Happy April!

It's April! Let's get those April Fool's Day high jinx out of the way right off the bat:

I'm moving to Antarctica to start a new band called Doomed Plumage. We play a new style of music called penguin-core. I will be the only human in this all-star lineup of Antarctica's hottest (or coldest) penguin musicians. Watch for our lead single, titled "Wish I Could Fly," to be released in August.

April Fools! Oh, I bet I got you good. Well, now that that's out of the way, I assume I've earned your trust back. Here's what's really happening...

My April is kicking off with some cool shows. Tonight, April 1, The Big Payback will be playing our first gig at Madison's Knuckle Down Saloon. Tomorrow, April 2, Driveway Thriftdwellers will spend the day working on our upcoming debut album, Cutover Country, before heading to the Blackhawk Country Club to play a Parkinson's benefit. Then on Sunday, April 3, I will be playing trombone and euphonium with the Charlie Painter Quartet at the Brink Lounge for the Madison Area Music Awards (MAMAs) finalist party. It's shaping up to be a very busy but very cool weekend!

My next performance is Tuesday, April 5 at the Mason Lounge with the Five Points Jazz Collective. We start things up around 9 pm, so you'll have all day to vote before coming out. The Five Points play at the Mason Lounge every Tuesday night. If you haven't heard us yet, come check it out!

Recently, I have been playing guitar with another Madison soul/pop band called The Civil Engineers. They have some really cool songs and a fun live show, and I'm looking forward to performing with them. We'll be playing at the Cavalier Theater in La Crosse on April 9. Following that, we'll be in Milwaukee at Steny's on April 16 and in Chicago at Reggie's Rock Club on April 22

Finally, I will be entering the studio on April 8 to record a new song I wrote for a very special project headed up by my friend and collaborator, Jason Moon. I'll be able to give you more details about it soon, but the end product is going to be a very unique and powerful collection of music. 

Hopefully I'll see you at one of these events. Meanwhile, I wish you a happy spring!