Come see the Squashies first public gig in almost a year. Fresh with a new sound, they will be playing with former Bass player Peter and new drummer Dale. They will be playing between 1 and 3pm.
Based in Albuquerque NM, The Squash Blossom Boys have played southwestern stages for over ten years. With beginnings as a garage band, they have explored a variety of musical genres including rock, jazz, raggae and more to find the hard driving, high lonesome sound of Bluegrass music. Their album "Outside Looking In" features the groups central four players, Dustin Orbesen (Dobro, Mandolin, Lead Vocals), Kit Murray (Banjo, Vocals), Kyle Malone (Guitar) and Peter Lisignoli (Bass) as well as mandolinist Tristan Scroggins and violinist Sam Weiss. Since their move to the acoustic world, the Squash Blossom Boys continue expanding their musical repertoire now featuring drummer Dale Blalock and singer Sarah Ferrell.
Please stop in here to hear the latest news about the Squash Blossom Boys.
Sorry we have been MIA (when it comes to the website)! We are back now:)
So… we have been very busy. First, Maren Hatch is the newest addition to the Squashies. She is a great bass player that adds a touch of jazz, touch of swing and a wheel barrel full of THUMP!! Not to mention she is much easier to look at than what you may be use to:)
Also Kyle has been very busy gettin busy.
He just had a little girl named Maya Lucille Malone. She is healthy and loves music! Stop by a show and you might just see her there.
Now we have been practicing up for the band competition at Rocky Grass. On top of that we are preparing songs for a new CD that we are planning on releasing in late December.
We will keep you updated from here,
We have recently lost our bass player (Peter Lisignoli) to higher education. We are very proud to say Peter has been accepted to the masters program at Duke University! We have been friends with Pete since we were children and will miss his wit, comradeship, hairiness and that loud thump he is known for!
With that said we welcome Maren Hatch to this group of smelly boys! She (yes I said SHE) is a UNM graduate in Jazz Studies and sure does know how to play! Come out to the next show and see for yourself… you won’t be disappointed.
We’ve got a last minute gig at Nob Hill Bar n’ Grill tonight, July 21st at 8pm. Come get your groove and/or hoedown on!
On August 2nd, come see Peter the Squash away at Il Vicino Brewery. Peter will be pissed if you don’t come, so saddle up!
Come to the first annual Pickin’ in the Vines at Casa Rodeña this weekend, July 9th and 10th. Due to a schedule change the Squashies will be playing Sunday instead of Saturday at Casa Rodeña’s “Pickin’ in the Vines.” Hope to see you there! Also, check out the Squashies’ bass player, Peter, thump the Bull Fiddle with the Duke City Swampcoolers.
The boys are beginning a torrent of bluegrass performances right in their hometown of Albuquerque NM. Thursday night at the Kimo Theatre, then Friday night at the Cowgirl Cafe in Santa Fe (Lets see how rowdy you Santa Feans can get), followed by Kip’s Bar and Grill in Pagosa Springs Saturday. That’s not all folks, because we’re playing in the Conejos River Valley for Sunday and Monday for the Fourth of July celebration of the new decade, century, and millennium. Come join the Squash Blossom Boys at the Rocky Mountain Lodge for some freedom lovin’ Fourth of July fun.