Hey Everybody! Thanks for checking in!
BIG NEWS (OCT 2015)!
Hello my friends. Fall has arrived in New Orleans, and it is amazing. If you aren’t from here and have never visited in the Fall, I strongly suggest you get it on your bucket list.
I had a fantastic summer touring around the States and Europe with Cindy Scott. It was a blast seeing some old friends and making some new ones. We played mostly duo sets, I am really digging where that is going. We also got to play with some awesome musicians such as bassist Rodney Whitaker, cellist Elisabeth Fügemann, vocalist Laura Antoniolo, pianist Clemens Orth, Bob Bowman and the crew from KC, and the cats from MSU. I am totally sure that I have forgotten someone incredibly important, so please don’t hate me! I’d also like to thank all of the people that helped us, housed us, hosted us, and, most importantly, listened to us!
Upcoming things I am excited about are:
• a Midwesr tour with Cindy Scott
• a European run with the Organic Trio
• a Northeast string of dates with Evan Christopher
• the new Organic Trio CD - Saturn’s Spell
BTW - I have tour windows for all of 2016 with Cindy, the Organic Trio and Evan. So if you are interested in seeing one of those groups live, or sponsoring or facilitating a show, house concert, clinic, etc, please let me know.
There’s many best things about what I get to do. I feel very blessed most of the time (except when I’m being stupid!). Just getting to hear so many amazing musicians up close is a constant thrill. Seeing all of the new places I get to see, and finding out about new foods or ways of living is always exciting to me. And meeting so many really cool people is a huge gift. I met a couple of very intense, awesome folks recently that I want to share with you: Musician Mahmoud Chouki and Artist Alia Ali. Please check out their sites when you get a chance.
TOURS IN THE WORKS
- Doing a short run in Houston and San Antonio with Cindy Scott May 7 - 11, 2015
- Luxembourg, Germany and Spain with the Organic Trio and others May 16 - 22
- Cindy Scott Arkansas/Oklahoma June 4 - 8, 2015
- Cindy Scott Michigan June 17 - 20, 2015
- Cindy Scott Big Summer Tour Europe June 22 - July 8
- Northwest with Cindy in the second half of July, 2015
- Mid October ’15 with Cindy Scott in the Midwest (Iowa, Michigan, Missouri and more)
- Late Fall ’15 Organic Trio in Europe
- Late March/Early April 2016 Central Asia/India with Cindy Scott
- Late May 2016 Cindy Scott East Coast/Northeast
- Summer 2016 Organic Trio in Europe
Thanks to the people that keep me sounding good with their fine products: Mesa Boogie, D'Addario Strings, Bryan Galloup Guitars and Robert Keeley Effects.
Stuff You Can Look Forward To:
That’s all for now,
ps: I started an email list thing a while ago, the big plan being
to send out my news and my gig list about once a month. So far I’ve
sent out exactly one mailing! I swear I will get it together eventually.
So, if you want to take the chance that one day you might get something, click these words.
If, at some point, you become terminally swamped by electronic correspondences
(which at the rate I’m going could never happen!), you can un-sign
up too, the convenient and automatic disconnect link comes with every email!
Also, you have the option of letting me know where you are, so I won't bother
you with gig notices for stuff nowhere near you.
STUFF TO CHECK OUT!!
The Organic Trio Home Remembered
Paul Wiltgen & The Paislies
Martin Urbach’s Free Will
Cindy Scott’s Let the Devil Take Tomorrow
Jirka Hala’s Make You Wanna Hala