Posts Tagged ‘motown’

A Week in Motown

Wednesday, March 5th, 2014

Last Thursday, I had the pleasure to travel to Morganton, North Carolina to play with THE CONTOURS. Lots of fun! My friends Takashi Iio, Phil Whitfield and Jimmy Smith were all on the gig as well. Great band! It was my first time getting to play with the group.


Saturday and Sunday nights were spent playing with the Temptations! Night #1 was in Elkhart, Indiana. Post gig, we drove through a crazy snow storm all the way up to Green Bay, Wisconsin. Seven and a half hours…. it was brutal. Luckily I had my friend James Hughes sharing a ride with me on the trip. Green Bay was really cold, but people came out in droves to sell out the theater. Always a pleasure to play with such a historic organization – whatever the circumstances might be.

7/29/11 with Melvin Davis and Pat Lewis

Monday, August 1st, 2011

I hit with the United Sounds at the Detroit Institute of the Arts Concert series on Friday. The group was fronted by Detroit soul singer legends Melvin Davis and Pat Lewis. It was such a treat to back up these icons of Motown history. The venue was way too small for the enormous crowd that came out for the rare homecoming concert. As an added bonus, the other half of the two piece horn section was my good friend Jimmy Smith on trumpet.