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Ben Tufts  Drums for FuzzQueen, Virginia Creep, Uptown Boys Choir. Electric Bass. Live / Studio / Lessons. Washington, DC.

It's the big one, folks. Black Cat mainstage, 6/23 with @tempercrush, @blackdogprowl Don Zientara, @lisasaidmusic and @onebeat88.

Brutal ten mile loop on he Western ridge and valley trails today. Almost 750 ft total elevation gain, and a swing of over 350ft from the lowest point to the highest. Kicked my butt. Twenty hours combined sleep over the past four days probably didn't help.

The happiest of birthdays to Mark Williams! Since we met, we've shared the stage dozens and dozens of times, with Todd Wright, Cassidy Ford, Taylor Carson, Tiffany Thompson, Justin Sheehy, Ken Wenzel, Jason Masi, Heather Mae and the list goes on... Making music with Mark, on stage or in the studio, is always a bliss. Easy and fun, always with sublime results.
It's the times when we put down our instruments and go for coffee or food, or gab on the phone on our drives home from our respective gigs, that this man really shines as a human being. Thanks for being a great friend, Mark! Have the best day.

Quite the time at O. St last night. @heathermaemusic was on her game, as usual. My partners in crime, @thehammeronbass & @markojet put in yet another solid performance. The audience was fantastic. The staff at O Street was very kind and accommodating, and the AU students who helped put on the show were the best.
The real star of every show at O. St. is the house itself. What an incredible labyrinth of music history Lady H has accumulated over the years. Over 100 rooms (many of them with hidden doorways) with piles and piles of rock memorobilia around every turn. If you haven't visited yet, I highly recommend it--one of DC's best barely kept secrets.
Thanks to Sarah Stuart for the collage of photos!

That concluded my crazy insane weekend of six gigs in four days. I'm celebrating by running ten miles in the rain today. Happy Monday!

The crew from the @rainbowrockband show yesterday morning. Good times!

FuzzQueen has recently launched our #WillingGirl campaign, a collaborative effort to gather stories from women about how gender discrimination affects their lives. These words will be collected to help make a music video for our song "Willing Girl," which will highlight how microaggressions, toxic masculinity, implicit bias, etc. contribute to the atmosphere in which rape culture is still allowed to exist.
For information on how to participate, hop on over to our IG: @fuzzqueenband

Record store day at @mobiusrecordshop was fantastic. Dempsey and co. have a really special spot there. Go buy things from them.

Its tonight! @heathermaemusic at O Street mansion!

FuzzQueen has recently launched our #WillingGirl campaign, a collaborative effort to gather stories from women about how gender discrimination affects their lives. These words will be collected to help make a music video for our song "Willing Girl," which will highlight how microaggressions, toxic masculinity, implicit bias, etc. contribute to the atmosphere in which rape culture is still allowed to exist.
For information on how to participate, hop on over to our IG: @fuzzqueenband

Triple header today. Haven't done this in a while. Here goes!

Thanks, @brightestyoungthings! See you 10pm tonight for the @fuzzqueenband show at @slashrundc, where everyone will be feeling good about themselves.

It took three weeks of sleuthing, hand wringing and temple rubbing, but the fine folks at Burke Auto Services got my beloved sticker collection on wheels rolling again. Thank you to everyone who helped me get around while I was truckless--Erin & Chris, Andreas, Aaron, Sarah, Kevin, Tammie... Am I forgetting anyone? Thank goodness for metro, bus and rideshare. Glad to be mobile again.

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