After a year of delays, my CD produced (or curated as they now say) by the great Van Dyke Parks will be released officially on September 24. Two other dates to remember: October 26 will find percussionist Michael Skinkus and I playing an in-store performance at the Louisiana Music Factory to celebrate the disc. And on Saturday November 9 at Snug Harbor, Van Dyke and his Quintet will split a gig with Michael and I. This will be a very fun affair I assure you!
“Mr. McDermott is not simply a follower of tradition or a repository of old tunes. He composes within his wide-ranging idiom with a knowledgeable feeling for his sources and a sense of humor.” The New York Times