So I am back in Portland. The “Be Weird, Be You” tour is a distant memory, and I officially have the ol’ “post tour blues”. I just wanted to say thank you to all of the rooms that I got to play. To all of the soundmen who worked to make the shows great. To the incredibly talented and hilarious Seth Adam (let’s do it again real soon, you neato son-of-a-bitch). But most importantly, thank you to everyone that showed up (some to mulitiple shows), listened, clapped, and sang along. You remind me instantly of why I love doing this, and I love you guys for it. 

See you real soon

XO
-JM

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Howdy, howdy! 

Exactly one week from today, I am back on the road (god DAMN it has been a minute…) with the always awesome Seth Adam! We’re doing a quick run down the East Coast and back, and packing shows into every day so PLENTY of opportunity to check us out! 

I’d love to see you at one/all of the shows, and hope this finds you well. 

XO

-JM

Anyone else have the “post-3 Sheets blues”?

It seems like the weekend flew by at breakneck speed- and that’s including getting started early on Thurs night- and in a blink of an eye it was hugs and goodbye selfies (or “weesies” as those of you that are lucky to know my mother calls them… because it’s more than one person…nevermind). The point is this: 3 Sheets To The Wind went down in the books as a total success, and thats due to the love that all of you that were there showed this weekend. 

I’d like to get a shout out to some people that the last few days couldn't have happened without. My solid-as-hell crew of Jess, JJ and Jeff took care of all sorts of things behind the scenes that no one had any idea of. They were also instrumental in most of the planing of this as well, and I can't thank them enough. Also, special shoutout to Dunn and Chad for helping out as well. I’m lucky to know all of you guys.

There was a tremendous amount of support from Mark and Bruce with Shipyard. Completely classy and kind, they came through in a big way with some much needed promo, and I hope to be working with them closely and exclusively in the future. 

Then, the businesses that allowed this rag-tag group to come in and get crazy all in the name of getting crazy… The Hampton Inn, Top Of The East, Arcadia, The Thirsty Pig and Gritty’s- these are some of my fav spots in town and it was an honor to do this with you! Pat’s, our home for Saturday night was completely accommodating and MariAnn and Liz took great care of us. 

Can’t have a show without Artists, right? Luckily- and completely on purpose (Mama didn’t raise no fool)- we had one of the most badass rosters in recent memory. These are Artists that are all busy, have lives, but got what I wanted to do, and said yes. They came down, hung with everyone, helped put a dent in my city, played their damn asses off and couldn't have been nicer about it. SethAndrea, KenSteve, Kevin and Gareth- you are all as talented as you are kind, and some of the best singer/songwriters I have ever had the honor of playing with. Thank you.

Finally, each and everyone of you that bought a ticket and trekked to beautiful costal Maine. Everyone who was as excited about this as I was. Everyone of you that took a chance on this. Everyone of you that it was my absolute pleasure to share the weekend with… I. Love. Every. Last. One. Of. You. You guys showed up, and were open and carefree. This felt almost like a family reunion even though there were many people I hadn’t met before. I know old friendships were reignited, and new ones crafted. You all are just as responsible for this as anyone else and have my deepest gratitude. 

Now who wants to go get a beer? ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ

Humbled and proud

-JM

PS Tour announcement soon! 

I swear, it’s like Christmas Eve! We are only a few short hours away from the first Three Sheets To The Wind, and people are already starting to roll into town. If you are around I am sure you can find us pre-pregaming for this thing… but if you aren’t, you absolutely should be!! There are like serisouly 1 or 2 tickets left, so get yours NOW and come be a part of this! 

Shenanigans begin in 5…4…3…

-JM

We are getting close!! Three Sheets To The Wind is almost here and I absolutely CAN NOT WAIT to hang with all of you! This has been a bigger undertaking than I first thought it’d be, but totally worth it- I’m having a blast putting it all together and hopefully in the end it shows. 

Also, excited to announce we’re gonna have some new merch soon, and it’ll be debuting at the fest. A few things I have wanted to make for a while, and I think you’ll dig them as much as I do. Make sure you get your tickets!!! 

Coming soon: new shows to announce, and your boy might even have some new tunes… 

As always, thank you guys for allowing me to do this. See you real soon.

-JM

AW. SHIT.

-JM


So BIG NEWS DAY! I am launching my own festival/hang/party/shindig/whatever you want to call it! I have been secretly working on this idea for a few years now and after having it fall through a few times I decded to do it myself. Well, not just myself- I have enlisted one hell of a lineup…

GARETH ASHER. STEVE DUNN. KEN YATES. ANDREA NARDELLO. SETH ADAM. And ME! 

THREE SHEETS TO THE WIND takes place April 28-29, 2017 in beautiful Portland, ME and I couldnt be more stoked to share this with you. Get your tickets on the merch page or read more about it on the jm3sw page, and I’ll see you soon!!!

Hey guys, doing a quick set to try out some new material at The Thirsty Pig this Saturday the 14th, hope you guys can make it!

Announcements coming soon… 

-JM


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I don’t think that I have ever had an amazing New Years. They are all either something I don’t want to/can't remember, pretty mellow, or there have even been a few that were just non existant or might as well have been. Every Dec 31st I have made it a habit to talk about the past year and try to have a little perspective on the past 364 days. Every year but this one. Screw this one. 2016 proved to be without a shadow of a doubt the worst year of my and a lot of other peoples lives. We lost some amazing and inspiring people that I wouldn’t be the person I am without (looking at you Prince, Lemmy, Bowie... I’m sure you guys are having a hell of a time deciding who headlines the afterparty…), and it seemed the year as a whole was hardship after hardship- or at least it was for me. Honestly I have had some shit luck and bad times in my life but man this year decided to take it to another level. 

And I guess that is why I am writing this now. Bad times make you appreciate the good ones that much more. They either kill you or you come out stronger, and while this may be a little more hopeful sounding and sunny than I am currently feeling, the truth is the fact that I am even writing this is proof of it. I am still here. We are all still here. For whatever reason, we’re still around and are able to do anything we can to make sure that 2017 doesn’t suck nearly as bad as its predecessor. God damnit, there’s that perspective I said I wasn’t going to have… 

So with that in mind I want you to prepare to hear from me this year. Like a lot. I have been a busy boy writing up a storm and trying anything I can think of to be in your presence and it has been paying off. Truth is, I miss you all, I need you, and I can’t wait to see you. I have had some times, and I have some things I want to say about them- none more important than this: I. AM. STILL. FUCKING. HERE. 

They say you can’t teach an old dog new tricks. Watch me. 

I’m coming for you 2017. Brace yourselves…

Much love
-JM

So with the exception of a surprise show in Portland the other day, things here have been more focused on writing, writing, writing… and also, did I mention that I have been writing? All of this is leading up to something- I swear- and I can’t wait to share it with y’all!

Onwards and upwards.

-JM

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