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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
I hope you're all keeping your distance, wearing your masks, staying home as much as possible, and WASHING YOUR HANDS,
ESPECIALLY AFTER TOUCHING MONEY—WHO KNOWS WHERE THAT STUFF HAS BEEN? Don't let a bunch of ignorant goobers tell you any different—it's not going to be safe out there for a long time to come!
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.
And start saving up—the second volume is coming along nicely!
DON'T FORGET TO VOTE ON NOVEMBER 3rd !! Whatever your political views, this will be the most important election of your lifetime !
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.
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.
Here's a great memory from the Philadelphia Folk Festival, 1972. It's a young me with John Prine, Bonnie Raitt, and Steve Goodman.