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Back in the clubs!! 

Well, it's been awhile, but back playing inside and outside the clubs in New Orleans!! Palmetto Bug Stompers have their weekly Sunday gig at dba, Tin Men are back weekly on Wednesdays at dba. The Washboard Chaz Blues Trio and Washboard Rodeo will be picking up some shows in the future. Come out and support live music, but remember, y'all must be vaccinated to get in. See ya soon!!

Well, We got Gigs!! 

Things are getting back to a somewhat new normal.The Blues Trio is back at The Spotted Cat every Friday. Yes, we have our weekly gig back! Palmetto Bug Stompers also got our weekly gig back at dba on Sundays. dba helped out a lot of it's weekly bands during the pandemic with street gigs and a new outdoor venue across the street in the old Art Market. Washboard Rodeo is getting back in the swing of things with shows at Spotted Cat and more to be named later. Tin Men are back in action in August at MRB and unannounced, at this time, shows at dba. Palmetto Bug Stompers, Tin Men and Washboard Chaz Blues Trio are all in French Quarter Fest and The Blues Trio and Da Bugs are in Jazz Fest! The Earthtones are back at Jazz Fest also, with both festivals happening in October! Whew, going to be a busy fall, hope to see ya somewhere and check the event page for all the shows, times, etc.

Back at the gigs!! 

Well, after a crazy year of pandemics, politics and woe, I got gig!!! I'm playing around town (New Orleans) and going back to Telluride Bluegrass Festival!  Yep, after 28 years , I'll be there for the second weekend doing in between acts performances and sitting in with some old friends. My gig schedule will be up on the shows portion of the website, hope to see y'all at the shows. It's been awhile!

Back after a year and 8 days!! 

Hi Folks,      Been staying low this last year, doing all the things to be safe. Got both vaccines awhile ago, so feeling better about getting back to the new normal. Played a few outdoor, online shows,but but waiting some more before indoor shows. Keep y'all updated. Hope everybody came through the pandemic ok and we mourn the ones that didn't. Stay tuned, new recording news, new band member, maybe another stab at an old project. Be well!

It's a new world!! 

Well, hi folks!! A lot has changed since I last wrote 2 months ago. All kinds of workers in all kinds of jobs have lost their means of income.  Covid 19 has killed thousands and thousands around the world. Let's all be safe and follow the advice of the REAL experts on this and hopefully we can all survive this. So, go to the websites of your favorite bands, restaurants, artists, relief help and donate, buy merch, get takeout, help feed folks. Together we will get through this. See y'all when it's safe to play again. I'll for sure, let ya know.

It's Carnival Time!! 

Happy Mardi Gras folks!!! All my bands regular shows are happening. Saturday Feb. 8, Blues Trio at Blue Nile, come by and sit awhile during Krewe De Vieux!. Tin Men playing a pre parade party that Saturday at Bywater Bakery, with lots of great bands. Sea shanties with Valparaiso Men's Chorus at Saturn Bar Sunday before Fat Tuesday!. NEWS FLASH - Palmetto Bug Stompers and Washboard Chaz Blues Trio are playing Jazz Fest this year! I'll also will be playing with Glenn Hartman and Earthtones!!. ALSO, Da Bugs, Blues Trio and Tin Men will be performing for French Quarter Fest!! We'll be working on some new songs, guest artists, so come on down and see what's shaking!!!

Happy 2020!! 

Happy New Year!! Another year (decade?) of great music for y'all. All my bands regular gigs are jumping in 2020! Tin Men will be at Bywater Bakery for 12th night (Jan. 6) with a bunch of cool bands. There will be some Jazz Fest and French Quarter Fest announcements coming up, stay tuned!! I'll be with guitar maestro, John Rankin, Jan.21. Hope to see ya in da clubs sometime!!!

Holiday Season in New Orleans 

Well, it finally is fall here in New Orleans. All my bands have their cool regular shows. I'll be with John Rankin at City Park Nov. 14, always a fun show. Tin Men will once again be a part of Harrah's Miracle on Fulton Street Nov. 29. It's a fun family event, so bring the kids!!! If ou're thinking of holiday gifts, I have t shirts and cs galore!! Hope to see you at some shows!!!

Fall in New Orleans 

It's almost fall here, but it's still HOT!! All my bands are at their regular gigs, especially Tin Men after 2 months off. Tin Men will be taping for ESPN, look for us on Saints game promo for Sept 9 opening game. I'll make 70 this month, might be a party at 9/21 Blue Nile show! So come on down to the clubs and support live music!!!

Summer Time and the living is NOT EASY!! 

Hey, Hey, heating up here in New Orleans. Good thing our shows are in the confines of cool air!! Blues Trio have their regular gigs with harmonica man, Bruce "Sunpie" Barnes joining us 6/28,29 and 7/6 until Andy back from Italy. Palmetto Bugs every Sunday at dba. Washboard Rodeo at Three Muses 7/8 with new start time of 7pm. Tin Men have gig at dba 7/3, then off to Oshkosh Wi and Minneapolis 7/12-14. Alex gone last 3 Wednesdays in July, so Matt and I will have special guests at dba. Tin Men off all August, so come check us out soon. On a personal note, Jessica and I will be celebrating our 35th wedding anniversary! Time flies by when you're living life!! Stay well AND HOPE TO SEE YA SOMEWHERE!!

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Live at the Spotted Cat: CD
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After many years of performing, we decided to do a recording that represents us live. The only place to do it was The Spotted Cat in New Orleans. We've been playing there every weekend since February 2002. This is us live, no overdubs, studio tricks, etc. So if you can't see us live somewhere, put this CD on and start the party!

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