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Lot’s of good stuff in the coming weeks. I’ll try to update this list regularly. Sunday 1/19 Kristin Andreassen Writer’s Night @ Jalopy Tons of writers of both prose and song, plus visual artists. I’ll be in the house band. Wednesday 1/22 Brad Mehldau + Mark Giuliana @ Highline Ballroom Smokey’s Roundup @ Sonny’s Bar [...]

Just about to celebrate my 1 year anniversary with this band and it’s going to be an exciting year. We’ll do our first European Tour in the fall and are releasing two separate records! The first will be a limited edition 45rpm vinyl + 4-track digital download featuring our versions of some classic Swamp Pop [...]

Friday, January 4th T.H.E.M. feat. Hannah Read, Jefferson Hammer @ Pete’s Candy Store Hannah Read bring Scottish fiddle and vocalsDonation Saturday, January 5th Steph Jenkins, Michaela Anne, and Alex Battles @ Jalopy Three great songwriters in a rare triple bill. $10 Lake Street Dive @ Rockwood Music Hall, Stage 2 (SOLD OUT) Chances are fair [...]

2012 included five releases I was really excited to be a part of. To hear more visit my redesigned Music Page.

The first song from AC Newman’s third solo full length, Shut Down the Streets, is called “I’m Not Talking”.  You can download it for free by liking AC Newman’s Facebook page HERE, or stream it via YouTube HERE. I’m really thrilled to have been a part of the recording project and the upcoming tour. In celebration of the [...]

First of all, HEY! I have gigs this week! In New York! Don’t ask me how it happened. They’re all really cool and I wouldn’t say that about just anything… Tuesday Gaslight Revival Presents Singin’ with the Sheriff 60′s sing-a-long @ ZirZamin The first of a biweekly series – bring your voice and sing along [...]

Comprised of members of the Red Stick Ramblers and the Pine Leaf Boys, the Revelers are a powerhouse of cajun music, honky-tonk, soul, and Swamp-Pop. They’ve finished recording a new album and I’m really excited to have contributed to a couple tracks. You can buy it on iTunes here: The Revelers – The Revelers For [...]

I’m really excited about this project, which I’ve been a part of for almost two years(!) and am now finally featured on record. You can hear the first single from the record now (which happens to be the only song on the record I’m not on) below! Check out the whole thing on our bandcamp [...]

Just got back from an extended trip to New Orleans and Lafayette. Of course there was great music everywhere and tons of great food (mostly pork based). I sat in at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival with the Red Stick Ramblers

June 9-15, 2012. Lake Winnipesaukee, New Hampshire. I’m really excited to be a part of Miles of Music Camp once again, this year as a Guest Artist.

I’m going to start writing a little more in depth about artists I think you should know about. Anais Mitchell – Shanandoah Spotlight: Anais Mitchell Some voices just hold you at their mercy. When those same voices happen to utter lyrics that cut straight to your bones with every carefully penned word, then you have [...]

Just having a little fun with Final Cut and fiddle tunes…

  The magical Winter Jazz Fest is upon us once again, and with two days and five venues, it’s impossible to see everything there is to see. One of the best parts of the festival is discovering new music, often by accident, but just in case you don’t know where to begin, here are my [...]

For the second installment of posts featuring some of my favorite artists I think you should know about, I’ve chosen Margaret Glaspy. I became friends with Margaret about a year ago when she relocated from Boston to New York. I’ve seen her perform more times than I can count and haven’t once gotten tired of [...]

The second half of this summer went by so quick that I haven’t had a spare second to update this site. Finally I’m settled in and will really try hard to keep up with concert recommendations. When I left off, I was about to start a huge trip. That ended up being an incredible cross [...]

Tuesday Margaret Glaspy @ Pete’s Candy Store Spellbinding singer/songwriter. “The Greatest Singer in the World” according to Matt Glaser. 8pm Free Seabrook Power Plant and the inBetweens @ Cameo Bar Seabrook Power Plant creates a deafening blend of post modern jazz, heavy metal, and banjo. One of the weirdest and most favorite things I’ve ever [...]

I’m finally able to catch my breath for a day so I thought I’d let everyone know a little of what I’ve been up to this summer! June kicked off with the Great Bear Groove in Oswego, NY – an amazing contradance weekend right near Lake Ontario, where I had a great time sitting in [...]

I’ve been particularly obsessed with playing in duo settings the past few months. I’ve always loved it, but there have just been some really special moments recently playing with some of my friends and heroes and friend/heroes. All this was capped with the insane round robin duets night at Undead Jazzfest last week. There is [...]

Check out my Upcoming Gigs page for tons of new shows in the Southeast in March and April

I’m really excited to be coming back to Suwannee Springfest again this year and bringing my new conspirators Andrew and Noah VanNorstrand! Tons of old new friends make up what is the most ambitious lineup in years! We’ll also be touring the Southeast for three weeks so check for shows in your area! I have a [...]

Looking back on this year, I find myself still listening to a ton of records that came out in 2009. In fact here’s a list of records that probably would have replaced 7 of these picks, had they been released a few months later: Gretchen Parlato – In a Dream Sarah Jarosz – Song up [...]

I think this has been the best year of my life so far, or at the very least the most traveled. So thanks to everyone who was a part of it and made it so great! I just want to touch on some of the many highlights both musical and otherwise, because when you put [...]

In the past two weeks i’ve seen three of the most amazing shows all under the umbrella term ‘jazz’. The first was the Maria Schneider Orchestra – an ensemble in the historically traditional ‘big band’ instrumentation playing music informed by Gil Evans, world music rhythms, and rarely but occasionally swinging. The result is something that [...]

What I’ve been up to for the past two weeks: Just some quick highlights of my last two weeks of travels through the South. The trip started at my friend Emily’s family’s camp on the Suwannee River with a great dinner party. I couldn’t believe amazing setting and generosity of putting on the whole thing, [...]