Sunray Project album available now! – June 11, 2015
The new Sunray Project album is now available for downloading on Bandcamp!
Billy Joe Shaver and Willie Nelson on Late night with David Letterman! – December 17, 2014
Excited to play drums with two country outlaw legends, Billy Joe Shaver and Willie Nelson on David Letterman’s final season of the Late Night show!
New Atash album is now available for download! – March 26, 2014
I’m proud to announce the official release of Atash’s new album with beautifully original, international-influenced songs featuring my drum set, tabla, kanjira, and dumbek playing (plus electric guitar on track 4). To download using iTunes, click here.
Atash in NYC! – November 20, 2013
Atash will be touring the New York City area from January 8th to the 15th in 2014.
Billy Joe tour – September 9, 2013
Touring the Midwest and Northeast with Texas songwriting legend Billy Joe Shaver from September 18th to October 9th.
Fared Shafinury in Los Angeles – August 14, 2013
Playing drums and tabla with Persian fusion artist, Fared Shafinury in a special outdoor concert in downtown L.A on August 24th.
On Tour June 6th–22nd – June 7, 2013
Touring Missouri, Tennessee, North Carolina, and Georgia with Billy Joe Shaver.
Billy White’s new album – May 8, 2013
My tabla playing is featured on track 8 of brilliant flamenco guitarist Billy White’s new album. Click the link below to listen:
Best World Music group 2013 – March 17, 2013
Thank you, Austin, for voting for Atash for best world music group in the Austin Chronicle Readers Poll for the sixth year in a row!
In the studio – August 17, 2012
I will be in Nashville from Aug 19 to the 24th to record a new studio album with Billy Joe Shaver.
Article on Billy Joe Shaver in the Austin Chronicle – August 17, 2012
Atash at South by Southwest! – February 21, 2012
Atash will once again do a SXSW showcase this year at the elegant Copa Bar & Grill on Wednesday, March 14th from 10pm to 11pm.
San Francisco Trip – January 21, 2012
Going to San Francisco from Jan. 28th to Feb. 7th to record tabla for cellist Matthew Schoening and DJ/producer Jef Stott.
Billy Joe Shaver Tour – January 1, 2012
I will be touring the Midwest from January 12th thru the 22nd. For more details click “Shows”.
Art Outside–October 7-9 – September 8, 2011
Performing Art Outside this year with Sunray Project featuring Oliver Rajamani.
Burning Man – August 31, 2011
Photobucket Performing tabla with Jef Stott at the Hookadome Wednesday night at 11pm, then a Sunray Project DJ set at “Burners Without Borders” Thursday, Sunray Project live (w/ Fared Shafinury) at Hookadome Friday at 9pm, and a chill set Hookadome Sunday 1pm to 3pm followed by a live tabla accompaniment with solo cello looping wizard Matthew Schoening just before the Temple burn 7pm.
Billy Joe Shaver Tour – August 10, 2011
From Aug 11th–23rd, I will be on the road in the Midwest and Southeast with Billy Joe Shaver including a stop at Farm Aid on the 13th in Kansas City.
Atash is back in the studio! – August 1, 2011
All this week, Atash will be in the studio working on our long-awaited new album. Look for the release sometime in early 2012.
Goodbye Red Fez – July 13, 2011
Photobucket Atash’s four-year weekly residency at the Red Fez has finally come to an end. The club is closing it’s doors after ten years of operation. Thanks for the memories!
Jeff Lofton live on KUT FM radio – May 19, 2011
A live performance of me drumming with trumpeter Jeff Lofton has just been posted on the web:
A tribute to the early fusion era made famous by Miles Davis’ exploits into the unknown.
Austin Chronicle Readers Poll – March 22, 2011
Thank you, Austin, for voting Atash best world music band for the fourth year in a row!!
Indian Fusion in Oman! – January 21, 2011
Performing on drum set and kanjira with one of my tabla mentor’s group Naad. I’ll be out of the country from Jan 29th to Feb 3rd.
2011 – December 27, 2010
This week, I will be going to California to visit friends and bring in the New Year at “Sea of Dreams” in San Francisco, then I will be spending the rest of January preparing for a big show in Masqat, Oman with my tabla mentor’s band Naad on February 3rd. Looking forward to an exciting 2011!
Sunray Project at Art Outside Saturday Oct 23rd! – October 6, 2010
I will be featuring Fared Shafinury backed by my tabla and electronic grooves at this year’s annual Art Outside event at 4:30pm on Saturday Oct 23rd.
DJ Sunray – August 27, 2010
I am now doing a DJ set featuring my tabla playing with occasional special guests after Atash at the Red Fez every Wednesday from 12:30am to 1:30am.