I’m honored to be playing with 35 musicians gathering on the waterfront in front of the Manhattan skyline to pay tribute to the late, great David Bowie. this is going to be an event to remember. Don’t miss it!
Wharton Spring Concert Series. Hugh Force Canal Park. Wharton, NJ. July 19, 2015.
This was technically the “Spring” concert series. But after the first date was cancelled due to rain, the reschedule date wound up on the hottest day of the year so far! I sweated through my shirt entirely, but nonetheless had a blast playing outdoors in a beautiful setting for a super attentive crowd.
We are playing a wedding this weekend and then our next show is on Wednesday, August 19th in Cape May, NJ at the historic Chalfonte Hotel.
The Toll Collectors are back at it again! This time we’ve got your entire Saturday night covered. We’re playing three sets! Join us for a collection of covers and originals… It’s basically every song we know how to play. This is going to be a really fun show. Be sure not to miss it.
Saturday, July 11th Christina Alessi & the Toll Collectors Finnegan’s
734 Willow Ave.
First, a solo acoustic show at Bowery Electric. Sunday, March 15th. This place had a great vibe and an even better sound system and sound guy.
Performing at Bowery Electric. 3/15/15
Setlist. Bowery Electric. 3/15/15
Pete’s Candy Store
Second, a duo performance with singer/songwriter Shayfer James at the picturesque Pete’s Candy Store in Brooklyn, NY.
Pete’s Candy Store with Shayfer James. 3/18/15.
My view from behind the kit. Pete’s Candy Store. 3/18/15.
Setlist. Pete’s Candy Store. 3/18/15.
Third, I played with Christina Alessi and the Toll Collectors at Northern Soul in Hoboken, NJ. It’s always a blast to play with these guys. This was such a great show!
Christina and the Toll Collectors. Northern Soul. 3/19/15.
Jonathan Andrew and I rocking out. Northern Soul. 3/19/15.
Christina and the Toll Collectors. Setlist. 3/19/15.
Espresso Joe’s Guitar Pull
I finished up the week with a unique show on Saturday, March 21st – A Guitar Pull sponsored by blowupradio.com. I had a fantastic time getting to meet and share the stage with David Bronson and Mike Regrets.
We took turns playing songs, talking about writing, recording, and everything in between. I always enjoy playing at Espresso Joe’s. Not only because they hosted my photography for a month back in November, but because the audience is top notch. They sit, listen, and pay attention to the show for the entire duration. It’s such a joy to see places like this still exist and I’m always so happy to play there.
Join me in Williamsburg tomorrow for a performance with Shayfer James. I’m super excited to be playing a show with this talented singer/songwriter/pianist. It’ll just be a duo. Shayfer on piano and voice. Myself on the drums. Hope you can join us.
Wednesday, March 18th with Shayfer James Pete’s Candy Store
709 Lorimer Street, Brooklyn, NY
On Sunday, July 13th, I’ll play with double-breasted at the Music Den’s 30th Anniversary celebration.
The Music Den has had quite an influence on my musical upbringing. One of the owners was actually my first elementary music teacher. I remember when he left the teaching position to devote himself to the Music Den store full time. Later, as I pieced together my first drum set, I bought many pieces from the Music Den. I bought my first electric guitar there. Most importantly, I took my first lessons on drum set there, studying with John Hvasta. He taught me so many skills that I still apply to my playing today.
It’s hard to believe that the store has been open for 30 years, but I’m happy to help them celebrate and perform a set with double-breasted.
Of course, the celebration is open to the public… I hope to see you there!