Honored to be interviewed the other day on my buddy Jon Solo’s podcast about touring musicians – we talk about my experiences in New York as a jazz student, the different bands I’ve played in and my trips to study music in Brazil. Check it out here!
I love Nick’s great spirit and imagination with ableton live and electronic music. Check out this great dubspot video about his wonderful custom midi controller and his fun music –
Hi all and welcome to the new website for touring and recording drummer Brian Griffin.
Played with JMB at Brooklyn Bowl last night – supporting Galactic. Great hang with Stanton Moore, Warren Haynes, and Corey Glover. A great mix of New Orleans party with some heroes from my past.
I played with the Jamie McLean Band at Bonnaroo! A 90,000 person music party in the hot desert of Tennesee. Highlights included: Sonny Emory with Bruce Hornsby, Jerry Douglas with Alison Krauss, Loretta Lynn, Neil Young with Buffalo Springfield, Brian Blade and Dan Lanois with Black Dub, My Morning Jacket, and a powerful set by Gracy Potter. What a blast!
Some helpful info about the “paradinhas” or drum breaks that are played by different samba schools. http://sambagypsy.com/lions/Breaks%20&%20Paradinhas.html
2 exciting nyc shows this week. Played at Rockwood Music Hall Stage 2 last night with Zach Williams & The Bellow. This is a great new band that features great singers, upright bass, pedal steel, piano and Zach’s singing and songwriting. Also – tomorrow night March 3rd is the official release and release party for the first Jamie McLean Band EP this year. It is called Time Of My Life. We tracked it at Trout Recording with Bryce Goggin and mixed it with John Agnello. 2 of my rock record heroes!