Rob Barraco Joins Chris Robinson & The New Earth Mud
Shortly after his performance at the Jammys, Chris Robinson announced that Rob Barraco is the latest memeber of New Earth Mud. The keyboard player joins a roster that also includes guitarist Audley Freed, bassist George Reiff and drummer Steve DiStanislao. The quintet will tour this spring with the next announced date at TwiRoPa in New Orleans on April 30 (technically 2AM on May 1).Bill Nershi, Yossi Piamenta, Topaz and Cheme Sit in With JM2
JM2 Took the stage for the Jammys Afterparty shortly after 1:00AM on Wednesday morning. The group comprised of the Disco Biscuits’ Marc Brownstein and Jon Gutwillig along with the Ally’s Mike Greenfield (who had sat in with the Biscuits at the Jammys) and the New Deal’s Jamie Shield, performed until dawn at BB King’s Place (with Big Frog, fresh from their Jammys lobby gig, over in Lucille’s). Guest players who joined JM2’s improvised performance included the String Cheese Incident’s Bill Nershi, Yossi Piamenta, Cochemea ‘Cheme’ Gastelum and Topaz.