Rodeo Sunday - Fat Cat Tuesday - MBar Wednesday
Greetings. The subject kinda says it all, and I'm not feeling overly verbose at the present moment, so I'll spare you a lot of chatter today.
Sunday you'll find me playing trombone and soprano ukulele with Daria Grace and The Prewar Ponies. We'll be playing obscure gems from the 20's and 30's in a mellow fashion that will go along with that frozen margarita that will be melting your brain at The Rodeo Bar. Daria and I have been working on the new CD. Ok we've been working on it for about two years, but we're really working on it now! There will be many special guests, and some of the tunes will be getting a rather different treatment than what you're used to seeing us live. I probably shouldn't talk too much about it though. I don't wanna jinx it!!
Tuesday you can get your clave and foosball fix in one fell swoop. Need I say more? Yeah, I probably should. That was vague. I'll be playing latin jazz trombone with Willie Martinez and the La Familia Sextet at Fat Cat. Jazz and pool... jazz and shuffle board... jazz and ping pong... and of course the classic jazz and ...beer. It's an incredible band and a great, easy going good time.
Wednesday I'll be leading a trio with Andy Burns on drums and Tim Luntzel on bass at my monthly residency at the M Bar. It's a swanky little room in a convenient part of town and we'll play at a "respectable" hour. I usually have more respect for the types I meet at the less respectable hours, but I'm always open to having my mind changed.
All the deets for the above chatter, plus a look at the rest of the month, is listed on the "Gig Schedule" link to the right.
Pre VD Show w/JC Hopkins @ Slipper Room 2morrow - VD Show Richard Julian @ Rockwood
Greetings. If you don't want to hear me blah blah blah about stupid domestic crap, please skip the next paragraph.
I like snow days. I like snow projects. Today, the project is the kitchen pantry. I've taken everything out of it and am gonna do a complete reboot. Yeah man. I'm rockin' this snow project...assuming I get all that junk back in there. My first snow project was a loft I built during the blizzard of 1996. I think it was my roommate that said you should always have a snow project in the back of your mind for days like this.
Fortunately/unfortunately (depending on your point of view) I've been able to pull myself away from the pantry and give you the scoop regarding the two gigs I have this week in honor of that holiday "everyone" loves to love/hate: Valentine's Day.
Sunday (tomorrow) I'll be playing trombone with JC Hopkins' Biggish Band "Champagne Fountain Of Joy" at our ancestral home on the Lower East Side, The Slipper Room. We'll be backing up some special guests including Justin Vivian Bond, who you see pictured here with me playing guitar at a past show. That was the only gig I was ever the guitarist on in my entire life. I won't this time though, I promise. This will be a very full night indeed with many special guests singing, dancing, and burlesquing. I'll keep my tie on, thank you.
Thursday, Valentine's Day proper, I'll be playing an extended set with songwriting mastermind, Richard Julian. This will be a wonderful intimate show at the Rockwood Music Hall Stage One, and a nice one to take someone special to. Richard's writing can also be cynical enough that it'll be a blast to go see it if you're feeling anti-romantic. See? It works for everyone! The amazing Rosita Kess will be opening for us. The show starts at 9, but be sure to get there a little early if you want to get a seat. It can get tight in that space. (If you get there early, it may be crowded for the show before, but stick around for the changing of the guard and get a seat.)
Alright, that's all I got. Well, and I'll possibly be singing my own little Valentines Day thing at either of the above shows. It'll be something like the video here, but not exactly. ;)
All the deets for the above mentioned madness and a look into the month ahead can be found by clicking on the "gig schedule" link to the right.
This is a CD. "Old" school. Want one? I actually have some in stock right now. Crazy.
Sun 2/10 8pm w/JC Hopkins Biggish Band "Champagne Fountain Of Joy" featuring Justin Bond @ The Slipper Room (167 Orchard @ Stanton) Tickets: $25 & $45
Thu 2/14 8:00pm w/Richard Julian @ Rockwood Music Hall Stage One (196 Allen btwn Houston and Stanton)
Sun 2/17 9:00pm w/The Prewar Ponies @ The Rodeo Bar (3rd Ave @ 27th St)
Tue 2/19 9:00pm - Midnight (ish) w/Willie Martinez La Familia Sextet @ Fat Cat (75 Christopher St at 7th Ave)
Wed 2/20 7:00pm – 10:00pm JWH Trio @ The M Bar at the Mansfield Hotel (12 W44)
Mon 2/25 8pm w/Only A Paper Moon - The Tennessee Williams Songbook @ Five Angels Theater (789 10th Ave)
Thu 2/28 9:30pm-12:00am w/Willie Martinez La Familia Sextet @ The Nuyorican Poet’s Café( 236 E 3rd St) $7 cover