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.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Looking toward late summer/fall mayhem

It's still hot outside, but the looming autumn promises to bring some exciting insanity. Much of it isn't concrete yet, but there's a strong chance I'm going to be visiting a huge chunk of our great continent while playing music this fall. Nelo will most definitely be doing a jaunt out west, although only two shows are for-sure right now; but in addition to Oregon and Montana we'll be hitting Colorado at the very least. Matt's been hard at work mixing the new record, as well, so with luck that will be done by the time we hit the road.

Snarky Puppy will most definitely be spending a huge amount of time on the road, as well, and I'm planning on stowing away in someone's luggage, if necessary, to come along for some of the shenanigans. The new record is still burning-hot in the international jazz/instrumental mayhem community, and holy crap does it sound good.

Speaking of records, there have been many obstacles keeping Progress from getting into the studio as planned, but we're working hard to remedy that! In the meantime we have two shows this weekend, one tomorrow (Thursday) at Club Deville with Alien Knife Fight-- who are amazing-- and one Friday at Skinny's Ballroom. Rumor has it that Skinny's might not be around much longer, so come enjoy that beautiful, friendly little room while it's still here!

7/26: Progress and Alien Knife Fight at Club Deville, Austin, TX (10pm)
7/27: Progress and The Bandulus at Skinny's Ballroom, Austin, TX
8/11: Red Young at the Elephant Room, Austin, TX
8/17: Nelo at the Rattle Inn, Austin, TX
8/21: Paul Deemer at the Elephant Room, Austin, TX
8/24: Nelo with Pat Green at ACL Live, Austin, TX
8/25: Nelo at the Aardvark, Fort Worth, TX
8/29: Nelo at the Great Northern, Whitefish, MT
9/2: Nelo in Sisters, OR
9/8: Nelo at Schotzi's, College Station, TX
9/29: Nelo with Bob Schneider at Uncle Billy's (Lake Travis), Austin, TX