So it's been one full year since Zappa Plays Zappa played our first gig at the Jammys at Madison Square Garden. It's hard to believe all the changes that have happened in my life since then; travelling all over the world with ZPZ, meeting several of my musical heroes including Scott Thunes and Danny Carey (drummer from Tool), relationships and friendships coming and going, some for good (we miss you Adam). And finally, after waiting these 4 months with bated breath, it's coming up on time to go back into rehearsals, and man am I ready for another year or 20 of the same.
I'm also incredibly honored to announce that thanks to my good friend and producer of my album, Roger Cole, I can now say that my record will feature both Paul Barrere and Richie Hayward from the amazing, influential band Little Feat. Paul's slide playing has added so much to the few tunes he contributed to, I've never heard a slide guitar so in tune, and Richie's groove and pocket has taken the songs he played on to new levels of greasiness (and that's a really good thing, trust me). So, now the record has performances from Paul and Richie as well as Jamie Kime and Joe Travers from ZPZ. This is turning into an all-star cast. Maybe I should ask Steve Vai to be on my album next, there's yet another sentence I never could have imagined even thinking.