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Iris Dement Band - live photos

Thanks to John Taber and The Center For The Arts in Grass Valley, CA, for these beautiful photos of our gig there last weekend:

BEKEN's release day

Beken - Troubadour is finally out in the world!  Not only that, but yesterday #iTunesmusic retweeted a link to the album to almost 7 million people!  (:

You can purchase the album on iTunes here:  http://smarturl.it/Beken


#Beken #Troubadour #Haitianmusic #ThirtyTigers

Stream BEKEN - Troubadour at Afropop Worldwide

I'm FOREVER grateful for my family, friends, and colleagues who've listened to me talk (since 2010!) about the Haitian folksinger Beken as we created his first album for international release. It's truly hard to believe that Troubadour will finally be…

R.I.P. Allen Juste

Haitian music lost one of its most heart-achingly beautiful voices last week when Lakou Mizik vocalist and accordionist Allen Juste passed away suddenly during a hospitalization in Port-Au-Prince. (Allen's accordion is featured prominently on the soon-to-be-released Beken record I produced…
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Going To The Garden

On a slushy and chilly morning in Brooklyn last Sunday, we began a final round of overdubs on Pete Lanctot's new record at Seaside Lounge.  Towards the end of the day, we took a few minutes to perform…

Bridge School Benefit

After having heard stories about it for years, I finally got to play Neil Young’s Bridge School benefit with Tom Jones in late October.  The concert lineup was formidable – Neil & Pegi Young, Brian Wilson & Al Jardine, Pearl…