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JAZZ FEST!! 

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 chazfestival.com. 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. chazfestival.com 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!

Happy Carnival (Mardi Gras)! 

Happy Carnival everybody!! All my bands have their regular gigs in February, except Da Bugs taking off for Super Bowl. Can't compete with that! The Valparaiso Men's Chorus will be doing sea shanties on Lundi Gras at Saturn Bar. This has become an annual event not to be missed. Down the line Da Bugs, Blues Trio and Tin Men will be at French Quarter Fest with Tin Men also in Jazz Fest. More info on that later. Enjoy the season, see ya at the shows!!

Happy New Year!!! 

Well, last gig of the year is Tin Men at dba 12/30, then lookout 2016!!. Got regular gigs with Tin Men, Blues Trio and Da Bugs throughout January (and beyond). Have a couple of guest artists the first two weekends in January with Blues Trio, Johnny Mastro on harp and Dr. Sick on fiddle!! Washboard Rodeo are at our monthly Three Muses gig. I'm the featured guest at Smokey Greenwell's Blues Jam at Bamboulas, looking forward to that! Carnival season kicks off with Krewe De Vieux Jan  23 and we'll be at Blue Nile for all the action. Wishing everyone a peaceful rest of the Holidays and see ya in 2016!!

Holiday Season!! 

Hope everybody had a good Thanksgiving!! Heading into December, all my regular gigs are happening, except for 21st Amendment on Tuesdays. Blues Trio at The Cat and Blue Nile, Tin Men and Da Bugs at dba. If you're thinking about Christmas presents, music is a great idea. All my bands cds are great listening and t shirts are nice stocking stuffers!! Hope to see ya at the shows!!

Fall News!! 

Well, I think it's really fall here in New Orleans. Jessica and I have a well deserved vacation coming up, then back to the gigs!! Palmetto Bug Stompers, Tin Men and Blues Trio all has  their regular gigs. Blues Trio will also be at Children's Hospital Jazz Marathon early Halloween morning, then end the day at Blue Nile for Frenchmen craziness! The following week, we are at Mirliton Fest. Tin Men new cd is selling well, so pick up a copy here! Back at ya soon!!

Fall is here! (kind of) 

Still hot here mid September,but the bands keep playing on!Tin Men have a show with John "Papa: Gros at Chickie Wah Wah, then the following week, Tin Men cd release at dba. Washboard Rodeo will be at the Fais Do Do at Maison Sept. 19. A fun, all ages show, that we do from time to time. Da Bugs will be at dba on Sundays as usual. The Blues Trio's regular gigs keep rolling along. Hope to see you at the gigs!

Almost Fall!! 

Tin Men had a great trip out west, saw some old friends and bandmates in Montana, Wyoming and Colorado. We're back at dba on Wednesdays and the cd release will be Sept. 23 at dba. Palmetto Bugs Stompers are also going strong at dba on Sundays. The Blues Trio's weekly gigs are all happening and Rodeo will be at Three Muses. Now, if we can just make it through all the "Katrina at 10 years" crap, we'll be fine!!

July is Hot in NOLA! 

Well, Tin Men had great shows at Ascona Jazz Fest and we're looking forward to getting back to dba in August for our regular Wednesdays. We will have a release party on Sept. 23 for our newest recording "On The Shady Side". It's getting airplay on WWOZ and can be purchased online here or at CD Baby, iTunes, and our websites.

In August, we'll be making a quick trip to the Rockies to play in Livingston, MT, Casper, WY and Gold Hill, CO, so hope our friends out there can come to the shows.

Palmetto Bug Stompers will be at Satchmo Fest at the end of July, along with our weekly shows at dba. The Blues Trio has their 3 weekly gigs in August and the new cd, Live at the Spotted Cat, has been selling well. See you at the shows!!
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