Jazzfest 2013

Jazzfest 2013 is ALMOST HERE! Here’s a list of my NOLA gigs (so far)

4/29 10:30 PM Desert Souls Presents Jazzfest at The Louisiana Mint (Mike Dillon Band)

4/30 10 PM Progression Music Series at the Saturn Bar (Sasha Masakowski)

5/1 Megalomaniac’s Ball (Mike Dillon Band / Cliff Hines)

5/2 10 PM Zeitgeist (Cliff Hines)

5/3 11:30 PM Blue Nile Upstairs (Mike Dillon Band)

5/4 10 PM Dragons Den (Mike Dillon Band)

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Progression (and other NOLA shows)

I’m proud to be performing as part of Sasha and Ian’s new music series: Progression (every tuesday this month at Saturn Bar). I’ll be playing as part of Sasha’s group and in addition my band Zosimus will be performing on April 9th. Here’s a list of all of the other performances I’ve got going on before heading back on tour with the Mike Dillon Band.

4/2 9pm Saturn Bar (Progression): Sasha Masakowski
4/2 10pm Blue Nile Upstairs (Open Ears): Duo with G Maxwell Zemanovic
4/4 2:30pm NOCCA : Cliff Hines
4/4 8pm Big Top : Trio with William Thompson and simon lott
4/5 10pm Cafe Istanbul (House of the Young) : Ciel Rouge
4/6 10pm Blue Nile : Yojimbo CD Release Party
4/7 8pm Bacchanal : Cliff Hines
4/9 10pm Saturn Bar (Progression) : Zosimus (with Rex Gregory)

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Cliff Hines / Ciel Rouge Spring Tour

Next week, I’ll be hitting the road with my band to finish out our Wanderlust Tour! Joining us will be local hip hop artist (and frequent collaborator) Ciel Rouge. If you haven’t gotten a copy of the new record, it’s available at (in addition to Itunes, Amazon, etc.).

March 19 – Cafe Istanbul, New Orleans, LA (Ciel Rouge, Spongecake and the Fluff Ramblers)
March 21 – The Roux, Charlotte, NC (Cliff Hines, Ciel Rouge)
March 22 – The Hot Spot, Waynesboro, VA (CH, CR, & Jim Wray and FUSE)
March 23 – Zirzamin, NYC (CH & CR)
March 24 – Elks Lodge, Cambridge, MA (CH, CR, Jeremy De Jesus,& The Love Experiment)
March 25 – The Bullfrog, Williamsport, PA
March 26 – Nighttown, Cleveland, OH
March 27 – Martyrs’, Chicago, IL (CH, Dirty Bourbon River Show, & Crussia)
March 28 – Pop’s Blue Moon, St. Louis, MO
March 30 – The Yellow Scarf, Jackson, MS
March 31 – Bacchanal Wine, New Orleans, LA

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Wanderlust CD Release Tour

I’m proud to announce the release date of our sophomore record: “Wanderlust”. In between lots of dates with the Mike Dillon Band (see our dates at: I will be touring with the quintet in support of the new album. Also, there is a brand new music video on the way. Tahnee Gehm (an alumnus of CalArts) is doing an animated short for our song “Dresden”. The official record release date is Jan 29th, so if you want to get a copy before then, you’ll have to come to one of our shows!!!

Wanderlust Tour Dates

January 6 New York, NY—Drom (w/Hailey Niswanger Quartet)
January 15 New Orleans, LA—Snug Harbor
January 17 Kansas City, MO—The Brick (w/ Hermon Mahari Quartet and Project H)
January 20 Denver, CO—Cervantes’ Other Side (w/ Spongecake & the Fluff Ramblers)
January 24 San Francisco, CA—Boom Boom Room (w/ Earphunk)
January 25 Los Angeles, CA—The Mint (opening for Leo Nocentelli, Stanton Moore & Bill Pickens)
January 26 Flagstaff, AZ—Flagstaff Brewery
January 27 Tucson, AZ—Old Pueblo Grill
January 29 Norman, OK—The Deli (w/ Something Implied)


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Midwest Tour

It’s been a spectacular October! After wrapping up the Mike Dillon Band / Marco Benevento Trio tour, I had the pleasure of playing in New York City and Boston with Charles Burchell and Parker McAllister Jr. of the Love Experiment ( Then I got to return home for 3 whole weeks (playing awesome shows with my Quintet, Aurora Nealand, Johnny Vidacovich, and of course THE Mike Dillon Band).

Now, we’re fixing to head off to the Midwest as a Quartet. The band features myself on guitar and vocals, Jasen Weaver on bass, Andrew McGowan on keys, and Charles Burchell on drums. Here’s the dates:

11/2 9:30pm St. Louis, MO (2720 Cherokee)
11/3 10pm Kansas City, MO (The Brick) with J Ashley Miller
11/4 12pm Kansas City, MO (Kansas City Academy)
11/4 8pm Fairfield, IA (Cafe Paradiso)
11/5 6:30pm Chicago, IL (Toons Bar)
11/6 7pm Carbondale, IL (The Longbranch)

P.S. Enjoy this complimentary picture of my Mitt Romney Halloween costume.

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NOLA Shows!

It’s been a crazy few months of touring, and we just recorded a new Yojimbo record (so many albums this year!!!). The Mike Dillon Band record is available for sale (at our shows) and Sep 25th it will be available online! I’ll be home for a week before we head back out with Marco Benevento up to the Northeast. This week is jam packed with some amazing shows so make sure you come check it out!

9/12 (Hi Ho Lounge 10pm) Cliff Hines and James Singleton Duo (with Vagabond Swing)

9/13 (Big Top 8pm) Cliff Hines 5tet (with Whom Do You Work For? and Sex Party)

9/13 (DBA 10pm) The Mike Dillon Band

9/14 (Martins 10pm Jackson, MS) The Mike Dillon Band

9/15 (Mezzo’s 10pm Ocean Springs, MS) The Mike Dillon Band

9/16 (Tipitina’s Uptown 1pm) Workshop, trio with Johnny Vidacovich and Chris Severin

9/16 (Bacchanal Wine 7:30pm) Cliff Hines 5tet

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Mike Dillon Record Release (and September Tour)

It’s been an amazing summer of touring, but its not over yet! The Mike Dillon Band is hitting the road for pretty much all of September (in support of our new release Urn!). We’ll be touring the midwest for the first part of September before returning to New Orleans (where there will be a few Cliff Hines gigs while we’re back). Then we hit the road again to open up for the Marco Benevento Trio (feat. Andy Borger and Dave Dreiwitz) in support of his new record Tigerface! Both records are on the Royal Potato Family Label:

August 28 | The Deli | Norman, OK
August 29 | VZDs | Oklahoma City, OK
August 30 | The Colony | Tulsa, OK
August 31 | Webby D’s | Fort Smith, AR
September 1 | George’s Majestic | Fayetteville, AR
September 2 | Stickyz Rock ‘N’ Roll Chicken Shack | Little Rock, AR
September 5 | The Brick | Kansas City, MO
September 6 | Mojo’s | Columbia, MO
September 7 | Varsity Center for the Arts | Carbondale, IL
September 8 | Spicoli’s Grill | Ceder Falls, IA
September 13 | DBA | New Orleans, LA
September 14 | Martin’s | Jackson, MS
September 15 | Mezzos | Ocean Springs, MS
September 17 | Boone Saloon | Boone, NC
September 18 | Hot Spot | Waynesboro, VA
September 19 | Water Street Music Hall | Rochester, NY^
September 20 | Nietzsche’s | Buffalo, NY^
September 22 | Martyr’s | Chicago, IL^
September 23 | Cafe Paradiso | Fairfield, IA^
September 24 | Vaudeville Mews | Des Moines,IA ^
September 25 | Record Bar | Kansas City, MO^
September 26 | Old Rock House | St. Louis, MO^
September 27 | Headliner’s Music Hall | Louisville, KY^
September 28 | Woodland’s Tavern | Columbus, OH^
September 29 | Rex Theatre | Pittsburgh, PA^

^with Marco Benevento

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After the tour of a lifetime (though I know its just beginning) it sure is good to be back home. I’m only home for a short bit so I made sure to pack in as much as possible. Here’s the gigs I have coming up for next week!

8/4 (10pm) Maison with Yojimbo

8/5 (1pm) Tipitinas Uptown with Cliff Hines Trio

8/7 (10pm) Blue Nile Upstairs (Open Ears Music Series) with Hines Zemanovic

8/8 (10pm) Cafe Istanbul with Cliff Hines (and Nasimiyu)

8/9 (10pm) DBA with The Mike Dillon Band

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