In case you were wondering why you didn’t see Eamonn performing much in New York’s Southern Tier and Finger Lakes regions earlier this year, it’s because he was busy touring the US with his mom as a member of the cast of Broadway’s School of Rock the Musical!
Eamonn joined the tour in January this year as a “swing,” which means he was responsible for knowing dialog, prop movement, choreography, staging, and instrumentation for 4 child roles including guitar whiz Zack Mooneyham and Billy Sanford, band stylist and needed to be ready to perform any one of them at any time if called upon. He was fortunate enough to take the stage 19 times in multiple cities in 3 of those 4 roles, including rocking the house 7 times as Zack. He also took his guitar on the road and got to watch the pros do their thing while sitting next to them in the pit for an entire performance, a privilege reserved for swings. He studied with pit guitarist Dave Saenger of Chicago, a seasoned professional musician, music teacher, and just a really cool guy. Also in the pit were conductors Julie Homi and Martyn Axe, drummer Lovely Taurus, phenomenal guitarists Anthony Rubbo, Diego Rojas, multi-instrumentalist Ben Zoleski, and renowned bassist Lynn A. Keller– Google her, she’s amazing!
The tour had a bittersweet closing on 6/9/19 in San Jose, CA after 22 fantastic months on the road, and the kids all graduated from Horace Green. What a wonderful experience– happy trails to the whole cast and crew! He will miss his tour family greatly. Check out this great article from the Press & Sun Bulletin.
You wanted t-shirts? Well, we have them in very limited quantities and sizes from S-XL– printed by our good friends over at Muckles’, Ink. We’ll have them at our shows so you can grab one for $20. We’d love to see you sportin’ your swag in the local area and elsewhere– everyone will be asking you “What the heck is Hot Dogs & Gin?” and you can fill them in! As always, we appreciate each and every one of you, even if you don’t buy any swag… thank you all for your continued support!
Doug and Eamonn were lucky enough to meet Todd Hobin and his band in December 2018 at Sharky’s in Liverpool, NY– Eamonn even got to sit in for a couple of songs! They’ve invited him to join them again on Wednesday, August 14th, 6 pm, at the Listening Room for the live taping of a segment that will appear at a later date on Carrie Lazarus’ Extraordinary Television Special. If you are in the area and would like to stop in, we’d love to see you! Here’s a link for more info and tickets: https://www.toddhobin.com/news-events/2019/8/5/eamonn-is-back
We were bummed that Americana Vineyards was our last show with keyboard/harp/vocalist/guitar player extraordinaire Mike Whittemore last weekend, but we wish him all the best as he embarks on other projects. Keep an eye out for him and his daughter Sydney Rose on the live music circuit! Mike has been a very valuable member of the band, mentor to Eamonn, and remains a great friend to us all. Rock on, Mike!
Eamonn Returns to the Greater Binghamton and Finger Lakes regions this week with two huge shows.
Friday, June 14
Wagner Vineyard & Winery
Friday Night Pub Night on the Brew Deck
Event details: https://www.facebook.com/events/438583633355495/
Saturday, June 15
39th Annual Strawberry Festival