It's cold out today, getting ready for the holidays!! All my bands have their regular gigs this month. Tin Men will be playing some Christmas songs at Fulton Street on Dec. 16 Tin Men and Palmetto Bug Stompers new cds should be out soon. Hope to see you at the shows and have a safe and happy holiday season!!
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September is coming to an end and October has lots of fun ahead. Washboard Rodeo will be performing at New Orleans Swing Dance Festival Oct 1 at Ace Hotel. I'll be going to Spokane to play with Hot Club of Spokane and a separate gig with Hawkeye Herman. Looking forward to these gigs as Spokane hosted members of the Bugs years ago for some great shows and Hawkeye is an old friend from Mississippi Valley Blues Fest days. Tin Men go in to record our new cd mid October with some new originals and some surprises. Sea shanties with Valparaiso Men's Chorus will be happening at Saturn Bar and also a private event. Have gigs with old pals Linnzi Zaorski and John Rankin, then off to Barbados for our annual well deserved vacation. In between, all my bands regular gigs will be happening when I'm not booked elsewhere. Hope to see ya at one or more of these fun shows!!
As we head into September, it's still hot in New Orleans! Doesn't stop us from all our regular gigs because there is cool air in all! Tin Men will be back at dba on Wednesdays, Da Bugs will be off the first Sunday of the month at dba, then back for the rest of the month, Blues Trio at Spotted Cat and Blue Nile keep on chugging along. Mixing Palmetto Bug Stompers cd and sounding great. Will be out by November, in time for Christmas presents! Lots of cds and shirts available online, so check them out here. See ya soon!!
Well, had a great time in Italy and Switzerland with Paul Venturi and the Junkers. I'll be with them next summer over there for sure! Back in da heat! Blues Trio's Spotted Cat and Blue Nile keep right on chugging along. Tin Men take Wednesday off for August, but will be at dba a couple of Sundays at 9. Palmetto Bug Stompers hitting at dba on Sundays an hour earlier (5). New music from da Bugs waiting to be mixed, Tin Men threatening a new recording, possible Washboard Rodeo new offering.... lots of balls in the air. It's hot, clubs a little slower, hotels and restaurants a little cheaper, if you're from out of town, might as well come and be in town! Locals, Frenchmen not too crowded, so hope to see your face in da place!
Summer has hit New Orleans and time to get out of town for a bit. Tin Men will be in Chicago at Space and at our annual show in Osh Kosh, both with Paul Sanchez and the Rolling Road Show. A few days later, I'm of to Europe for shows in Italy and Switzerland with Paul Venturi and the Junkers. The Blues Trio performs at the Tomato Fest in New Orleans. Palmetto Bugs Stompers are in the studio recording their fifth cd. Sounding great, so far, and look for a release late 2017. Blues Trio and Da Bugs have some regular gigs in June. Come July we'll all be here in New Orleans, sweating it out with y'all. See you at the clubs and festivals!!
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!!