A few very exciting things to share:
* My Lego Drum Set has continued to be welcomed into historic landmarks to be exhibited. Most recently at one of America's oldest art museum's; The Albany Institute of History and Art.
Coming up it will be on exhibit and performed on during an informance at the Hudson Valley Community College, Troy, NY with my special guest on Tub Bass and Vocal; Studio Stu
* Percussive Arts Society's Rhythm! Discovery Museum has now received the amazing collection of Amedia Oniks Cymbals (featuring their color which has a blackened acid wash finish with Red Text added after the cymbalsmith creates the instrument) that I was very fortunate to secure as an endorsee with the help of Dominick Gagliano and Amedia Cymbals USA to complete my gift to their permanent collection. Honored beyond words to have my work as well as the cymbals from such an amazing cymbal company together in simply the greatest growing collection of historic and innovative percussion instruments in the world. I hope that you will visit the Rhythm! Discovery Center in Indianapolis, IN and sit down and play on my Lego Drum Set and the beautiful Amedia Oniks Cymbals. The Lego drum set is the flagship of their exhibit "And The Kitchen Sink - which also features a small version of "Stomps' Kitchen" as well as the Blue Man Groups large adjustable PVC Tonal Drum. Visit them at www.rhythmdiscoverycenter.org
* This year marks 9 for my "Acoustic Doorways Concert Series" co - presented with the wonderful RCS Community Library. This year we are featuring Contra Dance, Gospel Soul and a littler Motown, Jazz, and closing with a solo show from yours truly entitled "An Evening With A Percussionist" with my very special guest Studio Stu on Tub Bass / Mouth Horn and Vocals
* Keeping with my desire to create opportunities to present diverse concerts and informances drawing on the amazing group of different artists that I am blessed to work with - I will be presenting a new 4 part concert series entitled "One World" hosted by the Athen's Cultural Art Center, Athen's, NY featuring Flamenco, World Music highlighting influences in West African, Brazilian and Caribbean flavors, Cabaret', Swing, and Jazz
* Very excited to be releasing a first time Audio / Video project which was recorded LIVE during my debut solo performance in 2016 at the infamous Caffe' Lena. The recording will be entitled "An Evening With A Percussionist" You will be able to enjoy the music from the performance in your cd player as well as enjoy the video which is a composite of the entire performance. Very happy to finally present something that has been requested by many folks who enjoy my work with a project that shows throughout the video a nice cross section of diverse percussion that I use as my musical voice - both in performance as well as sharing the background of each instrument in what I hope is a fun but interesting approach. Please look out for it. My goal is to have it out by summer of 2017
* Embarking this year for the first time on a tour featuring a show that was first created by the wonderful creative drummer; Cheryl Prashker entitled "All About The Drum" Cheryl and I will be featuring a nice array of diverse percussion both traditional and found along with the incredible singer songwriter Reggie Harris and a surprise guest artist. Please check my calendar for our upcoming shows out and about the US
* Started working with Kevin McKrell's "The NEW McKrells" which features some of my all time hero's in Americana, Roots, Country, Blues, Celtic and Folk music in the Northeast Region of the US. Kevin McKrell; Guitar / Vocal, John Kribs; Flat Pick Style Guitar / Banjo / Vocals, Arlin Green; Bass / Vocals, Doug Moody; Fiddle / Vocals, and Orion Kribs; Mandolin / Vocals. Please check my calendar for my performance schedule and listings of our upcoming shows.
* Honored to have been asked to add what I do to upcoming recording projects for: John Stevens, Seth and The Moodymelix, Sam Reed, Jeff Brisbin, Alex Garcia, and Ariana Gillis
* Please check my calendar for upcoming concerts and festivals with Cathie Ryan, Maria Z, Joy Adler and the Souls of Evolution, Seth and the Moody Melix, Seth Warden Trio, Elizabeth Woodbury - Kasius & Heard, Bernstein Bard Quintet, Ellen Sinopoli's Dance Company, Golfstrom, Kevin McKrell, The NEW McKrell's, Franklin Micare, Martha Gallagher, Sonny and Perley, Peggy Delaney, Garland Nelson, Chris Dollard, Studio Stu, Shiri Zorn, George Muscatello, Reggie Harris and Cheryl Prashker
Thank you for taking time out to visit me.
Stay Well and Safe on the Road...