Tag: polyrhythmics

Austin Impressions

For my next post, I had planned on asking John Speice, a prolific and very active musician on the scene in Austin, Texas, to do an interview.   Several of the projects Speice is involved in, including Brownout, Grupo Fantasma, Ocote Soul Sounds, and Money Chicha, have been essential music in the Polyrhythmics van for […]

James Booker, Stones Throw Records, Muscle Shoals

Hi everyone! I recently went through a good run of music-related documentaries that I would highly recommend: Bayou Maharaja – This doc is about James Booker, a New Orleans pianist and entertainer that was active primarily in the 70’s. Although he made several European tours and played with many of the era’s great musicians, Booker […]

Possibilities

The Polyrhythmics tour to New Orleans and the Southeast, from Kentucky (or, as some call it, Kenpucky,) to Florida to North Carolina and beyond went relatively smoothly, with many new areas visited from both the band perspective and a personal perspective.  I enjoyed the cultures and people in the South so very much, and loved […]

Updates

Thanks for another awesome photo, Chris Davis!   Hi all, It may be a little late for a New Year’s post, but here are some things happening for me now and things I’m looking forward to this year. The Unsinkable Heavies continue to play every 3rd Wednesday at the Seamonster, and we have had a […]

Listening

I’ve been able to put in some significant practice time recently, which has felt great!  Here’s what I’ve been working on: This was a track I heard in the Polyrhythmics van; Ben had recently came upon a Grant Green boxed set, and although it’s off of a Lou Donaldson album, Green’s solo really intrigued me […]

Updates

July and the beginning of August has been some of the busiest times for me in recent memory!  Here’s what I’ve been up to:   – I went to Chicago to see my sister graduate and become a doctor in Psychology, very exciting!  Over the 4 years that she lived there I visited several times, […]