Recently played a MusicCares benefit at the Showbox. This picture was in the Seattle Times. Mike McCready was presented the Stevie Ray Vaughan Award. I got to perform with Nancy Wilson (Heart), Duff MacKagan (G & R), and Chad Smith (Red Hot Chili Peppers), along with the bands Flight to Mars and Shadow.
I feel honored to play with Barrett Martin (Screaming Trees, Walking Papers) at his record label Sunyata’s “2nd Annual Showcase Of Bands & Ayron Jones Album Release.” Tickets can be found on the Facebook Event Page. I hope as many friends and family can make it as possible. We will be touring and recording this fall as Barrett Martin Group. The group includes heavyweights Skerik, Andy Coe, and Evan Flory-Barnes.
High Wired NoNet Continues to perform all original music Every Last Wednesday of the Month at Black Zia Cantina in Burien. 8-10:15pm.
I recently had the pleasure of sitting in at Mike McCready’s 50th Birthday at The Neptune Theater. Cheap Trick opened the night with an incredible performance. Will jam with those pictured here May 20 and 21 for the annual Flight To Mars fundraiser at The Showbox (Market). See my SHOWS page for links to this and other upcoming gigs…
I recently had the gig of a lifetime at the EMP Sky Church, performing for (and eventually with) Mr. Jimmy Page. I was in the house band along with Barrett Martin, Andy Coe, and Duff McKagan. What a thrill. A highlight for me was performing a Yardbirds tune with Rick Nielson, who was the first rock performer I ever saw live (with Cheap Trick).
Here’s a list of the Guest Stars performing:
Jerry Cantrell (Alice in Chains)
William Duvall (Alice in Chains)
Rick Nielsen (Cheap Trick)
Krist Novoselic (Nirvana)
Rich Robinson (Black Crowes)
Paul Rodgers (Bad Company, The Firm)
Kim Thayil (Soundgarden)
Brian Wheat (Tesla)
and resident billionaire, Paul Allen
I recently joined Danny Newcomb and the Sugarmakers, playing organ and guitar. Just in time for the CD and Album releases on Mike McCready’s new record label Hockeytalkter Records, as well as a KEXP live radio gig. It’s been a gas. Upcoming SHOWS are at High Dive Sept 25, and Tractor Oct 24 (opening for Goodness). We had a great time at the 7″ album release at Easy Street Records, resulting in Danny’s vinyl rocketing to #1 in sales, and CD #2 at Easy Street.
I’ll be backing up Jeff Fielder this Wednesday at the Triple Door along with Andy Stoller, Tim DiJulio and Mike Musburger. Here’s the show link: Nepal Benefit
Electric Circus returned to The Royal Room last night after nearly a two month break from their residency. We recorded tracks at Litho recently, and had a really good time. Here’s a description of the band:
Electric Circus remixes classic soul and rock for the 21st century with sampled grooves, improvised sonic exploration, light projections and a reinventions of mid 20th century psychedelia.
Featuring D’Vonne Lewis (drums), Geoff Harper (a. bass), Andy Stoller (e. bass), Ryan Burns (keys), Tristan Gianola (guitar), Sean Woolstenhulme (guitar), Alex Guy (Violin), Beth Fleenor (Clarinet/vox), Kate Olson (s. sax), Ray Larson (trumpet), Greg Sinibaldi (b. sax), Willem De Koch (trombone), Thione Diop (percussion), Wayne Horvitz (conduction, sampling, keys), Brad Rouda (lights).
I had the distinct pleasure of performing with Ann Wilson during this year’s Flight To Mars at the Showbox. Lots of Zeppelin! This was my second year playing in the group Flight to Mars. Playing with Ann was definitely a highlight for me this year.
Here’s some video: