Mr. Toussaint

Allen Toussaint was my biggest inspiration when writing and arranging “River’s on Fire”. Because as New Orleans as he was, he was a very worldly and educated musician. His influences infiltrated the entire popular, rock and roll world. But everything he...

A Fun Song

One of the songs that’s been fun to play live is “Cocaine and Chicken Fricassee”. It’s got a great groove and it gets people moving. It’s also fun to watch the audience’s reaction to the opening lines. You can see it on their faces....