When I'm not performing, you can often catch me hanging out at one of the following gatherings folks sometimes refer to as "jam sessions". The sessions are great places to meeting the regions musicians, scout out talent, or just grab a beverage and be part of the community. It is a great opportunity to support the local musical community, as it is very difficult to maintain sessions at venues if folks do not come out and support. Never know who will roll in from out of town.

Here's a listing of sessions I know about. Check with the venue to make sure these are still happening as the list may or may not be up to date.


Artichoke Basille's - hosted by Tony Peebles

4799 Telegraph Ave, Oakland

8:00 - 11:00 PM

all ages

Madrone - hosted by Jack Riordan

500 Divisadero, San Francisco

9:00PM - 12:00AM



Club Deluxe - hosted by Mike Olmos

1511 Haight St, San Francisco

9:30PM - 12:30AM


Rockridge Improvement - hosted by Jack Riordan

5515 College Ave, Oakland

7:30PM - 11:00PM



Club Deluxe - hosted by Smith Dobson

1511 Haight St, San Francisco

9:30PM - 12:30AM