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Last updated May 22, 2017  11:56 EDT

This is a list of all known performances by John Medeski, Billy Martin & Chris Wood. Shows below that have a time listed or a link to a source on db.etree.org were recorded. If you have a copy of any show not included here or a show that's not marked with green in the calendar, please email Tom or fill in the details in the form below.

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In the rightmost column, click on the number links to see the etree source records, s to jump to the show description or t to find recent torrents. Shows that are downloadable from the Live Music Archive have 'LMA' links. At the present time, MMW doesn't allow their shows to be hosted on LMA, but a number of shows where they were part of another band or were a guest for a song or more, are hosted there. For a complete list, go to Solo gigs on Live Music Archive.

Ticket stubs, posters & photos from the shows that confirm the date & venue are included below -- Just click on the thumbnails in the Artist column. 204 ticket stubs, 391 posters, 21 photos added, so far... If you have any that aren't listed here, please email Tom. < mmw AT twilightsw DOT com >

Submit any missing shows, corrections or comments here:
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January 2011 29
March 2011 29 30
April 2011 2 10 11 14 30
May 2011 3 11 12 24
June 2011 3 17
August 2011 12 19
September 2011 29
October 2011 9
November 2011 30
December 2011 1 2 3 9 10 11 13 15 16 17 18

2011
Date Artist Venue Setlist Time Links
1/29/2011Billy MartinBilly Martin & Wil Blades Duo, Boom Boom Room, San Francisco, CASet 1: Improv, Unknown, Unknown, Caravan, Improv, Improv, Unknown; Set 2: 32nd St. > Improv, Blue Pepper, Sketchy, Keep On Gwine, Unknown, Unknown, I Wanna Ride You, Ode To Billie Joe; Encore: Unknown; * with Cornelius Boots on baritone sax, Allen Herman on drums, Mike Olmos on trumpet & Corey Wright on tenor sax168:40111767 t s
3/29/2011Billy MartinThe Stone, New York, NYwith DJ Olive and Ikue Mori; "Soundtrack Without a Movie"
3/30/2011John Medeski & Billy MartinMedeski Martin & Dunn, Lincoln Center, New York, NYJohn Zorn's MASADA Marathon26:19t t
4/2/2011Billy MartinDay of Percussion, Western CT State University, Danbury, CT"Life on Drums" clinic with Allen Herman
4/10/2011Billy MartinThe Drum Studio, Sarasota, FL"Life on Drums" clinic
4/11/2011Billy MartinSeminole Music, Seminole, FL"Life on Drums" clinic
4/14/2011John Medeski & Billy MartinMago, The Pour House, Charleston, SCSet 1: Baby Goats, L'Aventura > Bonfa > Apology > Drum Solo, Bamboo Pants, Waltz For Quentin > Swamp Road#; Set 2: Crustaceatron, Mojet > Safak > Miss Teardrop > Worms > You Haven't Done Nothin' > Down On Me#; Encore: Heaven On Earth > Fuck You Guys; # with Quentin Baxter on washboard129:21t t t s
4/30/2011Billy MartinBilly Martin & Wil Blades Duo, Blue Nile, New Orleans, LA
5/3/2011Billy MartinJohnny Vidacovich Trio, D.B.A., New Orleans, LAJazz Fest Late Night; Billy Martin, Mark Sutherland & Johnny Vidacovich; set 2 with Robert Walters instead of Mark SutherlandLMA
5/11/2011Billy MartinWicked Knee, Sullivan Hall, New York, NYOne Set Only: Congo March, El Ritmo, Sugarfoot Stomp, Poor Folks, Button To Button, Remington 411, Yasisa Bambuta, Crosstown Traffic, Theme 1, Juana B, I'm Blue86:45 86:45114552 t 114553 t s
5/12/2011Billy MartinWicked Knee, Club Helsinki, Hudson, NYPartial Show: Button To Button, Congo March, Juana B, Manic Depression31:45116035 t s
5/24/2011John Medeski & Billy MartinMago, True People's Ceremony for Tohoku, Japan Disaster, Brooklyn Bowl, Brooklyn, NY
5/24/2011Billy MartinWicked Knee, True People's Ceremony for Tohoku, Japan Disaster, Brooklyn Bowl, Brooklyn, NY
6/3/2011John Medeski & Billy MartinMago, Benefit for Scotty Hard, Drom, New York, NYPartial show: Bonfa6:33t t
6/17/2011Billy MartinNels Cline, Billy Martin, Jacob Sacks & Oren Bloedow, Spontaneous Construction, Blue Note, New York, NYNels Cline (guitar), Billy Martin (drums), Jacob Sacks (piano) & Oren Bloedow (bass)57:17t
8/12/2011Billy MartinAugust Residency at the Whitney Museum of American Art, DJ Duet with Val-Inc & Wicked Knee, New York, NY
8/19/2011Billy Martin & Chris WoodAugust Residency at the Whitney Museum of American Art: Celebrating 20 years of MMW, Mister Rourke with Charlie Burnham, Chris Wood & Billy Martin, New York, NYOne Set Only: Improv*# > Improv*# > Improv*+# > Improv+# > Improv+# > Improv+*% > Improv+*%# > Improv+*%, Improv+*%# > Drum Solo+ > DJ Solo#, Improv+*%# > Improv+*%# > Improv+*%#; * with Chris Wood (electric bass, acoustic stand-up bass, Hoeffner bass); + with Billy Martin (drums, percussion); # with DJ Mister Rourke (turntables); % with Charles Burnham (violin, harmonica, electric mando-guitar)85:33115808 t u u s
9/29/2011Billy MartinWicked Knee, The Falcon, Marlboro, NYPartial show: I'm Blue; Wicked Knee: Billy Martin (drums, percussion), Steven Bernstein (trumpets), Curtis Fowlkes (trombone) & Marcus Rojas (tuba)6:31t t
10/9/2011John Medeski & Billy MartinJohn Medeski's Musical Benefit for the Secoyas of the Ecuadorian Rainforest, The Falcon, Marlboro, NYJohn Medeski (keys), Bill Evans (sax) & Billy Martin (drums) with special guests Mike Rivard (bass, sintir), Steven Bachman (digeridoo), Phillippe Pascal Garnier (crystral singing bowls) & others
11/30/2011John Medeski & Billy MartinMago, The Blockley, Philadelphia, PA
11/30/2011Billy MartinWicked Knee, The Blockley, Philadelphia, PA
12/1/2011John Medeski & Billy MartinMago, Le Poisson Rouge, New York, NYOne Set Only: Introducing Mago > Miss Teardrop > Thundercloud > Bamboo Pants, Safak > Improv > Mojet > Worms* > Thumb Piano Solo > Crustaceatron+ > Improv# > [continues into Wicked Knee's set]]; * with Take the A-Train quote near end; + unfinished; # horns join the band for transition into Wicked Knee set; Mago is: John Medeski (keys) & Billy Martin (percussion)64:07117538 t t s
12/1/2011Billy MartinWicked Knee, Le Poisson Rouge, New York, NYOne Set Only: [continues from Mago's set] > Manic Depression#, Congo March, Theme 1, Remington 411, El Ritmo, Button To Button, Canta y No Llores; # with John Medeski on organ; Wicked Knee is: Billy Martin (percussion), Marcus Rojas (tuba), Curtis Fowlkes (trombone) & Steven Bernstein (trumpet)57:19117539 t t s
12/2/2011John Medeski & Billy MartinMago, Helsinki Hudson, Hudson, NYOne Set Only: Introducing Mago > Organ Interlude > Crustaceatron > Open Improv > Mojet, Bamboo Pants, Safak > Last Chance To Dance Trance (Perhaps) > Worms > Thundercloud (?) > Fuck You Guys; Mago: John Medeski (keys) & Billy Martin (percussion); Triple Bill: Cavemen featuring Cyro Baptista, Mago & Wicked Knee60:03117575 t t s
12/2/2011Billy MartinWicked Knee, Helsinki Hudson, Hudson, NYOne Set Only: Congo March, El Ritmo, Remington 411, Yasisa Bambuta > Cry, Illmoan# > Too Darn Hot, I'm Blue#*, Manic Depression#; Encore: Button To Button; # with John Medeski on organ; * with 3rd Stone From The Sun jam; Wicked Knee is: Billy Martin (percussion), Marcus Rojas (tuba), Curtis Fowlkes (trombone) & Steven Bernstein (trumpet)83:32117576 t t s
12/3/2011John Medeski & Billy MartinMago, Uptown Theatre, Utica, NYCancelled due to the promoter losing his liquor license
12/3/2011Billy MartinWicked Knee, Uptown Theatre, Utica, NYCancelled due to the promoter losing his liquor license
12/9/2011Billy MartinBilly Martin & Wil Blades Duo, The Mix, Seattle, WA
12/10/2011Billy MartinBilly Martin & Wil Blades Duo, The Goodfoot, Portland, ORSet 1: Unknown, Baby Goats, Unknown, Unknown, Unknown; Set 2: Blue Pepper, Unknown, Unknown, Unknown, Unknown, Unknown, Unknown, Unknown; Encore: Unknown; # with Skerik on saxophone for set 2132:39127277 t s
12/11/2011Billy MartinBilly Martin & Wil Blades Duo, Cozmic Pizza, Eugene, ORNo Setlist Available78:52117624 t s
12/13/2011Billy MartinBilly Martin & Wil Blades Duo, Jambalaya, Arcata, CA
12/15/2011Billy MartinBilly Martin & Wil Blades Duo, Moe's Alley, Santa Cruz, CA
12/16/2011Billy MartinBilly Martin & Wil Blades Duo, Boom Boom Room, San Fransisco, CASet 1: Baby Goats, 32nd Street, ?Improv?, Sketchy > ???, ???; Set 2: ?Improv?, ???, Blue Pepper, Big Brother; Encore: ?Improv?; # with Eric Krasno for set 2150:37117732 t s
12/17/2011Billy MartinBilly Martin & Wil Blades Duo, Boom Boom Room, San Fransisco, CA
12/18/2011Billy MartinBilly Martin & Wil Blades Duo, The Mint, Los Angeles, CA

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These pages were created and are maintained by Tom Luhrs. I have no affiliation with MMW other than being a huge fan. Thanks again to MMW for allowing their music to be taped and shared by us all. Thanks also to duggy, moniker, Bill Mulvey (mmwarchives) and RLBayers for various setlist corrections. And, additional thanks go to Drew, Mike, Will, Duffy, Scott, Jamie, Robert, Pat, Derek, David, Mark, Jason and Lance for the ticket stubs & posters. The information listed here is for personal use only and may not be distributed in any manner without written permission. ©Tom Luhrs, 2007-2017