Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Tempest Summer 2016

“The Tracks We Leave” 
"The band opened the first set with “September Jig,” an instrumental track from the new album, followed by a return to their first album, 1991’s Bootleg, with “Heather On the Moor.” While the band maintains much of the traditional style associated with Irish and Scottish folk music, they bring prog and hard rock sensibilities to it that serve to enliven and modernize their sound, carrying on a tradition in folk rock started by bands like Steeleye Span and Lindisfarne in the 60s and 70s. Likely most surprising to those seeing Tempest for the first time is Sorbye’s double-necked electric mandolin. The mandolin might not be an instrument that’s generally associated with rocking out, but watching Sorbye and hearing the sounds coming from it (as intense as any electric guitar) will change anyone’s mind quickly. For a trio of songs from the new album – “Fog on the Bay” (a new version of a song which Sorbye wrote with his previous band, Golden Bough), “Ganesh,” and a new arrangement of classic Tempest track “Surfing to Mecca” (originally the title track from the band’s third album from 1994) – Sorbye switched to Ian Anderson-influenced flute. They closed the set out with traditional Scottish song “Eppy Moray” and “Wizard’s Walk” from 2007’s The Double Cross."
Thanks to Matt Condon at ChunkyGlasses for this great review!
Read the rest of the review: Here

Watch Tempest "Rattlin' Roarin' Willie": YouTube

...::: TEMPEST | 2016 Tour Dates :::...

Fri. May 20 Blue Lake, CA
777 Casino Way, 9pm (707) 668-9770

515 Main St. *early show 7pm (530) 305-4877 
June 3, 4 Reno, NV EUROFEST Downtown, 4th & N. Arlington Show Times TBA (775) 5444-3958 

Sun. June 5 Benbow, CA 
SUMMER ARTS & MUSIC FESTIVAL The 40th Anniversary Celebration
Benbow Lake State Recreation Area, Times TBA (707) 923-3368

June 15 & 17
Ashland, OR
15 South Pioneer St. 6:30pm (541) 482-2111
June 18, 19 Plymouth, CA MOTHER LODE HIGHLAND GAMES Amador County Fairgrounds, 18621 Sherwood St. Show Times TBA (209) 304-3821

Wed. July 27 Redwood City, CA MUSIC IN THE PARK
Stafford Park, Corner of King St. & Hopkins Ave 6pm (650) 780-7250
July 30, 31 Enumclaw, WA PACIFIC NORTHWEST SCOTTISH HIGHLAND GAMES Enumclaw Expo Center, 10am – 6pm each day (206) 522-2541

Sat. Aug. 6
St. Louis, MO 
2720 Sutton Ave, 8pm, All Ages (314) 781-4200

Mon. Aug. 8
Hatfield, PA
School Rd Park, 1619 School Rd. 6pm  (215) 855-0900

Thu. Aug. 11
Bethlehem, PA
Downtown, Liederplatz, 9pm (610) 332-1300
Sat. Aug. 13 Paw Paw, WV AVALON FEST The Avalon Resort, 12 noon (304) 947-5600  

Sun. Aug.14
Newark, DE 
*Early show 5pm, All Ages (302) 521-0632
Contact Peggy for ticket info and directions
Aug. 19, 20, 21 Schwenksville, PA PHILADELPHIA FOLK FESTIVAL Old Pool Farm (800) 556-FOLK Sat. Sep. 17 Fresno, CA FRESNO HIGHLAND GAMES Kearney Park, 7160 West Kearney Blvd. Show Times (559) 592-3992 Sat. Sep. 24 Dixon, CA DIXON SCOTTISH HIGHLAND GAMES Dixon Fairgrounds, 655 South First St. (Hwy 113) 12 noon (707) 678-8814 Sat. Oct. 1 Felton, CA BIG TREES SCOTTISH GATHERING & HIGHLAND GAMES Roaring Camp, 5401 Graham Hill Rd., 1pm (831) 359-2979 Sat. Oct. 15 Hollister, CA NORTHERN CALIFORNIA RENAISSANCE FAIRE 
Casa de Fruta, 10021 Pacheco Pass Hwy. 6pm (408) 847-FAIR

Sat. Nov. 5 Eugene, OR
Wheeler Pavilion, Lane Event Center, 796 W 13th Ave, 7pm (541) 252-0237

And lots more dates to be added!!!

Be sure to check our home page for updates and information! 

Points North Summer Dates



May 21, 2016
Hopmonk Novato
224 Vintage Way
Novato, CA
8 PM

A full headline set (new songs perhaps!) at our North Bay home, Hopmonk Novato.  With support from our good friends in flanelhed, and Stimuli.


May 28, 2016
Brick by Brick1130 Buenos Avenue
San Diego, CA
7 PM

When we first starting playing San Diego, Brick by Brick was our first home, and where we met most of our San Diego family.  So we're ecstatic that it's reopened - better than ever we hear!  Our first show back will be in our "Fred Barchetta" incarnation, playing the music of Rush, supporting the mighty Iron Maidens - one of the world's premier tribute acts.

Also on the bill, Rammoth, and our good friends RDG featuring the extraordinary guitarist Raymond DiGiorgio.
Discount advance tickets available only at our store!

Watch for additional May/June tour dates to be announced soon!


May 29, 2016
Ramona Mainstage626 Main Street
Ramona, CA
7 PM


This is a fascinating show for us...we'll be opening for new act The Security Project, which with members of Peter Gabriel's band and King Crimson...playing the music of Peter Gabriel.  Critical acclaimed and selling out on their West Coast swing, we're looking forward to checking them out ourselves.

Also on the bill, Agent 22, who we played with a long time ago, featuring some amazing Chapman Stick playing.
Discount advance tickets available only at our store, including a special two day package with our May 28 show.

(NOTE: existing ticket holders for the May 28 show that want tickets for May 29, please Email us at to recieve a special Email ticket link.)

Once again, we're excited to announce support dates with the legendary Pat Travers, as he heads our way for another West Coast run. 

Dates listed below as they confirm!

June 30, 2016

Fox Theater241 South Main Street
Salinas, CA
7 PM

Advance tickets available from the Fox Theater by clicking here.
July 1, 2016
Toot's Tavern627 Second Avenue
Crockett, CA
7 PM

Advance tickets available from Toot's Tavern by clicking here.

Points North

“Points North” is the self-titled, second album by this primarily instrumental rock band. Spearheaded by guitarist Eric Barnett (a finalist in Guitar Player magazine's Guitar Superstar competition), bassist Uriah Duffy (Whitesnake) and drummer Kevin Aiello, Points North stands on the shoulders of iconic artists Rush, Cream, The Police and Dixie Dregs - but expands upon these influences and clearly cuts its own artistic path. 

Points North

Listen Spotify: "Points North" on Spotify

Listen on Pandora: Points North on Pandora

Dave Martone live in May

...Dave Martone

May 18, 2016
Reflections Hotel Georgia

May 20, 2016
Fairmont Pacific Rim
1038 Canada Pl 
Vancouver, BC V6C 0B9
(604) 695-5300

May 21, 2016
Westin Seawall Bar and Grill
Westin Bayshore

May 23, 2016
Fairmont Pacific Rim

May 23, 2016
Pan Pacific Cascades Lounge

May 27, 2016
Fairmont Pacific Rim
1038 Canada Pl 
Vancouver, BC V6C 0B9
(604) 695-5300

May 27, 2016
Terminal City Club

May 27, 2016
Bacchus Lounge
Wedgwood Hotel

May 28, 2016
Seawall Bar and Grill
Westin Bayshore 

May 28, 2016
Hard Rock Unlisted Lounge
Hard Rock Casino

May 30, 2016
Fairmont Pacific Rim
1038 Canada Pl 
Vancouver, BC V6C 0B9
(604) 695-5300

May 30, 2016
Pan Pacific Cascades Lounge

More updates on Dave Martone:

... "Nacimineto": on Magnatude Records

... "Dream On" video: on YouTube