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 […]

I’m oneĀ of many. Each of us brings our own flavor to the music. But the one constant is Alejandro Escovedo and his music, and even more importantly, for me, the atmosphere he creates as a leader. Every time I get to play with this rich spirit, I find something new inside of me to tap […]

(Excerpted from my forthcoming ebook, My Life in Gigs) The second set (commencing at 11:45pm) was already painful. This was a “I wanna go to sleep” pain, nurtured by stacking on this fourth gig in a day after three separate outdoor festival sets with different artists in the sweltering Austin, Texas summer heat. At least […]