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New Blues Course Out Jan 22

I’ll be releasing a new Truefire course on January 22nd called Blues Connections: Major. It covers the major pentatonic in all positions, voice leading pentatonics over a 12 bar blues, adding common passing tones, connecting positions, establishing motifs, devices for developing motifs and anticipating chord changes. I’ve been teaching and refining this material for years. more »

The Ventures Christmas Album on Dec 21st 8pm

My band The String Gliders will be performing The Ventures Christmas album in it’s entirety on December 21st at 8pm. This also happens to be the last night for The Living Room. It will be closing it’s doors forever at the end of the night. After our show we will be walking next door to more »

LA Shows Sept 3rd-11th

I’ll be playing in LA and Big Sur come September. I have shows with The String Gliders, Austin McCutchen, North of Amarillo and Sam Outlaw. The String Gliders will be at Sassafras Saloon in Hollywood September 8th and 1642 in Echo Park September 11th. Both shows are 9-12. Check my show page for the details. more »

Hitting the road with Sam Outlaw

Really looking forward to be playing guitar for Sam. Love the tunes and the folks in the band. His new record has been getting lot’s of love from Rolling Stone and NPR. We’ll be opening a bunch of shows for DAWES and Blake Mills. You can see all the tour dates here. www.Samoutlaw.com

Performance filming at Barbes in Brooklyn

Come see The String Gliders full lineup at Barbes May 3rd from 7-8:45. Very excited to capture some of what we do to share with the rest of the world. We start promptly at 7pm. See you there.

Producing Tony Award Winner Norbert Leo Butz

This month I’m producing my friend’s debut record. Norbert Leo Butz is a two time Tony Award winning Broadway star and needless to say is an extremely talented singer/songwriter. We’re making a great country soul record with a killer cast of players. The record will feature Myself producing and playing Gtr, Jimmy Leahey on Gtr, more »

Murder Ballads on Feb, Friday the 13th

On the eve of Valentine’s Day my band will be playing at Sunny’s Bar in Red Hook. Sunny’s is one of new york’s oldest bars. Great old speak easy. We are going to play some great country swing and then at midnight we’ll be joined Kelli Scarr and play a set of classic murder ballads. more »

THE STRING GLIDERS PLAY THE VENTURES CHRISTMAS ALBUM

We will be playing one of my favorite holiday records on Dec 23rd at the new Living Room in Williamsburg. We hit at 10pm. Featuring Nate Radley-Gtr, Jonny Lam-Farfisa and Gtr, Mike Noordzy-Bass, Andrew Borger-Drums and Tommy Mattioli-Glockenspiel. See you there! www.livingroomny.com

Rockwood Music Hall Nov. 11th/Barbes Nov. 16th

It’s nice to do some shows outside Skinny Dennis. My band and I will be playing after Bluegrass master Michael Daves at Rockwood November 11th at 11pm. Should be a great night. Later the week I’ll be playing Barbes at 7pm before Stephan Wremble. Barbes is a great listening room located in Park Slope, Brooklyn.

Playing Barbes Sunday Sept 7th/ WBGO

Happy to say that I will be playing Barbes in Park Slope Brooklyn, NY this Sunday. I will be joined by some very talented musicians. Nate Radley on guitar, Scott Colberg on bass and Andy Borger on drums. We hit at 7pm. Hope to see you there. Also, very happy to hear Peach Crate getting more »