Thursday, October 06, 2005

Music Report for Oct. 6, 2005

First, my apologies to those of you who haven't heard from me for a while - I just realized my email list was missing about a hundred names, and probably has been for some time. Doh! So I typed them all back in, the best I could, and now the first thing you get from me is bad news.

First, this from the website:

Charles Timothy Gunther August 29, 1958 - October 2, 2005.

As many of you have heard, a terrible tragedy has befallen not only the Breeze Kings, but the entire Atlanta blues community. On the morning of Sunday October 2 at approximately 9:30am, the Breeze Kings were involved in an auto accident in Lake City FL. Three of us – myself, Jim Ransone, and Matt Sickles, walked away bruised, scraped, and broken hearted. Our friend and drummer, Tim Gunther, was not so lucky and passed away at the scene. We hope that memories of the great gig we played the night before were in Tim’s dreams as he was sleeping in the van at the time the accident occurred. The rest of us: band members, musicians, fans, and friends, will have our memories of Tim to get us through this very difficult time.

All are invited to an informal gathering of friends at the Northside Tavern on Thursday October 6 at 8:00pm. There will be no pre-arranged live music or jamming, however, friends are encouraged to speak their thoughts, share their stories, and sing their songs - no drums or amps please. There will be food, drinks, love, memories, and a celebration of Tim’s life and the impact he had on all of us who knew him.

The formal visitation/viewing services are scheduled for Sunday October 9 from 2:00pm to 6:00pm at Mayes Ward-Dobbins Funeral Home in Marietta. They are located near the Marietta Square at 180 Church Street, N.E. Marietta GA 30061 (770)428-1511
Take I-75 north to exit 265 (North Marietta Pkwy). Turn left off the exit and go 6 lights to Church Street. Turn left on Church Street and it is three blocks ahead on the left.

Donations to help cover Tim's final expenses, which are being handled by Tim's fiance, Rene Reno, and the Breeze Kings, will be accepted at the Northside Tavern on Thursday night, as well as many area blues clubs. We are trying to set up a special bank fund, but in the meantime, please make checks out to CARLOS CAPOTE and memo mark them 'Tim Gunther Memorial'. You may also mail checks to us at 1220 Worthington Hills Drive Roswell, GA 30076-1753

You may also make an online credit card donation using PayPal by clicking below (sorry, this button wouldn't paste into my newsletter, you need to go to to click the button there - GP)

There is no way for one person to reach all of Tim’s friends by phone or email. Please forward this information to all who may be interested.

Our most sincere thanks goes out to all of those who have contacted us with love and compassion. Please continue to keep Tim and his loved ones in your thoughts and prayers.

- Carlos

I will be at The Northside Tavern tonight to deliver $120 donated by The George Price Band and the patrons of The North End Pub, collected at our weekly gig Tuesday.

In better news, last night I started playing Wednesdays with Andrew Black & The Believers (Andrew, Jimmy Mouton and Jon Schwenke). The venue is Tavern On The Bridge, near the corner of State Bridge and Medlock Bridge. It's a great room, with a big dance floor, decent stage, and a nice sound system (with soundman!). This is gonna be a sweet gig, and you know the band rocks with players like that.

Upcoming shows
Tuesdays - Open Jam at The North End Pub (see below)
Wednesdays - w/ Andrew Black at Tavern On The Bridge (see below)

Fri-Sat Oct. 7-8, The Cellar in Alpharetta
w/ Larry Griffith Band

Fri-Sat Oct. 14-15, Doc's 10PM to 3AM (really!)
w/ Larry Griffith Band
2750 Cobb Pkwy SE, Smyrna 30080 (770) 953-9354

Sun Oct. 16, Birdi's On The Square, 5PM - 7PM
w/ Marlyn Campbell
115 Sycamore St. Decatur 30030 404-371-9906

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