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 young […]
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 has […]
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 […]
Our cover of Bob Dylan’s great tune.
Chris Maresh, Scott Laningham, and Mitch Watkins groove out on a tune by Chris, live at Austin’s Elephant Room.
I have never, ever seen so much selfie taking in all my days as a smartphone operator and people observer. That was at Yellowstone, anyway. Hope you enjoy this little video I put together from iPhone video footage and photos we shot while on a combo family Summer vacation and gig excursion. Some beautiful stops […]