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Upcoming Dates

Barbes
Weekly Western Swing Out with the Brain Cloud! - 7 pm Every Monday
6th Ave and 9th St.
Brooklyn, New York
Uni
Price: Free, $10 Suggested Donation

The Brain Cloud will be at Barbes every Monday playing bluegrass, Western Swing, and country jazz and blues.  This band features some of the finest jazz musicians in town:  Kevin Dorn on drums, Tamar Korn on vocals, Skip Krevens on guitar, Dennis Lichtman on Fiddle, Mandolin, and Vocals, Andrew Hall on bass, and myself on lap steel.  A great place to be on a hot summer night!

The Ear Inn
The Dime Store Romeos - 12-3 am (late night)
326 Spring St
NY, NY 10013
USA
Price: free

I'll be playing classic country late nights at the Ear Inn every first Wednesday with the Dime Store Romeos--John Gill, Brian Nalepka, and Kevin Dorn.  Love this gig!

First Thursdays with the DimeStore Romeos! - 9-11 pm
317 Columbia St, Brooklyn, NY 11231
Price: No cover, $10 suggested donation

The Dime Store Romeos play classic country music, extremely well.  Click here to see some great videos of us at our monthly gig at Jalopy Tavern, and join us there every first Thursday from 9-11 pm.

Past Dates

Monday, May 23rd, 2016

with Grant Gordy, Rob Garcia, and Jim Whitney - 7-9
376 9th St
Brooklyn, NY 11215
718.965.9177
Price: Free, $10 suggested donation

Rob, Grant, Jim,and I have all been writing and working on each other's tunes for a while now and it's gotten to be a really fun experience!  This Monday we'll be videotaping our set, so come add to the clapping, hooting, and hollering between songs!  

Monday, May 16th, 2016

with Ana Egge and the Hot and Ready Club - 7 pm
376 9th St
Brooklyn, NY 11215
718.965.9177
Price: Free, $10 suggested donation

i'm pleased to be joined by some great players on this Monday at Barbes: Roy Williams, Adam Moss, Dave Speranza, Arthur Vint, and the amazing Ana Egge!  We'll be doing swing, country, and some new arrangements of Ana's tunes.  Should be a spectacular night!

Saturday, May 7th, 2016

Signature Theater
Duo with Matt Munisteri - 6:30-8
42nd St. and 10th Ave.
Manhattan, NY
USA
Price: Free

Doing the pre-show at Signature theater duo with the amazing Matt Munisteri!  Ironically enough, I'll be playing a dobro that I bought from none other than...Matt Munisteri!  You don't need to be going to a show to come, so have a drink and come enjoy the music. 

Thursday, April 7th, 2016

with Ida Blue - 8 pm
425 Lafayette St
New York, NY 10001
(212) 539-8770

Monday, April 4th, 2016

Barbes
With Roy Williams, Larry Eagle, and Ian Hutchinson - 7 pm
6th Ave and 9th St.
Brooklyn, New York
Uni

Monday, March 28th, 2016

Barbes
with Grant Gordy, Rob Garcia, and Jim Whitney - 7 pm
6th Ave and 9th St.
Brooklyn, New York
Uni
Price: Free

Tuesday, September 1st, 2015

The Balladears at 11th St. Bar - 9 pm
510 E 11th St
New York, NY 10009
(212) 982-3929
Price: Free

Country music featuring Ana Egge!

Sunday, August 30th, 2015

Duo with Grant Gordy - 11 pm
196 Allen Street
New York, NY 10002
212.477.4155
Price: Free, bucket to be passed

Monday, July 6th, 2015

With Jim Whitney and Grant Gordy - 12:30-1:30
Zuccotti Park
NY, NY 10006
USA
Price: Free

Grant, Jim, and I are playing an outdoor series in Zuccotti Park as part of the Z Park Jazz series.  Come out and enjoy the music in the afternoon! 

Sunday, May 31st, 2015

Superfine
The Balladears at Superfine! - 7-9:30
126 Front St.
Brooklyn, NY 11201
United States

Friday, February 6th, 2015

Roger Miller Tribute - all night
253 Conover St.
Brooklyn, NY 11231
USA

Very glad to be a part of this great night at Sunny's, featuring Matt Munisteri and Ana Egge, among others.

Sunday, February 1st, 2015

Superfine
The Balladears - 7-9
126 Front St.
Brooklyn, NY 11201
USA
Price: Free!

I've been playing in a new band with the wonderful Ana Egge, doing really nice versions of classic country tunes.  This is my second gig with them and I'm glad we're doing it at Superfine!

Monday, August 18th, 2014

With Larry, Jim, and Rob - 7-9
376 9th St
Brooklyn, NY 11215
718.965.9177
Price: Free! but I will chastise you if you don't tip

Another Monday spot with my favorite musicians around: Larry Eagle on drums, Jim Whitney on bass, and Rob Hecht on fiddle and saxophone.

 

 

Monday, August 4th, 2014

With Larry, Jim, and Rob - 7-9
376 9th St
Brooklyn, NY 11215
718.965.9177
Price: Free but I will chastise you if you don't tip

Got another Monday with Larry Eagle, Jim Whitney, and Rob Hecht!  And I got some new tunes!  What a coincidence. 

Friday, June 27th, 2014

Ottawa Jazz Fest
Ottawa, ON ON
CA

Brain Cloud at Ottawa Jazz Fest

Wednesday, June 25th, 2014

Rochester International Jazz Festival
Brain Cloud at the Rochester International Jazz Festival - Two sets a day, June 25-26
Rochester, NY 14604
Price: http://rochesterjazz.com/

Thursday, June 19th, 2014

Third Thursdays at Freddy's - 8-9:30 pm
18th St. and 5th Ave.
Brooklyn, NY
Price: Free but I will chastise you if you don't tip

Excited to be back at this second installment of my residency at Freddy's, this time with Brian Geltner and Danny Weller on drums. 

Monday, April 21st, 2014

Hot and Ready Club of Brooklyn! - 7-9
376 9th St
Brooklyn, NY 11215
718.965.9177
Price: Free but I will chastise you if you don't tip

The Hot and Ready Club of Brooklyn--led  by Brain Cloud steel guitarist Raphael McGregor, this all star cast of musicians will exceed audience expectations with extraordinary renditions of swing and country standards, great tasting original compositions, and outstanding ensemble playing while providing strong drinks at a reasonable price.  

Sunday, March 30th, 2014

Hot and Ready Club of Brooklyn! - 7-9
126 Front St
Brooklyn, NY 11201
718-243-9005
Price: Free!

Myself, Nick Russo, Danny Weller, and Kevin Dorn will be playing at Superfine on March 30th, making some good music and enjoying the wonderful hospitality of this great spot.  Come out and enjoy the food, drink, and music with us!

Friday, March 7th, 2014

Freddy's Bar
Solo Show - 10:00 pm
627 5th Ave.
Brooklyn, NY

I'll be playing a solo set, which I haven't done in quite some time, at the renowned (and renewed) Freddy's Backroom.  Looking forward especially to trying a new sound setup I'm working on!

Saturday, February 1st, 2014

Brain Cloud at Mass MoCA Dance Party
North Adams, MA 01247
87 Marshall St

Friday, January 31st, 2014

7th Annual John Hartford Tribute Night - 8 pm
622 Degraw Street
Brooklyn, NY 11215
(718) 855-3388
Price: $15

Very honored to have been asked again to perform at Jordan Shapiro's John Hartford tribute night!  It's a huge event, with amazing musicians like Michael Daves, Tony Trischka, Chris Eldridge, Kristin Andreasson, and many more!  

Sunday, January 5th, 2014

Duo with Grant Gordy - 7-9:00 pm
376 9th St
Brooklyn, NY 11215
718.965.9177
Price: Free, $10 suggested donation

Monday, December 30th, 2013

Hot and Ready Club of Brooklyn! - 7-9 pm
376 9th St
Brooklyn, NY 11215
718.965.9177
Price: Free!

The Hot and Ready Club of Brooklyn--led  by Brain Cloud steel guitarist Raphael McGregor, this all star cast of musicians (Oran Etkin, Larry Eagle, Jared Engel, Grant Gordy) will exceed audience expectations with extraordinary renditions of swing and country standards, great tasting original compositions, and outstanding ensemble playing while providing strong drinks at a reasonable price.  

 

 

Monday, December 30th, 2013

Fillin' In for the Brain Cloud - 7-9 pm
376 9th St
Brooklyn, NY 11215
718.965.9177
Price: Free

While the Brain Cloud sleeps off their goyishe holiday excesses and ramps up for whatever New Year's debauchery, myself and some esteemed compatriots will take over Barbes from 7-9 pm on Dec. 30th.  I don't want to give anything away, but...there's gonna be some good music!  Oops!  Too much of a hint! Wink.

Friday, November 22nd, 2013

Signature Theater
Duo with Danny Weller at Signature - 6-7:30 PM
42nd St. and 10th Ave.
Manhattan, NY
USA
Price: Free, like the music will be...

I've got a few new tunes we'll be showing off this coming Friday at Signature Theater.  We'll be taking advantage of the fact that very few people actually listen closely to the music there to play some non-standard rep and some free jazz. Also some waltzes.  

Sunday, November 10th, 2013

PSGA's Steel Guitar Celebration - 11:35 AM
Doubletree Hotel
Norwalk, CT
Price: $30.00

Honored to have been asked again to participate in this year's Steel Guitar Convention.  Very much looking forward to playing for and with some fellow steel guitar enthusiasts and great players.  

Wednesday, November 6th, 2013

Brain Cloud at Rodeo Bar - 9 pm
3rd Ave. and 27th St.
NY, NY
USA
Price: Free!

Our monthly Rodeo hit!

Thursday, October 10th, 2013

Signature Theater
Post-Show Music - 9 pm
42nd St. and 10th Ave.
Manhattan, NY
USA
Price: free

Playing post-show music with Oran Etkin and Danny Weller!

Saturday, October 5th, 2013

Stone Barns Center
Brain Cloud at the harvest festival at Stone Barns

For the second year in a row we'll be back at the Stone Barns Center for the Harvest Festival!  What an amazing place to be and to play music!  Can't wait for this one!

 

 

Thursday, September 26th, 2013

The Castello Plan
Duo at Castello Plan - 8-10 pm
1213 Cortelyou Rd
Brooklyn, New York 11218
Uni
Price: free

If you don't know the Castello Plan, you should!  Fantastic food and drinks, great atmosphere, and great music.  Join me and a bassist for some quiet (ish) music.  

Friday, September 13th, 2013

Signature Theater
Pre-show music at SIgnature Theater - 6 pm
42nd St. and 10th Ave.
Manhattan, NY
USA
Price: free

If you're in Midtown Manhattan, please come by the Signature theater for some pre-show music.  This is a lovely place with a great vibe and great drinks.  I'll be playing duo with a bassist!

Wednesday, August 21st, 2013

Brain Cloud at Hill Country - 9-12
30 W 26th St
NY, NY
USA

Come for the 2nd best brisket in the world, stay for the best Western swing band in the city!

Monday, August 12th, 2013

Barbes
New music premiering at Barbes! - 7 pm
6th Ave and 9th St.
Brooklyn, New York
Uni
Price: Free, $10 Suggested Donation

Myself, Ian Riggs, and Harvey Wirht will be performing some new tunes that I've been writing.  I'm really pleased to be playing with these two monster musicians and can't wait to hear what they do with my tunes!  Come join us for some fun!

Sunday, July 14th, 2013

Nick Russo's "Banjo Nickaru and his Western Scooches" - 7 pm
315 Columbia St.
Brooklyn, NY 11231
718-395-3214
Price: $10

This will be a huge blowout show featuring just about every monster musician in town--check the link for the full list:

 

http://www.jalopy.biz/performance_show.php?eventid=3483

 

 

Thursday, July 4th, 2013

Liberty Belle Spectacular
Liberty Belle Spectacular

http://libertybelleextravaganza.com/

Tuesday, June 11th, 2013

Live at Barbes with my quartet - 7-8:30 pm
376 9th St
Brooklyn, NY 11215
718.965.9177
Price: Free, $10 Suggested Donation

Thrilled to bring my group (Oran Etkin, Vinnie Sperrazza, and Jason Sypher) back to Barbes for a nice long set.  We'll perform cuts from the record and new material that I'm dying to try out!

Monday, June 10th, 2013

Western Swing Takeover - 7 pm
376 9th St
Brooklyn, NY 11215
718.965.9177
Price: Free, $10 Suggested Donation

I'll be taking over the Brain Cloud's slot on Monday June 10th, and bringing with my band of greats: Oran Etkin, Vinnie Sperrazza, and Jason Sypher.  On the 10th we'll play mostly swing, and on the 11th we'll play mostly originals!

Tuesday, June 4th, 2013

Signature Theater
Post-Show Music at Signature Theater! - 9:00 pm
42nd St. and 10th Ave.
Manhattan, NY
USA
Price: Free

Another one with Oran and Jason!

Tuesday, May 28th, 2013

Signature Theater
Post-Show Music at Signature Theater! - 9 pm
42nd St. and 10th Ave.
Manhattan, NY
USA
Price: Free

Featuring myself, Oran Etkin, and Jason Sypher!  My favorite lineup!

Wednesday, May 8th, 2013

Signature Theater
Post-Show Music at Signature Theater! - 9:30 pm
42nd St. and 10th Ave.
Manhattan, NY
USA
Price: Free

Post-show duo with Jason...our duo playing is getting really tight, but also relaxed and free, I'm loving it!  

Thursday, May 2nd, 2013

Signature Theater
Duo with Jason Sypher - 6 pm-8 pm
42nd St. and 10th Ave.
Manhattan, NY
USA
Price: Free!

Another pre-show at the excellent Signature Theater space, with the great Jason Sypher on bass!

Tuesday, April 30th, 2013

Signature Theater
Post-Show Music at Signature Theater! - 9:30 pm
42nd St. and 10th Ave.
Manhattan, NY
USA
Price: Free

Very excited to play at Signature again, this time with Jason Sypher on bass and the amazing Michael Bellar on keyboards!  I love Michael and his playing and I can't wait to hear what he does with my tunes and the standards we play!

Friday, April 26th, 2013

Brain Cloud CD-release Party! - 9:00 pm
315 Columbia St.
Brooklyn, NY 11231
718-395-3214
Price: $10

The Brain Cloud will release it's second album on CD AND vinyl, "Outside Looking In," tonight at Jalopy, and I'm just thrilled.  Not only did I perform on all the selections on this record, I also edited, co-produced, and engineered some of the overdub sessions in my home studio.  Can't wait!  For more info and to purchase tickets, click here.

Wednesday, April 24th, 2013

Signature Theater
Signature Theater Post-Show with Michael Bellar - 9:30 pm
42nd St. and 10th Ave.
Manhattan, NY
USA
Price: Free

Very excited to play at Signature again, this time with Jason Sypher on bass and the amazing Michael Bellar on keyboards!  I love Michael and his playing and I can't wait to hear what he does with my tunes and the standards we play!

Saturday, April 20th, 2013

Signature Theater
Pre-Show Music at Signature Theater - 6:30 pm
42nd St. and 10th Ave.
Manhattan, NY
USA
Price: Free

Myself and Jason Sypher will play duo, lap steel and bass, as patrons come in to the Signature Theater for their evening's entertainment!

Thursday, April 18th, 2013

Signature Theater
Post-Show Music at Signature Theater! - 9:30 pm
42nd St. and 10th Ave.
Manhattan, NY
USA
Price: Free

Myself, Oran Etkin, and Jason Sypher will perform for the Signature Theater's post-show crowd.  Really a great place to hang out and listen to some great music!

Monday, April 15th, 2013

Weekly gig with the Brain Cloud - 7 pm
376 9th St
Brooklyn, NY 11215
718.965.9177
Price: Free, $10 Suggested Donation

Every week the Brain Cloud plays great Western Swing at Brooklyn's best small club, Barbes!

Friday, April 10th, 2009

with Grant Gordy, Jim Whitney, and Larry Eagle - 7-9:30
376 9th St
Brooklyn, NY 11215
718.965.9177
Price: Free, bucket to be passed

Subbin' for the Brain Cloud and lucky enough to get some serious cats on the gig!