As Texas grows hotter and nastier in this epic drought, public shows are slowing down a little bit... EXCEPT that I'm very pleased to announce my very first gig as a leader at the legendary Elephant Room on Congress Ave in downtown Austin! It will be at 9:30pm on Sunday, August 28, and the band's gonna be smoking (Matt Muehling and Carter Arrington on guitar, Phil Adair on keys, Nick Clark on bass, Daniel Watson on drums). We're playing tunes by me, Phil, Carter, and some other no-names like Herbie Hancock and Roy Hargrove. I know, I've never heard of them, either. The music is going to be jazz, but of the greasy, funky, souly variety. I'm excited, and I'd love to see all my homies out there supporting one of the last great jazz clubs in North America.
Nelo just recorded some extremely happening tracks at Pedernales Studio that will be available online in the near future. We're all pretty damn stoked at how they turned out, so keep checking out the website for updates. Here's my calendar.
8/4: The Vineyard, Florence, TX
8/6: Rotelle and the Hot Tomatoes, Corpus Christi, TX
8/17: Monster Big Band at the Elephant Room, Austin, TX
8/18: Nelo at Cirrus Logic, Austin, TX
8/28: My group at the Elephant Room, Austin, TX
There are going to be more dates coming in, so look for an update soon.