."

Rich Meighan. After the Blue Echoes disbanded in early 1966, Snake put together a band called the High Tide with some of his guitar students. Rich played lead guitar in this group. He's continued to play, and now is bassist with a group called The RocDox out of Charlotte, NC.

When Snake left the High Tide for Orpheus in the summer of 1967, he was replaced by a guy named Andy Bergsten. Andy is a fantastic bassist, currently performing with Bellevue Cadillac. Andy also operates Bergsten Music, providing backline and other sound equipment for major acts throughout the northeast.

The late Sean LaRoche, who was Orpheus' agent at Premier Talent in New York, back in the day.

Janet Kaye, who was one of the founding members of the Orpheus Fan Club way back in 1968.

Albert "Al" Abend, who arranged for us to use the auditorium at Emerson College to cut the original Orpheus demo, back in 1967.

Don Pepper, one of the original inhabitants of Congress Alley. Pepper operated a head shop on Pleasant Street called Omnibus. The Congress Alley meeting hall and print shop were also on the premises.

Tim McDonald, one of Steve's former bandmates from the Charles Biscuit Band.

Gary Fish, who played with Steve in a group called Gale Warning.

Mandolinist Bob Denton, who toured with Steve in a bygone day.

Holly Montgomery, the last of the Mustangs' bassists.

Blues bassist Ms. Marci (Chevian, now Chevian-Hooper), a denizen of Congress Alley.



SELECTED COMMENTS

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(re. "Left Hand Right Hand" by Stephen and the Snake)
...Mesmerizing, to say the least! Great combo, the two of you!...
AL, New York, NY, 07/24/08


WOW! "Antique Store" is great! Loved it, congrats! Funnest ditty I've heard in a long time!
TZ, Torrington, CT, 02/21/08


"Lesley's World" is STILL a standard bearer for soft rockers everywhere!
DJ Jimmy Bee, Boston, MA, 02/08/08


Looking forward to seeing you all play again. I visited the Seaport Bar & Grill in Boston in March and saw you all playing. You were all just great...
DF, West Brookfield, MA, 07/26/2007


You really have a very inclusive web site!!! It's one of the best I have seen!
Stay cool

RK, 07/07/2007


Thinking about the performance driving home, I think the one word would be "professional." A very well paced, professional performance. I think "One Day At A Time" is a hit record...very strong live, and the harp and guitar break really give it some pop. "Hot!" is also a very infectious tune, and the more I hear it the more I like it. It is different from anything you hear today. The "Harry Segment" is very entertaining, really holds the audience and sets up the songs that follow nicely. From the audience it's clear that you enjoy playing with one another and there is very good rapport with the crowd. The audience response you received Friday night was genuine... not polite applause.
DO'M, 06/24/2007


The new track sounds great! I'm looking forward to the next few shows!
RW, Boston, MA, 06/07/2007


You fellas really do have that sound that hasn't ever diminished...Great job guys & thanx for bringin' in an old fan...
Norm, North Reading, MA, 05/29/2007


Can't tell you happy I was to run across this site. I loved the original Orpheus, but I'm thrilled you folks are doing great NEW music and not just covering the old stuff. Keep flying!
VickiC, Denver, CO, 05/19/2007


Last night, went to hear Orpheus Reborn at the Seaport Bar and Grille: Terrific, energized, talented group. Rare to hear such rich vocals, clean, focused arrangements, zappy percussion, fine songwriting, great guitar work and superb harmonica in one group. A lot of fine music groups are represented in this gang. Please bring them back...often. The Seaport area is beautiful at night. Parking wasn't a problem. The Seaport Bar and Grille has a great location with a great view of the old and new seaport, and of the airport. There's a stylish bar out front, and last night, a bar-restaurant/music venue out back. This back room has a glass wall facing the water, nice view. Wait staff was friendly, efficient and really helpful. I was mostly there to hear the music, but I tried the clam chowder and it was great. I'll return to this place and bring others.
JC, Littleton MA, 03/23/2007


...a nice mix of new and old music. I think I was mostly surprised as how well you all performed musically. Your instrumental talents were not in the forefront of your first three albums, which concentrated on the vocal harmonies. You guys can really rock!
LF, 03/23/2007


Thanks for the sensational show! When I first contacted you, I thought I was booking an oldies concert. It turned out to be far more. You played old, you played new and it wasn't just the same routine rock. You played a little blues, you played a little jazz, a little country and even some ska (I didn't even know what that was)! Initially, I was sorry we could have only one concert this summer. But after hearing Orpheus Reborn and seeing your show, it was like having a whole bunch of concerts all at once. You had something for everyone in the audience.
Thanks again for enabling us to witness the Orpheus rebirth right here in Maynard.

Mark A. Malcolm, Maynard (MA) Public Library, 08/25/2006


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