Welcome to my home on the internet

I live in New York City and I play, write, arrange, and produce music for myself and lots of other people. I spend quite a bit of time in Austin, Texas, and travel around the country with various groups. I've contributed performances, compositions, and arrangements to recordings by bands like Snarky Puppy, Okkervil River, Bill Laurance, Nelo, and many more. My band is Progger.
For booking, lessons (in person or via Skype), or questions, send an email to proggermusic@gmail.com.

Saturday, March 10, 2012

SXSWTF

Austin has been blessed with tons of rain as throngs of tech geniuses and indie bands swarm downtown for the mega-festival that the kids refer to as "south-by." Downtown is starting to get crazy, but it's only going to get crazier as the week rolls on. I had my first taste of it last night sitting in with Larry Gee at ACL Live at the Moody Theater, which was a blast (thanks to my homey Bryan English for getting me in the horn section). I feel like such a hipster-- I took the bus to my gig to avoid parking, and it was ridiculously easy. I'll be doing that a lot more this week.

I've been doing a lot of arranging work for the Vintage 15 Big Band, and that's been very fun and satisfying. Of course, I'm working hard on taking over Austin with Progress, and I can scarcely contain my anticipation to play at Key Bar on Friday. Nelo will be doing a few things this week too, of course, and I'm excited to be hitting with D Madness on Tuesday at Lucky Lounge, so come check us out.

Calendar
3/12/12: Nelo acoustic show at the Varsity Theater, Austin, TX
3/13/12: D Madness/Thermostat at Lucky Lounge, Austin, TX
3/14/12: Baker's Dozen at the Elephant Room, Austin, TX
3/16/12: Nelo at the Rattle Inn, 2pm, Austin, TX
3/16/12: Progress at Key Bar, 4pm, Austin, TX
3/17/12: Nelo at Doc's (South Congress), NOON, Austin, TX
3/21/12: Monster Big Band at the Elephant Room, Austin, TX
3/24/12: Nelo acoustic show at the Saxon Pub, Austin, TX