New Years Needham 

This event was a massive success for all the venues and perfoamnces. We had 200 people - great crowd all ages and a really warm reception. Katherine was great on keys and harmonica, Jackson as usual laid down the killer sax and guitar. Just a great time- Thanks to you all!

Peace event in NH 

Thank you to everyone who came to the event organized by Sue Hay and Mothers Uniting" I think we will be doing more with you guys. Special thanks to the kids who joined in the band. Peace to you all.

Village Fair Newton 

Outsorrs in the sun for a 45 minute set. Very mellow and happy crowd. Thansk to everyone for a great early summer musical day.

Boyle's 40th - BC Club 

Not only did we enjoy ourselves for this gig but as oyle said _Everyone just en joy myself" - so we did that also. Glad to provide Jim with a microphone - good time had by all...

Lincoln Street Coffee 

Peter asked us back again and Katherine was on Piano for the set. It was a wonderful and fune time! Thanks for all your support!

Peace on Earth Event 12-30 

Melida and Carlos Arredondo organized this event to fund raise for peace efforts. It was a blast to play and very sobering and informative during the learning sessions. We opened for Pat Scanlon at the first annual Peace on Earth event at the UCC church in JP. Their freind Luis Jara joined us on drums - pictures to eb posted soon. It was a good size crowd of about 75. So many wonderful and peaceful people. Carlos left to be in Seattle for the Lt. Watada trial. We will post a link to "people united…

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Recent Coverage in Needham Times /Veteran's for Peace 

Full story at the following ling or excerpt below The John Kirk Family Band set a mood of peace and remembrance with father John on guitar, harmonica, and voice, son Jackson on a bluesy sax and daughter Catherine and Jackson alternating on piano. Kirk also offered commentary: This [resignation] was a major shift in the political landscape, but it also says something about the moral bankruptcy of our president that it wasn't the number of dead but the…

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Samaritans Benefit with Debora Jackson 

What a blast - Blue set with Debora "The Voice" Jackson Rev at the baptist church. Curtis Rheingold on drums. Its about as loud and rocking as we have played. The other youth bands were so welcoming and the whole event was fun for all. Unfortunatley the event ended tragiclaly with the news of the deaths of two Needham youth in a car accident. There is so much more work we have to do.


My old college buddy Jim Bejamin lead the Akin Gump team which wrote the brief for the Hamden case. See press below - He is making a difference. I am proud to know him - Statement by Barry Kamins, President of the NYC Bar Association, Regarding the Supreme Court’s Decision In Hamdan v. Rumsfeld The New York City Bar Association applauds the decision of the United States Supreme Court in Hamdan v. Rumsfeld, which ruled that the military commissions created by President Bush’s Executive Order in…

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Roots Rock 

Thank you to everyone who came to the Rock for Research benefit gig last night at Lincoln Street Coffee. You donated over $300 for the Jimmy fund which was fantastic. Thank you - Pat Keating was delighted. You folks must have bought some coffee and pastry also because Peter asked us back in the fall. Hope to do the usual NH festival and bar hop this summer. We'll keep you posted. Thank you all for all of your generous support and time. Peace John