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New News:

The website is getting pretty popular. Over 11,000 visitors a month for the last 3 months.  My youtube channel is pushing over 100 views a day and y'all are streaming my music online EVERY day all around the world.  THANK YOU for watching, listening, streaming, and buying!


The guestbook page on the site is up and running - leave a comment!


The 2014 U.S LoopFest season is officially closed.  Which means it's video processing time. For those of you who missed it, and for those of you who want to do it all over again - videos are being posted EVERY DAY on my youtube channel and on Facebook.  So far I've got most of the first night of Seattle done along with a few from Vegas and San Antonio.  You'll want to keep up - that's about 50 videos already and I've barely even scratched the surface.  (That makes 300 videos on the channel overall.) I've also got a photo album called 2014 LoopFest where you can see action photos, gear and performance pics on Facebook.

One of the cool new features from the videos this year's fests is the “Tech Talk.” The performers briefly talk about their gear and/or looping.  It’s pretty fun, funny, sometimes very helpful and informative, and sometimes quick and trite.  There are currently seven videos in the Tech Talk playlist with more coming.


The Please Help has finally released the physical CD for their debut CD and the CD release party was a smash!  Packed house late, late on a Sunday night!  Good times for everyone. Get your space-jam, love-songs today.


I've got a quick little tour to Florida this Dec.  If you're in Jacksonville come on out to Jazzland on the 26th!  8pm, $10 cover.


Phillip Luna has an art show this Friday night - Dec 5th at the Utpoia Cafe in San Antonio.  New art, new space. Come on out and see some cool stuff. 7:30pm.


I have a few changes in my "band" activies.  My beloved River Barons are going country. Well..country-ish. And that means no more sexy sax for them.  But don't despair - I have two new projects!

First is West Kings Highway (www.westkingshighway.com)  This easy-listening group is smooth, pleasant, and fun.  Featuring Johnny Carrera and "Sweet" Pete Mattison, we're reforming the group into a smooth-jazz/easy listening band that's more suitable for our ages and bedtimes.  We have regular shows around town.  Check our calendar on the website for dates.

Second is Jean-Pierre and the Zydeco Angels.  For those that have been following me for a long-time, y'all know I love me some Zydeco!  This Austin-based band features Jean-Pierre Blanchard out of Lafayette, Louisana on accordion and vocals.  I'm on rubboard and wail on a sax a little bit.  It's down-home good time.  Here's a few tunes from last Friday night in Austin: www.youtube.com/watch?v=4DkH-vpViwA 

You can expect to be hearing a lot more about this group!  Bon ton roulet!


Merry Christmas y'all.  I hope your holidays are safe and happy. 

aaaaaaaand the Calendar:  Grab yer techy-doohicky's and make some notes - here's the shows!

Wednesday, December 3, 2014
Solo Sax Sessions @ J & O's Cantina
1014 S. Presa, San Antonio, TX 78210
7:00 PM

Friday, December 5, 2014
Solo Sax Sessions @ Eva's Escape
307 Beauregard Street, San Antonio, TX 78204
5:00 PM

Friday, December 5, 2014
Solo Sax Sessions @ J & O's
1014 S Presa, San Antonio, TX 78210
9:00 PM Also Playing: Cherry Street Hookers (10:30 PM)

Wednesday, December 10, 2014
Solo Sax Sessions @ J & O's Cantina
1014 S. Presa, San Antonio, TX 78210
7:00 PM
    
Thursday, December 11, 2014
Solo Sax Sessions @ Morning Side Ministries
Pvt Event 10:30 AM

Saturday, December 13, 2014
Solo Sax Sessions @ The Farmers Market at the Cibolo
33 Herff Road, Boerne, TX 78006
9:00 AM

Saturday, December 13, 2014
Roots in the Shadows of San Antonio with La Chichada @ 1906 Gallery
1906 S. Flores, San Antonio , TX 78210
6pm

Saturday, December 13, 2014
Roots in the Shadows of San Antonio with West Kings Hwy @ 1906 Gallery
1906 S. Flores, San Antonio , TX 78210
6pm

Saturday, December 13, 2014
Second Saturday with La Chichada @ Gallista Gallery
1913 S Flores, San Antonio, TX 78210
9:00 PM

Sunday, December 14, 2014
Solo Sax Sessions @ Farmers & Ranchers Market
TBA
9:00 AM
 
Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Solo Sax Sessions @ J & O's Cantina
1014 S. Presa, San Antonio, TX 78210
7:00 PM
 
Saturday, December 20, 2014
La Chichada @ Sandra's
1603 S. Presa, San Antonio, TX 78210
noon

Thursday, December 25, 2014
Solo Sax Sessions @ Jacksonville Airport
2400 Yankee Clipper Drive, Jacksonville, FL 32218
9:00 AM

Friday, December 26, 2014
Solo Sax Sessions @ Jacksonville Airport
2400 Yankee Clipper Drive, Jacksonville, FL 32218
9:00 AM

Friday, December 26, 2014
Solo Sax Sessions @ Jazzland Cafe
1324 University Boulevard North, Jacksonville, FL 32211
8:00 PM