News & Updates

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Back from European Tour with Hazmat Modine

 Returned from European tour. We did 25 gigs in 27 days. Started in Lithuania, and performed in Austria, Germany, Belgium, the Netherlands and ended in Portugal. A tough schedule but played for a lot of happy fans and were treated well throughout.

Played a concert at Roulette in Brooklyn of Dick Connette's music featuring Mimi Goese, Suzzy Roche, Rachelle Garniez and Ana Egge.


On Friday, June 2nd, did a show at Roulette in Brooklyn. The band consisted of me and Kevin Kuhn, Derek NIevergelt, and Karen Waltuch. Played a set of Rachelle Garniez's music followed by Dick's collaborations with Mimi Goese, Ana Egge, and Suzzy Roche.

Sitting in with Gov't Mule at Central Park's Summerstage

Enjoyed playing a couple of songs with Gov't Mule at Central Park's SummerStage. Generous and profoundly rocking band. Always excellent to play with my dear old friend Danny Louis who never plays with less than complete passion and taste


Playing the Kennedy Center's Spring Gala Tribute to the Music of John Lennon

Playing with an amazing line up assembled by David Mansfield. Alongside Reut Regev, Curt Ramm, Rob SchwimmerAndy Burton, Shawn Pelton, Elaine Caswell, Cindy Mizelle, Larry Campbell, Tawatha Agee. Playing behind Taj Mahal, Shawn Colvin, Corrine Bailey Rae, Steven Van Zandt, Esperanza Spalding, Judy Collins, Amos Lee, Jim James. David Duchovny is MC'ing

Playing with William Bell at Jazz at Lincoln Center

What a pleasure to play with the great William Bell at Jazz at Lincoln Center's Appel Room. A sensational band led by guitarist and producer John Leventhal. Featuring Andy Hess on bass, Bryn Roberts on keys, Dan Rieser on drums, Tabitha Fair and Catherine Russell on background vocals, Larry Etkin on trumpet and my old buddy Stan Harrison on bari sax. Vocalist Marc Cohn made a guest appearance. Check out the view behind the bandstand. Not bad. A real uptown gig!