In other news, earlier this year I started a project with New Orleans guitarist/educator John Rankin and violinist/mandolinist Matt Rhody. We call ourselves the NOLA String Kings and we will be releasing our first CD soon. The concept behind the group is that of the early string bands in New Orleans but, we followed our hearts in regard to our arrangements. They include many of the influences that were a part of jazz’s formative years in New Orleans. Our plan is to do a Live Stream CD release concert.