This Fat Tuesday, I will be playing some Mardi Gras music with the Montavilla Brass Quintet at Rose City Park United Methodist’s celebration. There will be pancakes, great music, and fellowship.
Tuesday, February 25th, 6pm – Rose City Park United Methodist
Montavilla Brass Quintet
It’s always a great time when I get to play with sMu, and this time is even more fun because we are going to be playing in Corvallis. I’ve never really been there before, so I am looking forward to heading down there and seeing what a Friday night looks like.
I’ve also heard great things about Interzone and the scene in Corvallis for creative music. I really got a dose of it at the NW Loopfest a few years back in Newport, where a good chunk of the line up was from there.
Friday, February 21st 7pm – Interzone, Corvallis
Stochastic Mettle Union
This week I’m excited to be playing out with Montavilla Brass on Valentine’s day as part of a private event. Valentine’s isn’t a holiday we usually play for, so it was fun for us to put together a more romantic themed set list than usual. Mardi Gras is usually our big event. We aren’t booked yet for that one, so if you need some second line look no further!
For February, we had andrew come to jam with us. It was a great time, and an excellent way to start the new year.
Sunday, January 2nd 7pm – Jade Lounge
Waffle Taco and Friends
Today is the day, check it out on your favorite platform!
I was honored to be invited to be a part of a show with great improvisers built around Wally Shoup being in town. I’m playing as part of Olsen Twins Ghostlight Ensemble, who I know through the excellent guitar player Scott Eave. Every single player on this show is a great player, and it the music is going to be amazing.
I still haven’t gotten an answer on the meaning behind the groups name…
Saturday, February 29th, 9pm – No Fun
Wally Shoup & Friends•Halfbird•Olsen Twins Ghostlight Ensemble
We are continuing on with our monthly show at the Jade Lounge. For January, we had our great friends Bill, Jerry, and Andrew come to jam with us. It was a great time, and an excellent way to start the new year.
Sunday, January 5th, 7pm – Jade Lounge
Waffle Taco and Friends
I realized I’ve shared on social media, but not here, that my new album is being released January 24th. It’s going to have 13 tracks and is a collection of recordings from the last 8 years. I’m really happy to be releasing this music, and moving on to the next project in 2020.
NW Loopfest was one day in August, but for me it was months of organizing beforehand and posting videos afterwards. This week is a big one for Loopfest, as I have uploaded the last video from the 2019 Loopfest, and am excited to announce the 2020 Loopfest!
Here’s all of the video from 2019: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLQ-siEB7QOARjNRfQdjSfi4scSd0-Wag7
The 2020 NW Loopfest will be at the Waypost in N Portland on Saturday, April 18th!
Signup form is here: https://forms.gle/bwTJJphcPYvSPDuS6
This week, I’m excited to spend an evening with my good friends and fellow loopers at Loop Madness. This showcase is a quarterly get together of looping and experimental music put together by Brent Swanson of the Exosphere Project.
I’ve been polishing my solo set in preparation for the album release, and am very hopeful that this performance will be my best yet!
Thursday, December 5th, 8pm – the Lombard Pub