One Song, Seven Questions

Minneapolis-based blogger Joe Swift reached out recently with some questions regarding my role in the recording of Iris Dement's "Going Down To Sing In Texas".

The track was produced and engineered by Brad Jones at Alex The Great in Nashville…


Red Dirt Boys Debut Album

As a brief but funky musical interlude during this pandemic, my brothers in the #reddirtboys and I humbly offer our self-titled debut album to you today on a donation basis. Visit our Bandcamp page for CDs and/or an immediate download!


Bed-Stuy Beatdown

Here's a sample track from the "Jazz Scramble" project I recorded a few months ago for GLOBAL GENIUS PRODUCTIONS and The License Lab. 

Brian Blade (dr) Chris Donohue (bs) Jeff Coffin (sax)


Bass Instruction/Musician Coaching


I offer one-on-one personalized bass instruction for players of any age or ability level. Depending on the student and other variables, Skype/Face-Time sessions will be considered. Send me a PM to discuss current rates and availability.

Rufus & Martha Wainwright's Nashville Noel Nights

Thanks to Tim Hibbs for this photo of last weekend's holiday celebration at the Ryman Auditorium with Emmylou Harris, Rufus Wainwright, Martha Wainwright, Loudon Wainwright III, Alison Krauss, and many others! All of these folks brought a message of peace…

Merripennie EP RELEASED

My dear friends Eleonore Denig, Jordan Brooke Hamlin, Cindy Morgan Brouwer, Stephen Leiweke, and myself have been storing this little project in the cellar for some time and have now decided that it's reached its peak of flavor! It pairs…