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My lineup is all set and it has grown a bit. This won't be duplicated for a while (if ever) so please come down and enjoy! We start at 10pm. Funky Fritters are at 8pm.
Tuesday, February 24, 2009, 10pm
Performing Dr John's Gumbo
Bill Malchow and the Go Cup All Stars
214 Sullivan Street
New York, NY
Bill Malchow - piano/vocals
Brian Seeger - guitar
Casandra Faulconer - bass
Dave Berger - drums
Scott Bourgeois - tenor sax/clarinet
Chuck MacKinnon - trumpet
Elizabeth! ! - trombone/vocals
David Luther - tenor sax/bari sax
Chrissi Poland - vocals
Kierstin Grey - vocals
Matthias Bublath - organ
11 people. Coool right?
About the album:
Dr. John's Gumbo bridged the gap between post-hippie rock and early rock & roll, blues, and R&B, offering a selection of classic New Orleans R&B, including "Tipitina" and "Junko Partner," updated with a gritty, funky beat. There aren't as many psychedelic flourishes as there were on his first two albums, but the ones that are present enhance his sweeping vision of American roots music. And that sly fusion of styles makes Dr. John's Gumbo one of Dr. John's finest albums. (allmusic.com)
Dr. John's Gumbo was ranked number 402 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 500 greatest albums of all time.
We will be performing the record in it's entirety at 10pm.
The Funky Fritters at 8pm
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New Orleans is warmer then NYC right now. That is good.
It's been a good week. I had a nice couple of gigs with Shannon McNally last weekend. We did a bunch of Bobby Charles tunes and she really impressed me... especially being 7 months pregnant!
Today I'll be driving to JFK to pick up Earl Poole Ball (Johnny Cash, Gram Parsons, Buck Owens, Byrds) for an upstate gig with the Jack Grace Band. Earl was Johnny Cash's piano player for 20 years so I expect to hear some stories. Maybe some I can share...
This Friday Bill Malchow and the Go Cup All Stars will be on the main stage at B.B. Kings opening for the Funky Meters. Maybe I can steal some licks from Art Neville. Hope to see you there.
Buckwheat played great. We all know about the accordion but he's also an awesome organ player which I didn't know. I also learned he hated Zydeco as a kid. One day Clifton Chenier (father of Zydeco) had him play organ with him and Buckwheat got hooked.
Buckwheat was a little sick, bronchitis I was told. So I couldn't really smooze with him. But I did like hanging with the band. Little Buck, Olivia, and all the rest of the entourage so nice to meet you...
thanks to Josh Paxton (organ), Doug Garrison(drums), and Jonathan Freilich(guitar) for sitting in.
I've met some great keyboardists so far, Tom McDermot, John Gros, not to mention older friends like Joe Ashlar, Brian Coogan.
I've also gotten to know Charlie and Glinda at the world famous Donna's bar and grill. Nice people, Charlie, "the dawg", has those great stories! I've played two shows at Donna's. Simon Lott joined me last night and it turned into a fun one... Looks like I'll be back for Mardis Gras.
While the food here is great, I am jonesing for some NY Bagels.