Hugh McCracken Memorial 

In the Bahamas. Getting ready for this season down here. It's quiet. The sea is calm and clear. No storms; good. Will be going up to NYC for Hugh McCracken's memorial. Oct 7th at St. Peters Church on Lexington. Hugh was my favorite person to play a song for. He was the greatest 'make up a guitar part' guy I've ever me. I'm going to miss him, and his parts. Music will miss Hugh.

Avatar Live 

Hello Friends:  This is my first blog since 2008?  I really should pay more attention to my site, aye?  Ok.


I'm into the studio with Mike Mainieri and Jay Messina producing.  The plan is to do a full CD live to 2-track.  Yikes.  That means no overdubs, and no later mixing.  Jay will mix on the fly.  There are a few things about this approach.  In the first place, we will finish the project quick.  This recording is only possible because of the generous contribution of time and love by a number of…

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Review by Brian Cullman 

I’m not sure I should tell you about Nick Holmes. For years now he’s been a secret all over the block, an ace up my sleeve, a private reserve.

One night, sometime in the 1970’s, I stumbled into the Café Au GoGo and chanced upon Nick. The Au Go Go was the temple of song, the cathedral of cool, and if you were clever or lucky or simply ambulatory you could wander in and hear Tim Hardin or the Butterfield Blues Band or Fred Neil or Karen Dalton. That night, Jerry Jeff Walker was playing solo, but I got there…

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