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Pictures from the Palmer St. Coffeehouse, Plattsburgh, NY
March 1, 2013
(Photos by David Brown)

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Closeup on an intrumental

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Bill concentrating on his break

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Mike nails his vocal

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Freeman playing backup

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Matt sings a lead vocal

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The boys lay down a trio

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Bill hits a Dobro break

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The quartet looking intense

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Freeman doing a fiddle solo

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Mike layers a tenor harmony

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Bill playing up the neck

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...and singing a lead vocal

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The quartet again

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Matt singing to the camera

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A close-harmony trio

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...and another

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Bill playing backup

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Neil plays a mandolin lead

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Some Dobro backup

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A closeup of Mike on bass

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Neil playing rhythm

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Freeman concentrating

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Neil introduces a song

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Mike, Neil and Matt on a trio

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Matt plays a guitar break



Pictures from our May, 2012 photo session
(Photos by talented photog Adam Frehm)

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Hamming it up

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A light moment

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Bill warming up

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Freeman playing a few licks

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Freeman in a more formal pose

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Matt, waiting for a train

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The band tries a tune

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The boys looking serious



Pictures from the Palmer St. Coffeehouse, Plattsburgh, NY
March 2, 2012
(Photos by Debbie DiFulvio)

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Trio on chorus

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More trio

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Matt taking a break

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The whole band

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Neil kicking off a tune

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Matt singing a solo

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Neil sings lead




(Photos below by David Brown)
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Bill takes a break

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Freeman cuts loose on a fiddle break

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Mike concentrating on round tones

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Mike, Neil and Matt do a trio

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Bill plays up the neck

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Neil, Bill and Matt sing one

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The whole band

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Matt provides solid rhythm

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A light moment

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Freeman provides some backup

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Mike looking at the note that got away

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Matt sings lead

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The band does a quartet

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Bill takes a break

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Freeman concentrates on some fills

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Mike sings one

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Bill on the Dobro

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Lined up across the stage

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Mike looking pensive

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Freeman doing a fiddle tune

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Bill playing up the neck

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Matt takes a break

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Freeman backing up the singer

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Matt laying into another break



Pictures from the Pavillion at the Lycian Theater, Sugar Loaf, NY, Oct. 24, 2009

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The boys doing a pedal-to-the-metal instrumental

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Bill tells a funny story.

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Mike sings one, with Bill on Dobro

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Two fiddles, no waiting!



Fan Thomas Weber from Switzerland models a Big Spike cap in an old Swiss castle called Lenzburg. (Thomas is the one on the left!) He gets the prize for the most well-travelled cap. Thomas says, By the way, I always listen to your CDs in my car. They are really great!

Tom Weber models Big Spike cap


Pictures from the Palmer Street Coffeehouse, Plattsburgh, NY, Dec. 5, 2008
(Photos by David Brown)

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The trio sings a chorus.

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Bill backs up a verse on Dobro.

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The quartet sings a capella.
Check out the matching shirts!

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Freeman solos.

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Bill sings lead.

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Mike is channeling Charlie Mingus.

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Neil sings lead on a tune.

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Pete sings one of his original songs.



Pictures from CD Release Party, Barre Opera House, March, 2008

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Mike sings while Bill plays Dobro.

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The band on stage, taken from the back of the house.

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The quartet sings a capella.

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With Gopher Broke, jamming on stage at evening's end.



Some shots from our CD photo session
(Photos by Adam Frehm)

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Big Spike at Enosburg (VT) Opera House

Here's a link to some great photos and audio interviews by Gregory Lamoureux from our November, 2007 show at the Enosburg Opera House.


Big Spike at Warwick, NY

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Bill takes a banjo break.

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Neil and Pete sing a duet.

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Freeman fiddling up a storm.

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Pete takes a guitar solo.

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The trio sings their hearts out, while Mike holds down the rhythm.



Big Spike at Shoreham, VT

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Mike joins Neil and Pete on a trio. This was Mike's first gig with us.

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Freeman solos

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Bill takes the lead on "Shuckin' The Corn".



A fan approached us at the April, 2006 show at the Lincoln Inn with a wonderful story. They live in a small town, and had been troubled with feral animals getting into a dumpster near their house, making a lot of noise while foraging for food. Nothing they had been able to do had kept the animals out of the dumpster. Finally, they put some humane traps in the dumpster, but didn't have much success. They came out to see us in January at the Lincoln Inn, baiting the trap before they left, and asking a neighbor to keep an ear out for activity around the dumpster.

When they got home, they had a phone message from their neighbor saying they had better check their traps because something was making a lot of noise.

Opening the dumpster, they found a feral cat inside the trap making his displeasure known. It being cold, they brought him into the house where he proceeded to make himself at home. He turned out to be such a pleasant animal that they decided to keep him. When it came to naming him, they agreed that there was really only one choice. So say hello to...

Big Spike
Big Spike, the cat
Big Spike, the cat

Here's a photo from deep within the Big Spike archives, dating back to around 1971. This is a shot from a stage show by the Spark Gap Wonder Boys, a group Neil played with for many years which had recorded the first album for Rounder Records.

Pictured are (l-r), George Nelson (guitar), Dave Doubilet (banjo), and Neil Rossi (fiddle) on stage at Sanders Theatre, Cambridge, Mass. You have to look really hard to find any grey hair here. Check out the bell-bottom trousers. Thanks to Dennis Satterlee for making this classic photo available.

Spark Gap Wonder Boys, 1971
Spark Gap Wonder Boys, 1971
(Photo by Bob Hammond)