October, 2021 - The Come From Away National Tour is back! We re-opened in Memphis on October 5th, and we're headed out across the country! Click the link above to see all the cities that are booked this year.
We're all so happy to be together again doing this show which we all love so much. It's really indescribable...so I won't even try. But there's a lot of smiling and joy here on the road, so please come and see us when we swing through your area. Welcome BACK to the rock!
SUMMER, 2021 30 SECOND BODHRAN
Just a funky little bodhran groove!
JUNE, 2020 MOPS THE MONKEY DREAMS OF THE RETURN OF LIVE THEATRE!
Mops, that cute and silly monkey who lives behind the percussion rig on the Come From Away tour, wonders why everyone disappeared. He cheers himself up by imagining the day that theatres will be open and full of people again.
New Day Cleveland Interview
I had the opportunity to chat about the show with Natalie Herbick on "New Day Cleveland" and demonstrate the bodhran and ugly stick.
Come From Away First National Tour
Promo footage of the original cast of the CFA national tour, with Kevin Carolan, Julie Johnson, James Earl Jones II, Christine Toy Johnson, Harter Clingman, Danielle K. Thomas, Chamblee Ferguson, Emily Walton, Nick Duckart, Becky Gulsvig, Andrew Samonsky and Megan McGinnis. Band members appearing are Cynthia Kortman Westphal (accordion), Adam Stoler (guitar), Kiana June Weber (fiddle). Isaac Alderson (Irish whistle), Matt Wong (mandolin) and Steve Holloway (bodhran). Not seen, but heard is Ben Morrow on drums and Max Calkin on bass!
This is Mops the Monkey!
If you've seen Come From Away, you know that among the 7,000 passengers aboard the planes diverted to Gander, Newfoundland were two Bonobo chimpanzees who were bound for the Columbus Zoo that morning. This story inspired me to get into a little monkey business of my own, creating an alter ego named "Mops the Monkey" (Mops is short for "Monkey on Planes.") Mops likes to entertain the entertainers when they're not too busy onstage, and I made this little video so everyone can join in the fun!