The Runaround - April 5th

Taylor Live On The Radio Now!!! 8:30AM

MyFoxBoston has a nice piece on Taylor.

Opening for Taylor on this leg of the tour is Toby Lightman.

Hampton Beach

A place I’ve never been, I’m sure our friends in the NESP will let us know all about it.

Taylor Channels Dustin Channeling Ray

Looks like our old buddy Gray has more stuff in the vault - I’ll keep poking with a sharp mouse and try to get it out.

New Tour Dates

I’m posting new tour dates over in Touristas. Bear with me as I work them all out please.

Some of these are still unconfirmed but speculation is fun right? Don’t make any final plans until I can work through all the dates/venues.

The Runaround - April 4th

In 1964 on this date the Beatles occupied all top five positions on the US Singles charts. Could something like that ever happen again?


Setlist via the Boogie Board
04/03/07 Avalon, Boston, MA

Opening (first time): Toby Lightman

Heaven Knows (tease: Ain’t That Peculiar (Marvin Gaye)) >
Maze (teases: Want Ads (Honey Cone)
- Rough God Goes Riding (Van Morrison)
- Let’s Get It On (Marvin Gaye))
Give Me Tonight
Compared To What (tease: Goin’ Up the Country (Canned Heat))
Wherever I Lay My Hat (teases: Nightshift (the Commodores)
- Chain Gang (Sam Cooke))
Just To Feel That Way
Heart and Soul (teases: Brown Eyed Handsome Man (Chuck Berry)
- Can’t Trust Your Neighbor (Johnnie Taylor)
Dream Myself Awake
Young Turks
Somehow (original: first live performance we’ve heard (recorded 10 yrs ago))
Naked in the Jungle
Soul Thing (teases: Shotgun Man (Jerry Lee Lewis)
- Night Life (Willie Nelson)
The Right Place
The Runaround (tease: Big Boss Man (Jimmy Reed))

Encore: Badge

This thread is for thoughts on tonight’s Boston show.

Bad Lip Sync A Go Go.

Frankly, I didn’t know that Robbie Robertson’s brother was in The Standells.

See you at the Avalon?

This picture is from Cleveland, Taylor playing with Widespread Panic - via

In Which Gray Gets To Be A Fan

Gray is no longer pulling the trigger but the website continues.

MP3 File

It’s All About The Music


Hello Cleveland

The Thing About It

Taylor and his team will be working on a strategy to keep everyone connected. Wheels are spinning in the background - stay tuned. Everyone realizes the importance of connection and interaction and we’ll do our best to keep the Gray Charles community intact.

The word from Taylor “ will stay up, the lights aren’t going out. Archives will still be up, chat will be up. What the final form will be remains in flux but we’ve built a great thing here and we want to keep it going.”


Tomorrow will be the last day of publication for Gray Charles.

Running this website has been a fascinating experience. I’ve learned an amazing amount about the music industry, promotion, radio, fan bases and tours.

I’m forever indebted to the following people for all the help and co-operation they have given me over the last few months. Jon and Nicole at The Firm, Scott, Chris B. and Chris H. at J-Records, Nate at MusicToday and Noah at Fanscape. I would be remiss without sending a special shout out to my own Bobbi Fleckman, Jennifer at J-Records who has given me her total support and wisdom throughout this endeavor.

A special thanks goes out to Fred O. for his unique ability to wring sincerity out of me despite my resistance.

Thanks to Taylor, Loren, Al, Josh, Brian, Brian, Felix, Melanie, Tim, Jimmy, Jay and Ted.

Thanks to Thing One and Thing Two for your patience with your all too often distracted father.

Mostly, I’d like to thank my wife for her continued support and unwavering belief in me. Without her none of this would have been possible. None of it.

Thanks go out to to all readers and posters who have contributed their thoughts and opinions to make this site what it was. I’ve been alternately bemused, entertained, educated, bored or pissed off - often all in the same day. I’ve tried to be as professional as possible without being boring which is, I’m telling you now, not an easy thing to do.

I’m struggling to come up with an appropriate metaphor for today so I’m planning on just leaving you with some music. Over interpret at will.

In the end, my life is elsewhere - away from the daily chore of running a website and back with the every day peace of family, friends and music. I wish you well.



Ron Sexsmith

The Soundtrack Of Our Lives

Bob Dylan

Amy Winehouse

Uncle Tupelo

Cat Power

The Runaround - March 30th

I’m goin’ home, and when I want to go home I’m goin’ mobile
Well, I’m gonna find a home on wheels, see how it feels goin’ mobile
Keep me movin’

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