Sometimes you can learn just as much from listening to music as practicing it. Learning by osmosis is a real thing! Saturday night I checked out Start Making Sense: A Tribune to the Talking Heads at Brooklyn Bowl. They were on fire! Thanks for capturing the moment, Steve!
Had a great time opening three shows last week for Naughty Professor with Chali 2na of Jurassic 5 fame. Chali is a legend and Naughty Professor brings the funk hard!
The Next Episode comes tonight.
I was treated to VIP tickets to Bowlive last night from Jambase. Of all the Bowlives this year, this was the one I really wanted to hit, as it featured Soule Monde as the opener. The band is Russ Lawton and Ray Paczkowski, the drummer and keyboardist from the Trey Anastasio Band. Holy smokes those guys groove! I got to speak to Russ after the show and he was the most humble drummer I've ever met!
Soulive killed it as usual. They were joined by Chris Robinson of Black Crowes fame. He is truly a rock star! I really loved the three Dead tunes they played together.
As expected, playing Brooklyn Bowl was a total blast. The staff do a great job to ensure everything runs like a well-oiled machine. We played well and the Bowl made sure we ate and drank well, too. A fed musician is a happy musician!
Last night, my Roland SPD-SX got a lot of use. I used a kit for almost every song (often just to run a click) and it ran so smoothly because of the kit chain function. At soundcheck, I was able to load some WAVs via USB and edit them and assign them internally. I really can't recommend an electronic device more highly. The possibilities are endless!