Let's get right to the big news of the moment. I am a D'Addario Artist! Through the years, so much has changed in the way of gear, and music styles, but I've always used D'Addario strings, pretty much from the beginning. I've never endorsed any other string, and they're the only string I've ever used, so this is an amazing thing for me. I've always been of a mind to only endorse something that I use. So this is the culmination of many decades of hard work. Rock with Soul Asylum....EXL 170's. Upright on Home For The Holidays...Helicore Hybrids. Tenor guitar with Amy Helm....yes, Phosphor Bronze. Flatwounds with The Demolition String Band...of course, Chromes. All these instruments have been strung with D'Addario strings. I'd like to send a shout out to Reggie and Mike V for making it happen, and giving me the confidence to approach the company that I've always used.
Gettin" The Band Back Together had a good run, but all good things must come to an end. I guarantee that there isn't a Broadway pit band out there who's playing a thrash metal song....just sayin'. The cast album is done, and it sounds great! It'll be available on September 28th.
But, I'll still be keeping busy with the great Billy Hector on the Jersey Shore, and more Soul Aslylum dates. It's going to be a busy fall.
Coming up: Soul Asylum in the Midwest and West Coast, and rockin' with Teddy Kumpel and Cat Dail as well. Never a dull moment.