highlights from last few months…
Emerald Cup (Santa Rosa, CA) with Antibalas (12/16/2018)
This was a beautiful cannabis culture event in Sonoma County. It was pouring rain and I was in full business mode so I didn’t sample any of the world class (and legal) cannabis, but I did get to see an entire set by the ever-amazing Dirty Dozen Brass Band who played right before us.
Trópico Festival (Acapulco, MX) with Antibalas (12/8/2018)
I wish all festivals were like this—right on the beach, super laid back, the stage was walking distance from our hotel rooms. The lineup was really cool—Nicola Cruz, De La Soul, Celso Piña and Giorgio Moroder were my highlights. They don’t do festivals like this in the US.
Art Basel: PAMM (Miami, FL) with Antibalas (12/6/2018)
This was a jump off concert for the Perez Art Museum-Miami for Art Basel 2018. We played on a beautiful stage right on Biscayne Bay. I also got to make a visit to the Vizcaya Museum and Gardens to discuss proposals for some interpretative history projects.
Complete Last Waltz (Capitol Theater, Port Chester, NY) (11/17/2018)
I get to do this every two years with an amazing crew of friends that includes my Antibalas horn mates plus John Altieri on tuba, the amazing house band, and singers including Nels Cline, Binky Griptite, Nicole Atkins and a bunch of other people.
Fall touring with Antibalas all over—Calgary and Edmonton, DC, Brooklyn, Richmond VA…
And lots of time spent in California with my man Gabriel Roth and bandmate Amayo mixing the new Antibalas album for Daptone records.