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Percussion Discussion was released the end of February.

In April, I played crazy fusion music with The YETI Trio at the Allman Brothers' festival "Wanee," in Florida. In conjunction with this performance, we released a live CD, entitled Go Play! The music was culled from our reunion show 2 years ago with Mike Keneally & Bryan Beller. For more info on Yeti, including pictures, audio and how to purchase Go Play!, please visit our site: www.theyetitrio.com

There's live footage of me on the new Liz Melendez DVD, Unknown Rockstar, which was released in June.

I spent about 2 months of the summer on tour as the percussionist with Arrival, from Sweden. They play the music of ABBA. It was a highly successful tour; the highlights being a sold out performance at Red Rocks in Colorado and playing with the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra at their beautiful Davies Symphony Hall. My percussion station consisted of the following instruments: tympani, xylophone, glockenspiel, suspended cymbal, bar chimes, tambourine, shaker, cabasa and congas. I also learned how to speak a little bit of Swedish!

I added a little bit of auxiliary percussion on Randy Hoexter's forthcoming CD. It was cool to record triangle over Dave Weckl's drum parts!

In addition to the above, I continue to teach and gig in the Atlanta area. I'm currently composing the percussion pieces that will comprise my 3rd CD.