Monday, June 10, 2019

More June...

June 13 in Seattle...

June 29th in Portland...

Thursday, May 23, 2019

May-June performances


6/7/19 @ The Chapel, Seattle WA
Performing Lori Goldston's Rivulet w/ Lori Goldston/Dave Abramson/Kole Galbraith/Haley Freedlund
*Event page*

5/29/19 @ Vermillion, Seattle WA 
w/ Haley Freedlund/Amelia Coulter

Recently passed... 

I got to sit in for the opening intro of Kinski's set at the legendary River Dan's and joined Philly/Chattanooga's Virtual Balboa for the last set of their West coast tour.

5/16/19 @ Vermillion, Seattle WA 
w/ Virtual Balboa (Evan Lipson/Zach Darrup/Ben Bennett)
also Wally Shoup/Casey Adams, Sundowner Band, Yeomna
*Event page*

5/4/19 @ River Dan's, Seattle WA 
w/ Kinski (opening intro)

Recordings 2019

Despite playing live 20-30 times a year since I've moved to Seattle, I haven't released a lot of recordings. While I don't necessarily see this as a "problem" that needs to be "remedied" in the grand destructive scheme of Earth 2019, I'm glad that the following new recordings are out there for anyone for whom they may provide some distraction, entertainment, ideas, opportunity for reflection or critique or "whatever works." My favorite definition of music is from David Weinstein & Jim Staley of Roulette Intermedium's Einstein's Guide to the Musical Universe, which was an underground guide to booking shows, tours, releasing music, etc. In the glossary "music" was defined as (I'm paraphrasing here as I haven't had the book for years, unfortunately), "Anything you use in the same way that you use 'music'." So, use these in whatever manner you choose....

Greg Kelley/Rob Noyes: split C30 cassette (no label)
Released April 2019
One side solo acoustic 12 string guitar, one side solo acoustic trumpet. I have copies of the cassette (Rob has sold out) and it is also available digitally here:

untitled LP (Sähkö Recordings)
Released March 2019
I'm on the last 1~2 minutes of one of the 2 sidelong tracks on this untitled LP by Kevin Drumm.
12" and download available here:

Hound Dog Taylor's Hand: Live at the Clock-Out download
Released May 2019
I joined Hound Dog Taylor's Hand at the end of 2017. This is a ~ 26 minute live recording from the end of 2018.
Available here:

Chris Brokaw: End of the Night LP (VDSQ) / CD/download (tak:til/Glitterbeat)
Released May 2019
I'm on the first and last tracks of this instrumental album by Chris Brokaw.
LP available here:
CD available here:
Download available here:

Sunday, April 7, 2019


"When April scatters charms of primrose gold
Among the copper leaves in thickets old,
And singing skylarks from the meadows rise,
To twinkle like black stars in sunny skies;"
-W. H. Davies, April's Charms

I'll be playing my first solo bugle set and hosting my first Racer Session tonight. Then, at the end of the month, I'm very much looking forward to hitting the road for a West coast tour with my Boston friend, the wonderful acoustic guitarist Rob Noyes. We've even got a split tour cassette, a C30 in an edition of 100 (cover below by Jason Curran.) {I'll be updating the information below as it comes.}

4/7/19 @ Cafe Racer, Seattle WA Solo at Racer Sessions
*Event page*

*Event page*

4/21/19 @ Gallery 1412, Seattle WA
RN Solo
GK with Caspar Sonnet/Kozue Matsumoto/Patrick Neill Gundran
also Tongue Depressor
*Event page*

4/22/19 @ Toast, Vancouver BC
RN Solo
GK Solo
also Nightingale
*Event page*

4/23/19 @ Turn Turn Turn, Portland OR
RN Solo
GK with Ilyas Ahmed
also Personality Test, Matt Carlson
*Event page*

4/24/19 @ Crib Series, Arcata CA
RN Solo
GK Solo

4/25/19 @ Gold Lion Arts, Sacramento CA
RN Solo
GK Solo
*Event page*

4/26/19 @ Human Resources, Los Angeles CA
RN Solo
GK with Jessika Kenney
also Wilson Shook

4/27/19 @ Canessa Gallery, San Francisco CA
RN Solo
GK with Jacob Felix Heule/Chris Cooper/Danishta Rivero
also Usufruct
*Event page*

Friday, March 1, 2019


"March days return with their covert light,
and huge fish swim through the sky,
vague earthly vapours progress in secret,
things slip to silence one by one."
- Pablo Neruda, March Days Return With Their Covert Light

3/29/19 @ Hollow Earth Radio, Seattle WA 
also Fungal Abyss, The Sheen

3/26/19 @ Gallery 1412, Seattle WA 
also Sigtryggur Berg Sigmarsson, Jeff Carey, Blevin Blectum
*Event page*

3/22/19 @ The Chapel, Seattle WA
An Evening with Mother Tongue
Angelina Baldoz & Katherine Cohen with poet Omar Willey, dancer Ezra Dickinson and trumpeters Ray Larsen & Greg Kelley
*Event page*

3/15/19 @ The Blue Moon, Seattle WA 
also Abramson/Kennon, V. Vecker, Fraktal Phantom
*Event page*

3/9/19 @ Hiawatha Lofts, Seattle WA
Quintet w/ Wally Shoup, Haley Freedlund, Casey Adams, Domenico Chiaverini
*Event page*

3/2/19 @ Vermillion, Seattle WA 

Tuesday, February 19, 2019


I haven't updated anything here since September and am not sure if this blog acts a mere log for me or if anyone else actually sees it (a recent comment tells me maybe it's not *just* me). The lack of personal content may affect that, so maybe I'll start adding lists of books, records, etc. as I have in the past. (Currently making my way through Raymond Chandler's novels.) 

Here are some shows that have happened in the interim, I'll start adding some forthcoming events soon:

2/16/19 @ Nalanda West, Seattle WA Trio w/ Lori Goldston/Paolo Chacolla
1/18/19 @ The Chapel, Seattle WA Solo and duo w/ Matt Ingalls (who also played a solo set)

12/8/18 @ Clock Out Lounge, Seattle WA w/ Hound Dog Taylor's Hand, also Kinski, The Fall-Outs
12/4/18 @ Spite House, Seattle WA Solo & a short duo with Wally Shoup
10/8/18 @ Empty Bottle, Chicago IL w/ Ben Baker Billington, Daniel Wyche, Mark Shippy
10/8/18 @ Experimental Sound Studios, Chicago IL Solo and discussion
10/7/18 @ Hungry Brain, Chicago IL Trios w/ Michael Zerang/Jim Baker, Carol Genetti/Jeff Kimmel

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

September continued...

"Oh, it's a long, long while from May to December
But the days grow short when you reach September"
- Maxwell Anderson, September Song

9/15/18 @ Avennia Winery, Woodinville WA
with Hound Dog Taylor's Hand
*Event page*

9/13/18 @ Woodland Theater, Seattle WA
with Dave Abramson Alpinist Trio (Abramson, Noel Kennon)
also Bill Horist, Sean Lane
*Event page*

9/8/18 @ Sh'Bang! Festival, Lookout Arts Quarry, Bellingham WA
with Lori Goldston
*Event page*