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Sitting in with Gov't Mule at Central Park's Summerstage

Sitting in with Gov't Mule at Central Park's Summerstage

Enjoyed playing a couple of songs with Gov't Mule at Central Park's SummerStage. Generous and profoundly rocking band. Always excellent to play with my dear old friend Danny Louis who never plays with less than complete passion and taste.


Playing the Kennedy Center's Spring Gala Tribute to the Music of John Lennon

Playing the Kennedy Center's Spring Gala Tribute to the Music of John Lennon

Playing with an amazing line up assembled by David Mansfield. Alongside Reut Regev, Curt RammRob SchwimmerAndy Burton, Shawn Pelton, Elaine Caswell, Cindy Mizelle, Larry Campbell, Tawatha Agee. Playing behind Taj Mahal, Shawn Colvin, Corrine Bailey Rae, Steven Van Zandt, Esperanza Spalding, Judy Collins, Amos Lee, Jim James. David Duchovny is MC'ing


Playing with William Bell at Jazz at Lincoln Center

Playing with William Bell at Jazz at Lincoln Center

What a pleasure to play with the great William Bell at Jazz at Lincoln Center's Appel Room. A sensational band led by guitarist and producer John Leventhal. Featuring Andy Hess on bass, Bryn Roberts on keys, Dan Rieser on drums, Tabitha Fair and Catherine Russell on background vocals, Larry Etkin on trumpet and my old buddy Stan Harrison on bari sax. Vocalist Marc Cohn made a guest appearance. Check out the view behind the bandstand. Not bad. A real uptown gig!


Steve Elson recording with Howard Johnson

Steve Elson recording with Howard Johnson

Howard Johnson and Elson spent a couple of days recording with Dr. John for a pilot for a TV show up at Paul Antonell's Clubhouse in Rhinebeck, New York some years ago.


Gigging with Gov't Mule in Albany, New York

Gigging with Gov't Mule in Albany, New York

I had a fantastic time playing with Gov't Mule at the Palace Theater in Albany, New York. For a special Hallloween evening we played music of the band Traffic. The great percussionist Bobby Allende and I were the guests for this occasion. I was playing tenor and baritone sax, flute, and even a bit of organ when Danny Louis jumped on the guitar. An amazing band that rocks hard and loves to stretch in all kinds of ways.

Their fans are seriously hard-core and very welcoming. A real pleasure for sure!