Sunday, October 16, 2005

Music Report for Oct. 16, 2005

Hi Friends,
A few of you who are new to the list this week missed the sad news about the passing of Tim "Kokomo" Gunther. You can catch up on that here:

It's been a pretty nice week since my last letter to you. My weekend at The Cellar with Larry Griffith Band worked out well, we had a good Tuesday night with George Price Band at The North End, Wednesday with Andrew Black & The Believers at Tavern On The Bridge continues to kick butt and keeps getting better (special event there next week!), and this weekend at Doc's with Larry Griffith Band was rockin' (big thanks to Shakin' Sheri for bringing out her fellow Fried Flamingo Queens - what a party crowd!)

Bill Hussey has completed a DVD of highlights from Ms. Michael Broderick's jazz show at Nick's (including myself, Mike LeVasseur on keys & key-bass, and New Orleans evacuee Louis Romanos on drums). I just got the DVD and haven't had time to view it yet, but I'll let you know. I've already seen and enjoyed a four-song demo he made from this show. Bill has done good work on previous projects and I expect this to be no exception. I think it's great that he's documenting local performances, and I wish more people would. Atlanta has a wonderful music scene, and with video technology so cheap and easy now we have a golden opportunity to catch these players before they slip away (like Kokomo, Mr. Frank, and too many others).

Coming up:
Sunday, 10/16: 5PM-7PM
Birdi's On The Square with Marlyn Campbell
Many of you have seen Marlyn with South River Band, or at one of her apperances at the North End Pub jams. Imagine Julia Roberts, but with a better smile, a good voice and a great stage presence.
115 Sycamore St. Decatur 30030 404-371-9906

Tuesday, 10/18: 9PM-1AM
Open Jam at The North End Pub with George Price Band
We've gotten even better! GPB announces the addition of Jon Schwenke as our regular bassist. Gates Nichols is moving from bass over to keyboard, so we'll have plenty of fine piano, organ, and horn section to make everything sound amazing. Theron Peterson continues to make it all move with his fine drums, vocals and harmonica. All of us sing. C'mon out, the food & drinks are good, the jams are fine, and if you can stay for the Midnight Madness set you'll be glad you did.
The North End Pub & Grill
5970 Atlanta Hwy (Hwy 9 at McFarland Rd.)
Alpharetta, GA 30004 678-867-6750
9PM-1AM (but sometimes jams on until closing)
GOOD food, kitchen stays open until 2AM!

Wednesday, 10/19: 9PM-1AM
Tavern On The Bridge with Andrew Black & The Believers
CUSTOMER APPRECIATION PARTY! This is normally a great room with pro-run sound and good food, but this week will be extra special. Come out and have a really great time.
Tavern On The Bridge
9775 Medlock Bridge Rd., Suite A.
Duluth, 30097 770-232-1210
Southeast corner of State Bridge Rd. and Medlock Bridge (Hwy 141)
One door south of Stony River.

Friday, 10/21: 8PM-12PM
Freeland's Pizza with Larry Griffith Band
Good food, good brews, and a nice early show so you can come for dinner.
Freeland's Pizza & Pub
1090 Alpharetta St.
Roswell, GA 770-594-8765

Saturday, 10/22: Cancelled
Apologies to my Dahlonega friends, the show at Buisson Arts Center has been postponed. I'll inform you when it's back on again.

If you have any questions, please feel free to call or write me.

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