Back Out With Nellie

The lovely Ms. McKay has invited me to join her on her shows this week in Cleveland at a great little jazz club called Nighttown.  Apparently, we're picking up a rhythm section from out there, so the shows (this Monday and Tuesday) should be nice and spontaneous. 

Here are clips of the two of us duetting on Hoagy Carmichael's "Two Sleepy People," and Nellie singing my song "When It Rains," --  enjoy!

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Autumn in Romania

I\m pretty excited about debuting my "Romania Project" on October 24th, 2008 here in NYC with my old pal Michael Benanav.You can buy tickets here.

You can read the longform blog post I wrote a few years ago about the trip that inspired this project here.

Performing with me will be a large cast of characters, including:

Skye Steele on violin

Roland Barber on trombone

Nathan Peck on upright bass

Mazz Swift on viola and violin

Bill Malchow on piano and accordion

and Marika Hughes on cello

Here's a preview of me and the band performing one of the songs from this cycle, "In Romania":


Should be a pretty special night. Hope you can make it!

Saturday, September 13th @ The Knickerbocker in NYC

It's a two-night run at the Knickerbocker (for the full skinny, see the post about the first show on Friday, below).  

On night #2, I'll be joined by my old pals, Jon Flaugher on bass and Russell Farhang on violin.  Both guys played and toured with me extensively in my early days, and both are prominently featured on the CDs I LIKE YOU A LOT and DO WHAT I WANT (Russell also plays on HFQ Vols. I and II).

Jon is this guy:


Russell is this guy:


It's gonna be a fun time, hope you can make it!

PS Here's Russell at a show of ours in Chicago a few years back: