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Last updated April 25, 2017  09:49 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 >

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January 2015 6 7 8 21
February 2015 12 26 27 28
March 2015 5 6 7 12 13 14 18 19 20 21 25
April 2015 17 24 26 27 29 30
May 2015 11 14
June 2015 13 18
July 2015 4 10 15 18 24 31
August 2015 1
September 2015 25 27
October 2015 1 2 3 4 5 6 9 10 12 13 14 15 16 17 29
November 2015 11 13 15 28
December 2015 5 6 13 20

2015
Date Artist Venue Setlist Time Links
1/6/2015John MedeskiThe Word, Jam Cruise 13, Pantheon Theater, MSC Divina, At Sea (Miami, FL -> Roatan, Honduras)One Set Only: "Land Of A 1000 Dances Jam" > Call Him By His Name, Chocolate Cowboy, Glory Glory (with vocals), Voodoo Child, Blood On That Rock > Jam, You Haven't Done Nothin' > Inner City Blues (Make Me Wanna Holler), Jam/Unknown > "Washboard Jam" > Big Chief Like Plenty Of Fire Water #* (with vocals) > Come By Here #* (with vocals), Joyful Sounds; # with Skerik (tenor saxophone); * with G Love (harmonica & vocals)106:46 106:50 106:50132287 t 132288 t 132289 s
1/7/2015John Medeskiguest with John Scofield's Uberjam Band, Jam Cruise 13, Pantheon Theater, MSC Divina, At Sea (Miami, FL -> Roatan, Honduras)2 songs: Ideofunk > I Brake 4 Monster Booty90:07 90:07t t
1/7/2015John MedeskiThe M & Ms, Jam Cruise 13, Pool Deck, MSC Divina, At Sea (Miami, FL -> Roatan, Honduras)One Set Only: Smoking At Tipitina's, Heavy Makes You Happy (Sha-Na-Boom Boom), Yes We Can, Early In The Morning#, Life*, Eminence Front+, Brand New Day, I Got What You Want, Melts In Your Mind, Funkier Than A Mosquito's Tweeter, Cry To Me > African Gumbo, I'm A Ram > How Many More Times; John Medeski (organ/piano/keys), Papa Mali (guitar & vocals), Stanton Moore (drums), Rob Mercurio (bass), Margie Perez (vocals) & Monica Macintyre (vocals); # with Carly Meyers (trombone); * with Roosevelt Collier (lap steel guitar); + with David Shaw (vocals) & Corey Henry (trombone)110:08 110:08t t
1/8/2015John MedeskiThe Word, Jam Cruise 13, Pool Deck, MSC Divina, At Sea (Roatan, Honduras -> Costa Maya, Mexico)One Set Only: Improv/Unknown > Fillmore Shuffle, Untitled > When I See The Blood, Waiting On My Wings > "Washboard Jam" > You Brought The Sunshine, "Pool Deck Jam" (Unknown/Improv)# > Glory Glory#*+ (with vocals) > I Shall Not Be Moved* (with vocals), Soul Food II > I'll Fly Away, New Word Order > Early In The Moanin' Time, Play All Day; # with Roosevelt Collier (lap steel guitar); * with G. Love (harmonica & vocals); + with unknown (trumpet)121:50 121:50t t
1/21/2015John Medeski & Billy MartinTodd Closer & Billy Martin, Festival Internacional de Cine San Cristóbal de Las Casas, Plaza de la Paz, San Cristóbal de Las Casas, Chiapas, Mexicowith special guest John Medeski; special concert following screening of their film "Music Is My Mother Language"
1/21/2015John Medeski & Billy MartinTodd Closer & Billy Martin, DaDa Club Jazz, San Cristóbal de Las Casas, Chiapas, Mexicowith special guest John Medeski
2/12/2015John Medeski & Billy MartinMedeski Martin & Dunn play Masada, Village Vanguard, New York, NY
2/26/2015John MedeskiJordan Hall, Boston, MAwith NEC Jazz Orchestra
2/27/2015John MedeskiDRKWAV, Regatta Bar At Charles Hotel, Cambridge, MAJohn Medeski, Adam Deitch & Skerik
2/28/2015John MedeskiDRKWAV, Asylum, Portland, MEJohn Medeski, Adam Deitch & Skerik
3/5/2015John MedeskiDRKWAV, Brooklyn Bowl, Brooklyn, NYJohn Medeski, Adam Deitch & Skerik
3/6/2015John MedeskiDRKWAV, Ardmore Music Hall, Ardmore, PAJohn Medeski, Adam Deitch & Skerik
3/7/2015John MedeskiDRKWAV, The Hamilton, Washington, DCJohn Medeski, Adam Deitch & Skerik
3/12/2015John MedeskiDRKWAV, Aggie Theatre, Fort Collins, COJohn Medeski, Adam Deitch & Skerik
3/13/2015John MedeskiDRKWAV, Cervantes' Masterpiece Ballroom, Denver, COJohn Medeski, Adam Deitch & Skerik
3/14/2015John MedeskiDRKWAV, Cervantes' Masterpiece Ballroom, Denver, COJohn Medeski, Adam Deitch & Skerik
3/18/2015John MedeskiMatt Wilson Quartet plus John Medeski, Weis Center for the Performing Arts, Bucknell University, Lewisburg, PA
3/19/2015John MedeskiMatt Wilson Quartet plus John Medeski, Atlas Performing Arts Center, Washington, DCu u
3/20/2015John MedeskiMatt Wilson Quartet plus John Medeski, The Patterson Theater, Baltimore, MD
3/21/2015John MedeskiMatt Wilson Quartet plus John Medeski, The Jefferson Center, Roanoke, VA
3/25/2015John MedeskiMatt Wilson Quartet plus John Medeski, Modlin Center for the Arts, Camp Concert Hall, Booker Hall of Music, University of Richmond, Richmond, VA
4/17/2015John MedeskiThe Word, Wanee Festival, Live Oak, FLOne Set Only: "Prelude" > New Word Order, Come By Here (with vocals), Blood On That Rock, Chocolate Cowboy, Call Him By His Name, Waiting On My Wings, Play All Day, Soul Food I > Soul Food II > You Brought The Sunshine, I Shall Not Be Moved (with vocals) > Early In The Moanin' Time > I Shall Not Be Moved, Joyful Sounds; # with Roosevelt Collier on pedal steel for the entire set; Robert Randolph had surgery two days prior to show and his hand was in a cast, but he still played
4/24/2015John MedeskiThe M & Ms, Tipitina's, New Orleans
4/26/2015John MedeskiThe Word, Joy Theatre, New Orleans, LA
4/27/2015John MedeskiDRKWAV, Maison, New OrleansJohn Medeski, Adam Deitch & Skerik
4/29/2015John MedeskiThe Creator Ensemble, Blue Nile, New Orleans, LAOne Set Only: Colors, Hum-Allah-Hum-Allah-Hum Allah, Celestial Blues, Unknown "only lasts a little while" "what the world really needs" is a baby's smile?, I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel To Be Free, A Love Supreme, I've Known Rivers, Shiva-Loka, Newly-Weds Song, The Creator Has A Master Plan; Skerik (saxophone, percussion), Cochemea Gastelum (flute, saxophone, percussion), Joe Russo (drums), John Medeski (piano, organ, keys, percussion), Robert Walter (piano, organ, keys), James Singleton (bass), Alecia Chakour (vocals, percussion)t
4/30/2015John MedeskiWill Bernard's Blue Plate Special, Little Gem Saloon's Ramp Room, New Orleans, LASet 1: Unknown, Baby Goats, Blister, Unknown, Unknown > Tubby; Set 2: Awanna* > 571*, Unknown, Briar Patch, You Haven't Done Nothin'; Encore: Wiggly's Way; Will Bernard (guitar), John Medeski (organ, piano), Kirk Joseph (sousaphone) & Terence Higgins (drums); * with Wil Blades (organ)t
5/11/2015John MedeskiThe Word, Conan, Stage 15 on the Warner Brothers Lot, Burbank, CA1 song: Come By Here
5/14/2015John MedeskiThe Word, Hangout Music Fest Pre-Party, Gulf Shores, AL
6/13/2015John MedeskiThrowback Superjam Dance Party, Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival, The Other Tent, Manchester, TNt t
6/18/2015John MedeskiJohn Scofield Quartet featuring John Medeski, Boulder Theater, Boulder, CO
7/4/2015John MedeskiFestival International de Jazz de Montréal (Montreal Jazz Festival), Gesù - Centre de créativité, Montréal, Quebec, Canada
7/10/2015John MedeskiThe Word, All Good Festival, Summit Point, WVOne Set Only: Come By Here, Play All Day, Unknown/Improv prelude > Unknown/Improv, Blood On That Rock > Waiting For My Wings (with "Washboard Jam" > Unknown/Improv, Soul Food I > You Brought The Sunshine, Glory Glory (with vocals) > Chocolate Cowboy, I Shall Not Be Moved, Early In The Moanin' Time > Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin)t t
7/15/2015John MedeskiThe Word, Lowdown Hudson Blues Festival, Brookfield Place, Waterfront Plaza at the World Financial Center, New York, NYOne Set Only: Come By Here > Without God prelude > Play All Day, Blood On That Rock > Keep Your Lamp Trimmed and Burning > Early In The Moanin' Time (with "Washboard Jam") > Soul Food I, I'll Fly Away, Call Him By His Name, Glory Glory (with Vocals), You Brought The Sunshine, "Ping Pong", Chocolate Cowboy, "Triples"; Encore: New Word Order; Wood Brothers openedt t t t
7/18/2015John MedeskiThe Word, Forecastle, Louisville, KYOne Set Only: Heaven On Earth, Come By Here, Without God, Soul Food I, Waiting On My Wings (with "Washboard Jam"), Glory Glory (with vocals) > "Mini Jam", Chocolate Cowboyt t
7/24/2015John MedeskiThe Word, XPoNential Music Festival, Wiggins Park, Camden, NJ
7/31/2015John MedeskiThe Word, Gathering Of The Vibes, Seaside Park, Bridgeport, CTOne Set Only: prelude > New Word Order, Unknown/Improv, Speaking In Tongues > Come By Here, Without God prelude > Play All Day, Keep Your Lamp Trimmed And Burning > Soul Food I > Early In The Moanin' Time (with "Washboard Jam"), Glory Glory, Chocolate Cowboy90:07 90:02 90:38 90:39 90:39 90:37 90:37t t t t t t t
8/1/2015John MedeskiThe M & Ms, Cervantes' Masterpiece Ballroom, Denver, COOne Set Only: African Gumbo, Heavy Makes You Happy, Could You Be Loved, Life, Genius Of Love, Yes We Can, Honey Bee, Eminence Front, Funkier Than A Mosquito's Tweeter, Brand New Day, Melts In Your Mind, The Harder They Come, Bottle Up and Go; Encore: Fire Watert
9/25/2015John MedeskiThe Word, Roots N Blues N BBQ Festival, Columbia, MOAmy Helm & The Handsome Strangers opened
9/27/2015John MedeskiThe Word, Roots N Blues N BBQ Festival, Columbia, MO
10/1/2015John MedeskiThe Word, The Fillmore, San Francisco, CAAmy Helm & The Handsome Strangers opened
10/2/2015John MedeskiThe Word, The Fillmore, San Francisco, CAAmy Helm & The Handsome Strangers opened
10/3/2015John MedeskiThe Word, The Fonda Theatre, Los Angeles, CAAmy Helm & The Handsome Strangers opened
10/4/2015John MedeskiThe Word, House Of Blues, Anaheim, CAAmy Helm & The Handsome Strangers opened
10/5/2015John MedeskiThe Word, Belly Up Tavern, Solana Beach, CAOne Set Only: prelude > You Brought The Sunshine, Early In The Moanin' Time, Blood On That Rock, Chocolate Cowboy, Unknown/Improv > You Haven't Done Nothin'#, At The Cross, Waiting On My Wings > "Washboard Jam" > Soul Food II, Glory Glory*, Come By Here*; Encore: Call Him By His Name, Play All Day; # with Jay Collins (sax), Art Edmaiston (sax) & Mark Franklin (trumpet); * with Amy Helm (vocals); Amy Helm & The Handsome Strangers opened109:37 109:34t t
10/6/2015John MedeskiThe Word, Brooklyn Bowl, Las Vegas, NVAmy Helm & The Handsome Strangers opened
10/9/2015John MedeskiThe Word, Boulder Theater, Boulder, COOne Set Only: prelude > New Word Order > Early In The Moanin' Time, At The Cross, Fillmore Shuffle, Blood On That Rock, You Haven't Done Nothin', Chocolate Cowboy, Soul Food I, Waiting On My Wings (with "Washboard Jam"), Come By Here > Without God (without prelude), You Brought The Sunshine, "We Makin' This Thing Up" Improv > Turn On Your Lovelight, Untitled (tease) > Call Him By His Name, Glory Glory > I'll Fly Away; Encore "Almond Butter", Soul Food II > "Triples"143:02t
10/10/2015John MedeskiThe Word, Ogden Theatre, Denver, CO
10/12/2015John MedeskiThe Word, Concord Music Hall, Chicago, ILOne Set Only: prelude > Without God > "Twenty Ten" > Blood On That Rock, Early In The Moanin' Time, Swamp Road, Come By Here# > "Washboard Jam" > Jam, Glory Glory#, Happy Birthday Chew, Soul Food I, Chocolate Cowboy, You Haven't Done Nothin', Soul Food II, Joyful Sounds; Encore: "Spanglish Moon" > I'll Fly Away, Unknown/Improv, Unknown/Improv > Unknown/Improv; # with Amy Helm (vocals); Amy Helm & The Handsome Strangers opened144:18134537 t s
10/13/2015John MedeskiThe Word, Mr. Smalls Theatre, Millvale, PAAmy Helm & The Handsome Strangers opened
10/14/2015John Medeskiguest with Amy Helm & The Handsome Strangers, 9:30 Club, Washington, DC1 song: Gentling Me6:38t
10/14/2015John MedeskiThe Word, 9:30 Club, Washington, DCOne Set Only: prelude > You Brought The Sunshine, Early In The Moanin' Time, Blood On That Rock > You Haven't Done Nothin', Play All Day, At The Cross, Come By Here# > "Washboard Jam" > Chocolate Cowboy, Swamp Road, Soul Food I, Soul Food II, Jam > Joyful Sounds; Encore: prelude > Glory Glory, "Spanglish Moon", New Word Order; # with Amy Helm (additional vocals); Amy Helm & The Handsome Strangers opened110:12t
10/15/2015John Medeskiguest with Amy Helm & The Handsome Strangers, Keswick Theater, Glenside, PA1 song: Gentling Me6:17 6:17t t
10/15/2015John MedeskiThe Word, Keswick Theater, Glenside, PAOne Set Only: prelude > At The Cross > Early In The Moanin' Time, You Brought The Sunshine > Unknown/Improv > Blood On That Rock, Come By Here > "Spanglish Moon", Glory Glory, Play All Day, Keep Your Lamp Trimmed And Burning (false start) > Chocolate Cowboy, Soul Food I > Waiting On My Wings > "Washboard Jam" > Jam > Call Him By His Name, Swamp Road, I'll Fly Away; Encore: "Twenty Ten", Soul Food II; Amy Helm & The Handsome Strangers opened119:45 119:53 119:53t t t
10/16/2015John Medeskiguest with Amy Helm & The Handsome Strangers, Webster Hall, New York, NY1 song: Gentling Me6:14 6:14 6:14 6:14t t t t
10/16/2015John MedeskiThe Word, Webster Hall, New York, NYOne Set Only: prelude > New Word Order > Early In The Moanin' Time > Keep Your Lamp Trimmed And Burning > You Haven't Done Nothin', Chocolate Cowboy, Unknown/Improv > I Shall Not Be Moved, Come By Here* > "Washboard Jam", Unknown/Improv, Glory Glory*, Swamp Road, F'in And Suckin', Fillmore Shuffle, The Highest, You Can't Always Get What You Want; Encore: "Spanglish Moon" > You Brought The Sunshine; # with Amy Helm (additional vocals); Amy Helm & The Handsome Strangers opened119:14 119:14 119:14 119:14 118:30 118:30 118:53t t t t t t t
10/17/2015John Medeskiguest with Amy Helm & The Handsome Strangers, Paradise Rock Club, Boston, MA1 song: Gentling Me6:06 6:06 6:04 6:01 6:01 6:01 6:01t t t t t t t
10/17/2015John MedeskiThe Word, Paradise Rock Club, Boston, MAOne Set Only: Without God, "Twenty Ten", You Haven't Done Nothin', Untitled, Early In The Moanin' Time, At The Cross, Swamp Road, New Word Order, Chocolate Cowboy, Waiting On My Wings > "Washboard Jam", Call Him By His Name (prelude) > Glory Glory > Soul Food II > Soul Food I, I'll Fly Away; Encore "Spanglish Moon", You Brought The Sunshine, Unknown/Improv > You Can't Always Get What You Want; Amy Helm & The Handsome Strangers opened132:37 132:37 131:31 132:37 125:36 130:02 t t t t t t t
10/29/2015John MedeskiThe Word, New York Knicks halftime performance, Madison Square Garden, New York, NY2 songs: Come By Here, Chocolate Cowboyu
11/11/2015John MedeskiJohn Zorn's Simulacrum, Johnny Brenda's, Philadelphia, PAJohn Medeski (organ), Matt Hollenberg (guitar) & Kenny Grohowski (drums)69:12t s
11/13/2015John MedeskiJohn Zorn's Simulacrum, Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, MAJohn Medeski (organ), Matt Hollenberg (guitar) & Kenny Grohowski (drums)77:27t
11/13/2015John Medeskiguest with Club d'Elf, Lizard Lounge, Cambridge, MA3 songs: Sunshine of Your Love#, Zeed Al Maal, Scorpionic; # with Chris Cote (vocals)32:29t
11/15/2015John MedeskiJohn Zorn's Bagatelles, The Stone, New York, NY
11/28/2015John MedeskiClub d'Elf, The Falcon, Marlboro, NY
12/5/2015John MedeskiJohn Medeski Trio, Lilypad Inman, Cambridge, MAwith Dave Fiuczynski & Calvin Weston
12/6/2015John MedeskiJohn Medeski Trio, The Falcon, Marlboro, NYwith Dave Fiuczynski & Calvin Weston
12/13/2015John MedeskiJohn Zorn's Bagatelles, The Stone, New York, NY
12/20/2015John MedeskiClub d'Elf, Club Helsinki, Hudson, NY

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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