Mike Mangan's Big Organ Trio paid tribute to jazz organ legend Jimmy McGriff by contributing a cover of his tune "Groove Grease" for P-Vine Records double cd set "Return Of Jazz Funk". The compilation also includes contributions from other bands such as Soulive, New Mastersounds, and many more.
I had the honor of sitting in with the Adam Lasher band on Hammond B3 Organ at The Playboy Mansion. However, I must point out that that a giant Pelican, who was hanging out in the trees above the stage, did take a giant dump on my pedal board.
Squaw Valley Funk Fest was rockin'! MMBOT opened for Leo Nocentelli from The Meters. The trio also played Crystal Bay Casino into the wee hours. Cheers!!