Ok, I’m referring to an actual nerve, and not a case of audacity. Well kind of, in that a nerve in my neck had the audacity to become compressed, rendering my left arm useless and my attitude acutely horrendous. I’m better now, but I still want lots of sympathetic attention. I have suffered, you know! But obviously not as much as all of you being forced to suffer through a week without my genius. I’m back!
Enough about me. Ha! Just kidding! You know I’ll figure out a way to bring it back to me. But first we had a jumpin’ Saturday night with the one and only Erica Brown Band, and the Delicious Ms. Brown (or, as The Mistress of the Blues now refers to her, Miss Delish) sent the room into orbit, as usual. There is just something magical about Miss Delish and her really tight band of boys, which is why they always pull a happy, dancing, joyful crowd. I had two young charges (12 and 9 year-old brothers) with me whom I’ve known for some time. They often joke about me talking too much (I know, ridiculous accusation), so when Miss Delish tore up “Honey Hush,” nine-year-old Sage leaned over and asked, “Did she write that song for you?” Cute kid.
They will be back on July 5th, but until then, if you need a fix, you must go to ericabrownband.com and purchase their CDs. Those CDs have gotten me through many a bad hair day. Not to mention a pinched nerve (I was listening to “The Weight” pretty much hourly).
Tomorrow night one of my other favorite gals graces the stage. My wonderful friend Gretchen Troop is back with her band, and I promise I won’t ask her to do “Sittin’ on the Dock of the Bay” twice this time. Ok, maybe not a “promise” per se, but rather I’ll try really hard. Who am I kidding? I’m going to make her do it three times. And then again as an encore. Then I’m going to ask her for a ride home and make her sing it a cappella in the car. She’ll do it, she loves me. Right?
Oh yeah, and she’s bringing their new CD! Can’t wait! Must have! Getting dizzy.
Then we’ve got some rockabilly with
Saturday night. Well, we have my beloved Delta Sonics. Any newer subscribers should note that I love this band, and have since I was first introduced to them in 2005. They are quintessential old school blues, and I’ve been known to travel when I can to hear them live. They also have a CD coming out soon, with seven originals, and four cuts with Steady Rollin’ Bob Margolin, Prodigal Son of the Outlook sitting in. I’m going to CD heaven.
I got a chance to talk to the guys about the CD this past Sunday at a special afternoon gig. Really special. What gig, you ask? Oh, just a little television show called, “
In all candor, I would like to take this opportunity to thank Al Chesis, Erik Boa, John Butler, and Tony Pantelis for spending a few hours of their Sunday afternoon to perform for our inaugural show, thus guaranteeing success. This is a non-paying gig, and yet they readily agreed to be part of our show. And not just the first one, as they performed the theme song, “
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Next week is heavy people, really heavy. The women are coming! Starting Thursday with Delores Scott and her Colorado Allstars (who just so happen to be the Gretchen Troop Band), followed by Kelly Richey on Friday night (tickets are on sale now, and we suggest you call soon, she’s selling out), and the superb voice of Jessica Rowand of Mojomama (and
Now for a look at Sundays. For the longest time, I skipped the bi-weekly Sunday blues jams for a number of valid reasons: Sunday evenings have always been sacrosanct for me in that it takes an act of God to get me out of the house. I like chillin’ on Sundays, so what! Well, a few months ago I started dropping in on the occasional Sunday, and am so glad I did. I’m now a bit of a blues jam regular; off stage, not on.
Well, the May 25th jam was off the hook, and I’m so glad I made the executive decision to start working at the Outlook every other Sunday. You see, I pack up my portable office and head to the club to get some work done. One would think a bar would be more distracting than working at home. One would be wrong. For some reason, I can get a lot of work done there. Anyway, I work for a few hours until the blues jam begins with Mark Diamond and Lionel what’s-his-name.
On this particular Sunday jam, none other than Sammy Dee dropped by to join the fun, and ended up closing the jam with a very full stage. These jams have become almost familial, with a lot of regular faces on very talented people. I highly encourage any and all blues-loving fans to join us on the second and fourth Sundays of the month. Mark and Lionel run a great jam. And the reason why comes from Mark:
“Any jam session is there to test the mettle of musicians. Musicians have to have big ears and a sense of spontaneity. It’s the spontaneity of jams that make them so exciting; you never know who’s going to walk in, and with the players changing every 20 minutes or so, the audience gets to hear a lot of different styles from some really talented people.
However, these jams are not for beginners. We’re not running them as a school, but beginners can treat it as such by listening and watching, and thereby learning what they need to do to get to the level of playing necessary to join a jam. But if you are a seasoned performer and want to sit in, please come up and introduce yourself to us, as we’d love to hear what you can do.” Mark Diamond
We also have blues jams on the first and third Tuesdays with Dan Treanor, Jack Hadley and the wonderful, fabulous, incomparable, sexy, granddame, Ms. Jody Woodward. I think I need to start taking my office to the Outlook every other Tuesday as well.
See you tomorrow night. If you’ve not heard the Gretchen Troop band, do your ears a favor and meet me there by . Honey “Blues Bee” Sepeda
MEMO TO DAN
Thank you so much for covering for me last week. In answer to you question, no, I didn’t pinch the nerve pulling on stockings, but rather trying to whip my eyes away from that hair growing on your face. Why hide the handsomeness?
It's a motorcycle thing.
Born to be wild,
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