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Friends, I’m in a new band debuting June 8 at One2One in Austin. Freedonia is John Fremgen (bass), Eddy Hobizal (keys), Christopher Cross (guitar/vocals), James Fenner (percussion), Justin Vasquez (soprano & alto saxes), Russell Haight (tenor sax), Seth Carper (tenor sax), and moi on drums. Sophisticated original pop with jazz influences. All new tunes from Christopher and Eddy and a […]

I love this band. Check out some live tracking we’re working on at our Thursday residency at The Elephant Room, Austin, TX. This is a Mitch Watkins original that I first played with him back in 1983. It’s been over 25 years since we’ve played it, so we pulled it out again.  

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  Legendary drummer Harold Jones talks with me about growing up in Chicago with legends Herbie Hancock and Frank Strozier, and touring with Count Basie, Sarah Vaughn, Duke Ellington, and countless others that will make your jaw drop. He reflects on the great clubs of the 1950s and 60s and the fertile ground they offered […]

  Two ships, in the night I met Scott Martin 30 years ago when he was was making a record in Boston. It was a brief introduction in a hallway and we both went on our way, not knowing if our paths would ever cross again. They did, and after two decades of life that […]

Gerald Stockton –  Bassist, composer, very funny guy. We’ve been friends since 1991 when he contacted me about writing for a music production library company in Dallas after he heard a cassette tape of my comedy song, Moose In My House. Gerald is an enormous talent, has written for film, television, recording artists, and his […]

Late last year, my 93-year-old stepfather passed away. My wife and I drove 7 hours to be at the funeral, then drove back home the next day. Before I left, I complained inwardly about the long trip and the interruption of my life routine. 36 hours later I couldn’t relate with that complaint. I returned home […]