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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!!

Fest Season!! 

Well, it's happening in New Orleans! French Quarter Fest happening right now. Tin Men played already and Washboard Chaz Blues Trio on Saturday and Palmetto Bug Stompers on Sunday. Jazz Fest looms with Tin Men playing second Thursday (now a locals day with cheap tix) and Glenn Hartman and Earthtones first Sunday! All my bands have their regular gigs with weddings, private parties and outdoor shows thrown in! No traveling plans yet, but checking things out and will keep you informed. Hope to see y'all in New Orleans this season!!

It's Carnival Seaon! Happy Mardi Gras! 

Well, it's Carnival time and getting ready for Mardi Gras. Tin Men are at Jazz fest again this year on second Thursday, aka Stones day! Also, I'll be there with Glenn Hartman and Earthtones the first Sunday. Tin Men, Washboard Chaz Blues Trio and Palmetto Bug Stompers are all in French Quarter Fest this year> For my Japaneses fans, I'm coming over! I'll be performing at a benefit for sick kids and three club dates with Steve Gardner Band, Been awhile since I've been, glad to come back and play for everybody. all my bands have their regular shows. Looking forward to Saints in Super Bowl (hopefully as I write this), Mardi Gras, Japan tour, weekly gigs, festivals, life in general!! Hope to see your face in the pace!!

It's been awhile!! 

Been awhile since I posted, so let's catch up. My washboard is in the drumsville exhibit at Jazz Museum on Esplanade It's really cool, with a lot of artifacts from 1901 to the present. My bands played weddings, rehearsal dinners conventions and parties, along with our regular gigs. We were busy!! Slowing down a little bit after Thanksgiving, but my bands all have their regular shows.Tin Men will be at Fulton Street for their Christmas shows, then next day at Bricolage School (where my granddaughter goes) for their fundraiser. Both shows are family friendly, so bring the kids! Pretty soon, I'll be posting Jazz fest shows and an overseas trip, so stay tuned!! Happy Holidays to all my fans out there and hope to see y'all soon!!

Fall Shows 

Well, what is called fall has arrived!! Still hot though, ha, ha!  All my bands have their regular shows. Tin Men return from our hiatus back to dba and also have some benefits and weddings in Sept and Oct. Blues Trio will be performing at Crescent City Blues Fest in Oct. I'll have couple of shows with John Rankin, one at City Park. I have a wedding with Shotgun Jazz Band. Always fun for me to play with other bands! Football season is here. Come to dba for Saints' victory parties with Da Bugs every Sunday!! See ya in the place!!

Still Hot!! 

Yes, it's still way hot here in New Orleans, but I'm coming north. I'll be at Centrum Blues Workshop in Pt. Townsend Washington July 30 - Aug. 4. I'll be teaching washboard, playing with some old and new friends. Tin Men will be taking Wednesdays off in August from dba, but we have a couple of private events and a quick trip to Crested Butte Colorado! Da Bugs, Blues Trio and Rodeo all have their regular gigs. There will be reduced prices at many restaurants, so you out of towners come spend a weekend and hear some tunes and eat some food!!

Summer time shows! 

I got a last minute show with Sarah Quintana at Chickie Wah Wah June 26! Real excited about this, we've been talking about doing a gig together for awhile now. Tin Men are at Fitzgerald's in Chicago and then at Water Fest in Oshkosh, Wi. After that, all my bands have their regular gigs in town, with Blues Trio having some with guest artists. So, hope to see some locals out to the shows and out of towners, everything is cheaper, so make a trip to see us!

Hot fun in the summertime! 

Summer has hit here in New Orleans!! All my bands have their regular gigs in the cool night club air! Tin Men will be outside at Fulton Street Summer Series and also at our annual trip to Oshkosh Wisconsin!! We'll also be at Fitzgerald's in Chicago, so hope to see our Midwest fans out!! Palmetto Bugs Stompers return to the Ogden Museum of Southern Art for their Thursday Music Series, so bring the kids for visual and musical artistic expression!! Washboard Rodeo has the last Monday in June at Three Muses.  Da Buga and  Tin Men have new recordings out and they are selling like hotcakes. Check my website, tinmenmusic,com and louisianamusicfactory.com to get yours sent to you or  pick one up at the shows!

Post Jazz Fest 

Whew, what a great Jazz Fest! Tin Men performed great and got a favorable review in Rolling Stone magazine. Earthtones returned in action at the Kids tent. Lots of night gigs with Blues Trio, Da Bugs, Washboard Rodeo and Tin Men. May is rocking! all my bands have their regular shows. I'll be guest artist with John Rankin and also with Marc Stone and John Mooney. Blues Trio has a show at World War 2 Museum and I'll be with Linnzi Zaorski at Starlight. It's getting hot, time to come into a cool club and hear some music!!

Gearing up for festival season 

Starting to warm up in the crescent city!! The Blues Trio is now at Spotted Cat on the 2nd and 4th Friday of the month. We're still at Blue Nile every Saturday and some new places around Frenchmen. The Palmetto Bug Stompers new cd Is out and selling well at our dba Sunday shows. Tin Men's newest should be released before French Quarter Fest. All three of these bands will be at French Quarter Fest. Washboard Rodeo won't be there, but we'll  be at Three Muses the Monday after. I'll be busy with instores at Louisiana Music Factory, private parties, festivals and club shows. Hope to see your smiling face in da place!!

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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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