From 2013-2021, I played with a series of bands as part of a horn section that came to be known as The Horn Stars. Members over the years have included saxophonists Tanner Fruit, Jake Syrenne, and Jake Fleming, and trumpeter Nathan Crawford. Scroll down for audio & video of the various bands we've played with.
Based in Bozeman, MT, The Dusty Pockets are a rock & roll band with blues, soul, and country influences. Their deep roots in all walks of American popular music can be heard not only in original songs written by leader Dave Walther and bassist Montgomery Griffith, but also in their skillful, authentic covers of artists including The Band, The Allman Brothers Band, Little Feat, Paul Cauthen, Van Morrison, and more.
The Horn Stars have collaborated with DP since 2017; we can be heard on their original album Hard Line (2018), EP Dust Covers (2019), studio singles She Was Wrong and Waiting On Caroline (2020) , and more.
During the Great Cancelfest of 2020, Tanner and I were invited by our friends Brian Rempel (drums) and Randy Kemp (bass) to collaborate remotely with their respective bands based in Golden, CO. We look forward to being able to join them on stage and perform this music in person once music venues can safely open.
The Dust Stompers - "American Dream" (horn tracking BTS)
Umbrella Man - "Watch the Rocks"
The Dust Stompers - "Gentlemen, Scholars, Scoundrels" (horn tracking BTS)
The Dust Stompers - "Not Listening" (horn tracking BTS)
The Hawthorne Roots are an Americana/folk/rock band fronted by the marvelously talented singer-songwriter duo Maddie and Emma Kelly. After years of running into the Kelly sisters at music festivals and shows, I was invited to be a part of their studio project "On Second Thought." Joining me are Nathan Crawford (trumpet) and Tanner Fruit (saxophone).