Man. This has been a fun month.
I'm currently writing this update from the lovely environs of the Pearl Cup in my old stomping grounds of east Dallas, preparing to eat a world-class sammich at Jimmy's and then play with Snarky Puppy later tonight at the Prophet Bar. Speaking of los Pupperoos, several days ago I returned from a ridiculously awesome week-long trip down the west coast with the Pups. It was my first stint in the Snarky van since 2009, and I'm so very happy that I got to do it. I regret that I had to fly out after the San Francisco show and miss all my buddies in LA, but something tells me the band slaughtered it just fine without me.
Progress has another show at the ultra-cool Sahara Lounge in June, and we're working on putting together a show at the also-ultra-cool Gypsy Lounge before then. I'm looking forward to infiltrating the east side, where the density of amazing food trailers, good music, and great beer is high.
Nelo is playing tomorrow night in Fort Worth at the Aardvark, sharing the bill with Emory Quinn, and the band also has a number of free Austin shows at the Rattle Inn over the summer-- most exciting, since the Rattle Inn is an awesome place to play.
I turn 30 this month. ....Whoah.
5/1: Snarky Puppy at the Prophet Bar, Dallas, TX
5/2: Nelo at the Aardvark, Fort Worth, TX
5/2: Snarky Puppy at Hailey's, Denton, TX
5/16: Nelo at the Blue Light, Lubbock, TX
5/17: Nelo at the Rattle Inn, Austin, TX
6/9: Nelo with Robert Randolph at Lake Martin Amphitheater, Eclectic, AL
6/13: Progress with Mente Clara at Sahara Lounge, Austin, TX
6/20: Monster Big Band at the Elephant Room, Austin, TX
6/21: Nelo with Bob Schneider at Antone's, Austin, TX
6/22: Nelo at the Rattle Inn, Austin, TX