UpdatesThursday, December 27th, 2012
I'm an Iguana Music Fund Winner!
I am extremely honored to announce that I've been selected to receive a grant from The Iguana Music Fund, from the legendary Club Passim. I have commissioned local luthier Robert Childs to make me a custom viola and will be using this grant towards my new instrument. This is something I have dreamt about for over a decade and it's becoming a reality! Many thanks to Club Passim, who is a tireless champion of live music and preserving the local music community, and to the Iguana committee for choosing me among the many talented applicants.Thursday, December 13th, 2012
Strause in the Studio
On Sunday, I hit Dimension Sound in Jamaica Plain, MA with Dietrich Strause to record his third record. Over the next few days we knocked out a whole album with the help of Austin Nevins producing and playing guitar, Billy Beard on drums and percussion, Jim Larkin on electric bass, Zach Hickman on upright bass, and Laura Cortese on violin. What a stellar lineup of talented players and a host of beautiful tunes to play on. Stay tuned for more about this album!Friday, December 7th, 2012
Sometimes unlikely people connect. In 2007 while touring with Martin Sexton I sent then New England Patriot, Matt Light, a CD of the band I was in because I'm a big Patriots fan. Turns out Matt liked the CD. A lot.
Since that time I've played benefits for his Light Foundation, been his guest for quite a few Patriot home games, and hung with Matt off the field. He and his family are amazing people. Earlier this year, Matt retired after an incredible 10 year career. He was the first Patriot to do so in their Hall of Fame, and I was there.
On Monday night they'll honor him at Gillette Stadium during the Patriots/Texans game. And I'll be there, cheering him on. But first, I'll be opening for Martin Sexton tomorrow night with Brothers McCann. Funny circle, huh?Sunday, November 25th, 2012
Upcoming Recording Session
Spent this afternoon with the extremely talented Dietrich Strause and his band (Billy Beard on drums, Jim Larkin on bass, Austin Nevins on guitar and yours truly on viola) rehearsing material for our recording session in a few weeks. We're all very excited to capture what we've been working on. This band and these tunes are yet another reason I'm extremely thankful this season. I'll keep you posted on our progress with the album, and feel free to check dietrichstrause.com for more details.Tuesday, October 23rd, 2012
Jesse Dee at Brighton Music Hall
I remember the first time I heard Jesse Dee play live in the back room of The Burren in Somerville, MA. To say I was blown away is an understatement. I knew he would be a star. Over the last 8 or so years I've watched and listened to him become a soul powerhouse and it's been amazing to witness. On Saturday November 3rd, Jesse will be performing with his stellar band at Brighton Music Hall in Allston, MA. I'll be opening the evening with my good friends Brothers McCann. I encourage you to come down and enjoy what promises to be a truly special night.Saturday, September 29th, 2012
Music with Friends
My good friends Brothers McCann are in the midst of a Midwest tour supporting Martin Sexton. It's cool to see these two paths of my musical life cross. The Brothers took a 3 song sampler with them culled from a session we did a few months back. I'm on 2 of the tracks. They'll be recording an album soon which I look forward to being a part of. You can check out what's new with them at brothersmccann.com.
Of the many talented singer/songwriters I share the stage with, Dietrich Strause is at the top of list. Currently he's booking studio time for an album featuring new material and his current band (Billy Beard on drums, Jim Larkin on bass, Austin Nevins on guitar and Laurence Scudder on viola). We're all very excited for this and should be in the studio in November or December. More details to follow here and at dietrichstrause.com.Friday, September 7th, 2012
A Website is Born
Welcome to the new website. We're still working on a few features, tidying things up and adding content, but there's no time like the present to say "hello world." Please check back regularly as there are some big announcements on the horizon.
Thanks for checking it out, enjoy!