Fishwerks Promo Video

Despite the many downsides of being stuck at home, a silver lining is having a lot more time to work on recording projects. In this vein, I decided to get Fishwerks out the door. I had originally said Summer/Fall, but I moved it up a bit to next week! Here’s a little video to get you properly excited.

Selected Clodewerks is Back!

With the release of Clodewerks 2 earlier this year, I switched digital distributors. As a result of my the solution, I was able to get my first release, Selected Clodewerks, back out on the interwebs!

I originally had it distributed, but with an expensive subscription that I let go of. Now it is back in action so you can enjoy classic tracks like Mintberry Slush and Week 1.


With all gigs and rehearsals not happening, I’ve been able to make a lot of recording progress. I’m thrilled to announce my next release, and EP called Fishwerks. I’m wrapping up recording soon, and it should be caught and released later in the Summer/Early Fall.


With the COVID-19 Pandemic in full swing, playing live has come to a full halt for me. This includes Waffle Taco at the Jade Lounge beginning of April, and the NW Loopfest in the middle of the month.

This is an unprecedented situation and I’m a bit anxious about what the landscape will be like in the months to come. I’m hopeful that live music venues will be able to weather the storm and we will be able to return to a vibrant music scene in Portland.

In the meantime, being stuck at home presents many opportunities for me to focus on creating. Expect to see some new audio and video from me soon!

NW Loopfest Lineup

Organizing NW Loopfest for the first time last year was a huge learning experience for me. For 2020 I’m making a real effort to learn and do even more to make the event even better. This year I was thrilled to get more applicants, and had to make some tough choices, but I am very excited to announce the lineup for the 2020 NW Loopfest!

Jake Soffer (Portland, Oregon)
Lambent (Bali, Indonesia)
Iconoplasty (Ashland, Oregon)
Vaz Oliver (Madrid, Spain)
Waffle Taco (Portland, Oregon)
Oleada (Portland, Oregon)
Gnostic Evolution (The Universe)
Luthor Maggot (Corvallis, Oregon)

WTF March

Another Month, another fun show at the Jade Lounge!

Sunday, March 1st 7pm – Jade Lounge
Waffle Taco and Friends

Mardi Gras

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

sMu Corvallis!

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

Valentine’s with Montavilla

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!