A special show before a break…

Benefit for Jack Silbert

We’re really calling on all of our NYC-area friends to come out to Monty Hall in Jersey City on Saturday, February 11 for a great evening of music to benefit everyone’s buddy Jack Silbert. We’ll be joined by our good friends The Karyn Kuhl Band, The Vines of Hoboken, and Matt Davis, along with a few special guests. You don’t want to miss this. Tickets are available here.

This will be STP’s last show for a while, as we prepare for some recording in the spring. We’ll keep you updated.

Campfire Flies

Unfortunately, the weather reared its ugly head and forced the cancellation of The Campfire Flies show at Crossroads in Garwood on January 7, benefitting the Light of Day Foundation. The show has been rescheduled for Saturday, February 4. More details to follow.

In the meantime, we contributed the lead track on the just-released Rock Against Hate compilation, benefitting Planned Parenthood. It’s a jaunty tune penned by Deena Shoshkes called “We Can See America From Here.” Order it here and help a vital organization that’s under seige.

In Other News…

Stuart Moxham LP

The music of Stuart Moxham and Young Marble Giants has been a significant influence on our music since the very earliest days of Speed the Plough. So we’re particularly happy to be a part of Stuart Moxham in the Straight World, a tribute to Stuart’s enduring music. The album includes contributions from an intriguing assemblage of international musicians, paying homage to someone who means a great deal to all of us. For information about ordering the CD or purchasing the high-res download click here. We kicked in our 1991 version of “Final Day,” from Wonder Wheel.

Dan Francia band

Toni, John and fellow STP founder Marc Francia had a serious good time joining Marc’s son’s band, The Dan Francia Experience, for a show at Shea Stadium in Brooklyn on December 29, marking the release of Dan’s EP Half-Massed. It was great playing Dan’s highly-evolved music to a packed, enthusiastic house. We also had the pleasure of playing on the EP, which you could, and should, obtain here.

Lots of Good Music for a Good Cause

benefit CD

We’re very pleased that our friend Tony Donato asked us to contribute a song to a wonderful album of music to benefit the Children’s Tumor Foundation. The 21 songs on the album, executive produced by Tony and Donna Deady, include fine compositions by our friends The Thousand Pities, Deena Shoshkes, Wild Carnation, Rebecca Turner, Heroes of Toolik, and Tony’s band Jack Brag. The album was mastered by our buddy Scott Anthony at Storybook Sound. Our contribution is “Mansion,” penned by John and Michael. For complete artist and ordering information, go to join.ctf.org./rockinalbum2016. Please help support this worthwhile project.

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

“S.O.S.,” 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.


Mike, Cindi