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Hugh Pool Band

October 6, 2023 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Hugh Pool who’s been sliding and fingerpicking his National through his Ibanez Tube Screamer since the first time those clothes were in style.

He has shared the stage with such luminaries as Patti Smith, Gov’t Mule, Leslie West, Johnny Winter, Dave Edmunds, John Mayall, The Fabulous Thunderbirds and more. He has performed on the Emeril Lagassi Show, The Mitch Albom Show and Late Night With Conan O’Brien. His original songs have been used in network TV, movies, award-winning documenaries and an off Broadway play. When he’s not playing, performing or writing you can find him twiddling the knobs on the big board at his Brooklyn studio. Excello Recording is where he’s worked with talented folks like Debbie Harry, Kiki & Herb, Michael Brecker, Radio 4, Joseph Arthur, Larry Campbell, Tony Garnier, and, well, the list does go on.

So you can see that he’s no one trick pony. Hugh hails from the Rust Belt, which is where he draws inspiration for his backwoods amalgam of rock, country & blues. But living in New York for the last 20 years has tweaked his sensibilities a bit. His brand of trad psyche-delta stomp comes with a bit of New York noise-damage.


Ken Rich (born 1967 in Seattle, Washington, United States) is an American producer,[1][2] engineer,[3] composer and musician. He began playing violin at age five, tuba at age nine and moved on to the electric bass at age 15. After majoring in philosophy at Oberlin College while pursuing intensive jazz studies with Wendell Logan and Donald Byrd, he moved to New York City in 1991. He quickly ensconced himself in the session and live music scene of New York playing bass on David Byrne‘s “It Goes Back”, “Offbeat – a Red Hot Soundtrip”, Shabba Ranks‘ 1993 Grammy Award-winning album “X-Tra Naked”, and Laurie Anderson‘s “In Our Sleep” with Lou Reed. Mr. Rich was a member of Babatunde Olatunji’s NYC-based band from 1994 until Olatunji’s death in 2004.

Those sessions inspired Rich to develop his own home studios in the East Village and Brooklyn apartments where he produced Joseph Arthur’s album “Our Shadows Will Remain” which was voted Entertainment Weekly’s Album of the Year in 2004 and Chris Rubin’s (Rolling Stone) Number One album of 2004. He also co-produced Mr. Arthur’s “You’re so True” which appeared on the Grammy-nominated Shrek 2 Soundtrack. From those home studios, Mr. Rich also produced Tracy Bonham’s “Blink The Brightest” (Zoe Records), Rene Lopez’s “One Man’s Year”, and Morley’s “Days Like These” (Universal France) which Time magazine said “embodies modern-day NY femininity in all its multicultural finesse”.

In 2007, Ken Rich opened Grand Street Recording in Williamsburg, Brooklyn where his credits include Ani DiFranco “Red Letter Year” (Righteous Babe Records-2008), The Gutter Twins “Saturnalia” (Sub-Pop-2008),[4] Lucinda Black Bear “Capo My Heart and Other Bear Songs” (2008), Noe Venable Summer Storm Journals (2008), Fionnn O’Lochlainn “Spawn of the Beast” (2008), The Compulsions EPs Laughter From Below (2004), Demon Love-2008, and High as Hell (2009), William Hart Strecker “Smoke and Clouds” (2005) and “All This Dreaming” (2007), Ward White “”Pulling Out” (2008), Greg Tannen “Rocket” (2008), The Key Party‘s Hit or Miss, named CMJ album of the day (CMJ 2007)[5] and the SF Chronicle’s Download of the Week in 2007.[6] and “My Blacks Don’t Match” (2009), and the Brooklyn Boogaloo Blowout’s 7” ep featuring Leah Siegel (2009),

In 2008, Rich’s score and sound design for Alex Lyras’s play “The Common Air” were nominated for 2008 Garland Awards[7] and won the 2008 Ovation Award[8][circular reference] for Intimate Theater and the 2008 L.A. Drama Critics Circle Award for Sound Design.

Ken Rich continues to produce, engineer, mix, master and still plays an occasional bass gig.

James ‘Worm’ Wormworth – Percussion / Drums
(James Wormworth is probably best known as the drummer on the Conan O’Brien show, which included The Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien, The Basic Cable Band with Jimmy Vivino, Conan – TV Series, and he was the replacement drummer for the Max Weinberg 7 (#upgrade but you didn’t hear that from me) Because of the thousands of notable stars he played with on that show alone, his credits list is too long to list but would read like a who’s who of music luminaries. Additionally, he is a first call session player having provided drums and/or percussion on movies and TV shows such as Messenger, TV Funhouse, The Mark Twain Prize: Neil Simon, etc. It runs in the family: James’ father is renowned jazz drummer Jimmy Wormworth aka James Wormworth Sr., and his sisters are Tracy Wormworth who was a member of the B52’s, Waitresses, The Rosie O’Donnell Show’s Bassist, Sting etc. and his other sister is vocalist Mary Wormworth.James “Worm” Wormworth is also known for playing the drums barefoot. #FactactinTinactin)


October 6, 2023
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm