I’ve been pretty bad about keeping in touch lately… something about the cold weather makes me forget there’s a world out there. At the moment I’m rediscovering for the N-teenth time David Garibaldi’s brilliant lyrical grooves. Here’s a quick update on what I’ve been up to, and some fun stuff coming up:
Mid-January saw a trip out to Kansas City. Flights that were canceled, delayed, and finally diverted left us in St. Louis with 4 hours until the gig, so we rented a car and high-tailed it across The Show Me State and arrived with 15 minutes to spare. The whirlwind trip left us with just enough time to grab a hearty meal at Jackstack that kept me filled for weeks to come.
I also had the absolute pleasure of joining Marc Shulman and Joe Piteo for 2 days of writing and recording in a very open/improvisational setting. We’re sifting through the tapes and hoping to have something to offer from the sessions in the not-too-distant future.
Lately I’ve been working closely with Shaina Taub, Grace McLean and Carrie Manolakos, producing some recordings of their outstanding songs. More on that to come; but in the mean time you can catch me out live with Shaina and Grace several times this month.
I’ll also be appearing with Minq Vaadka for the CD release of The Plastic Masquerade, late night at Joe’s Pub on 2/11. I’ll let this link do the explaining– the show should be quite a pre-V-day spectacle.
A couple records that I’ve played on have recently seen the light of day:
Angeli’s Breathe It In
Anodyne Blues Band’s Full Time Bills — forthcoming, but preview tracks on their myspace
Andy Arnold’s Suite Camus– a piece inspired by Albert Camus, on which I play bouzouki
Full list of shows and media is always available at myspace.com/JusFunk– and you can subscribe to
twitter.com/Subdiversity twitter.com/JusBass for show announcements if the once-every-5-months email blast just doesn’t cut it for you.
Ok, that’s all for now.