Beginning this monday I will no longer be a member of the touring company of “Jersey Boys”. It has been a long 4 1/2 years. Jersey Boys has changed my life in a way that it makes it hard sometimes to remember life before it. However, their is no better way to leave such a comfy gig than to be immediately thrown back into the hyper creative music laboratory that is New Tricks. There have been many ups and downs as I have walked this path, but the ups have been very high and almost make it as if the lows have not existed at all. With the 21st approaching comes the culmination of years of hard work of using my cushy gig to set up my life, but also mark the beginning of a new chapter. A new chapter and renewed dedication to my art form, my band, my career, and my wife.
The new album we are releasing on April 5th “Alternate Side” is the thing I am most proud of being apart of in my career. I can easily say that it the best thing I have done thus far. Although I am a part of this band I am also it’s biggest fan. Every time I listen back to this recording I get off so much on listening to the other cats in the band and am amazed and humbled that I get the opportunity to participate in this experience. We have a very full spring and summer schedule coming up and I can hardly wait to get back on the bandstand with these guys.
So here we go, onward and upward. Look out world here comes New Tricks!