Kick the Cat at Martyrs'

Kick the Cat at Martyrs'

I am so excited for this one, Chicago. My jazz-fusion band, Kick the Cat is back and better than ever for a party at Martyrs’ (3855 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL 60613) on Wednesday, August 7. You do not want to miss this!

Kick The Cat features Chris Siebold, Vijay Tellis-Nayak, Chris Clemente and myself. Kick the Cat is Chicago's most highly acclaimed fusion ensemble. Since forming in 1996, Kick the Cat has been wowing audiences with their high energy shows. Their compositions are grounded in the traditions of jazz, rock, and funk and feature complex harmony, odd time signatures, and extended improvisations. The group's spontaneity and uncanny communication make each of their live performances a unique adventure in interactive music-making.

Martyrs' | Wednesday, August 7, 2019 | 7pm Doors / 8pm Show / $12 / 21+


We’ve got a killer lineup, with Dan Bitney & Leroy Bach warming things up.

Dan Bitney works within avant-garde electronic, rock and improvisational groups, most notably Tortoise, Isotope 217 and Spectralina. LeRoy Bach is a Grammy-winning artist, former member of Wilco, and former member of the Black Monks of Mississippi with Theaster Gates. With their Roland 303 bass monster, Dan and LeRoy perform rockin, swingin, catchy tunes, backed up with plentiful improvisations.

One Punch Aftershow

We’re back! Mike Gantzer, Ryan Stasik and myself are back together for a night of ass-kicking punk rock as One Punch! Join us at Honkey Tonk Central on (329 Broadway, 2nd floor, Nashville, TN) after the Umphrey’s McGee show at The Ryman. We’re going to be playing an assortment of high-energy, in your face tunes that are guaranteed to keep the party going.

Tickets are $20 at the door, because that’s punk rock


Busy Week

Busy Week

Yo! I'm coming up on a HUGE week of music with some really killer players. Not only am I doing my usual thing with Umphrey's (with three sets!) but I'm with some of my good friends in Johnny Derp and participating in the awesome madness that is Brooklyn Comes Alive. 

I would absolutely love for you to come join us so, let's talk details...

Johnny Derp is playing with DJnoDJ at The Emporium in Chicago on Fri, Sept. 22. It's FREE and starts at 9:00 PM. 

Umphrey's McGee is rocking Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island on Sat, Sept. 23. Tickets start at $35 and we're playing THREE sets to make up for our rained out show at the venue earlier in the year. 

Last but absolutely not least, I'll be playing with Mike Gantzer (Aqueous) and Stasik at Brooklyn Comes Alive. We're going to be doing another Dookie set, like at Summer Camp, but with some surprises. We're doing it big for Brooklyn! This event always sells out and is incredibly unique, so if you want to come, grab tickets now! Tickets start at $75. 

Event information and tickets can be found by clicking over to the "Tour" page right at the top of this website so just bounce on over and check it out.