is best known as the grandly mustachioed dude whose piano, organ, and backing vocals help push the Hold Steady's songs firmly into the realm of the epic, but he also maintains a couple of steady side gigs and has sat in with everyone from Bruce Springsteen to Leftover Crack. Recently he's added to his impressive CV a solo record.
«Luck & Courage» was released in late 2010 on Team Science.
Which song do you listen to when...
you try to stay up for more than 24 hours?
Subhumans - This Year's War
you come home from the club?
Sam Amidon - Relief
you take a bubble bath?
Sparks - Perfume
you ride a bicycle?
Chumbawamba - Mouthful Of Shit
you prepare a candle light dinner?
The Flamingos - I Only Have Eyes For You
you go to a club?
Splodgenessabounds - Two Pints Of Lager And A Packet Of Crisps Please
Sam Cooke - Good Times
you prepare for an important date?
The Divine Comedy - Perfection As A Hipster
you want to disturb your neighbours?
Duckmandu - Holiday In Cambodia
you drive a car late at night?
Tom Waits - Little Drop Of Poison
you fall asleep?
Mark Eitzel - Everything Is Beautiful
you are love sick?
Lorraine Ellison - Stay With Me
you make love?
Harry Nilsson - Coconut
you walk the cat walk?
Fred Astaire - Steppin' Out With My Baby
you paint your apartment?
The Rumble Strips - Girls And Boys In Love
you jump out of a plane with a parachute?
Bomb The Music Industry! - Fresh Attitude, Young Body
you sit in a plane?
The Muppets - Movin' Right Along
you have to spend a night in a spooky hotel?
The Muppets - Happiness Hotel
you sit in the subway?
Leatherface - God Is Dead
you wake up?
Joe Jack Talcum - I Have Seen The Sun All Over The World
you need to get work done?
Rolo Tomassi - Kasia
a song that reminds you of school
Thanks To Gravity - Sonata Brutalle
best Beatles song
The Beatles - Act Naturally
best concert you ever attended
@ ICC Church, Boston.
a song guaranteed to make you feel depressed
Joe Henry - Our Song
record you were looking for the longest
Jagwa Music cassettes
a record you fell in love to
Truckstop Honeymoon - Delivery Boy
first record you remember
Doc Watson - Greatest Hits
the song to be played at your funeral
Charles Ives - 4th Symphony, 1st Movement
a song that evokes the greatest summer of your life
Constantines - Tournament Of Hearts
your guilty pleasure song
Turbonegro - Fuck The World
your ultimate heartbreak song
American Music Club - Apology For An Accident
perfect anthem for New York
Simon & Garkunfel - Only Living Boy In New York
your party anthem
Mickey Avalon - Jane Fonda
No Smoking Orchestra - Unza Unza Time
first record you bought
The Chipmunks - Sing The Beatles
a song that reminds your friends of you
Jimmy Durante - Hi-Lili, Hi-Lo
best soundtrack ever
Mystic Knights Of The Oingo Boingo - Forbidden Zone
your sunday morning song
Pearl And The Beard - Voice In My Throat
a song you wish you'd written yourself
Todd Snider - Sunshine