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Winter: Happy, McTuff, & The Tiptons

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The past few months have been full of incredible shows with equally incredible musicians, including performances in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, California, and New York. McTuff toured the west and played to packed houses at The Crocodile and Neumo’s, the second incarnation of Happy Orchestra performed to a sold out room at Nectar along with special guests Skerik (Critter’s Buggin) and Barrett Martin (Tuatara), and The Tiptons made their way up and down the west coast and to NYC to audition for the State Department’s American Voices Abroad program.

As for what’s next, I’ll be flying to Japan for a week of wandering and music making, the Happy small group shows featuring incredible Seattle players continue, McTuff will visit MT and CA again in April, and I’ve applied for 4Culture’s 2015 Arts Projects grant to fund writing and recording a full-length Happy Orchestra record.

Good things are happening, thank you all for the support!

2013: 4Culture Grant, Two New Records, and Reality Television

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I’m happy to say that 2013 was even better than 2012. As a performer I’ve had the opportunity to play over 160 shows this year, both with my main projects and as a guest with some of my favorite Seattle bands and musicians. As a teacher I’ve continued my work with schools all over the city as well as with my own students, giving me a chance to make music and have a great time with over 50 kids aged 6 – 60. I got into grant writing, I traveled the coast and border states, and my chickens are still alive. Yep, a good year!

2013 Highlights

A goal for 2013 was finding a way outside of shows and merch sales to fund making the music I wanted to make. Continue reading 2013: 4Culture Grant, Two New Records, and Reality Television

Week of 2/18: McTuff and JD Trio with Skerik


Last weekend’s Masquerade Ball was incredible, and this week brings another installment of McTuff Tuesdays at Seamonster and a JD Trio show at Scarlet Tree featuring our good friend Skerik.

McTuff – Tuesday, February 19th @ Seamonster Lounge, 10:30pm – 21+
Joe Doria Trio – Friday, February 21st @ Scarlet Tree, 10pm – Free – 21+

We’ll be spending Friday doing overdubs for the new McTuff record. Keep an eye out for updates on McTuff: Vol. 3!

Week of 2/4: McFebruary Continues with Skerik

Skerik and Art Brown above, Joe Doria and I below
Skerik and Art Brown above, Joe Doria and I below

After a great weekend in Moscow, ID and Richland, WA (thanks for the hospitality!), McTuff continues this week with three shows in Seattle, Eugene, and Portland featuring our good friend and saxophone monster Skerik. I’ll also be filling in for another great local drummer, D’Vonne Lewis, with the Skerik Trio at Owl & Thistle

McTuff – Tuesday, February 5th @ Seamonster Lounge, 10:30pm – 21+
Skerik Trio – Wednesday, February 6th @ Owl & Thistle, 10pm – 21+
McTuff – Friday, February 8th @ Diablo’s Downtown Lounge, 9:30pm – 21+
McTuff – Saturday, February 9th @ Goodfoot Pub & Lounge, 9:30pm – 21+

Week of 1/28: McFebruary Begins


February is full of funk and traveling, and this is the week it all begins. McTuff will visit Bellingham, Moscow, Richland, Eugene, and Portland and has a few special shows in Seattle. Looking forward to some quality van time with the fellas.

McTuff – Tuesday, January 29th @ Seamonster Lounge, 10:30pm – 21+
McTuff – Thursday, January 31st @ The Green Frog, 9:30pm – 21+
McTuff – Friday, February 1st @ John’s Alley, 9:30pm – 21+
McTuff – Saturday, February 2nd @ Emerald of Siam, 9:30pm – 21+