New Release !! Al's new CD "The Summer Wind" is on sale now at the Ocean House, and will be online very soon. We are happy to announce the new baby !!

That was a blast of a party in DC this past weekend. The next concert of the AC Band is Blues On The Beach in Misquamicut Beach, Rhode Island, this coming Wednesday on July 29th.The first two weeks of August are in France. Al is at the Ocean House on Wednesdays through Sundays through Labor Day. He'll be there through mid-September.


(See Schedule for all dates and info.)

A newly discovered video of Al at the 1997 Montreux Jazz Festival, opening for Eric Clapton. Click here (clip starts after advertisement but the ad only comes the first play;)


Yet another video surfaces, this one from the 1994 Saint Chaumond Blues Festival, this is the opener of  concert with Ana Popovic and Joe Louis Walker.  Click here ...Right before is a BB King Jam  from the 1997 Montreux Jazz Festival for your enjoyment.


The category is a Grand Canyon of echoes. Somebody utters an obscenity and you hear it keep bouncing back a million times. Categories are sometimes used by a person who feels that the one he's talking to doesn't know enough about the language in which he speaks. So he uses lines, circles, and pigeonholes to help the less literate one to a better understanding.

-- Duke Ellington, "Music is my Mistress." p. 38


Neither a lofty degree of intelligence nor imagination nor both together go to the making of genius. Love, love, love, that is the soul of genius.

-- Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart