Feb16

Frank Messina and friends- with Mark Egan, Shawn Pelton, Larry McDonald, Brian Jackson and many more

(Le) Poisson Rouge, 158 Bleeker Street, New York City

Mark Egan - bass (Pat Metheny Group) Brian Jackson - keyboards (Gil Scott-Heron band) Erik Lawrence - sax/flute (Levon Helm's Midnight Ramble) Larry McDonald - percussion (Gil Scott-Heron, Dub is a Weapon) Mark Mercier - piano/keyboards (Max Creek) Shawn Pelton - drums (Saturday Night Live Band) Shane Theriot - guitar (Hall & Oates / Neville Brothers) Michael Callaghan - soundtracks Ron Whitehead (legendary poet and Messina collaborator)

Guest Musicians: Arjun Bruggeman – tabla (Krishna Das) Johnny Markowski – drums/guitar/vocals (New Riders of the Purple Sage / Stir Fried)

Guest Actors: Wendy Makkena (Sister Act; A League of Their Own) John Ventimiglia (The Sopranos) Joseph Aniska (Boardwalk Empire)