In the early eighties Tony moved to Los Angeles where he found work touring and recording with the likes of Eric Burdon, Rickie Lee Jones, Bette Midler and Bonnie Raitt.
In 2000 after several years of touring with Taj Mahal and The Phantom Blues Band, Tony produced the Grammy Award winning ” Shoutin’ in Key’. Tony is also a W. C. Handy winner.
Tony is currently a member of the Robert Cray band and is playing and touring with Robert. In addition to his heavy touring schedule, Tony just finished co-producing the new soon to be released Curtis Salgado record on Alligator with PBB playing on the tracks and is up for a BMA award in 2012 as best drummer. He also produced at Johnny Lee’s Ultratone studio, with Mike and Johnny Lee playing on it, the new Trampled Under Foot CD which is nominated for three BMA awards.