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I’ve been working with Andrew and Noah VanNorstrand in some capacity for 8 years now! This summer I was a part of the recording of their most ambitious project to date – a full 6-piece version of Great Bear with horns and drums. The finished product is a deep exploration of what instrumental dance music [...]

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 [...]

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

For music lovers there can be no better place to be in the summertime than New York. Any given day leaves you with tons of free options for live music in beautiful outdoor settings. This is just a tiny sliver of all the music happening in the city this summer. I’ll try to update it [...]

Tuesday, May 7th Michael Daves with Chris Eldridge at Rockwood Stage 1 Two of the finest bluegrass guitar players in the world play duo on this rare occasion. 10pm Free. New Open Mic at Jalopy 9pm Great place to try out new songs or just hear some great songwriters. Unlike 90% of the open mics in [...]

Wednesday March 6th Grant Gordy and Ross Martin @ ZirZamin Two amazing guitar pickers – Grant (David Grisman Quintet) a recent transplant, and Ross who’s reputation has been know for a while now. 7:30pm $7 suggested donation Annie and the Beekeepers @ Mercury Lounge My best find at the Folk Alliance in Toronto – this [...]

Tuesday, Feb 12 The Sweetback Sisters @ Jalopy Real hard hitting classic country. 2 sets. $15 Marco Benevento presents the music of James Booker @ Brooklyn Bowl Straight from NOLA. If you’re looking for a Mardi Gras type thing for tonight, this is it. Wednesday, Feb 13 The Broken Stares @ Sycamore This is my [...]

Saturday, Feb 2nd Tipsy Oxcart @ Red Hook Bait and Tackle One of my favorite new bands! Combines insane Balkan music with infectious grooves. 9:30pm Sunday, Feb 3rd Kristin the Night Away feat. Jocie Adams @ Jalopy Kristin Andreassen is bringing back her much-loved variety show, featuring too many amazing songwriters to name, and a [...]

Thursday Alex Battles @ Rodeo Bar Raucous country goodness. Thursday-Sunday Vijay Iyer Trio @ Jazz Standard Probably the most critically acclaimed jazz musician of his generation. Friday Bustle in your Hedgerow @ Brooklyn Bowl A super group Led Zeppelin cover band. Friday-Saturday John Hartfort Tribute @ Jalopy/Littlefield Night 1 Acoustic, Night 2 Electric, featuring a [...]

It’s APAP conference week again which means way too much music to choose from, and the annual Winter Jazz Fest. This sells out every year so buy your tickets early. I made my picks for the difficult to navigate WJF at the bottom. Friday, January 11th Dirty Projectors/yMusic @ Carnegie Hall 8pm $30-$65 Saturday, January [...]

2012 Year End Review and looking ahead… 2012 was a year filled with many musical highlights for me. The winter started with a bunch of gigs with the Andrew and Noah Band, who went on to perform consistently throughout the year. The band released a new album and has really coalesced it’s sound. Two albums [...]