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Jazz Fest almost over and summer awaits! 

Had a good Jazz Fest time, even though Tin Men got rained out at the Fest and it rained for most of Chaz Fest. All my bands get back to their regular weekly gigs this week. Tin Men will heading up to Chicago and I'll be in Italy with Paul Venturi and the Junkers, both in June. More on that in next post.

Spring is in the air 

Gearing up for fest season. As usual, all y bands have their regular gigs. Tin Men play a new venue, Ace Hotel, March 15. The Blues Trio play Pirogues Whisky Bar anniversary. Washboard Rodeo plays at Three Muses March 20. The weather is fine, hope to see you in the clubs

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!!

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!

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!!

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!!

More Summer! 

Tin men have a new cd, "On The Shady Side"! We will be releasing it at the Ascona Jazz Festival June 25 through 30. Details on the the release party back home will be coming soon.  All my bands have their regular gigs, except The Blues Trio will be covering for Tin Men a couple of times in July. Da Bugs will be at Satchmo Fest at the end of July and Washboard Rodeo at Three Muses. The new cd should be up on the site soon, so get ready to order. Stay cool and hope to see ya at the shows!


Well, it's hot here as summer has it New Orleans. All my bands will be doing their best, in June, to keep things hot!The Blues Trio has it's regular gigs and also a show at the Creole Tomato Fest.Da Bugs will be at dba and Rodeo will kick off the month at Three Muses. Tin Men will be at dba,  a private party for Geminis abd Ascona Jazz Fest in Switzerland. Hope to see our friends near and far at the shows!!

Post Jazz Fest! 

Well, we survived Jazz Fest! Thanks to everybody that came out and supported my bands, we had a great time. Now, back to my regular schedule. All my bands regular gigs are happening. Washboard Rodeo will playing Three Muses and also, a Western Swing night at Mags. Working on a new Tin Men cd to be released in June. Stay tuned and see ya in the clubs!


Fest time is on!! Had a great French Quarter Fest, managed to avoid the rain during my sets. I'll be busy during Jazz Fest, from gigs at the fest, to parties, my regular gigs, recording with out of town artists and Chaz Fest! Check my new and improved website for all the show times and a shout out to Jed for the upgrade. The new Blues Trio cd is selling really well,so get one today. Hope to see ya at Festival time!!