Jay Small, aka G-Jay, here. After two years, all kinds of gigs, a lot of rehearsals and great friends made along the way, Ziggy Smalls is ending its run as a band. In fairness to Tom, Eric, K-Jay and Baird, who might have wanted to continue, I’m the one who first said I needed to step aside. All the guys kindly supported my decision, which is just one reason we’ll stay friends even as we go in different directions. None of us is done with music — that’s certain — and who’s to say we wouldn’t jam together somewhere down the road. So give a toast to Ziggy Smalls on our way off the stage!
We’re coming back to the VFW Red Barn, Cottage Grove, MN, for another Ziggysational New Year’s Eve party! Get all the details.
Your favorite Zigs have been busy this fall. We played a private party, set up our new rehearsal/recording studio, and started work on a bunch of new songs.
That includes covers of classics, natch, but also new originals, including a straight-ahead rocker, a bluesy-Texasy storyteller, and a mid-tempo love-gone-wrong song.
We’re always on the hunt for new gig opportunities, so hit us up if you want us to play (and tell your favorite venue managers to book us for their stages). But we’re also planning to take some of our best stuff and produce an EP, for CDs to have at our shows as well as digital downloads. We’ll keep you posted, and as always, thank you for supporting the band!
Fresh off a hot (in more ways than one) show at the Mississippi Pub, your favorite Ziggys have three more performances lined up in July and August!
- Saturday, July 18, at The Dog House in Maplewood, MN. We start at 9:30 p.m. and will go until 1:30 a.m.
- Sunday, July 19, we’re taking the stage at Highland Fest in Hillcrest Park, Saint Paul, MN. That’s a one-hour set starting at 3:30 p.m.
- Friday, Aug. 21, catch us at Wild Tymes‘ Palace Stage in downtown Saint Paul, MN, starting at 8 p.m.