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…
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…
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.
Hey guys, just wanted to say a quick thanks to everyone who came out to the show in Torrington the other night. It was great seeing everybody- hope you had as much fun as we did. Also, Mr Kevin Wolfe and Mr Steve Dunn were amazing so if you missed it, you missed out! I hope to see everyone real soon.
Hey everyone, I will be playing at The Hub in Torrington, CT on 7.30. Being that this is my former backyard, it’s sure to be a good one! Joining me will be Steve Dunn, and Kevin Wolfe who have been awesome enough to agree to back me up for the night- so make sure you are a part of it! Also, BYOB, so…yeah. Tickets can be found here. See you all real soon.
Get them tickets! www.concertwindow.com/jaredmccloud
Hey guys, this week finds me traveling through New England with the awesome Steve Dunn, and the equally awesome Kevin Wolfe backing us both up. I’ll be playing some brand new tunes as well as dusting off some old ones so hopefully something for everyone. Hope to see ya there!
5.25 FLASK- Portland, ME
5.27 FACTORY UNDERGROUND- Norwalk, CT
5.28 CROSSROADS- Garwood, NJ
“…How can you just leave me standing alone in a world so cold?”. Truer words never spoken. Heartbroken. RIP Prince.