After taking the bulk of the summer off while working on some recording, Stochastic Mettle Union is back in action, playing with some other great acts. We just rehearsed for the first time in a while, and it was so much fun to be back improvising with those guys.
Thursday, August 22nd 9:30PM –No Fun Sonnet & Jones Duo • Stochastic Mettle Union • Patrick McCulley
Waffle Taco is returning to the outdoor spot behind the Cactus for a third year of fun! This year, our show lines up with the Montavilla Street fair, so there will be a whole bunch of extra fun going on. See you out there!
Sunday, July 28th 2:30PM – Cactus Records Waffle Taco, The Cedars, and Sandals
In order to push myself to keep working on new material for my live performances, I am posting these videos of songs as I work them up. I’m shooting for a new song every month.
I missed out on that cadence recently for the best of reasons. My wonderful wife bought me an RC-505 looper for my birthday as an upgrade from my RC-1. I am stoked to have the huge upgrade, and took my time figuring out all of the additional functionality, and programming it for the tracks I’ve already been performing. This is my first video with the new loopstation.
Make It Happen is a tune I’ve had for a while, but wasn’t too happy with my performance with my old set up. Having more loopers and the ability to add a beat make it so much nicer. I’m excited to see how far I grow and push the limits of my new toy.
I’ve been playing music for a long time, but conducted for the first time last year. Being the leader of a group was an educational experience, and I only felt like I was getting the hang of it right at the end of the gig I conducted.
This year, the Encore Brass board asked me to come back to conduct at the group’s annual gig at the Milwaukie Farmers Market. I am humbled that they want me to come back and conduct.
We’ll be playing some Americana and Pops music. The weather is looking like its going to be great, and the food at that market is always delicious. Come down to shop, listen, eat, and enjoy!
Sunday, June 30th 10AM – Milwaukie Farmers Market Encore Brass with conductor Kyle Linneman
It was a little sad to not have WTF in June, but it worked out that I went on a trip instead. Part of the cancellation was that there were some changes at the Jade. As a result, we are doing our shows at 6 instead of 7.
We’re back in action with West Side Soul, a great jazz duo comprised of Scott Eave and Jerry Soya. I met Scott at show that both SMU and his other duo, Code Talkers, were playing.
Sunday, July 7th 6PM – Jade Lounge WTF with West Side Soul
Montavilla Brass Quintet is going to be a part of Make Music Day PDX, an annual celebration of local music. The whole day, various groups will be performing around town. It will definitely be sunny, and hopefully not too hot. Elizabeth Caruthers park is in the South Waterfront, a block south from the bottom of the Arial Tram. Come enjoys the sounds and sunshine!
Sunday, June 30th 3PM – Elizabeth Caruthers Park Montavilla Brass Quintet at Make Music Day PDX