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.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Christmas in October

Tons of work, and I'm tired, but it's a really good kind of tired. People are wasting no time in getting ready for the holidays in the music world; this month has been all about arranging and tracking Christmas music, and it's still 70 degrees outside. Christmas is when being a musician seems to really work out, though.

Fortunately, there's tons of amazingly cool stuff in the works for all kinds of projects I'm lucky to be involved with. For starters, Progress has a slew of shows coming up with some of our favorite cohorts, including the Funky Knuckles, Dahebegebees, Foe Destroyer, Mark Lettieri, and more, as well as a studio recording project on the horizon (again-- but this time it's really gonna happen).

Also, Nelo's new record is approaching completion, and we're doing a cool recording compilation with a ton of other great artists like Derek Trucks and Blues Traveler. It'll be neato, keep your ears open for it.

Here are some public dates coming up:

10/17: Monster Big Band at the Elephant Room, Austin, TX
10/18: Mente Clara at Firehouse, Austin, TX
10/19: Nelo at Schotzi's, College Station, TX
11/1: Progress at One2One, Austin, TX
11/8: Progress at Hole in the Wall, Austin, TX
11/9: Nelo at Rattle Inn, Austin, TX
11/21: Monster Big Band at the Elephant Room, Austin, TX
11/22: Progress at One2One, Austin, TX
11/24: Progress with Foe Destroyer at Club DeVille, Austin, TX
12/7: Nelo at the Rattle Inn, Austin, TX
12/19: Monster Big Band at the Elephant Room, Austin, TX
12/21: Progress with the Funky Knuckles and Mark Lettieri at the Prophet Bar, Dallas, TX