When the Ragweed allergies flare up and the Farmers Markets come to an end (early this year unfortunately) I know fall is hovering close by. We made some great music and friends this year playing on the West Side at Columbus and La Follette Parks, at Austin Town Hall and on the South Side […]

Bluesfest Week here in Chicago!

It is one of the busiest weeks of the year coming up. Not only do we have The Chicago Blues Festival, where I am playing with the Heritage Blues Orchestra Quintet but it is also a big convention week where we do three gigs for our favorite and most supportive corporate client DIRTT Environmental Solutions. […]

Felton, Crews, Bob Margolin, Matthew, Johnny Iguana, John Primer and Andrew "Blaze" Thomas

Springtime/Tribute to Muddy Waters in France and more…

Well it is time for Spring. That’s the only way to put it in the age of climate change.   On May 10th we went to Coutance, France and played Jazz sous les Pommiers. It was a celebration of Muddy Water’s 100th Birthday. I shared the stage with John Primer, Bob Margolin, Felton Crews, Johnny […]

January in Paris and Switzerland/Charlie Hebdo

It was a great start to the year. I landed in France on the morning of January 6th, spent the night at my old friend (and bass player)  Christophe Garreau’s adorable little “pied a terre” (studio) in the 14th arrondissement otherwise referred to as Montparnasse. I had dinner with my very close friend of 30 […]