Wednesday, September 21, 2005

Music Report for Sept. 21, 2005

I've got goosebumps as I write this. I'm listening to the recording of last night's amazing, stellar, interstellar performances at The North End pub. Jimmy Dormire (of multi-platinum band Confederate Railroad) was in town, and came to play. Play HARD. Atlanta legend John McKnight was also in the house, with serious intent. The lineup for this set was Jimmy, John, myself, Andrew Black, Rich Tomanio, and Gates Nichols. We had just finished an amazing Allman Brothers medley. Now Andrew Black is singing "People Get Ready", with Gates' big lush keyboard intro, and when the band kicks in it gives me chills. This will definitely go onto my media website when I finish editing the recording tonight or tomorrow morning.
Media site:

Speaking of my media page, "Leave Your Hat On" scored over 500 downloads in the first couple days! And I didn't even do anything to promote it - someone just 'discovered' it, I guess, and spread the word. Considering how relatively unknown is so far, that ain't bad. Check it out, forward the link to your friends.
Leave Your Hat On:

John McKnight would like me to remind you that the Wednesday jam at Darwin's is still going strong. That's where I got back into the music business some 5 or 6 years ago, after 17 years offstage, thanks to encouragement from John (and Jon Schwenke, and Miz Kay the owner). I will always have a fondness for Darwin's, one of the only two blues clubs in Georgia that a major blues magazine found worth noting.

Thursday night I'm heading over to Nik's in Marietta for the jams with John Michael Rose, a favorite player & singer of mine. I'll be auditioning for a gig there. Stop on by, have some liquids, groove on the show, make some noise. (links below)

Friday and Saturday I'll be doing a jazz trio with Larry Griffith and Mike LeVasseur at Silk, 8th & Peachtree downtown. That's a very nice place, I highly recommend it.

Sunday I'll be playing at Nik's again, this time in a jazz combo behind Ms. Michael Broderick.

Monday I'll be back in the studio for some more demo work with Andrew Black.

And that brings us up to my favorite part of the week, Tuesday at The North End. You just gotta be there!

The North End Pub & Grill
5970 Atlanta Hwy (Hwy 9 at McFarland Rd.)
Alpharetta, GA 30004 678-867-6750
8:30-12:30 (but sometimes jams on until closing)
GOOD food, kitchen open until 2AM!

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