Hello all and thanks for visiting
To say its been a difficult year for everyone would be an understatement!
Here are a few highlights/updates
I am currently very busy working on the TV series Marvelous Mrs. Maisel I will be on screen this upcoming season playing in the band. I had to learn tenor banjo and I thank my friend David Phelps and also Recording King Banjos. Big thanks to Stewart Lerman.
Here is a link to our recent concert hosted by PandeMusic NYC It came out great. But We did freeze! Thanks to Josue Casreras !!
A while back I played on the soundtrack to the Scorcese movie "The Irishman" here is a link -https://www.slashfilm.com/the-irishman-soundtrack/ you have to scroll down a bit!! I'm not on screen but thats me playing!
My last Cd released in 2017 titled Every Sunday Night was recorded live in the studio with my working band at the time. There are great performances by Bobby Harden, Nick Semrad, Bill McClellan, Julian Pollack Chulo Gatewood and JT Bowen. The recording got great reviews! There are links in the review section of this site. Downbeat, Riveting Riffs, Many blues and roots sites almost too many reviews to count! We also have a video produced by William Murray for the song Before I Go from that disc here is the link;
========================================================================================= I have finally started to make plans to release a new recording. Probably springtime. This recording has some special guests, Mike Stern, James Montgomery. I will update here as things come more into focus. Once again thanks to the Dove.
As far as recent activity, my friend Wayne Horvitz has released a live retrospective of the band "The President" which I was in and out of for years. I'm featured on 4 tracks. Wayne has a lot of kind things to say about me and my playing in the liner notes. Here is a link https://waynehorvitz.bandcamp.com/album/live-forever-vol-1-the-president-new-york-in-the-80s-3
I did a lot of playing on Billie Williams recent recording "Hell To Pay" just released this July. This recording is already getting world wide airplay and nice reviews. Also I did a lot of work on a CD for a group called Big Bowl of Soul also released in July. I have recently done some recording with Dave Benton formerly of a group called LVL UP. Here is an article about Dave and one of the songs I played on https://floodmagazine.com/75252/premiere-trace-mountains-explore-the-complexities-of-rock-roll/ ALSO! I recently found out Mountain Stage released some performances I was on with Fontella Bass called "Gospel Live". I'm told HBO will be using our version of This Little Light of Mine for something of theirs.
I still have a residency at Arthur's Tavern, 57 Grove Street in New York City. We will start again!! It's every Sunday night we start at 10:00 pm. Check out the video page on this site to get a look at what happens there. (don't forget to pause the theme music)
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