The Ethan Jodziewicz Group
The Ethan Jodziewicz Group is a rotating collective of Nashville musicians led by upright/electric bassist Ethan Jodziewicz. Brought together in 2017 by their love of the music of Chick Corea and Weather Report, drummer Mark Raudabaugh, keyboardist Aaron Walters, and Jodziewicz quickly found a satisfying connection together in musical collaboration and improvisation. Since then the band has also included Mike Seal (guitar), Matt Menefee (electric banjo), Matt Endahl (keyboards), and David Williford (tenor tax). The Group has become a vehicle for Jodziewicz’s original compositions, and spur-of-the-moment group free improvisations, bringing to the Nashville music scene expressive, playful, and virtuosic new sounds occupying the space between jazz, funk, classical, and free music.
As individuals they have worked with a long list of jazz and acoustic music luminaries including The Jeff Coffin Mu-tet, Ike Stubblefield, Béla Fleck, Bernard Purdie, Jeff Sipe Trio, Fred Wesley, The Jerry Douglas Band, Bobby Lee Rodgers and The CodeTalkers, Donna The Buffalo, Colonel Bruce Hampton, and more. Calling on these years of experience on the road and in the studio, The Ethan Jodziewicz Group focuses on pure musical communication and connection, with striking compositions, sounds, and grooves to be enjoyed by music-lovers and musicians alike.
The Milk Carton Kids
After playing as a duo for nearly a decade, The Milk Carton Kids (Kenneth Pattengale and Joey Ryan) have added five more musicians to their touring band, and I am thrilled to be among them, playing upright and electric bass! Starting in June 2018, we will be touring in support of their new album All The Things That I Did And All The Things That I Didn't Do, out June 29. This is a fun group of wonderful musicians, great people, and great songs. We will be playing 30 or so shows in 2018, and many more next year! Full dates are on the Tour Dates page here.
Thorleif Davidsson &
A brand new duo project with one of the most talented diatonic harmonica players out there! Thor and I, after having met in passing several times for several years, finally got together at my place in Nashville early in 2017. The musical connection we made that day was exciting and promising, and we quickly hatched a plan to tour his home-country of Iceland later that spring. We strive to avoid any genre boundaries, and play everything from swing-era tunes to bebop, bluegrass, old-time, baroque, all strung together with a healthy dose of free-improvisation. Our other goal is to always tour in beautiful places and always build in time to hike, climb, and explore - Iceland was a good start! Look out for some more shows in 2018, and check out Thor on the road with the Icelandic rock band Kaleo!