September 2019

August 28th, 2019

It’s been a good year so far in 2019!  Aug 30 I’m heading up to Colorado, Las Vegas and Tokyo before coming back to Austin and Ft Worth Sept 27 & 28.  Here’s the details:

My drummer friend Jim Christie and myself will be doing a Hammond organ and Drum/Percussion show at EIN PROSIT in Avon, CO 5-8pm on Aug 30.  We played the Vail Jazz Festival in Edwards, CO in 2018 and I wanted to work up in this area a bit more in the future.  I’ll be an interesting show as Jim is a very accomplished drummer and percussionist and I’ve worked with him on many sessions and on the road over the years.  He moved to Evergreen, CO from Ventura a few years ago.

Sept 2-8 I’ll be at the HARD ROCK HOTEL in Las Vegas for the BIG BLUES BENDER – an annual Blues Festival I’ve been doing for 3 years.  I play with Jimmy Carpenter’s Bender Brass in the rhythm section and we back up various artists on the HART Show Sep 4 and Sep 5-8 during the festival: Jimmy Hall, Johnny Sansone, Nick Schenebelen, Alexis P Sutor, Monster Mike Welch and Jimmy’s show as well.  I’ll be doing a few numbers during the week with the Bender Brass.  I’m also doing my own Casino Show on Hammond XK5 with drums and featuring Blue Lou Marini on sax as well as other guests.  That show is Thursday 7:45-9:15.  And I’ll be on the Yasgur’s Farm Woodstock Revisited Show hosted by Victor Wainwright on the final night.

Sept 13-14 I’ll be at the SHAKEDOWN ROOM in Vail, CO – the best late night venue in Vail with Scott Rednor’s Band doing keyboards and vocals on Rock & Roll, R & B and whatever else comes up.  I love the room and Vail is great town.

Sept 22-23 I’ll be flying to Tokyo, Japan to play with my longtime friend and blues guitarist Kirk Fletcher with his trio with Kirk, Matt Brown on drums and myself on Hammond B3.  I recorded with Kirk before I moved to Austin in 2002 and look forward to playing with him once again.  It’s at the COTTON CLUB in Tokyo – 2 shows each night.

Sept 27 I’m back at the ELEPHANT ROOM in Austin with my Quintet featuring Mike Malone and Tom Brechtlein.  Always good at the Elephant Room 9:30-1:30

Sept 28 I’ll be at SCAT JAZZ LOUNGE in Ft Worth 9pm-1am with John Bryant on drums and Dave Monsch on sax.  I’ve been playing this venue since it opened 7 years ago and it’s only gotten better over time.  Just named as one of the top 25 Jazz Clubs in the USA in JAZZIZ Magazine.

That’s about it for the month of September.  More travels, concerts and gigs throughout the year.  Some other highlights going forward:


Oct 2: SAMMONS ARTS CENTER in Dallas with the Brannen & Red Show with drummer extraordinaire and longtime collaborator Brannen Temple.

Oct 4: PIANORAMA with Marcia Ball, Joe Krown, David Tokanowsky and myself in New Orleans

Nov 22-23: LAZY BIRD JAZZ LOUNGE at the Hoxton Hotel, Chicago with Red Young on Hammond, Max Abrams on sax, Brannen Temple on drums.

Jan 11-18: SANDY BEACHES CRUISE  Number 26 with Delbert McClinton and Friends in the Caribbean with Red Young & His Hot Horns, Texas Red and His Can’t Hardly Playboys, Red’s Late Night Jazz and Piano BarPianorama with every pianist we can find and shows with Marcia Ball, Big Joe Maher, Raul Malo and many other friends and associates.  I never know until I get on the boat where and when I’m asked to play or I just show up and sit in.  It’s a Ball Y’all…


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