Here's a link to some interesting photos from 1984, of Al with Roomful onstage with our friend Stevie Ray Vaughan, with many thanks to Wayne Valdez for sharing these (if you re on Facebook):

t was a great evening in Poland last night, and today we are heading to Paris on our way South to Le Castellet on Friday. In the Tour Schedule you will see a series of dates between July 23 - Aug 2, in Poland, France and a private event in Belgium. I

Al will be back for Blues on the Beach  in Misquamicut Beach, Rhode Island, on Aug 6th. Then the rest of the summer will then be at the Ocean House, basically through December.

See Schedule for all contracted events.  

The newest CD   "Stardust" (OMCD 1208) is available online here and at performances. It is selling briskly, and I can finally say "I made a quiet record !"

                                                              -- Al


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