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Happy Mardi Gras! 

Super Bowl is over and it's time to turn attention to Mardi Gras. All my bands have their regular gigs with Blues Trio at Blue Nile during Krewe du Vieux! Earlier that day, Tin Men will be opening a new bakery in the Bywater. I'll be performing with Smokey Greenwell at the beautifully restored Carver Theater. Great news, all four of my bands are in French Quarter Fest AND, Tin Men and Palmetto Bug Stompers are playing Jazz Fest. These dates are up on the site,more info to come. See you in the clubs or at a parade!!

Carnival season upon us 

Hope everyone had a good holiday season and now it's time for Mardii Gras! All my bands have their regular shows on Frenchmen Street. Tin Men will help open a new bakery in the Bywater and I'll be performing at the historic Carver Theater as part of the Monday Blues Series. Festival updates will be up soon, so keep checking the site. See y'all at the shows!!

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!!

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!!
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