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Monday, January 1, 2018

Happy 2018!

Spent the last hours of 2017 at home, jamming some Tragically Hip tunes, and meditating on the loss of Gord Downie and others that left us this past year. Sharing my humble version of "Ahead By A Century".  Wishing you all the best in 2018!

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Radio Airplay Summer Song Contest

So I submitted a song to a summer song contest, and to my surprise it was selected as a runner up.
That's top ten out of three thousand!  Not too shabby.



Sunday, June 14, 2015

2014 Los Angeles Music Awards

I'm really far behind on any sort updates, but I thought I would share a little tidbit of news from last year, that I totally forgot to post here:

In 2014 I was nominated for two Los Angeles Music Awards: Rock Album of The Year (Bridgework "Every Now And Then"), and Guitarist of The Year.  I didn't win either.

However, I was the recipient of a Producer's Choice Award.  Originally they wanted to call it "Studio Album of The Year" but I had to explain to them that there was no studio.  I did it all myself.  So the "DIY Album of The Year" was born. 

This now holds a place of honor on my bathroom wall.

Monday, January 20, 2014

Friday, August 2, 2013

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Bridgework Review on KIT21

"Kickstarter, the online DIY fundraising tool, has provided the means for countless quality projects. It gives us art, it gives us games and it gives us music. Now, we can thank it for the songs on Bridgework’s November 2012 self-released album, Every Now and Then." Read the complete review at - http://kit21.com/bridgework-does-it-right-every-now-and-then/

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Under The Bridge 6/5/13


I am very thankful to have been included in a few internet radio programs as of late.

"The Game" is the song of the week on the DIY Daily podcast with Brian Thompson - http://www.thediydaily.com

Troy's Room on LA Talk Radio has been playing "Another 4am Whatever It Takes" - 


Bridgework has also been getting some plays on gashouseradio -

And Bridgework also recently got a mention on the web magazine Kit21 - http://kit21.com/

All cool stuff.  

This past Saturday I went up to a "hipster" art show and house party to play a short acoustic set, my first time performing in over two years.  I sort of haphazardly threw myself into it, not knowing anyone involved or anyone who was going.  
It could have been a recipe for disaster.  But what went down turned out to be a genuinely cool gathering of fellow creative people sharing what they do and enjoying each other's offerings without pretense.  All in all a very fun evening. 
It felt good to play.

That's all for now,

John / Bridgework

Monday, May 20, 2013

Acoustic Set in Burlington, VT on July 3, 2013

Wednesday July 3, 2013

Radio Bean
8 N Winooski Ave
Burlington, VT 05401

6:00 PM

All Ages
No cover charge

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Acoustic Set in NYC on June 27, 2013

Thursday June 27, 2013

Googies Lounge Above The Living Room
154 Ludlow St.
New York, NY 10002

8:30 PM
21 +
No cover charge / one drink minimum per set

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Thursday, March 28, 2013

Broadjam top 10

So I received an email today stating that "Hey Kid" was in the Broadjam top 10 (number 10) for the Rock/Punk category.  I don't know what that means but it sounds cool.

: )

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

New Beginnings - Review

"New Beginnings" really rocked me. It ranges from tight and punch to raucous and loud, and delivers a powerful message wrapped in a lyrical veil of mystery and abbreviated imagery.

- Larry Oppenheimer for Broadjam Pro Reviews

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Bridgework on Indie 104 internet radio

Very excited to announce that a few bridgework songs are now in rotation at indie 104 (iradioLA) internet radio.  Feel free to request "Burn Me Out", "The Game", or "Self Destruction Blues".




Burn Me Out - Review

"Burn Me Out" is a powerful, well-built power pop song that carries a familiar feeling and delivers it with conviction. Its appealing vocal performance is set up by a sparse, acoustic intro, then propelled by a hard-rocking band. Great stuff@
- Larry Oppenheimer (Broadjam Pro Review)