Back to work…

What better way to re-imagine the Plough than in the expanded Mix-o-Lydian Studios in the Castle Inn in the beautiful Delaware Water Gap, straddling the NJ/PA state line. John, Toni, Ed and Mike were joined by the sublime rhythm section of Ken Meyer (Life in a Blender, The Thousand Pities) on drums and former STP member and recording guru Dan Francia (a second generation member) on bass for the first trio of songs for the next release. With our long time recordist/producer Don Sternecker at the helm, the tunes emerged in wonderful and unexpected directions.

We’re setting course on another bunch of songs in the home studio in the next month or two, including something old, something new, and something borrowed (from Brian Eno).

We’ll keep you posted, of course.

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Dan and Ken

Ed and John

Campfire Flies take flight

Campfire Flies

The Campfire Flies – Toni, Ed, and John with our dear friends Jon Fried, Deena Shoshkes and Matt Davis – made some noise at a recent First Friday show at the Elks Lodge in South Orange. You’ll hear some more from these folks in the not-too-distant future. The fire’s been lit.

Speed the Plough Now
Now is available now, here!

Twelve songs lovingly crafted for your listening pleasure. This limited edition release, the first in more than 20 years on the legendary Coyote Records label, is on 180-gram vinyl and includes a download coupon giving you access to 24-bit WAV files of the album.

Special pricing $15, plus $5 shipping/handling in the continental United States.

Click here to order! (U.S. only)

To see some of the reviews that have greeted the release of Now, click here.



for your listening pleasure

“On A New Day,” from Now, 2016
“Miss Amelia (for Carson McCullers),” from Now, 2016
“Division Street” from Swerve, 2010
“Cutting Branches For A Temporary Shelter” from Wonder Wheel, 1991
“Jane” from Tag Sale, 2013

Lucky You
“Lucky You,” from the 2011 album Shine

Coal & Courage
From our performance at the Hoboken Music and Arts Festival, September 2013, with The Feelies’ Bill Million reprising his guitar part on “Coal & Courage”

Said and Done
“Said and Done,” from the 1995 album Marina

The Ballad of Peggy Oki
“The Ballad of Peggy Oki,” one of Michael’s songs on Tag Sale.

Who Knew the World
“Who Knew the World” from the 2011 album Shine.

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The Plough & The Stars

And don’t forget
about our career-spanning retrospective, The Plough & The Stars, released by Bar-None Records in 2013. For more information, click here.