Our three week road trip was excellent. We started at the House of Blues in Chicago, headed to the Slippery Noodle in Indianapolis to play to a packed house and then jumped down to Florida to play four shows at clubs that were packed with dancers waiting to see us.

Brian Lee sat in at The Blue Rooster and received a well deserved standing ovation. What a treat to hang with my old friend.  He's coming up to Wisconsin this summer to celebrate his 60th year in the music business.

The Legendary Blues Cruise was a blast. Latimore, Elvin Bishop, Ronnie Baker Brooks, Ronnie Hicks, Mike Wheeler, Toronzo Cannon, Tommy Castro, Shinetop, Scottie Miller, Danielle Nicole, Tab Benoit, Mr Sipp, Eddie Cotton and so many more tore it up.  

We had the honor of hosting the Pro - Jam the second night on the pool deck at midnight and you can see the result on our video page or go to: LRBC 26 and check it out.  Big thanks to Jimmy Voegeli, Westside Andy, Bobby Sellers Jr, and PT Pedersen for laying it down all week long.

Big Al is joining us for our Canadian Tour via Minnesota starting Wednesday April 16th at Legend's in St Cloud, MN.  Thursday we're at The Forada Bar & Grill in Forada, MN and Friday play our new home in the Twin Cities The Minnesota Music Cafe.  Friday the 19th we head to Minot ND to play for our friends at the Moose Lodge.

We jump into Canada on the 20th and start out one week run at the Blues on Whyte in Edmonton, Alberta.  Pass the word and hope to see you at a gig.


On the the road with The Blues Disciples, Barefoot Jimmy, Pauli Walnuts, Hot Karl and 3x Gannon are shuffling our way thru the Virgin Islands.  Highlights includes massive amounts of blues, jamming, herbage, rum and great meals.  On St Thomas we played at Latitude 18 and Danny Silber and Morgan sat in and I heard "I've Got My Mojo Working" played on a steel drum by Morgan, and it was excellent LOL.

Found out at Iggies that you can't drive a Ford Flex on the sand.  Hull Bay was great (thanks Joel) were our buddy Paul Dirks sat in on bass.  On St John we tore up the beach bar and jammed with Kenny B, Andy and Pat.  The staff, Joe, 2x Jen, Mike and Chris were great.  At the Tamarind we had a great meal and shook the shack.  Thanks Stephanie, Sarah and The Chef of the Future.

I'm sitting on the deck of "The Doctor's" mountain retreat right now looking out at the Caribbean.  This is 100% Hollywood/Malibu luxury that we wouldn't be enjoying if it wasn't for Pauli's sister Kay and her husband David.  They also are the owners of Porky's Backyard Blues & BBQ where we play tomorrow afternoon.

We return April 10th and on April 11th I fire up the van and pick up the Chain Smoker's and meet Westside Andy at The Knuckle Down for some Madison, WI blues partying.  On Saturday the 12th we play a new venue in Love Park Il, The Hope & Anchor Inn with Westside on the harp.  See ya

Thanks to everyone who have braved the snow and cold to come to our shows.  Thanks to the band.  Bobby, PT and Danny have been real troopers.

We have a few cool shows coming up before I head to the Virgin Islands with the Blues Disciples on March 24th.

Sunday, March 9th I'll be performing at the WORT benefit held at The Badger Bowl in Madison, WI with Westside Andy and Jimmy Voegeli. Party starts around 3pm and we go on at 6pm.

Monday, March 10th, it's the return of the Velveetatones at .....The Badger Bowl with Westside Andy, Jimmy Voegeli, Tony Menzer and more.  Show starts at 7pm

Saturday, March 15th I'm playing a benefit at The Terrace Inn in Gladstone, MI with Westside Andy and the Chain Smokers.  Show starts at 7pm.  

Friday, March 21 we return to our favorite Oshkosh venue, Becket's Restaurant with Westside Andy in tow.  Show starts at 8:30pm

Saturday, March 22, we're at The Fox & Hound in Hubertus, WI at 7:30pm.  Get there early as it packs up quick.

Sunday, March 23 we are throwing the second annual Up & Under Blues Reunion at Kochanski's, 1920 s. 37th, Milwaukee, WI with a great lineup for only $20 cover.

The Blues Disciples at 2pm

Reverend Raven & The Chain Smoking Altar Boys at 3:15pm

Leroy Airmaster at 4:30pm

The Jim Liban Combo featuring Joel Patterson at 5:45pm

Please pass the word.





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