Thursday, July 22, 2010

Folk gone crazy, Dedicated Ears Show #3

The latest Dedicated Ears Presents at the Chopin Theatre featured an array of folk styles. The heat and the festival down the road made getting people out a bit difficult but the turnout was respectable. The crowd was ready for the bands and was very vocal. Gabe from Dastardly is responsible for getting The Bears Of Blue River and Teenage Rage to play as well as being a man about the crowd. I enjoyed all 4 sets. The Bears Of Blue River played a more traditional brand of folk with Gavin telling some stories in between. Teenage Rage played a wide open anything goes set that utilized piano, guitar, bass, drums, saxophone , male and female vocals while stretching the bonderies of folk music. Dastardly offered up a loose and energetic set that was punctuated by Gabe's showmanship. The Black Atlantic were sublime and beautiful while Geert used some jokes as well to propel their great set along. I have a video from each band on this page, the rest can be found on Chopin Thetre's youtube account. Again there were many remarks about the awesome venue and genial owners of the Chopin Theatre. Those sentiments are heard at each show I have done.

Special thanks again to Brian Fitzgerald for the great poster again! Also, to Aaron Hui who has been at all three shows and takes pictures as well as helps with the lighting. Thanks again to Lela and Zygmunt.

Next up I am finalizing a show with Judson Claiborne. I am also in talks with Louis from Sky White Tiger about bringing their concert and visual spectacle they did at Adler Planetrium to the Chopin in Nov. Also, I am starting up a monthly singer-songwriter night and will have a date for the first one in Aug. very soon.


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