Guest Host, Teddy Kumpel/Guitar, Jesse Murphy/Bass, Michael Bram/Drums.
“Andy Stack’s American Soup” freewheels through American Classics from Duke Ellington to Hank Williams. Surrounded by the Avalon Archives Museum of Rock & Roll collection, this diverse ensemble may play with direct references to the music represented in this astounding room!
Guest Host: Teddy Kumpel
Guitar player, singer, producer and engineer,Teddy Kumpel toured with Joe Jackson for the past year, and has worked with Rickie Lee Jones, Feist, Nine Inch Nails (as a background singer), Marshall Crenshaw, Laura Branigan, Teddy Thompson, Billy Martin (of MMW), Sharissa, Paquito D’Rivera, Jonah Smith, Anna F (Austrian Amadeus Award Album of the Year), Toots Thielmans, Eric Schenkman (Spin Doctors guitarist), Tony Scherr, Tower of Power, Clark Gayton’s Explorations in Dub, Spottiswoode and His Enemies, India Arie and numerous feature film scores composed by Alex Wurman including “Temple Grandin” (Emmy Award 2010), “Anchorman”, “Confessions of a Dangerous Mind” and “Taladega Nights”.His new record “Teddy Kumpel LOOPestra Volume One” is available at CD Baby.http://www.cdbaby.com/m/cd/teddykumpel
Murphy has been associated with the eclectic band, Brazilian Girls, and the industry’s go-to jazz bassist. Legendary jazz guitarist, John Scofield says: “Jesse is the most intuitive and like-minded bass player that I’ve played with in a long time. He is truly eclectic musically; he knows and appreciates so many different styles. He has the perfect temperament for a bassist -boundless energy blended with the directed focus of a traffic cop. That’s very hard to find and essential for a good band!”
Bram is currently the drummer for Grammy Award winning singer / songwriter Jason Mraz, serving as Mraz’s Musical Director from 2008-2010. He has also recorded or performed with Willie Nelson, Joss Stone and John Popper, among others. Michael is also an accomplished harmonica player and singer, and performs regularly with his blues band, “Michael Bram and the Alternators”. He has recorded three of his own albums, which have been played on blues radio programs worldwide