Wednesday, March 13, 2019



I'm excited to finally announce the release of Twilight Time, the newest LP by Desertion Trio, named for the 1958 hit by The Platters.

On this record, we take on our influences directly, covering songs associated with popular artists from the 1950s and 60s such as The Platters, Santo & Johnny, and Gene Pitney, as well as exotica godfather Les Baxter and space age record producer Joe Meek in our patented style.

Along with Johnny DeBlase and Kevin Shea, we enlisted our good friends Tara Middleton, the commanding lead singer of the Sun Ra Arkestra, and Ron Stabinsky, keyboard wiz for the Meat Puppets and Mostly Other People Do the Killing, to help us fill out these songs.
The album will be released on April 26 by Long Song Records on limited edition 180g green vinyl.

Pre-orders (and track listing!) are available now at

Friday, February 8, 2019

Friday, September 14, 2018

Nels Cline's Lovers for Philadelphia

Back in June, I took part in Nels Cline's Lovers for Philadelphia concert as the sole Philadelphian in an all star-packed 17-piece ensemble. Yesterday, NPR's Jazz Night in America published the concert film.

I can say with certainty that this project will be one of my favorite things I've been a part of for a long time to come. It was such an honor to be a part of this and work with so many masters, especially Nels Cline. That it is a tribute to my hometown makes it all the more special. The concert video is up. Let's see if the part where venue got struck by lightning is in here!

Thanks Mark Christman and Ars Nova Workshop for making this one of a kind very special event happen. Glad that the rest of the world can see this now!

Friday, May 11, 2018

Bandcamp Daily Feature

Bandcamp Daily did this really nice feature on the past, present, and future work of Desertion Trio! Written by Brad Cohan. Check it out here:

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Analogman King of Tone for Reverb

Here's a piece I wrote on the Analogman King of Tone pedal. Thanks to Analogman's Mike Piera and Marc Ribot for the words!

Fred Oster's Vintage Instruments for Acoustic Guitar

Here's a piece I wrote for Acoustic Guitar magazine on Philadelphia's Fred Oster and his excellent shop, Vintage Instruments