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Festival Season!! 

Well, it’s starting to get crazy here in New Orleans! French Quarter Fest is April 9-12 and the Blues Trio, Tin Men and Palmetto Bug Stompers will all be performing. The new Washboard Chaz Blues Trio cd “Live at Spotted Cat Music Club” is here and sounding good! All my bands have their regular gigs with a few changes at Jazz Fest time. Da Bugs will be at Jazz Fest May 3 and Tin Men at Chaz Fest. Yes, Chaz Fest is back, April 29 from noon to 10pm. The Blues Trio will also play an instore at Louisiana Music Factory May 4. I’ll be playing with fabulous guitarist, John Rankin, at Jazz Fest on April 25. Throw in a couple of parties and I’ll Be BUSY! Hope to see ya!

Almost Spring 

Hi everybody, fun times ahead! My Blues Trio will have a live cd out in April. Tin Men have one coming out shortly afterwards. Couple of fun projects that kept me busy the last month. All my regular gigs with Tin Men, The Blues Trio and The Palmetto Bug Stompers are happening. The new one for Blues Trio, 21st Amendment, has been going well. Good to be back in the Quarter! Washboard Rodeo will be at Three Muses. Tin Men at Chickie Wah Wah and Jazz ‘N Vines, both for the first time.  BIG NEWS!! CHAZ FEST IS ON!! Yes, April 29 will see the return of Chaz Fest. More festival news next month. See at the shows!

Festivals and Carnival Time!! 

It’s that time of year here in New Orleans, it’s Carnival Time!!. Mardi gras coming up soon. All my bands have gigs during the season and Valparaiso Men’s Chorus will be at Saturn Bar on Lundi Gras! That should be wild. Palmetto Bug Stompers will performing at Jazz Fest on the last day (May 3), looking forward to that. Big news with Tin Men. We’ll be at Ascona Jazz festival in Switzerland June 25 -30. The world’s premier washboard, guitar, sousaphone trio making another trip to the continent! More fests news to come.  Washboard Chaz Mardi Gras beads are almost gone, so if want them order now as no more will be made. See you at the shows!

Happy New YEAR!! 

Hope y’all had a good New Year’s celebration.  All my bands regular gigs are happening this month. Washboard Rodeo is at Three Muses. The Blues Trio’s new gig at 21st Amendment is working out really well. We are booked there on Tuesdays through February, so come on down to the Quarter. Tin Men go in the studio at the end of the month to work on our next cd. The Blues Trio live cd should be out late February. Also, will have some announcements about French Quarter and Jazz fests coming up!

Holiday Season!! 

Happy Thanksgiving to all!  I got a busy December coming up. Da Bugs, Tin Men and Blues Trio all have their weekly gigs. The Blues Trio has Tuesdays in December at a new venue, 21st Amendment, at 727 Iberville. Cool, small bar, come see us at our new early show. Tin Men play Freret Street Market and have a 10pm opening set for Walter “Wolfman” Washington New Year’s Eve at dba. Washboard Rodeo kicks off the month at Three Muses. Have a safe, happy holiday season and hope to see you at the gigs!


Hi everybody!! Had a jolly good time in London, then came back and played for the Lindy Hoppers with Da Bugs! Taking a little a vacation break in October, then back for Halloween at Spotted Cat. November looks good, all my bands are working at our regular gigs. The Blues Trio will once again play for the runners at the Jazz Half Marathon Benefit for Children’s Hospital on Nov. 1. See ya at the clubs and running in the streets!

Almost end of summer! 

Lot of cool stuff happening in the weeks to come. The Blues Trio will record a live album on Friday August 22 at Spotted Cat. All the songs from the 5 cds have evolved over the years and it’s time to hear them live at our favorite venue. Tin Men play a private party in Philadelphia in September with our Wednesday night partners at dba, Walter “Wolfman” Washington! Chaz will be heading to London in September with an all star cast of New Orleans musicians to perform a week of shows at a private party at Lou Lou’s. The Bugs keep the dancers happy at dba on Sundays and Rodeo is at Three Muses in August and September. The Blues Trio (Spotted Cat, Blue Nile) and Tin Men (dba) hold down their weekly gigs, so I hope to see ya somewhere!

Summertime Blues 

Well, it’s still hot here in Nawlins and my bands are staying hot also. July 27 – August 3, I will be giving a washboard workshop at Centrum Acoustic Blues Workshop in Pt. Townsend, Washington. This will be my 3rd time there and I really look forward to seeing my old and new students, along with new and old faculty friends. Tin Men just shot a part in a new Nicolas Cage movie “The Runner”. We’ll be back at dba for our weekly Wednesday show starting August 6. The Bugs and Blues Trio  keep rolling with our weekly gigs. The Blues Trio will be recording our first live record Aug 22 at Spotted Cat. Come on down and be a part of the cd! Washboard Rodeo have our Three Muses gig and also will be at Maison for a Fais Do Do. Come out for that with some great dancing. Hope to see you in the cool clubs for some hot music!

Summer is here! 

Well, my bands had a great festival season with lots of gigs. Tin Men will be in northern New Jersey for Crawfish Fest May 30, along with our regular Wednesdays at dba. Da Bugs keep their Sunday slot at dba hopping for the dancers. The Blues Trio is at Tomato  Fest June 7, along with our regular gigs at Spotted Cat and Blue Nile. Washboard Rodeo will be at Three Muses at the end of June. I had some recent surgery on my middle finger that was successful  and looking forward to being back at 100%!. So, come on out folks. It slows down a bit in the summer, but the locals and out of towners keep  New Orleans happening. See you soon!

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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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