You are invited! I will be playing piano and keyboards this evening at Eddy V’s Forth Worth “Cowtown!” The trio is featuring Russ Rand on bass and vocals and Michael J. Dohoney on drums and vocals. We hit at 7:00pm. Please ask to be seated in the lounge/bar area. Great food & valet parking available. Thank you.
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Throw back to this great gig we played in Megeve, France featuring Lance Lopez and Eric Gales on guitars!!
I’m back there playing a holy ground Hammond B-3 that was specifically pulled out of Mountain Recording Studios in Montreux, Switzerland just for this festival￼. The organ has a small gold plaque on it “PROPERTY OF MOUNTAIN STUDIOS, MONTEUX SWITZERLAND” ￼This is the same Hammond B-3 featured on 6 iconic albums by Queen along with albums by Yes, Rick Wakeman, David Bowie, Elton John, The Stones, Emerson Lake and Palmer, Status Quo and Iggy Pop.
AC/DC also recorded at Mountain while this organ was in the studio!
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I had the honor and pleasure to provide my 1959 Hammond B3 organ to the Meyerson Symphony Center in Dallas for this weekend‘s gospel extravaganza concert. First things first as I had to sanctify that well seasoned stage with a sampling of Jimmy Smith, Benny Golson and Larry Young. The symphony hall sounds incredible! My favorite concert at the Myerson was hearing Ravi Shankar several years back. The soundman Lamar told me the hardest part about mixing that concert was keeping Ravi Shankar‘s wife’s dog in his own personal doggie front row seat. They had to gaff tape the seat down because the seat wanted to automatically fold up on the dog. I’m sure many of my musician friends agree that being a professional musician is always a new adventure. You get to meet wonderful interesting creative people and show up in very cool places. It’s like improvising, so random, a lot of work but I wouldn’t trade it for anything in the world. What comes to mind is to get the kids or yourself in music lessons, it really is the gift that keeps on giving! I’ve NEVER met anyone that said “I’m so glad I stopped taking piano lessons.” But I’ve met at least 500 people who have said “I wish I would have continued taking those piano lessons when I was a kid.” 🎶🎹 ... See MoreSee Less