New photos and thoughts
Here are a few nice photos from our recent show in Seattle at Conor Byrne Pub in Ballard. These photos are courtesy of Julia Price. Thank you Julia. We had a great time playing to the dancers and the band was in top form. Russ Blake is playing some stellar steel guitar these days and is a great compliment to Stephen ‘Sammy’ Lind’s excellent fiddling. Ned Folkerth and Jesse Emerson make up a fun and solid rhythm section and are constantly covering up my mistakes and musical diversions. Thanks boys! Reeb Willms adds her sweet, strong voice to the mix as we have been incorporating a few favorite duets from our songbook into the set.
This coming Saturday, March 31st, night we will be playing at the Spare Room here in Portland with the local band the Buckles. Russ plays with the Buckles as well as with us so he will be pulling a double shift for the evening.
Friday, March 30th I will be playing drums at the Spare Room with the new Stumptown Aces, a cajun band comprised of Josh Rabie, Nadine Landry, Sammy Lind, Andy Rick and myself.