Sunday, October 23, 2011

Saturday afternoon I got to play at the Scarab Club in Detroit with David Swain's Prez Society featuring George Bedard and Brian Delaney on guitars and a bunch of great sax players: Keith Kaminski, Bobby Streng, and James Hughes. The show was sponsored by hosted by R.J. Spangler and the Detroit Blues Society, and we received a very warm reception.

Playing with Dave over the years has opened the doors to a lot of wonderful places in Detroit that I would never have seen otherwise. If you get a chance to visit the Scarab Club don't pass it up - you've never seen anything like this Detroit cultural institution. And it's right across the street from the Art Institute!

I had just started learning a little about Bert Jansch when he passed away.

Here is a file for Odie.

Sunday, October 09, 2011

Garrison Keillor says he'll finally stop in the spring of 2013. I would start a count down calendar but he's being coy about the specifics. He says first he has to find somebody who can muck up duets with good singers as badly as he does.

Anyway, here's some Brazillian jazz I've found lately. This is my first experiment with posting a link to a Youtube playlist.