-25 degrees below zero?  So what, it's Wisconsin.  We'll be out and about this month (wish it was the Virgin Islands).

Westside Andy has been playing with us and has been ripping it up on the bandstand.  We opened for the Hoopsnakes last week in Medina, MN to a crowd of 1600 plus and the band nailed it.  The Hoopsnakes were great.  Charlie Bingham is a rock god LOL.  

The House Party at Kochanski's continues tonight 2/6/14 at 8pm.  Our guest tonight is Smokey Holman from Tweed Funk backed by the Chain Smoking Altar Boys.  Open stage for jamming on the second set.  Bring your axe, sticks or pipes and sit in.

Saturday, 2/8/14, we're at the 8th Street Ale House in Sheboygan at 1pm.  Yes, I said 1pm to 5pm.  

Sunday, 2/9/14, The Sunday Blues Matinee continues at Kochanski's, 1920 s. 37th, Milwaukee at 2pm.  Reverend Raven & The Chain Smoking Altar Boys and Tweed Funk.  

Wednesday 2/12/14, I'll join Benny Rickun, Rick Holmes and Dave Braun at The American Legion in Brookfield, WI at 7:30pm

Valentines Day 2/14/14 we'll be playing for you and your heart throb at Mamie's, 3300 w. National Ave at 9:30pm

Saturday 2/15/14 we return to Sir James Pub in Port Washington, WI at 8pm







Had a blast playing with Big Al Groth this weekend past.  Had Big Al and Westside Andy on the bandstand Saturday night.  What a cool horn section.

Gearing up for another great weekend at the Slippery Noodle in Indianapolis, IN on Friday/Saturday December 27/28.  Show starts and 8:30pm.

The 4th annual NYE Blues Bash with Lamont Cranston kicks off at 8pm at The Double Tree Inn, Bloomington, MN.  Get your tickets.  Last year we had 1000 + blues dancers in the house.

Benny Rickun is joining me Wednesday 12/18/13 at The American Legion Post 449 in Brookfield, WI at 7:30pm 

Westside Andy with be with us at Becket's Restaurant in Oshkosh on Friday, 12/20/13 at 8:30pm

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Hey now.  Relaxing at home in my recliner after our first 4 day run in two months.  Getting my sea legs back.  Band sounded great, people dancing like mad, especially at The Domes show.  Sorry to hear about Aspen Landing discontinuing music and The Adriatic Cafe's closing for a year for reconstruction.  Westside Andy was great as was Benny Rickun.  Nice to have such talented friends. Looking forward to Thanksgiving with the family.  Full house on Thursday LOL...

Listening to Chef Chris and the Nairobi Trio.  What a great, creative disc.  Their arrangements, musicianship and thinking out of the box made this one of my favorite cds of the last 10 years.  The were the 2003 (or around) winners of the IBC awards.  Sure you can find it on the web.

Danny Moore and I will be playing with Dave Potter & The Alley Kings on Monday, November 25th at Sara's Pub in Beloit, WI at 6pm.

Westside Andy joins us for three shows Friday thru Sunday.  Westside Andy is a Grammy nominated harp player from Madison Wisconsin.  Leader of his own band, The Westside Andy/Mel Ford Band, he's an alumni of The Paul Black & The Flip Kings, Tino Gonzalez and The Bryan Lee Band.  Just a world class, ass kicking harmonica player.  Make sure you get a chance to see him.  He'll also be with us on New Year's Eve at the Double Tree Inn, Bloomington, MN at 8pm opening for the Lamont Cranston Band.


Friday - The Minnesota Music Cafe - Saint Paul, MN  7:30pm (Swamp Kings open at 7:30pm)

Saturday - Cranky Pat's, Neenah, WI 7pm

Sunday - The Smiling Moose, Osman, WI 3pm



NEW This year, there are some changes for our big New Year's Eve Bash #4 at the Doubletree in Bloomington. Dinner reservations will be available but no longer included in the room package pricing this year. The room package will just be a room & ticket package. They will still include a breakfast buffet brunch the next morning from about 10:30 to 12:30. The good news is that the room packages will be $165 + tax instead of the past $199. Other package options will also be available;room with 3 tickets $185 + tax, room with 4 tickets $219 + tax, etc. They won't offer the "free" hospitality rooms for groups of 10 or more anymore, but they will have options to book those packages too. Ticket prices will be $22.00 + tax advance and $27.00 + tax at the door. You should be able to start booking room packages with the hotel by tomorrow, Nov. 2. Until I have a more direct number to call, try calling the hotel at 952-835-7800. Posters, flyers and ads are coming soon.


TICKETS NOW AVAILABLE Click on the button below and print your receipt. You will have to bring it to the show to get your wristband at Will Call. All sales final/no refunds.


Thanks to everyone for all the well wishes, phone calls and cards.  

We're back in the van next week and I have to say I'm tired of being cooped up in the house driving my poor wife crazy.

Thanks to Rick Holmes, Dave Braun, Dave Miller and the Blues Disciples for letting me sit in the last two weeks.

Our first gig back will be at The Knuckle Down Saloon, Madison, WI with Westside Andy on harp.  Show starts at 9pm.  

On Wednesday November 13th, I'll be the guest host of the Rick Holmes Jam at The American Legion Post 449 in Brookfield, WI at 7:30pm

Friday, November 15th, we're back at Buddy Guy's Legends, 700 S. Wabash Ave, Chicago, Il at 9:30pm.   Get there early and see Dave Herrero at 9pm.  He's an excellent guitarist and singer.

Saturday, November 16th, we're at Deja Vu Martini Lounge, Appleton, WI at 9pm.  Looking forward to seeing everyone.

RIP to my friend Benny Reno.

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