IT’S A SNOW BLUES DAY
Sometimes I just crack myself up! “Snow Blues Day!” Come on people, that’s funny!
Ok, maybe just to me.
First a bit of business. We had a very moving service/jam for John-Alex Mason this past Sunday, with more than twenty musicians lending their time and talent to say a fitting farewell to John-Alex. And one of those generous musicians left a black bag of guitar strings. Contact Scotty at the Outlook to claim them.
Very soon, I’ll have much more to report about what that touching evening started. Soon.
Tonight the very talented (and pretty) Jack Hadley is back, so bring some biscuits to wipe up the butter of his voice. Tomorrow night, Papa Juke is having a CD Release Party, and I understand they are really ready for this, so it’s going to be a barnburner.
Sammy Dee returns Saturday night, so come out for your taste of Louisiana.
Our regularly scheduled Blues Jam on Tuesday will be on hiatus as we have an election party, hopefully celebrating Dan’s election to Boulder City Council! The Mighty Twisters will be twisting the night away for us. Here’s a little more: “The festivities get underway around 5:30 PM. The Mighty Twisters will play for your listening and dancing pleasure beginning at 8:00 PM. I’m the bass player. We play a mix of rock, pop, reggae, ska, blues, R&B…anything fun and danceable. The Outlook is also offering a very inexpensive room rate for anyone who wants to stay the night. Hope to see you there!”
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Now I want to give you a few reminders: Nov. 9th, Samantha Fish! Nov. 11th Lil Red and Big Bad with our very own WILLIE PANKER and special guest, international saxophone star, Jimmy Carpenter (speaking of pretty)! They’re out of New Orleans, and advanced to the semi finals in Memphis this past February. No. 25th, Otis Taylor and Bob Margolin! Nov. 30th MY GIRL, yes, that’s right, MY GIRL, Ms. Candye Kane (I break out in huge grins just at the thought of seeing and hearing her again)! Dec. 7th, Mike Zito! Jan. 6th, Hamilton Loomis! Jan. 25th, Trampled Under Foot! I think I’ve broken the exclamation point key on my keyboard...Who cares, they’re all worth it.
Thu 10/27 - Jack Hadley Band
Fri 10/28 - Papa Juke
Sat 10/29 - Sammy Dee
Sun 10/30 - Jazz Jam w/ Mark Diamond
Tue 11/01 - Blues Jam w/ Dan Treanor
Thu 11/03 - Cedar Ave. Blues Band
Fri 11/04 - Broken Everlys
Sat 11/05 - Diane Jobe ($5 cover)
Wed 11/30 - Candye Kane
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I’m going to leave you this week with some thoughts about John-Alex and news from Jason Ricci. First is from Rick Carver:
I will not be able to make it this weekend as I am going back to Kansas to spend some time with my Mom. This was obviously very devastating news, John-Alex will leave a huge void. I was talking with the boys about John-Alex's passing, we reflected on the great Blues in the Schools program that he did while they were in middle-school. At the time, both boys were taking classical guitar lessons in school, John-Alex was very gracious on spending extra time with them giving pointers on playing different styles of guitar. That is just a small snap-shot of what John-Alex was all about. It was a great pleasure getting to know him. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with him and his family. Appreciate all that you are doing to make this a fitting tribute that will include many of his musician friends and those who had the pleasure of enjoying John-Alex the short time he was with us.
These things are never fair, this year has been a tough one.
And this from Jason’s FaceBook page:
First one posted: “Hey everyone, Im here in LA at New Perceptions Rehab. Things are going ok so far....Thank you for all your support. I'm hoping to stay here for 7 months, after that I'll have to go back to IN for a bit and with any grace I'll be able/allowed to move back here. Everyone has given me so much hope and love and I thank you for it deeply. I'm still all ridiculously emotional and I cry a lot but the tell me it gets better. This is harder than last time. Thanks again to everyone. Also I lost my cell phone on the plane so for now I can only write..Not allowed to make calls any way.”
Second posted: “Hey Im so happy reading all of your alls wonderful Love both soft and tuff! Thank you Thank you and thank you!!! Again I lost my damn phone on the plane but Im not to make any calls till this Thurs. so again my address is f anyone wants I can get mail at: This is your opportunity for all you bad boy loving Girls and Boys to start a romantic Pen Pal relationship with a dangerous criminal! Thats whats up!
Jason Ricci c/o New Perceptions 17813 Malden St. Northridge, CA 91325
I wont be present here or on the phone for a while. Thank you all again!”