The second half of 2014 seemed to fly by and now I'm writing a "happy new year" post and January is already almost over. I'm just trying to keep up! I played a lot of great shows last year and saw a lot of the projects I'm a part of progress in really exciting ways. I love the energy the new year brings and am always eager to get back to work after the holidays. Hopefully this will include some quality "me time" in the practice room. I'm starting this year with a lot of irons in the fire:
Honeyhoney is releasing a new album in the spring on Rounder Records and will be hitting the road this summer in support, including some summer festivals. Andy Suzuki & the Method will be starting off aboard "The Rock Boat XV" next week, cruising from Miami to Cozumel Mexico with over 40 other bands and a literal boatload of fans. Horizon Bell is a new band off to a good start with a bunch of shows in NYC + some fresh new tunes that we'll be recording in the next couple months. I'll be playing at Birdland and Rockefeller Center with Joelle Lurie this February.
I've recently reunited with my western MA homeboy and 7-string guitarist extraordinaire Jason Ennis and along with bassist Michael O'Brien, we've vowed to make 2015 "the year of Trio Jota Sete!" We play a mix of traditional and contemporary Brazilian arrangements, jazz, and Jason's originals, which incorporate a little of each. Looking forward to see where we take it!
So many more to mention, but I'll leave it at that for now. Check out where I'm playing and come hear some live music. See you soon!