Hitting the ground running..

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Hello and welcome to my brand new site! Thanks for stopping by. I am going to be posting in here as much as possible to keep everybody up to date on all things SlugfestBob ThompsonJohnny Staats, and everything else.

Anyway, now that that’s out of the way I can tell you that I cannot wait to get started with the new year. 2015 has been good to me for the most part. It’s been a pretty damn good year in a lot of ways, and naturally not so great in others.  One highlight was the release of my debut record Slugfest. For the past several months Randraiz Wharton (keys), Ryan Kennedy (guitar), Chris Tanzey (trumpet), Tajae Mosely (drums), Chris Clark (sax), and myself have been performing the music from the record and it has taken on a life of it’s own. High energy to say the least and the pocket keeps getting deeper. Excited to take it even further.

We are going back into the studio in late January to capture the attitude of what we’ve been doing live. A little more experimental but still grooving like a sumbitch. So, keep a look out for our EP which should drop in the spring of ’16. I don’t normally get worked up over another trip around the sun but I have to tell you I am jazzed for 2016. Many great things to come!

And before I forget!! We will be playing January 29th at the Empty Glass @ 10:30pm. Joining us is DJ Charlie Brown Superstar.

Keep checking back! Thanks for stopping in

John