Mauch Chunk Opera House Sold Out! What Fun! Footage x Musical Projects For the Holiday Seasons! x Scoring for Airealistic Dance Company in BKLYN x Jessi Teich Album Update!

just want to say a big thank you for Miz & Cabinet for having me along to play at the Mauch Chunk Opera House in Jim Thorpe. It was a beautiful night. Please keep an eye on these 2 bands. 

tis the season for funding amazing projects wouldnt you say? and there are a few that im involved in that need your support!

1. Breaking Surface Presented By Airealistic! 

Dancers, Directors, Writers, and Musicians participation ranging from The Metropolitan Opera, Off Broadway shows like De La Guarda, and Fuerza Bruta, and me! XVSK has worked on the score for this on and off for the last few years and are really excited to see what is next for theses amazing artists. Please watch the video and give what you can. There are alot of amazing packages that range from honorable mentions to a 4 person fly class!

——> Check it http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/301418308/breaking-surface-presented-by-airealistic

 

2. Jessi Teich. She got that Tom Waitts attitude….and undeniable stage swag. The live show is not to be missed. (We will be at Le Bec Fin on New Years Eve) She is recording her new album in Paris with a bunch of French people. Yes there is a language barrier, we need money to get Jessi Rosetta Stone before she has to go back and direct a band! just kidding. but recording, airfare, rehearsals are expensive. I have had the pleasure to hear some of the new album and its very “new”. No one is really doing what she is doing…especially with the musicians she is doing it with. Most jazz singers are polished and make me uncomfortable when I have to talk to them. Jessi is an accomplished piano player and songwriter. She doesnt try to control her musicians like most band leaders…and…welll…its super gritty….swampy and is completely out of the box in terms of what jazz/soul singers usually accomplish in the studio. More albums like this should be made. Musically free, spontaneous, and no strings attached. So be apart of History. kick in a few bucks….everything from an advanced copy of the album to a TRIP TO PARIS are on the table. I might try and snag that one. —> http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/jessiteich/twisted-soul-a-new-jessi-teich-album

 

 

 

some footage from the sold out Mauch Chunk Opera House the other night. —-> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h_wiC5k7KPM

 

 

see ya soon!

MARTIN (and I) On JAMCRUISE 4 years ago.

MARTIN (and I) On JAMCRUISE 3 years ago. Glad to be back on the boat this year.

Martin Fierro was one of my fathers best friends, band mates and musical inspirations. Martin was like another father to me. Since I was little he would sit me down and tell me fucked up stories…music, woman, psychedelic burritos….It could go on and on. At the end of most of his stories he was so “in it” and reliving it in such an intense way that it would end with him in tears.

He played with everyone from Loudon Wainwright III to Jerry Garcia to scoring cult classic movies like “El Topo.”

I played with Martin all through out my childhood up until his passing in 2008. I remember waking up in a hotel in San Francisco and my dad telling me Martin died. “Motherfucker died on a gig day…” invoking martins spirited dark humor. Looking back I can grasp bits of advice he was trying to instill in me. One being dont take this….life…tooo seriously, which I tend to forget sometimes.

He is smiling down on all of us. possibly giving you a red eye while you sleep. wear a belt you MCs.

Martin Fierro (January 18, 1942 – March 13, 2008)