Father and Son combo strikes deep at the heart of the rhythm

When TA drummer James Dunoyer sets the groove at a gig. You might notice another similar looking figure right in tune with the beat. That’s Jean Dunoyer – James’ Dad – also an accomplished drummer. Jean can be spotted on the tambourine, shaker or most recently on Congas - making him the TA de facto percussionist.

Recently, Jean, Gretchen, James and Julia – The Dunoyer Family - hosted the Whipped Feta Music Fest. at their home. A number of bands were present to play including Tassie Angels. There was great gourmet food and craft beer. Even with all this going on, Jean had time to sit in with Tassie Angels on a tune.

TA in Tasmania

Some of the band returned to Tasmania for February to rest, rejuvenate and visit friends. Was super cool to play music with many of Joe’s local friends whom have been playing the catalog as long as the stateside folks. Also great to see what the Hobart music scene is up to. The number of pubs to people ratio and lack of TVs pumping sports news was great. Some excellent outdoor venues as well. Certainly places for musicians to showcase their craft. Now the press to finish some new material is underway! Hopefully we can ride out the last of the bleak New England weather while completing some new music to share. Best, TAs

Upcoming video release -

In the dark corners of back rooms of damp houses on forgotten streets – hushed voices are discussing the possible release of some video capturing the Tassie Angels performing in Davis Square. With a great deal of support from family and friends, against almost insurmountable logistics including hellish gridlock, exorbitant municipal fines, thousands of feet of xlr chords, but some beer and optimism – the band finally made it on stage in June of 2018. What was captured – was recorded by Jean Dunoyer and James Saulsky. Editing was done by James Dunoyer. Tassie Angels are grateful for their efforts. For the band - the weight of assessing the performance could crush a fragile state and torment the mind. For everyone else, there is hope it will be a few minutes of enjoyment with some brief confusion followed by feelings common with drinking cold beer and swimming at night.

Joe Adelstein Returns

Joe and Family's return from Tasmania was celebrated with what would be the debut of the Tassie Angels at the Barn in Woods Hole, MA. A large crowd gathered for a early cookout and then danced into the night with that distinctive sound delivered by Joe and his collection of friends playing now local classics.  Everyone who attended got to witness the beginning of the latest chapter in this group's nearly 30 years of collaboration. And so it begins ........... again!