Saturday, February 19, 2011

Here's a link to the flyer for the first Black Cat Bone Music event!

very excited about this event! been waiting for a couple year to play a show with the polecats. those guys are all over the country playing every week! We're actually really lucky that Jeff Norwood was in the northeast too - he hails from South Carolina and is a true bluesman. i promise you a great time witnessing some amazing music being made. the show is early - only running from 8pm until 10pm or so.

i'm really jazzed about bringing these guys to noho - Damon & Co. will also perform to round out the night. my hope is that we'll build an audience for this style of underground contemporary blues based music. this is not your typical roadhouse chicago blues (though there's nothing wrong with that at all) - this is mississippi delta inspired low down and dirty type stuff. this is celebrating the juke joint and that wild kind of party!

anyway - i'll be talking more about this as the show gets closer. i'm also going to post some videos of the acts playing.

right now i need to go entertain the baby!
now this is a fantastic saturday morning!

had a fantastic gig last night @ Finnegan's Tavern in springfield. a good amount of my family from the area rolled in to my surprise - i referred to them as the "Beef Contingency" during one of the breaks, it got a good laugh. It was also really nice to see some old friends in there too.  some of these guys i haven't seen in forever, which is all too often the story. we also met some great new people and got some folks dancing for our whole last set too - which is really the goal for us. everyone seemed to have a good time - even when we took a break and the comic who was double booked took the stage. he wasn't much more than just vulgar and it was irritating some of the crowd. his friends however, thought he was one funny mofo - even when they heckled him!  Great bar with an great staff running it, we will totally be back with the trio next time!

this morning i got the scoop from Holly about last night. turns out Delaney slept like a rock and put up barely a fuss when it was time to go to bed! i just don't get it, but at least Holly had an easy night. i don't feel like such a schmo for being out then!

today is gonna be pretty relaxed. later tonight we're going to a party at my Aunt's place. not too sure if we'll all go or if it'll just be me and Chloe - we'll see.

next gig is march 12h and i'm so excited about it, i don't really have the words to get into it. i have been waiting to play a bill with the ten foot polecats for two years now! the fact that we have a show booked for next month with them AND Jeff Norwood is more than i could ask for.

i need 2 things right now - coffee (obviously) and lots of water!


Beef - out!