Mookie plays keyboards and accordion and resides in Baltimore, Maryland. He has been performing and recording with national and area musicians and bands for over 20 years. Some notable long term associations with regional acts include: The Lone Starlet Band, Billy Kemp and the Paradise Rockers, Kevin Johnson and the Linemen, The Grandsons, Section 8, Mambo Combo, Tommy Conwell and the Young Rumblers, Solar Circus, Living Earth, and many others.
For the last 8 years and through 4 CD's on High Adventure Records, Mookie continues to perform around the country with the former New Riders of the Purple Sage and Jerry Garcia Acoustic Band's guitarist, David Nelson. David was the singer of the New Rider's biggest hit and counter culture anthem Panama Red. At various times Mookie has also been a member of Phil Lesh & Friends, Bob Weir's Ratdog, and legendary San Francisco band Kingfish.
A New Jersey native, organist John Ginty has toured and recorded with artists such as Jewel, Citizen Cope, Santana, Dixie Chicks, Matthew Sweet, Court Yard Hounds, Bad Religion, and he was an original member of Robert Randolph and the Family Band, a band in which he received two Grammy Nominations, as well as a Gospel Music Award for Urban Album of the year in 2003. That same year, John appeared on the Blind Boys of Alabama's Grammy Award winner Higher Ground. Over the years he has been a frequent guest, sitting in with Santana, Ratdog, Govt. Mule, and the Allman Brothers at the Beacon Theatre. His discography spans over a decade and a half, and demonstrates his eclectic influences and unique sounds on the keys. John steps out into the spotlight for his 2013 release "Bad News Travels", on the American Showplace label. Produced by Ben Elliott (Keith Richards, Eric Clapton) the record is rooted in the soulful blues, and shows off John's fiery brand and exciting style on the Hammond B-3 organ that he is best known for, as well as his electric and acoustic piano playing.
"Bad News Travels" also features some stellar guest performances by such notables as Martie Maguire from the Dixie Chicks and Court Yard Hounds on fiddle, Warren Haynes from the Allman Brothers Band and Govt. Mule on guitar, label mate Todd Wolfe on guitar, Florida bluesman Albert Castiglia on vocals and guitar, Brooklyn based blues singer Alecia Chakour, Baltimore big shot Cris Jacobs on guitar and vocals, and John's long time recording companion Neal Casal on guitar.