I had a terrific time at the Tadasana festival in Santa Monica, April 19 thru 22. I got to perform with C.C. White, Donna DeLory, Steve Ross, and Steve Gold. Here is a cool pic of Steve Gold & The Stoned On Shiva Band.
It has been another year full of music, thank you to my large musical community and family. The year ends with my 4th lesson just released in the On The Path iPad music series http://onthepath.com, a great NIGHT TRAIN MUSIC CLUB gig at WitzEnd and many more adventures to come. See you soon in 2012
I finished shooting lesson #4 for the On The Path iPad app. Should be coming out soon. Then I will start editing the lesson I shot with Leland Sklar & Russell Kunkel.
My song "3:35 Coming Through", (which plays when you open this website) just won Best Americana/Roots song at the HOLLYWOOD MUSIC IN MEDIA AWARDS. Very cool, I was totally caught off guard, next time I'll prepare a little something to say!! A BIG part of what makes this song sound so good is the insanely great band on the track: drums, Steve Ferrone / bass, Leland Sklar / keys, Benmont Tench, Peter Adams / percussion, Debra Dobkin / guitars, Robben Ford, Buzzy Feiten / backing vocals, Gia Ciambotti / Dobro & vocals, me /
I just returned from Joshua Tree where I performed at the Bhaktifest festival with STEVE ROSS. A terrific event, close to 4,000 people. This week is an exciting NTMC at Genghis Cohen with the great TOM FREUND, GIA CIAMBOTTI, and a spectacular. house band.
What a wonderful night we had. Here's the "new" crew! (For more info on this great film www.wreckingcrewfilm.com )
Playing a show to raise money for this wonderful documentary on the amazing musicians who played almost all the hits in the 60's, from Beach Boys to Sinatra to The Monkees. Featuring myself, John Batdorf, Freebo, Amy Raasch, Stevie Gurr, Mari Wilson, Dale LaDuke, Rchard Marintez. Should be fun, at Russ & Julie's House Concert series.
Tonight is our 2nd night, special guests Heather Waters, Kara Grainger, Mitch Grainger. Last week was a blast with guests Dan Navarro & Amy Raasch. This week's band:
STEVE POSTELL: (guitar, train conductor) Jennifer Warnes,
John Oates, PPL
TARIQH AKONI: (guitar, tall dude) Christina Aguilara, Stevie Wonder, Huey Lewis
JON OSSMAN: (bass, big chief mohawk) Marc Cohn, Paula Cole
JEBIN BRUNI: (keys, fashionista) Aimee Mann, Liz Phair
CRAIG MACINTYRE: (drums, groovemeister) Josh Groban, Colbie Caillat
CELIA CHAVEZ: (voice, the cute one) Pink, Lili Hadyn
A weeks worth of wonderful duo gigs with Michael Chapdelaine, award winning classical and finger-style guitarist. Next up is a get out the vote concert, Sunday, May 30th, at Stronghold. I will be playing with Vonda Shepard, Lili Hadyn, Wendy Starland, Tom Freund, as well as playing my own set. Special guests include Matt Keating, and Foo Fighters guitarist Chris Shiflett.
with Chapdelaine ... concentrating!!
I've had a series of great gigs recently at a new venue in Venice called The Stronghold. The band has included Shannon Moore, Amilia K. Spicer, Peter Adams, Mark Gorman, Tariqh Akoni, Debra Dobkin, Craig Macintyre and the great Jackson Browne. We'll be back on March 25th.
Jackson Browne sitting in.
This year was sensational at NAMM as Steve Ferrone and I hosted the Sabian Live show with an allstar band. Guests from Jimmy Messina to Siedah Garrett, we had quite a night, soon to be re-broadcast at www.drumchannel.com
Steve Ferrone, Leland Sklar, Tariqh Akoni, Kevin Ricard & many more out of the frame
Jodi Siegel and Alfred Johnson host a weekly songwriter showcase on Wednesdays at Club 705 in Hermosa Beach. I went down to see Kenny Edwards & Freebo, and ended up jamming with the gang.
( Lisa Haley, Freebo, Kenny Edwards & Alfred Johnson )
(late night jam with Freebo, Severin Browne, and others)
The Far West Folk Alliance in Irvine CA was a blast. Got to play with many terrific artists and see many more. Had a terrific show with Dan Navarro in Renee Bodie's room, with Kenny Edwards & Amilia Spicer sitting in, as well as other cool shows with Mark Goldberg and Tracy Newman.
I had the great honor of recording a new piece written by Ravi Shankar and conducted by his daughter Anoushka. This was for a documentary being filmed by my friend Alan Kozlowski, in which we captured the creative process of teaching the music, all the way to the concert at Hollywood Bowl.
Back from very succesful shows with Jennifer Warnes. We also got to fill in for David Lindley at Vancouver Island Musicfest, then hang out with him at Ottawa Bluesfest. Great trip.
We had a wonderful & succesful trip, Portland/Seattle/Vancouver and finally McCabes in LA. Jeff Pevar Debra Dobkin, Chris Caswell, JW, moi