Sundays: Trio at La Casa Mezcal, 86 Orchard Street on the Lower East Side. We play on the second floor above the main restaurant, and they serve brunch up there. It is the most comfortable room I can imagine, next to someone’s living room. I lead the trio with piano (most often Ehud Asherie) and either upright bass (often Rob Adkins) or a horn player. 1-4pm
Mondays: The Brain Cloud at Barbes. 7-9pm. Led by Dennis Lichtman on mandolin, fiddle and clarinet, this is a six-piece western swing-ish band with Raphael McGregor on lap steel, Skip Krevins on guitar, Kevin Dorn on drums, Andrew Hall on upright, and myself singing. Barbes is in Park Slope at 6th Avenue and 9th Street.