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It's a new world!! 

Well, hi folks!! A lot has changed since I last wrote 2 months ago. All kinds of workers in all kinds of jobs have lost their means of income.  Covid 19 has killed thousands and thousands around the world. Let's all be safe and follow the advice of the REAL experts on this and hopefully we can all survive this. So, go to the websites of your favorite bands, restaurants, artists, relief help and donate, buy merch, get takeout, help feed folks. Together we will get through this. See y'all when it's safe to play again. I'll for sure, let ya know.

It's Carnival Time!! 

Happy Mardi Gras folks!!! All my bands regular shows are happening. Saturday Feb. 8, Blues Trio at Blue Nile, come by and sit awhile during Krewe De Vieux!. Tin Men playing a pre parade party that Saturday at Bywater Bakery, with lots of great bands. Sea shanties with Valparaiso Men's Chorus at Saturn Bar Sunday before Fat Tuesday!. NEWS FLASH - Palmetto Bug Stompers and Washboard Chaz Blues Trio are playing Jazz Fest this year! I'll also will be playing with Glenn Hartman and Earthtones!!. ALSO, Da Bugs, Blues Trio and Tin Men will be performing for French Quarter Fest!! We'll be working on some new songs, guest artists, so come on down and see what's shaking!!!

Happy 2020!! 

Happy New Year!! Another year (decade?) of great music for y'all. All my bands regular gigs are jumping in 2020! Tin Men will be at Bywater Bakery for 12th night (Jan. 6) with a bunch of cool bands. There will be some Jazz Fest and French Quarter Fest announcements coming up, stay tuned!! I'll be with guitar maestro, John Rankin, Jan.21. Hope to see ya in da clubs sometime!!!

Holiday Season in New Orleans 

Well, it finally is fall here in New Orleans. All my bands have their cool regular shows. I'll be with John Rankin at City Park Nov. 14, always a fun show. Tin Men will once again be a part of Harrah's Miracle on Fulton Street Nov. 29. It's a fun family event, so bring the kids!!! If ou're thinking of holiday gifts, I have t shirts and cs galore!! Hope to see you at some shows!!!

Fall in New Orleans 

It's almost fall here, but it's still HOT!! All my bands are at their regular gigs, especially Tin Men after 2 months off. Tin Men will be taping for ESPN, look for us on Saints game promo for Sept 9 opening game. I'll make 70 this month, might be a party at 9/21 Blue Nile show! So come on down to the clubs and support live music!!!

Summer Time and the living is NOT EASY!! 

Hey, Hey, heating up here in New Orleans. Good thing our shows are in the confines of cool air!! Blues Trio have their regular gigs with harmonica man, Bruce "Sunpie" Barnes joining us 6/28,29 and 7/6 until Andy back from Italy. Palmetto Bugs every Sunday at dba. Washboard Rodeo at Three Muses 7/8 with new start time of 7pm. Tin Men have gig at dba 7/3, then off to Oshkosh Wi and Minneapolis 7/12-14. Alex gone last 3 Wednesdays in July, so Matt and I will have special guests at dba. Tin Men off all August, so come check us out soon. On a personal note, Jessica and I will be celebrating our 35th wedding anniversary! Time flies by when you're living life!! Stay well AND HOPE TO SEE YA SOMEWHERE!!

Fest Season!! 

Well, it's happening in New Orleans! French Quarter Fest happening right now. Tin Men played already and Washboard Chaz Blues Trio on Saturday and Palmetto Bug Stompers on Sunday. Jazz Fest looms with Tin Men playing second Thursday (now a locals day with cheap tix) and Glenn Hartman and Earthtones first Sunday! All my bands have their regular gigs with weddings, private parties and outdoor shows thrown in! No traveling plans yet, but checking things out and will keep you informed. Hope to see y'all in New Orleans this season!!

It's Carnival Seaon! Happy Mardi Gras! 

Well, it's Carnival time and getting ready for Mardi Gras. Tin Men are at Jazz fest again this year on second Thursday, aka Stones day! Also, I'll be there with Glenn Hartman and Earthtones the first Sunday. Tin Men, Washboard Chaz Blues Trio and Palmetto Bug Stompers are all in French Quarter Fest this year> For my Japaneses fans, I'm coming over! I'll be performing at a benefit for sick kids and three club dates with Steve Gardner Band, Been awhile since I've been, glad to come back and play for everybody. all my bands have their regular shows. Looking forward to Saints in Super Bowl (hopefully as I write this), Mardi Gras, Japan tour, weekly gigs, festivals, life in general!! Hope to see your face in the pace!!

It's been awhile!! 

Been awhile since I posted, so let's catch up. My washboard is in the drumsville exhibit at Jazz Museum on Esplanade It's really cool, with a lot of artifacts from 1901 to the present. My bands played weddings, rehearsal dinners conventions and parties, along with our regular gigs. We were busy!! Slowing down a little bit after Thanksgiving, but my bands all have their regular shows.Tin Men will be at Fulton Street for their Christmas shows, then next day at Bricolage School (where my granddaughter goes) for their fundraiser. Both shows are family friendly, so bring the kids! Pretty soon, I'll be posting Jazz fest shows and an overseas trip, so stay tuned!! Happy Holidays to all my fans out there and hope to see y'all soon!!

Fall Shows 

Well, what is called fall has arrived!! Still hot though, ha, ha!  All my bands have their regular shows. Tin Men return from our hiatus back to dba and also have some benefits and weddings in Sept and Oct. Blues Trio will be performing at Crescent City Blues Fest in Oct. I'll have couple of shows with John Rankin, one at City Park. I have a wedding with Shotgun Jazz Band. Always fun for me to play with other bands! Football season is here. Come to dba for Saints' victory parties with Da Bugs every Sunday!! See ya in the place!!

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Live at the Spotted Cat: CD
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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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