Here’s a look at some of the people I work with, where I like to go and what I recommend, both in Austin and beyond —
Roscoe Beck – Bass player extraordinaire and impeccably sharp-dressed man.
Kate Breakey – Her photographs are simply amazing.
photo by Kate Breakey
Radney Foster – A great singer, songwriter, chef, wine snob, brother, friend.
Jack Ingram and Radney Foster
Mary Gauthier – We share a birthday, and so much more. A truth-teller, and a true great.
Otis Gibbs – songwriter / touring man / podcaster (see Thanks For Giving A Damn).
James House – He writes, sings, is funny, and he’s handsome (well, three out of four).
James stares me down over a chorus
Boo Hewerdine – Still one of my favorite singers on the planet. His songs send me. Still.
Boo Hewerdine in London; October 2013
Jack Ingram – A great singer, and a great guy.
J.J. Johnson – When ever I hear this guy play the drums, it makes me smile.
Mary Judd – Coach, writer, and my partner in all things SongwritingWith:Soldiers.
Ray Kennedy – If you want to make a real record, call Ray.
Matt Lankes – I love this guy’s pictures.
Stewart Lerman – Producer of Deep Fantastic Blue through Field of Crows, and now Everything.
Matt Lynaugh – Great illustrator, designer, artist, and beer aficionado.
Sammy Merendino – Fantastic drummer and currently pounding the drums in Kinky Boots.
Gary Nicholson – This guy can really write a song. My guru, my mentor.
Gary Nicholson and Michael O’Brien
Michael O’Brien – Stunning photographer. Great human.
Stacy Pearsall – An amazing photographer, who took the photos others couldn’t. Check out her Veteran’s Portrait Project for a look at those who served. Beautiful.
Michael Ramos – Keyboard wiz, co-producer of Marathon. He’s all over Everything.
Michael Ramos discovers his inner-Zorro.
Bruce Robison – My favorite songwriter in Austin. Hands down.
Bruce with his luckiest find, Kelly Willis
Charlie Sexton – He’s done it all, can play it all. One of the best, and has the cheekbones to prove it.
Charlie at the piano during the sessions for Everything.
DJ Stout – A designer’s designer. The Man. What more can I say? From Marathon to Love Calling and now Everything, he makes me look good.
ASCAP Foundation – Spreading the love of music to those who need a hand up.
Asti – Still my favorite restaurant in Austin.
The Blue Door – If you’re anywhere near Oklahoma City, you need to know about this place.
Bohlsen Group – PR for all things worth talking about.
Briggs & Riley – Take luggage advice from a guy who travels 100,000 miles a year.
Bob Woodruff Foundation – This group walks the walk when it comes to helping vets.
Collings Guitars – Don’t mess around. Get yourself a Collings. I admit to three.
Compass Records – The good people at Compass put out music they love. Luckily they like mine.
Crabshakk – This is the place to go in Glasgow.
Ganapati – The food of South India, in Peckham (That’s in South London, fyi).
Hornets – On a little side street in Kensington lies the most fantastic shop ever.
KUT / KUTX – Public radio for Austin, TX.
New York Times Lens Blog – Some of the best photos of the day. Everyday.
Pentagram Austin – DJ Stout, and Co. do great design.
SongwritingWith:Soldiers – I’m proud to be a part of this project. The healing power of song.
South Austin Music – Because, how many guitars does a man need? Just one more…
Swimmers Guide – Looking for a pool? Anywhere in the world? Go here. I do all the time.
Thanks For Giving A Damn – Otis Gibbs’ podcast. Interviews, insights, laughs.
Wingtip – For the thoroughly sharp-dressed man, in San Francisco and beyond.