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WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING
“The best *#@%! bass player in the world.” – Bonnie Raitt
“... the deepest-grooving bass player on the planet.” “... The Meaning of Life.” – Trey Anastasio
“That’s a BIG pocket.” – Carlos Santana
“The real deal, Neil.” – Paul Butterfield
“The Supreme Buddha of the Bass.” – Greg Haymes, Albany Times Union
"... one of the greatest bass players there is." – Melvin Seals
“He’s the rock!” “I’d put my last dollar on him!” – Big Joe Burrell
“Russ [Lawton] and Tony are the Yodas of Groove.” – Trey Anastasio, Rolling Stone Magazine
SOME BIG NEWS TO REPORT !
Life... Real & Imagined, my first book of short stories, is now available from Northshire! Go to my "Author" page for more details. I wouldn't pre-sume to tell you how to spend your hard-earned money, but ordering a copy for everyone you know wouldn't be the worst idea you've ever had.
As we all feared they would, cancellations have been rolling in. As of 3/24/20, ALL Spring and Summer 2020 Trey Anastasio Band dates have been cancelled. Double check any concert, tour and club listings, as these schedule changes are happening overnight. Stay safe and healthy, everyone ! WASH YOUR HANDS !
Please do what you can to keep your favorite musicians, artists and small businesses afloat during these uncertain times. Takeout, gift certificates, online concerts and lessons—whatever you can do will be appreciated!
Check out the newest releases by two of my favorite songwriters, both of whom I've had the pleasure of working with for most of my adult life. Family Recipe is the latest from Michael Jerling, whose already great songwriting continues to mature and deepen. Also hot off the presses is
My Town from Bob Warren. Many of Bob's new songs are a loving tribute to the small town he calls home. Along with the rest of their extensive catalogs, Family Recipe and My Town are available from the Fool's Hill Music website.
Once this whole pandemic situation settles down, I will hopefully be playing more or less alternating Fridays at the Mouzon House in Saratoga Springs, NY with some of my favorite musicians. Past guests have included Jo Henley, Sam Whedon, Hugh Pool, Bob Warren, Michael Jerling, Nick Piccininni & Jay Barady, Jeanne O'Connor and Kevin Maul. Check my "Concerts" page for upcoming dates. If you're in town, come on out and join us in the enclosed and heated patio bar!
Thanks to Dan Webb for organizing the Jerry Jam Festival in Bath, NH every year since Jerry Garcia's passing. It's an ongoing tribute and
memorial to the man himself. Thanks also to guitarist Zach Nugent of JGB for including me in the festival Super Jams every year since 2014,
and giving me the opportunity to play with so many of the great musicians who are keeping Jerry's legacy alive.
I'm pleased to announce the release of a novel by my old friend Joe Fegan, The Devil's Room, for which I did the cover illustration. The cover
can be seen on my Art Gallery page. "The subtly horrifying cover art—and I'm not easily horrified—grabbed my attention, and the first few
pages held it, all the way to the end of the book." – Amazon.com
Please take a look at my Art Gallery page—I think you might be pleasantly surprised.