Wednesday, January 19, 2005

Music Report for Jan. 19, 2005 - Elena's Birthday

Hi Friends, just a note to keep you in touch. Remember that tonight (Wednesday) is jam night at Kennesaw Billiards. That's a nice, roomy venue that treats us well and we want to make it as successful as possible. The band is hot, even if the weather isn't. Directions are at the bottom of this email.

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

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

Wednesday, January 05, 2005

Music Report for Jan. 5, 2005

This is another year, and we're having another series of great jams at the North End Pub & Grill. Last night was a great one, in that we had a sudden surplus of THREE hot keyboard players who kept things smokin' all evening. Add to all that the talents of recording artists Barry Richman, Andrew Black, Jon Schwenke, Greg High, and more than a dozen other performers and you know we had an explosive mixture! Also, at Andrew's suggestion we sent the tip bucket around to collect donations for the tsunami relief fund. The house band also agreed to throw in all of our tips, for a total of $92 that will go to charity (probably UNICEF, I'll be researching the best choice later today).

Missed that one? Too bad, see you next Tuesday. But wait, there's also a hot Wednesday night jam we're building up at The Club in Kennesaw Billiards. That one features Larry Griffith, Jon Schwenke, Ricky Fargo and myself, in a nice big room with a dance floor and not too much smoke.

If you miss the Wednesday jam, Monday will be rolling back around far too soon anyway, but at least we can boogie your blues away at Crystal's in Marietta (also featuring Larry, Jon & Ricky).

So, we've got ya pretty much covered - come see us to get rid of those pesky early-week blahs. See you soon!

Crystal's On The Square
southeast corner of the old square, Marietta

The North End Pub & Grill
Hwy 9 & McFarland, Alpharetta

The Club at Kennesaw Billiards
Kennesaw Promenade on Cherokee St. (Wade Green Rd.)

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

Best New Year Wishes,
George Price