Last night at The North End turned into another epic showcloser, in keeping with owner Elena's birthday. Greg High, Keith Barnhart, Mike Hinton, Gates Nichols, Theron Peterson and I spent the last half hour (overtime) going hawg-wild on stuff ranging from Joe Walsh to Deep Purple (closing with "Highway Star", if you can believe that!). The electricity, the skill, the sheer telepathic connection between the players was incredible! Stuff we never imagined we could do was pouring out of us. My sympathies to our friends who left too soon. I hope Tweek got it all recorded - he's been recording in preparation for making CDs of the live performances at The North End. Ask for current status of that project next time you visit.
Mike "Cathead" Nunn has put together a beautiful full-color poster for The North End jams, featuring photos of various performers. We'd love to have you take one and hang it in your office or other public place. Please ask. Mike's company does graphic arts for advertising agencies and other clients, and they do fabulous work!
Here's a note from another friend of mine, Pat Dennis, who I highly recommend you check out. A true master musician, Pat plays a multi-instrument solo act. If you're anywhere near one of his shows, check him out.
Hi ya'll, I'm still at DeGrouchy's Main Street Cafe in Canton, across from the theatre, every Wednesday from 6:00 - 9:00. the food is excellent and they have a full bar.
I'm playing piano, guitar and alto sax to all your favorite songs. We have been slow, as most places have been, so I'd really like to see there.
Bring your wife or girlfriend, but not both.
See you at the Main St. Cafe.
After the restaurant I recommend Kennesaw Billiards where my friends George Price, and Larry Griffin will be playing. We were there a couple of weeks ago and they were great. The Club at Kennesaw Billiards Kennesaw Promenade on Cherokee St. (Wade Green Rd.) 9PM-1AM
And finally, here's a list of the weekly jams I'm involved with:
Mondays: Crystal's On The Square
southeast corner of the old square, Marietta http://www.crystalsonthesquare.com/bandschedule.html
Tuesdays: 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!
Wednesdays: The Club at Kennesaw Billiards 770-514-9900
Kennesaw Promenade on Cherokee St. (Wade Green Rd.)
3600 Cherokee Street Northwest Suite 107 Kennesaw, GA 30144