Eric Bushey

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March 2022

I have been really busy writing for the Stragglers recently. Since the first of the year I have composed 13 new tunes for a show we will start rehearsing shortly. This is unlike anything any of us have done before and really unlike anything I've seen anyone ever do. Stay tuned for news on that project!

My latest music video is on the Live/Watch page - I set "Walnut Hollow" from my album to videos and stills I took of the snow rollers I found on my walk on March 16th. I'm not sure if they were formed by falling snow, leaves, acorns (there are loads of oaks up there) or just what but they are one of nature's little miracles of beauty. Here today, gone tomorrow. If you watch long enough you'll even see one being created. Enjoy!

December 2021

The Stragglers are featured in this year's "Virtual Holiday Spectacular" from the Enosburgh Opera House. You'll hear the tail end of my original tune "Tell Me Why Now" (stay tuned for the release of that single) going into an arrangement that I put together of "Wayfaring Stranger." That tune gives Preston a chance to showcase the really cool vibe of his vintage Harmony archtop electric. It also features Rusty Charpentier with his always-tasty fiddle chops. It is the premier of Justin Bedell's newest bass acquisition as well - check out the lovely tone and vibe of that new Gold Tone "Micro Bass!" I can't wait to hear much more of that from him in the future. I fall more in love with my fretless Hartel "Levi Brown" every time I play it, you'll hear it thumping out the rhythm on that track.

Many other musical friends are featured as well - Enjoy!

November 2021

My first album "Been There a Long, Long Time" was reviewed in the 11/24/21 issue of Seven Days. Please visit the News Tab to read this review. Thanks to Chris Farnsworth for this thoughtful review.

I'd like to thank so many of you for coming out to see us play this Summer! We are in the process of regrouping this late Fall with some Winter dates to be announced shortly. If you can be in St. Albans on 12/17 please come to the 14th Star Brewery to see the Blue Rock Boys play at the "Home for the Holidays" Benefit show. We will be joined by Justin Bedell on bass for this performance and be part of several groups performing on this evening including our friends Troy Millette, The Owl Stars, and Chad Conant.

My first album "Been There a Long, Long Time" is now available to stream/purchase. Please visit my Listen and Store pages to learn more! I am happy to annouce that I can now ship the CD to you! Visit the Store Link to order now - $12 plus $3 postage.

Please visit the "News" link to read stories about each of the tunes on this album. During this challenging time of Covid-19 I hope you'll find them a distraction from our outside world, I certainly found that distraction in writing them. They will be in installments so please visit back frequently.