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On March 21, 2008, we passed 100,000 cumulative plays of these songs and clips. Wonder how long it'll take to hit a quarter of a million??? (Note that this does NOT include plays of the "Classic" song clips that may be accessed from the Alan Lorber Biography page.)

On April 24, 2009 we passed a QUARTER OF A MILLION cumulative plays! Fantastic!

Broke the daily record - 2787 plays from (roughly) 6 AM on December 9
to 6 AM on December 10, 2009!

During the month of March, 2010 we had almost 34,000 plays!

On July 3, 2010 we passed HALF A MILLION cumulative plays! Amazing!

During the month of December, 2010 we had over 42,000 plays!

On March 30, 2011 we passed an incredible THREE QUARTERS OF A MILLION cumulative plays!

During the month of October, 2011, we had almost 48,000 plays!

AWESOME! On November 10, 2011, we passed our ONE MILLIONTH PLAY! Really wouldn't have imagined that!

On May 6, 2012, we passed ONE AND A QUARTER MILLION plays! How about that!

On November 9, 2012, we passed ONE AND A HALF MILLION plays! Wow!

On December 13, 2013, we passed TWO MILLION PLAYS! That is truly amazing!

On November 23, 2015, we passed THREE MILLION PLAYS!

On December 26, 2017, we passed FOUR MILLION PLAYS!

Visit our Discography pages to play YOUR favorites. Each play counts as a "vote" for that song as shown on our Monthly Top 75 page.

The Stephen and The Snake CD Virtually Indestructible has finally been released! Check it out here.

Virtually Indestructible - album art

In September of 2017, Michael Gutierrez-May released his new CD entitled Firefly In A Jar Of Emotion. This was produced by Snake, and both he and Stephen performed on it as well. Check it out here.

Firefly In A Jar Of Emotion

Friday, June 23, is World Wide Music Day. Snake, Colette O'Connor, Mike Doyle, Carolyn Griffin, and Hal York are planning a special "on-line house concert." This will be streamed, live, from Colette's living room, from 7 to 9 PM, and is to benefit Musicians Without Borders, an organization that hopes to bring people together through music. We're also expecting a special guest, David Jackson. Join us on-line!

World Wide Music Day

On December 20, 2016, Snake was the featured performer at the Sandywoods Center for the Arts in Tiverton, RI. Mike O'Dwyer was kind enough to record the entire performance; we've posted it here (scroll down).

IMG has also released another album in their Here's A Song (You Might Have Missed) series of compilations. Volume 23 includes Monkey Demon by Stephen Martin / Orpheus.

Here's A Song 23

We've located and posted the original demo for the Orpheus tune Lesley's World, written by Lesley Miller and her father, Bernie Miller. Check it out here.

We're just finishing up the Stephen and the Snake Band CD; it's in post-production and graphic design, and will be out soon. Snake is also working on a solo CD set, which will include songs and stories. This one is also in post-production for the most part; a couple of supporting instruments have yet to be added. Snake is also lead producer on Michael Gutierrez-May's album Firefly In A Jar Of Emotion, still adding backing tracks at the moment. The S&S Band album is being recorded at Sleestack's in Hull; Snake and Michael are recording at Knewts in Pomfret, CT.

The official DVD release of Moonwalkers is out. The New York Times really panned this movie; the reviewer said that it was "the least funny comedy" he had ever seen. Our opinion: it's really awful. We can't imagine why anyone would have invested money to produce it. Don't waste your time.

Moonwalkers DVD

Recently got the word that the official US release date for the movie Moonwalkers is January 15, 2016. Scroll down for more details.

IMG has released another in its Parade Of Broken Hearts series of compilations. Volume 6 includes Whiskey Waltz by Stephen and Brown Arms In Houston by Orpheus. Check it out!

Parade Of Broken Hearts 6

K. P. Burke, circa 1970

We just learned of the passing of an old friend and one of Stephen's old bandmates. Kevin "K.P." Burke, who was an occasional member of Two Foot Lamb Door and the second incarnation of Orpheus, passed away on June 18 of 2015. K.P. played harp on several of the tracks on the fourth Orpheus album (the Bell album). We've posted a live track of Black Beauty by Two Foot Lamb Door, performed at UMASS in 1970, on which K.P. plays harp. From all accounts, he will be sorely missed, not only by friends and family, but by many members of the community of Charlestown RI as well. Rest in peace, friend.

K. P. Burke

Still another cover version of Can't Find The Time has turned up. This one, recorded by Pastimes around 1971, is a very interesting a cappella version. Listen to a clip here (scroll down; they're alphabetical by artist)).

Follow Your Dream

Way back in 1963, when President Kennedy was assassinated, Tom Zagryn and Snake co-wrote and co-produced a record called The Man. This was a tribute to JFK. They reunited the folk trio of which Snake had been a part, called variously the Wanderers and the Minute Men, and recorded the song, plus a flip side, in the cellar game room of WPI's Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity on an old monaural Webcor tape recorder, with the group clustered around two mikes. They then drove to Philadelphia, where they placed the tracks with Swan Records, a major indie label of the time. The record was released internationally, attributed to the College Boys, but achieved only moderate success in Europe and none in the US. In 2006, the Swan catalog was bought out by a British company called Rollercoaster Records, which began to reissue the catalog for digital download. In 2015 Rollercoaster successfully placed The Man in a cinematic film called Moonwalkers, starring Ron Perlman and Rupert Grint. Produced by a French firm, Partizan Films, it had its debut on March 14 of 2015 at the South By Southwest Film Festival. The official theatrical release is scheduled for August 5 of 2015.

Imagine that - fifty-two years later, a record made in a cellar on a beat-up old tape recorder is actually in a movie! What a kick!

Update - the official US release of Moonwalkers is scheduled for January 15, 2016!

We've discovered and acquired another cover of Can't Find The Time, this one a 2013 recording by Richard Walton. Listen to it here.

Folk artists Andy and Judy Daigle have released their third CD entitled Follow Your Dream. Snake was able to lay down bass tracks for six of these songsbefore going down for emergency surgery. Check out audio clips here.

Follow Your Dream

Snake went down for maor surgery at the beginning of February and, inasmuch as he's the webmaster for this site, there haven't been any new postings for a while. He's now able to move about and has access to his computer, so more material will be forthcoming. The first new posting is a couple of songs from Roslindale 2015; check them out here. We've also caught up the statistics pages through February.

On October 4, Snake accompanied singer-songwriter Colette O'Connor in a streamed live concert presented by Live From Center Stage in Dennisport. The first of what will be a whole bunch of archived songs from this performance is now available on YouTube.

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All of the audio tracks from this performance are now available on this site.

On September 19 of 2014, we participated in a benefit for Lakota Kidz, an organization dedicated to providing assistance for the Pine Ridge Lakota Reservation in Wanblee, South Dakota. This is one of the poorest communities in the United States. The video below shows our performance of John The Revelator, in which we were joined by Robin Huer, Johnny Aperto and Ed DeFord. Thanks to Ramshackle Entertainment for this!

A new compilation from the UK which includes Swamp Rat by Kenny and the Night Riders, from 1964, has appeared. This recording was co-written and co-produced by Tom Zagryn and Snake. Thanks to Tom for the heads-up.

Nuggets, Vol. 15

Stephen and the Snake have started working with an excellent lap slide guitarist named Robin Huer.

Our friend John Olivere has just released his new CD Songs My Friends Wrote, which includes two tunes by Stephen. One is Stephen's own rendition of Whiskey Waltz from his 2000 CD Oroboros, while the other is John's rendition of The Past Is Gone. Check it out here.

Songs My Friends Wrote

Folk artists Andy and Judy Daigle have released their second CD entitled Dragonfly. Snake accompanied the duo on all of these tracks. Check out audio clips here.


Jimi Goodwin, bassist for the UK-based rock group Doves, has produced a new solo project entitled odludek, scheduled for release on Heavenly Recordings in March of 2014. One of the songs on this album, Keep My Soul In Song, utilizes the entire orchestration track from Monkey Demon, written by Stephen and recorded by Orpheus on the Bell album Orpheus (4). Listen to a clip here.


IMG has released, for digital download, another in their Here's A Song! series. Volume 22 includes Snake's tune A Little Game by Barbara St. Pierre.

Here's A Song! © (You Might Have Missed), Vol. 22

We recently learned of the passing, in July of 2012, of Carmella (Gosselin) Morris, one of the members of the duo The Chanelles, who were recorded by Snake and Tom Zagryn 'way back in 1964. Our sympathies go out to her friends and family.

Carmella (Gosselin) Morris

Another new IMG release, for digital download. Check out Sing Love, which includes By The Size Of My Shoes by Orpheus.

Sing Love

Another live Orpheus recording has turned up, from late Spring or early summer of 1968. Check out Just Got Back (live).

There have been a couple more IMG releases, for digital download. The first, The Best of Here's A Song © (You Might Have Missed), Vol. 1, includes Can't Find The Time by Orpheus. The second, Here's A Cover Song © (You Might Have Missed), Vol. 21, includes two versions of Congress Alley; the original by Orpheus and the recent version by the Alan Lorber Orchestra and Chorus with readings from Congress Alley Confessions by Stephen Martin.

The Best of Here's A Song © (You Might Have Missed), Vol. 1

Here's A Cover Song © (You Might Have Missed), Vol. 21

We've posted two more audio tracks for you to check out. The first is a clip from an Orpheus rehearsal tape recorded in Barre, MA in 1969; it's Steve's song Shalla. The second track is by folksinger-songwriter Rick Fetters, accompanied by Snake. It's a beautiful version of Sweet Survivor, recorded at the Concert for Annette in Raynham, April 13, 2013. Snake has been accompanying Rick in live performance for several years now, and also backs Rick with Andy and Judy Daigle in their folk trio Rick, Andy and Judy.

It is with sadness that we note the passing, on April 16, of JoAnn (Gagliano) McFarland of Merritt Island, Florida, after a long illness. She, along with friends Janet Kaye and Joanne Kahan, was a co-founder of the original Orpheus fan club 'way back in 1968. We extend our condolences to JoAnn's family and friends; may she rest in peace.

A live recording from Orpheus' first concert, opening for Cream at Brandeis on March 23, 1968, has turned up! Give it a listen: Congress Alley (live at Brandeis).

IMG has released a whole bunch of new compilations and stuff, which include songs by Steve, Orpheus and others. Check these out:

Here's A Song, Volume 13, including Sailors' Ghosts by Steve;
Here's A Song, Volume 15, including Can't Find The Time by Orpheus;
Orpheus 4: Original Mono Vocal / Rhythm Mixes, including several songs from the fourth Orpheus album and the previously unreleased Double Vision;
Here's A Song, Volume 17, including Steve's version of Big Green Pearl;
Pretty Island Lady single by Mike Rey, which includes his cover of Can't Find The Time;
Congress Alley CD single, including the original Orpheus version of Congress Alley as well as a version by the Alan Lorber Orchestra and Chorus, featuring Steve reading excerpts from his forthcoming book Congress Alley Confessions. Alan has produced these and made them available to Stephen and the Snake to benefit Worcester's Congress Alley Cleanup and Restoration Project.
Congress Alley Volume 2, another CD single to benefit the Congress Alley project. This includes Alan's original version of Congress Alley, plus Love Over Here by Orpheus;
Here's A Song, Volume 18, including Mike Rey's cover of Can't Find The Time.

IMG has released, for digital download only, a new compilation called Penny To The Minstrel, Volume 1, which includes Whiskey Waltz by Steve and Left Hand Right Hand by Stephen and the Snake. Particulars are here.

Penny To The Minstrel, Vol. 1

We've also discovered a new cover of Can't Find The Time by Mike Rey featuring Daddy Mack. Listen to it here.

AND... we've also run across three more tunes from 1990 by Sandler and Dunlap. Listen to them here (scroll down; the new ones are tracks 11 through 13).

IMG has released, for digital download only, the original mono mixes of the first Orpheus album. You can listen to sample clips here.

Orpheus Mono Mixes

Snake and Colette O'Connor have finished the title song for Colette's forthcoming Writing In The Sand album. They've also revisited and remixed Sooner Or Later. Listen to them here.

Stephen and the Snake will be the featured performers at the open mike hosted by Ed "the Duke of Uke" DeFord and held at the Beachfire Restaurant and Pub on Nantasket Beach in Hull, Wednesday November 17, 2012.

Andy and Judy Daigle have released their first CD; Snake played bass on two of the tracks. You can listen to clips here.


Snake and Colette O'Connor have finished another song, destined for Colette's Writing In The Sand album. Click the blue link to listen to Sooner Or Later.

Michael Gutierrez-May has released, for digital download on CDBaby, and other outlets, a collection of live recordings of some of his humorous songs. Several were recorded at the Catbird Café by Snake, who also plays base on two. Steve provides backing vocals and harp on two others. You can listen to clips here.

Carrots, Geese and the Dead Leprechaun

The Heart's No Place For Hate CD (see below) was released on June 30, and a fine effort it is by all involved. Stephen and the Snake contributed two tracks, and backed Ed "the Duke of Uke" DeFord on another. You can listen to them here; more details about the CD can be found here.

The Heart's No Place For Hate

We've posted several new live tracks by Stephen and the Snake. Give a listen to them here. We've also run across a limited distribution demo from 2003 of Bob and Kathi's group Slocum's Window, and posted several clips which you can listen to here.

On Friday, June 8, Snake will accompany Junko Ogawa on several songs during her concert at the Catbird Café (NE Wildlife Center, 500 Columbian Street, South Weymouth). Junko is a wonderful performer; don't miss this show. Doors open at 7 PM. Your $5 donation at the door will help the Center continue its work with the region's wild creatures.

We've posted a new live track by Stephen and the Snake. Give a listen to Georgie Buck.

On Sunday, May 20, 2012, Stephen and the Snake and several other Hull artists will be performing at a benefit for the Hull Is No Place For Hate Committee. This will also be a "Pre-Release" party for the forthcoming The Heart's No Place For Hate CD, to be released in June. The event will take place at Daddy's Beach Club, 280 Nantasket Avenue in Hull from 2:30 to 5:30. See you there!

Daddy's poster

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If the Lakota Sioux Nation were recognized as a country, it would be the second poorest in the Western Hemisphere, second only to Haiti.
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