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Holiday Season 

Hope everyone had a good Thanksgiving!1 I'll be in Italy from Dec 5-13 performing with Paul Venturi and the Junkers, looking forward to that! All my bands have their regular shows this month. Tin Men will also play a holiday show at Harrah's Casino. We're wrapping up 2016 and should have more fun coming up in 2017!!

Getting Busy 

Had a great vacation in Barbados, now back to the shows. All my bands have their regular gigs this month. Couple of weddings with Tin Men this month. The Blues Trio will be NCIS New Orleans Tuesday Nov. 15 on CBS. We got bumped a couple of times for World Series and the election, but ready to play some music on tv.It's lovely weather in New Orleans these days, hope to see you at the shows!!

Starting to cool down, but the music is still HOT!! 

Well, it's starting to feel like fall (temps down to 65ish at night) and the scene here is picking up. The bands all have their regular gigs. Da Bugs will be at the Swing Dance Festival Friday Sept. 30, then Blues Trio at Spotted Cat, then Tin Men at dba opening for Luke Winslow King's cd release! Wow, 3 gigs with three different bands in one day! Couple of private weddings thrown in the mix and Washboard Rodeo will be at Three Muses Oct. 17. Wrap it up with my annual vacation in Barbados, then back in time for Halloween, which is a big deal here. The Blues Trio will be on an episode of NCIS New Orleans sometime in October or November. Will keep you posted. Thanks for visiting the site and see ya in the clubs!

Fall, but still hot!! 

September is starting off still hot. Fortunately, we have all our regular gigs and some extras to bring folks into the cool, air conditioned clubs! Tin Men, Blues Trio and Palmetto Bug Stompers at their regular gigs with Da Bugs performing fo the Lindy Hoppers Sept. 30. Washboard Rodeo at Three Muses Sept 26  and I'll be at Smokey Greenwell's jam at Bamboulas Sept12. Come by and help us celebrate fall's coming!!

Still hot! 

Man, its hot here in New Orleans!! Thank goodness all my local shows are cool inside. I'll be cooling off in Pt.Townsend, Washington for the Acoustic Blues Workshop Aug. 1 - 6. This is a great way to learn various acoustic instruments from amazing performers and teachers. Tin Men will be back in action at dba in August. All other regular shows with Da Bugs and Blues Trio are happening. Washboard Rodeo has it's monthly gig at Three Muses. They have great deals on hotels, food and local fests right now, so come on and visit and hope to see you at the shows!!

Travel plans 

Well, Tin Men are coming north! We'll be at Water Fest in Osh Kosh Wisconsin June 23, then on to Minneapolis for a few house concerts and a show at Iron Tap in Waconia through June 26. I'll be teaching washboard at Centrum Acoustic Blues Workshop in Pt. Townsend, Wa. This is a great place to learn various instruments (guitar, harmonica, vocals, bass, piano, etc.) from some fantastic musicians.  I have a fun show with John Rankin at Columns Hotel July 5. All my bands will be at their regular gigs in July and August when I'm in town, so hope to see ya down here in the heat of New Orleans summer!

Summer time! 

Jazz Fest has come and gone. All my bands had great shows, but now it's back to normal. All weekly shows are happening. I'll be having special guests filling in for Andy ( he'll be in Europe) in the Blues Trio the rest of May and most of June. Dr. Sick and Matt Rhody will be playing fiddle with us on various dates. Blues Trio alumni Ben Maygarden will be on 3 shows with us May 21, 27 , 28, so come welcome him back!. At the end of June, Tin Men will be in Wisconsin for Water Fest and Minneapolis for house concerts . More on that later. Hope to see you in May and June!!


It's here, that magical time when music flows throughout the city of New Orleans, anchored by the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival! The Blues Trio has it's regular gigs at Spotted Cat and Blue Nile both weekends and also at dba 4/25. Palmetto Bugs Stompers wiil be off for 2 weeks at dba, but will be there Tuesday evening 4/26. Tin Men will be at dba Tuesday afternoon 4/26 and at Lagniappe Stage at the fest Sunday5/1. Washboard Rodeo will be at Three Muses 4/25 and also at CHAZ FEST Wednesday 4/27. This is the last Chaz fest and there is a great lineup of past favorites. Then in May, all the usual gigs will be happening,as we welcome in the hot weather. See ya at the Fest!!

Fest season is upon us!! 

Well, here we go! Busiest 5 weeks for a New Orleans musician. Tin Men, Washboard Chaz Blues Trio and Palmetto Bug Stompers all have French Quarter Fest shows the 2nd weekend of April, as well as our regular gigs. A few weddings and events with Blues Trio and Tin Men augment our month. Special Jazz Fest shows with all bands. April 25 - Blues Trio at dba followed by Washboard Rodeo at Three Muses, April 26 - Tin Men at 2, then Da Bugs at 5, both at dba. Then Wednesday April 27, CHAZ FEST at Truck Farm. Tin Men close out Jazz fest on Sunday May 1 (May Day!). Whew!!, we gonna be busy. Great lineup at Chaz Fest, very likely the last one, so get tickets early at dba has a crawfish boil before Da Bugs play on Sundays, so come early for some mudbugs, then some Palmetto Bugs. Hope to see ya somewhere in there!

Gearing up for Festival season! 

We had a great Mardi Gras down here, lots of good music and fun times. All my bands are at their regular gigs this month, fleshing out some new songs for festival season. Couple of weddings, a Fais Do Do and a trip to Abita Springs will make the month lively. Chaz Fest is on this year!! After rearranging the sale of the Truck Farm,  the fest will happen one more time April 27. will be selling tickets soon and they will probably go fast! I'm excited to be teaching washboard at Pt. Townsend Wa. Centrum Blues Workshop once again. I'll be there first week of August, more details to come!! Hope to see ya boogieing in da clubs with us!
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After many years of performing, we decided to do a recording that represents us live. The only place to do it was The Spotted Cat in New Orleans. We've been playing there every weekend since February 2002. This is us live, no overdubs, studio tricks, etc. So if you can't see us live somewhere, put this CD on and start the party!


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