Category Archives: Music

Classic Negroni & Jazz at The Archer

I wandered up to the Archer in Jersey City and ended up ​drinking the on-special Classic Negroni (gin, Campari, vermouth) while listening to Dixieland from The Blue Vipers of Brooklyn, a delightful combination. The cocktail was bitter but the jazz … Continue reading

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Etienne Charles at the Savannah Musuc Festival

We had a great evening dancing at the Charles H Morris Center in Savannah listening to the up-tempo fun of the Etienne Charles Caribbean Dance Party. Thank goodness it wasn’t  a latin salsa beat but rather in the reggae, rock … Continue reading

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J. FLAX and the Heart Attacks

Friday night at Hardywood in Richmond, VA I saw a very fun surf punk band, J. Flax and the Heart Atracks from DC. A power trio of drums, bass and surf guitar with all the tremelo, vibrato and wah wah … Continue reading

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Broadberry

Big Daddy Love at Broadberry playing some kind of country jazz, that is with extended breaks. Naturally the guitar dominated with the keyboard player filling in his chromatic scale solos. The bass player was locked in to the beat focussing … Continue reading

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My Son the Doctor, Red Light Rodeo

After a quick Thirsty Thursday at Isley Brewing, it was time for a bike ride to see  My Son the Doctor, who played Yiddish, Romani and Balkan music. Voices, acoustic guitars, percussion  and a fabulous clarinet player filling in the … Continue reading

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Billy Crystal Fingers @Portrait house

I landed at Portrait House in the Carytown neighborhood and was lucky enough to catch Billy Crystal Fingers spinning old country 45’s, most of which were unknown to me, seemingly both B-sides. Although I used to have hundreds of LPs … Continue reading

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Brass Bands, bands with Brass

It was a good weekend for non-guitar music or non-guitar-centric bands. Friday night started off with a strret performance next to the Byrd Theatre in RVA. A tuba, drums and the remainder of the group comprising trombones. The lead trombone … Continue reading

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