We Play 1st and 3rd Thursdays

March 25th, 2014

OTS Trio Crepe PosterWe are back at The Crepe Place for our usual 1st and 3rd Thursdays! Every night is a little different. One night we will rock out a whole set of The Doors, or Herbie Hancock. Other nights you might see us with special guest horns, you never know what expect, we try to keep it fresh everytime! One thing is for sure each night you can expect heavy soul grooves taking you to outer space! Keep a look out and we will see you there!


March 19th, 2014

OTS Shag Cover Artwork

Big announcement everybody!! We are finally releasing our second full length album ‘Shag’! This was recorded back in winter of 2011 by Alan Evans (Soulive, Playonbrother) in Santa Cruz California at Danny’s old property. This also features Alan Evans on Vocals, drums, percussion, guitar on a few tracks! Some of the tracks from Shag were released with different mixes on our EP Soul Banshee, so you can hear those songs in a whole new way. Shag is full of dirty funk grooves, psychedelic Afro Beat, and heavy soul jazz. We love this album so much and are excited to officially share it with the world. Shag will be released on Big Ol Dirty Bucket Records. Keep a look out, this will be really soon!!OTS Shag Cover Artwork

Catskill Chill

August 24th, 2012

catskillchillOn The Spot Will be playing the Catskill Chill again this year on Saturday,  September  8th!!  Danny will also be playing with AE3 for this festival.  This will be an event not be missed if you are able!!  Check the website here for more details.

Danny’s playing with AE3 (Alan Evan’s Trio)!!

August 24th, 2012

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On The Spot Trio is pleased to announce (if you haven’t heard about it yet) that Danny is now the Guitarist of the Alan Evan’s Trio also known as AE3. Be sure to check them out here to read all about them and listen to their new album Drop Hop.  AE3 will be on their Drop and Run Tour beginning August 5, 2012, with over 25 stops across the country including Los Angeles, Santa Cruz, San Francisco, St. Louis, Philadelphia, Brooklyn and more; ending in Florida for Bear Creek Festival

The Crepe Place

April 13th, 2012

OTS We Play @ The Crepe Place in Santa Cruz, CA Every 1st & 3rd Thursday For Free!!!

Alan Evans

November 22nd, 2011


We are pleased to announce that Alan Evans, drummer for the internationally touring super group Soulive, will be recording our 2nd album entitled ‘SHAG’. Look for an official release in early 2012!!!

The band will also be playing a few special shows with Alan including :

November 30th @ The Boom Boom Room in San Francisco, CA!

December 15th @ Mo’s Place in South Lake Tahoe, CA

December 16th @ Calneva Resort in North Lake Tahoe, CA

December 17th @ Moe’s Alley in Santa Cruz, CA!!!

Hope to see y’all out there!!!!

Hangtown Halloween Ball

October 9th, 2011


On The Spot Trio is pleased to announce that we will be playing the inaugural  Hangtown Halloween Ball in Placerville California this year.  This fresh annual festival, hosted by Pet Projekt Presents, features Railroad Earth who will be playing a show every evening.  Come on out and enjoy the whole weekend.  There is camping available, along with RV hookups.  Hope to see y’all there!

2011 Summer Tour

June 28th, 2011

Summer Tour Poster

2011 Summer Tour!

Catskill Chillin!

June 5th, 2011


We are so happy to announce that we will be playing The Catskill Chill Festival in Hancock, NY this year!!!! To be a part of this amazing line up is a true honor for us!

For more info, check out

Straight Out The Garden!

October 17th, 2010


On The Spot Trio’s debut album

‘Straight Out The Garden’ is

available HERE now!!!!

Check It Out!!!!

Recorded, Mixed & Co-Produced by Alan Evans @ Play On Brother Studios!

Welcome to the official On The Spot Trio website!

Upcoming shows

No shows booked at the moment.