Some selections as a sideman
A not-at-all comprehensive look at some records I'm thrilled to play on!
Go Go Juice
Jon Cleary's Grammy winning album. The first record I did with him - wonderful tunes and amazing playing all around. Strong recommend - about as groovy as it gets!
Don't You Feel My Leg
Maria Muldaur's Grammy nominated tribute to Blue Lu and Danny Barker. Honored to play on this alongside Herlin Riley, Dave Torkanowsky, Duke Heitger, Roland Guerin and some other monsters.
Greg Ruby is a dear friend and wonderful musician. We've made a number of records together. The work he put into this project, unearthing a principal figure in Seattle jazz history is remarkable. This record is produced beautifully, is available on vinyl and really sounds great. Incredible band!
The followup to Cleary's Go Go Juice, Dynamite brings back the killer horn section of Eric Benny Bloom, Ryan Zoidis and myself for some more soulful, New Orleans vibes. It's a bullseye!
Ricky Lee Jones
The Other Side of Desire
Rickie was my neighbor a few years back and I was thrilled to join my man Eric Benny Bloom on this record. Killer rhythm section with Johnny V, James Singleton, Dave Torkanowsky and some other legends.
Squirrel Nut Zippers
Beasts of Burgundy
I literally jumped off a Mardi Gras float and joined the Squirrel Nut Zippers in 2009. Toured all over the world with these guys, and while I don't play full time with them anymore, I'll always love Jimbo and these tunes. This later years album was recorded following their 20th anniversary tours and has some great tunes.
Hard hitting, swinging, New Orleans Jazz. The A Team from the Frenchmen Street trad scene, banging em out down the middle. Great record.
The first record we made with Meschiya Lake, way back in 2009. Still has some nice moments, love hearing this on the radio occasionally. Mush sings her ass off and I love playing with Shaye Cohn! Pre Tuba Skinny! Or maybe right when they got rolling.
Lost Love Lounge
This Doro Wat record was recorded in about 3 hours, 2 weeks before the pandemic. More no nonsense thumpy swing from an ace band.
Alex McMurray is my favorite singer and songwriter in New Orleans. Randy Newman meets Tom Waits at Markey's Bar in the Bywater. He's as good as it gets for my money. I've recorded with him a bunch, but here is a track we did with all of the Little Big Horns.
Shotgun Jazz Band
The first record I made with the Shotgun Jazz Band. Modeled after the great revival era bands in New Orleans during the 50s and 60s. 4 piece collective horns and some bluesy vocals.