It's turning into a really great fall, musically speaking, and I'm feeling very lucky to be playing so often with really gifted and good people. There's a great pool of talent in this town, and plenty of those talented people are also extremely cool. I've had the pleasure to work with Jacob Sciba, my favorite recording engineer on earth, on a record he's producing for singer-songwriter John McDonough, and there will be some really good sounds on that album when it comes out. Several other projects are in the works, as well. There's going to be some serious road-hitting in the spring.
In the meantime, though, the big events are going to be the upcoming Progress shows, the first of which is tomorrow at the Elephant Room. The band has a ton of new music from four of the six members, and we're going hard to make it a funky All Hallows Eve-Eve. We have two shows in November, and one so far in December that will be very exciting: a triple-bill featuring the bands of Elias Haslanger (Palladium) and Eddy Hobizal along with Progress. Electric-jazz mayhem.
10/30: Progress at the Elephant Room, Austin, TX, 9:30pm
11/3: The Vineyard, Florence, TX, 6:30pm
11/5: Nelo Acoustic Duo at the Cactus Cafe, Austin, TX, 8:30pm
11/11: Nelo opening for Pat Green in College Station, TX
11/17: Progress at the Flamingo Cantina, Austin, TX
11/19: Nelo at the House of Blues, Austin, TX
11/30: Progress at Skinny's, Austin, TX
12/8: Progress with Eddy Hobizal and Palladium at Momo's, Austin, TX
12/15: Nelo at the Blue Light, Lubbock, TX