Live in Istanbul

Here is a preview of us performing in Istanbul for the Efes Blues Festival. We have just released a live CD/DVD of the show. The DVD will include live performance of our show as well as footage of the band touring Turkey. Lots of great stuff…..on the bus, in the...

Blues Fading, but Woods Going Strong

Marin County vocalist and boogie-woogie piano pumper Mitch Woods sure knows how to put lyrics across, especially on songs about cars such as his original “Solid Gold Cadillac,” the 1951 Jackie Brenston-Ike Turner hit “Rocket 88” and “I...

Blues Beyond Borders

In October 2010, I embarked with my band the Rocket 88’s on a tour of Turkey with the Efes Blues Festival, playing 26 shows in 20 cities over 5 weeks. I was deeply impressed with the warmth and hospitality of the people and their openness and enthusiasm for the...

Israel Welcomes Boogie Woogie!

Just back from worldwide tour. I stopped in Israel where I had the great pleasure of teaching master classes at the universities, and music conservatories around the country, including Jerusalem,  Tel Aviv, Jaffa, and Rimon. What a treat to be able to touch students...