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Here’s some installation views of my painting “The Struggle is Real” from the Proto Pop exhibition at H Gallery (Dab Art) in Ventura, CA. It was one of the first pieces viewed when entering the exhibition. I’m honored to be part of such a great show and art space!
After being selected to participate in their Proto Pop exhibition this past April, Ventura, CA based Dab Art invited me to join their roster of represented artists. My painting “The Struggle is Real” is at the gallery, and they also maintain a selection of work available on Artsy. Pretty awesome to know people around the world have seen something I’ve made. I’m excited to be part of Dab Art and look forward to what the future holds.
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After being selected to participate in their Proto Pop exhibition this past April, Ventura, CA based Dab Art invited me to join their roster of represented artists. My painting “The Struggle is Real” is at the gallery, and they also maintain a selection of work available on Artsy. Pretty awesome to know people around the world have seen something I’ve made. I’m excited to be part of Dab Art and look forward to what the future holds.
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I had a blast last night playing drums with the Larry Tillery Blues band at Texas Ave Tavern in Bridge City! Larry’s fretboard was on fire and Paul Coate laid down some thick, luscious bass grooves. We had a great crowd! Lots of energy and nothing but love for the blues!
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I’ll be behind my lovely Ludwig Signet Gigabeat set tonight with Larry Tillery on guitar and Paul Choate on bass at the Texas Ave Tavern in Bridge City, TX. We’ll be rockin’ the blues from 9 pm - 1 am. Y’all come join us and shake a tail feather!
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We’re back at the marvelous Rodair Roadhouse tonight from 7 - 10 pm in Port Acres, TX! Our friend and drummer extraordinaire Russell Bres joined us tonight on his little Ludwig Breakbeats kit. I’m giving my lovely Guild X-175 Manhattan archtop a workout tonight along with Mae, my Gibson J-35. We’ve been looking forward to this one! Great food and even better people! Come join the fun!
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I’ve been performing this beautiful song from American singer-songwriter Ray LaMontagne for a few months now, but I’m just now feeling like I’m even starting to get close to doing it right. It’s a workout for my range. Ray has a tremendous voice and is often compared to some of the all-time great singers like Otis Redding and Van Morrison. “Jolene” comes from his 2004 debut CD Trouble and has been covered by the Zac Brown Band, Justin Timberlake, and more. I recorded this early before morning hall duty at school in one of our practice rooms. I’m playing Mae, my lovely blonde Gibson J-35. It was recorded on an iPhone with a Zoom iQ7 mic.

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Good morning from the Neches River! One of the side benefits of having to have my son at football practice at 6:30 am weekdays is catching another wondrous sunrise over the water at Riverfront Park in Port Neches, TX. Beautiful!
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Set up and ready to roll tonight at Crazy Cajun in Beaumont! We’re here from 7 - 10 pm so come get your Cajun on and party on the patio with us!
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Howie Simon from Winger (and Alcatraz and more) sat in with us tonight before taking the stage with Winger! He played a ripping version of the Doobie Brothers classic “Long Train Coming” with Paul Choate on bass! What an awesome night at the Boudain Hut North!
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Winger is taking the main stage outside in the heat at 8 pm, but we’ll be slinging hot tunes in the cool A/C inside from 6:30 - 9 pm at the Boudain Hut North at Brentwood! Y’all come join the party!
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View the complete video here: https://youtu.be/QHi8hXdNIZc
Yesterday marked 28 years since Stevie Ray Vaughan’s untimely death. I meant to upload this yesterday, then thought maybe I should do a second take and clean it up a little. This morning I listened back to it and decided to keep it, warts and all. It’s a little rough in spots but the feeling is there I think. I was in junior high school when I first heard SRV’s “Pride and Joy” on the radio. I grew up sharing a room with my older brother listening to his collection of classic albums from bands like Led Zeppelin, the Beatles, Cream, and early Rush, so blues influenced rock wasn’t necessarily a brand new thing to my ears, but the radio stations and most of my friends were certainly more into 80s pop and arena rock. When that opening guitar lick from Stevie’s Fender strat ripped through my little boom box speaker it was a breath of fresh air. Up till then I’d been strictly interested in drums, but Stevie’s fire and passion sparked my interest in guitar and later caused me to dive headfirst into the blues and earlier heroes like Lightnin’ Hopkins, Freddie, BB, and Albert King. Albert Collins, and more. Like many guitar pickers in Texas, I’ve played this song hundreds of times, but it really never grows old for me. Lots of people talk about Stevie’s fleet fingered left hand, but for me the real mojo has always been that fiery rhythmic onslaught from his right picking hand. I don’t know that I’ll ever do his music justice, but I sure enjoy trying!

I came home from my gig at Tia Juanita’s tonight to find the Fall/Winter 2018 issue of Off Ramp magazine in my mailbox with a feature about yours truly on pages 6-9. I knew they were doing something about me but I didn’t expect such a wonderful full color spread and lovely article! That’s even one of my paintings collaged into the cover. Off Ramp is published by the Southeast Texas Arts Council. I’m honored and grateful for the support and recognition. Thank you so much Sue Bard, Blake Bertrand, and SETAC for all you do for art in SE Texas!
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