Dickie on Iowa Public Radio’s Java Blend


Found out recently that Host Ben Keefer and the good people at IPR posted audio of our November visit to the Java Blend program.  They record the show live in the back room of a very small coffee house on a very small stage (as you can see by the pic.)

I played the whole show using VF Tala Wands but my Yamaha Tour Series drums and Impression cymbals sounded pretty darn good.  It was tough to get a feel for how loud the loops were since the show goes direct to hard disk but I balanced it the best I could.  That’s showbiz!

Listen Here: Dickie combines dark content with light pop

MKE Unplugged with WMSE


It’s hard to believe that this show was already a month ago!

It was alot of fun playing for the good people of Milwaukee at the UWM Zelazo Center and big thanks to WMSE for broadcasting the show live on the radio. More shows coming soon. (Finally getting a little busy in 2014!)

Back From a Little Break

Mike Mangione & The Union at Lincoln Hall

Didn’t have a lot going on in June and July but we did get a Chicago show in. Thanks to WXRT for previewing a track from “Offering” and highlighting the show, and to our pals in the Chicago Roots Collective for putting the bill together and setting up backline for the bands to share.

Video for two songs is available on my YouTube site: http://youtube.com/LLRLRR.

Milwaukee Double Header

Mike Mangione & The Union at Shank Hall 2009

I love double show days!

Two shows with Mike Mangione & The Union on Friday 5.21 –

Show #1 – playing on WMSE 91.7 during their pledge drive. I love playing at the WMSE studio- did it twice with Pezzettino – and this will be my first time with Mike and my union pallys.

Show #2 – Shank Hall, woo hoo! It’s always nice to play under the ol’ stonehenge :

The show is also serving as a bit of a record release since we are now officially selling the new release on CD
(its been available for digital download at CD Freedom and (of course) at iTunes