Grappelli/South recording for Hal Leonard

I recorded a cool project for Hal Leonard Publishing yesterday, a book of Stéphane Grappelli and Eddie South transcriptions. The Grappelli recordings that I covered were from early in his … More

North Country Drifters record at Audio for the Arts

I spent a day at Audio for the Arts recording with the North Country Drifters. Mike Zirkel, formerly at Smart Studios in Madison, is working there now and he did … More

John Williams Violin Play-Along Recording

John Williams is of course super famous (for a living composer, anyway) but I was amazed at just how many great movie scores he’s done. I can never decide how … More

Kissers St. Pattys Shows

St. Patrick’s Day is like Christmas for Irish bands so we packed in a bunch of shows this weekend. We played Friday and Saturday, then, on Sunday the 17th, we … More

Clinics at Madison schools to prepare for the 2013 Strings Festival

Welcome students and teachers from Wright, Hamilton and Cherokee Middle Schools! Here you can find recordings and sheet music to help you get started (or go farther with) improvising. Scales … More

Playing with Clyde Stubblefield and the Tuesday Night Squad

Last week, on, well, Tuesday I played a show with the Tuesday Night Squad, a funk band led by Joey Banks. Joe is one of the most grooving drummers around … More

The Mark Croft Band is out and about

I played two shows recently with Mark Croft that you can check out online. The first performance was with Mark’s full band on TVW’s Urban Theatre, a half-hour syndicated television … More

Recording a Taylor Swift play-along project for Hal Leonard Publishing

I was back today working with Jake Johnson at Paradyme Productions to record a new play-along book of Taylor Swift songs for Hal Leonard Publishing. Their series of “music minus … More

Recording violin arrangements of movie themes
for Hal Leonard

I had a good time recording a collection of movie themes for an upcoming Hal Leonard book of violin arrangements. From “Schindler’s List” and “Cinema Paradiso” to “Mission Impossible.” A … More

Playing with Larry Byrd

I’ve been lucky this summer to get hooked up with Larry Byrd. Larry is a singer and guitarist who plays a lot of shows and house concerts around southern Wisconsin … More