In addition to fronting the LEFT COAST ROASTERS playing my own music, I can often be found collaborating with these other projects:
The Portland Country Underground: An 'all-star' band that's just a bunch of friends getting together to play country music. Pictured (front row from left): David Lipkind (Woodbrain, SOB), Darrin Craig (Jackstraw), me, Scott Hay; (back row from left): Morgan Geer (Drunken Prayer), Matt Cadenelli (Fernando, The Don of Division Street) and WC Beck (Meridian, Blue Giant).
Photo by John Keel
Orquestra Pacifio Tropical: As of early 2013, I've been playing bass in this 11-piece psychedelic Cumbia orquestra. It's about as fun as you could imagine.
Michael Hurley: For several years now, I've been fortunate enough to play guitar backing up the legendary folk bard sometimes known as Doc Snock.
AgesandAges: I've recently started playing keyboards (and some guitar) in this rollicking indie rock band. Many voices singing to the sky, much percussion and fun!
Pancake Breakfast: In mid-2010, I started playing bass and singing along in this 9-piece funtime family tap-dancing, folk-tailing, kitchen sink, smile-time band! Pictured (L to R): Paul Seeley (drums), Christa Mrgan (vox, bird songs), Julie Gliniany (vox, tap dancing), Pete Bosack (guitar), Mike Midlo (in foreground- lead vocals, songs, and guitar), Sarah Fox (vox), John Whaley (above- vox & trumpet), Stephanie Lawson (vox, tap dancing), and myself (bass).
Fernando: A rollicking roots-rock quintet playing the amazing songs of Argentinian-born Fernnado Viciconte. Somewhere between Crazy Horse and Doug Sahm. I've been playing with this band for half a decade or more. Pictured: me (keyboards), Fernando (guitar, vocals), Matt Cadenelli (drums, vocals) and Freddy Trujillo (bass, vocals). Not pictured: Dan Eccles (lead guitar).
Bingo Dream Band: I've been playing with Kevin 'Bingo' Richey and friends in various forms since around 2003. Bingo lives down in Joshua Tree, CA but comes north to visit Oregon every so often. Pictured (L to R): Jessie Spero (drums), Tony Mason (bass), me (guitar) and Bingo Richey (vocals, songs, guitar).
photo by roxanne r. haynes
The Thriftstore All-Stars: A loose conglomeration of friends and folks including BINGO, TIM EASTON and VICTORIA WILLIAMS, we/they used to play regularly on Sundays at Pappy & Harriet's Pioneertown Palace near Joshua Tree, CA.
Photo by David Butterfield