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PA's on 3/30 (canceled) - March 28, 2012

Hey Everyone, our set at PA's in Somerville this Friday had been canceled. We are currently undergoing some personnel changes in the live configuration band and we hope to see you when we put something else together. In the meantime look for some Bear and Anthony duo shows to pop up in the coming months. You'll know when we know. Thanks - BEAR

Videos from PA's Lounge in Somerville - January 27, 2012

(Thanks to Shawna Lombardo for the footage)

From My Backyard

Hayes Valley Falcon

Just Let Me Run

PAs Lounge on Jan 25th - January 19, 2012


Free download of Bear's show on 9/23/11 - November 4, 2011

Tomorrow afternoon we'll be sending out a download link to our mailing list of an iPod ready version of Bear's recent solo show in Fall River, MA. If you are not on the list join ASAP!

Final song of the week: Needle in the Hay - November 4, 2011

Final song of the week....You've heard it as an upbeat folk/rock tune in Two Out Rally, with country tinge on the SOBOTS record, the "Synth version" on the 'Love is the Other Side of the Fence EP', you've heard the electrified version of the current Commas configuration; now "Needle in the Hay" gets the piano arrangement...

Brand new song! "Hayes Valley Falcon" - November 3, 2011

Hey Folks, Here is the 3rd installment of this weeks songs from Bear's recent show in Fall River. This is a brand spankin new one called "Hayes Valley Falcon" which features Bear on the piano. Enjoy

"Sweetheart (Here we Go) - Live at the Room - November 2, 2011

Here is the 2nd track released from Bear's show at the Room in Fall River, MA. Follow the link to stream/download it. It is a newer song that will most likely make its way in the the Commas rotation. In the meantime, check out this stripped down version of "Sweetheart (Here we go)"
At the end of the week a download link for an iPod ready version of the entire show will be sent to our mailing list. Make sure you are signed up to get it!

Live at the Room - Bear Connelly solo acoustic - November 1, 2011

Check out "May the Rain" > "From My Backyard" opener from my set at the Room in Fall River MA on 9/23/11. Highlights from the show will be uploaded to the "Lyrics/MP3s" section each day this week. Feel free to download, repost and recommend to anyone you like. Enjoy - Bear

Video stream from last night's show in Fall River - September 24, 2011

Hey Folks,

Last night i streamed my set at the ROOM in Fall River, MA. The video is from my cell phone and isnt the greatest but the sound is not too bad. Crazy technology these days. Look for a duet with Allysen Callery, my take on Lucinda Williams' "I just wanted to see you so Bad", the brand new original song "Hayes Valley Falcon" and my first "Loving Cup" on piano to close the show. A better audio recording has yet to be edited but should surface soon. Enjoy this for now if you missed the live stream!
- Bear
Ustream Archived video:

Bear solo set @ The Room on Friday, September 23rd - September 19, 2011

Hey Folks,

Just wanted to give you the heads up that I will be playing a solo set around 9pm this Friday september 23rd at the ROOM at the Waterstreet Cafe in Fall River, the place next door to the Narrows. The show is 18+ and 6 bucks at the door. I play first for 45 min or so, then the lovely and talented Allysen Callery (who sang on "Plea Bargain" on the SOBOTS record) then Wood Spider and then the Wolf Hongos who are celebrating the release of their new EP close down the night.

Just a reminder that the kitchen is not open (I believe) so have a tasty meal beforehand but save room for the booze if you so desire. I have a couple new tunes Im going to try out and also play some i havent done in a while (any requests). Should be fun, hope to see y'all there.

- Bear

The Room

Summit Music Fest this Sunday! - August 18, 2011

Bear will play a set with Dan Hurley around 1:45pm


Summit Music Fest postponed - August 14, 2011

Due to rain Bear's solo set, along with the whole Summit Music Festival,is postponed until next Sunday, August 21st. see you then! same time same place

Bear solo set @ The Summit Music Festival, Sunday, August 14th - August 9, 2011

Summit Music Festival

Bear solo set @ Radio Bean, Sat., May 28th - May 26, 2011


AS220 - Friday, May 20th @ 9:00pm - May 16, 2011


Back @ Parima's Main Stage - Friday, May 13th @ 10pm - May 10, 2011

Parima Band May 13

Streaming Archive - April 27, 2011

All the music we've ever released can be streamed on the "Lyrics/Mp3" page - early out of print releases included. Also, download our new song "Just Let Me Run"

"Six Long Days" video from Parima - February 11, 2011

"Free Download/Stream of "From My Back Yard" - February 1, 2011

Here is a taste of the bands first show as a 4 piece from AS220 in PVD on Jan 20th. 2011. Sign up for the mailing list and we will send you a link to download the whole show

FromMyBackYard by Talking About Commas

Parima's Main Stage - Saturday, Feb 5th at 8pm - Full Band! - January 31, 2011


stream "Just Let Me Run" - January 14, 2011

Just Let Me Run (Live) by Talking About Commas
This is an unreleased song that we have been playing recently. This version is an audience recording from As220 on Sept 11, 2010. The lineup for this show was: Bear (guitar & vocals), Ethan fry (drums) & Anthony Lombardo (bass)

Winter shows - January 14, 2011

Hey Folks, Hope you are all enjoy this lovely blanket of snow. We just wanted to let you know about a couple shows we have coming up. We'd love to see some of you.

Thursday Jan 20th
115 Empire St
Providence RI
$6 at the door
other bands: Bad Actor Support Group, Benedictions and JFM & The Salamanders

Saturday Feb 5th
185 Pearl Street
Burlington, VT
$3 at the door
support: Matt Wolfe

Everyman - Monday, July 26th @ 9pm - July 19, 2010


SeƱor Flacos - Wednseday, June 9th @ 9pm - Opening for BIG LIGHT! - June 4, 2010

Señor Flacos

Folk Fest Contest - April 20, 2010

Hey Folks!

So the good folks at Magic Hat have a good ol fashioned contest goin to pick an opening act for this year's Newport Folk Festival. We'd love to keep it local and show those folks that Rhody is where it's at. Please follow the link below and vote for us! Voting begins on June 9th...dont worry we'll remind you

Bear, Tom & Ethan
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