Much Gratitude

First and foremost, all the members of the Boomshack would like to thank all the funkonauts who have been coming out to our shows. All of you getting down with us during the show and the kind words afterwards make this whole thing a lot of fun. So, from the bottom of our funky little hearts we thank y’all – if it weren’t for the restraining orders, we’d give every single one of you a big sloppy kiss on the cheek.

Second, we’d like to extend a special thanks to the folks at Bray’s Brew Pub – Mike, Sonja, and the entire staff. Back when we were getting this deal off the ground a year ago, the good folks in Naples were one of the first to sign us up and give us a place to jam. Since then, we’ve been back a whole bunch of times – outdoors, indoors, snow, rain, and sunshine – and it’s always been a good time. Also, we’d like to thank the folks at The Run of the Mill in Saco who hold the distinction of being the very first folks to give us a gig way back when. In between, it’s been a series of smiles with all the kind people at The Big Easy, Empire Dine & Dance, Bull Feeney’s, Kelley’s Row, Gingko Blue, Jimmy The Greeks, The Press Room, The Church, Federal Jacks, and Montsweag Roadhouse. Thank you for giving us a listen and a place to share our music.

So let’s get to third before things get a little too out of control, shall we? Third, thanks to all the folks who have been hanging with us through this whole process. To Scott Morgan – a bona fide original member of the Boomshack who recorded our awesome demo and has been jumping in with us on gigs ever since. To John Mclaine – one of the driving forces behind The Fogcutters who has been kind enough to share the stage with us a couple times. To Alex Cardamone – our favorite funky trumpet player who has been good enough to hang with us throughout the last year. To Chris Marro – for banging out the beat on gigs with us. And to the folks like Jim Robins and Sayid Brent who sat in with us a bit – dang, it was fun.

After a year, it’s been a blast funkonauts… and we’re looking forward to the coming year even more. Stay funky my friends.

Hear Us Now, Funk Us Later In June

Good morning Funkonauts!

Let’s get this thing started out on the good foot, shall we? Lots of thanks to everyone who has been coming out to our shows. As much as we all love playing music, it’s always better when we can see y’all gettin’ down in front of us, having a good time. We truly appreciate all the kind words and the support over the last year.

Speaking of which, this June marks the Boomshack’s first year of playing out live! We’re going to be celebrating big time this coming Saturday night at The Run Of The Mill in Saco. We’ll be out on the patio (keep yer fingers crossed for good weather) getting the crowd moving. If you’ve never been over to The Mill before, there’s plenty of room to dance and lots of good craft beer on tap. Get there early and help us get the party started right at 9pm. No cover, no excuses. Joining us for this great night on guitar will be an original member of the ‘Shack, Scott Morgan.

The rest of the month is going to be a busy one as well. The weekend after next, we’ll be at Bray’s Brew Pub in Naples for Funky Friday June 8th (no cover). We’ll be at Mr. Goodbar in Old Orchard Beach on Thursday June 14th (21+ and $5 cover) – this is a new venue for us and we’d love to see all your smiling faces in the audience to support us. Then we’ll be at Gingko Blue in Portland on Funky Friday June 22nd (no cover) for all you Old Port aficionados. Also, if you’re finding your way up to The Maine Blues Festival on Father’s Day weekend, you’ll be able to catch Sam and John playing on Friday and Saturday – more information once we find out venues and times.

Again, thanks for coming out and we look forward to seeing y’all very very soon. Remember to like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter for all the latest updates.

This Saturday Nite @ Run Of The Mill

Time for us to get back on the good foot – and that means bringing the funk to Saco this Saturday night. We’ll be at The Run Of The Mill in Saco this Saturday, July 30th, outside on their patio laying down the groove starting out at 8:00 pm. For those who haven’t been there before Run Of The Mill is a great brew pub with lots of great craft beers on draft and just about the biggest patio around that overlooks the Saco River.

We’re going to be working on some new tunes and trying ’em out on the crowd, so make your way on over and get yourself a soul vaccination along the way. Dig?

The Run Of The Mill is located at 100 Main Street in Saco – check out a map and street view here. If you’re coming from downtown Saco, you’ll head past the Amtrak station down the hill and it’ll be the last driveway before heading over the river into Biddeford. Coming from Biddeford? You get a nice view of the patio as you come over the bridge and then it’s your absolutely first left. Plenty of parking around back. See you there!

Top Secret Test Flight

Pssssssssssssst! Hey you! Yeah, you! The one with the bright orange flared bell bottoms… Why spend another Tuesday night sitting around editing Larry Graham’s Wikipedia page when you could get off your duff, out of the house, and get a sample of the groove to come instead?

That’s right, tomorrow night – Tuesday April 26th – you can catch an extra special, top secret shakedown test flight of the mothership as Mama’s Boomshack grabs the open mic at The Run Of The Mill in Saco. What time? Well, that’s a good question… We have a few funkonauts who’ll be making the transgalactic jump a little later than the rest of us, so figure on showing up around 9pm and we’ll get up there when we can. Head on down, grab a pint (did I mention that they brew their own brew?) and enjoy the entertainment.

C’mon, all the cool kids are doing it…