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W HAT 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 AM ENTIRELY VACCINATED!
I hope you're all still 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 still not entirely safe out there!
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 at the printer and will be available SOON!
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!
Here's a great memory from the Philadelphia Folk Festival, 1972. It's a young me with John Prine, Bonnie Raitt, and Steve Goodman.