“Mainstream Kid” April 8, 2016
Here’s a new track I recorded with Iggy Pop for the HBO series Vinyl. The band and production team featured NYC legends Lee Ranaldo (Sonic Youth) Lenny Kaye & Tony Shanahan (Patti Smith), Matt Sweeney, Joe McGinty & Stewart Lerman — Dig it!!
I was deeply honored to play in the house band the other night for a benefit for the Tibet House at Carnegie Hall. Guest performers included Iggy Pop, Sharon Jones, Tibetan singer Dechen Shak-Dagsay, Basia Barut, the Scorchio String Quartet and Gogol Bordello. The House band included long time members of the Patti Smith Band: Tony Shanahan on bass, Jack Petruzzelli and Lenny Kaye on guitars, and Andy Burton from the John Mayer Band on piano and keyboards. I had an amazing time rehearsing and collaborating with each of these artists.
Here is a brief article in Rolling Stone magazine about the event with some video:
Here’s the performance with Brandi Carlile on The Tonight Show on January 12th 2016:
What I’ve been up to –
Just wrapped up Brandi Carlile’s “Firewatcher’s Daughter” tour. Great sold out shows at Red Rock’s Amphitheater, Wolf Trap Amphitheater in Virginia, the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, The Orpheum in Boston, Radio City Music Hall, the Paramount Theater in Seattle. This coming week we’ll play on NBC The Today Show and the CBS Morning show. Stay tuned for video clips!
Also… Looking forward to heading into the studio soon with Jamie McLean!
Here’s the live video I filmed with The Lone Bellow for the new song “Fake Roses”: