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April Update

Thanks to all who came out to Bin22 to hear Charles, Randy, and I in our drums, guitar, and harmonica arrangement last Thursday, we really appreciate those who came and all your kind words. The atmosphere was excellent for our first set, with a private party going on in the sofa area and folks trickling in as we went through some standards.  The second set went all the way from Skylark to Cold Duck Time, then Bob turned on the Chicago blues harp sound and Randy stepped up to the mic to sing Mustang Sally!  Great times, thanks again for coming out!

New Audio!

This weekend we added some new sound samples to our Video and Audio page, some one minute clips from our recent Hermitage Country Club appearance for the Goochland Chamber of Commerce.  Ok the Hermitage gig was a while ago, but again day jobs got in the way of timely editing and posting.

We played for the pre-dinner cocktail hour, and David Tennenholtz sat in with us since Randy couldn’t make it that evening.  Randy did send along his Zoom recorder with which we laid down the entire gig in mp3 format. As you can hear everyone had a great time – lots of fun going on in the background!

The new tracks include Just Friends, All of Me, us trading fours on Stella By Starlight, and the end of Bob’s solo and beginning of Brian’s nice arco solo on the Theme from Black Orpheus.

Stella is one of my favorites, the theme of the Ray Milland/Ruth Hussey/Donald Crisp classic The Uninvited, and of course covered by all the greats.  My favorite version might be Chet Baker’s understated take, here played live in Tokyo.

See you at Bin22 on the 31st!

March Update

A couple of weeks ago Randy, Bob, and drummer Charles Hibbler hit Bin22 in our “Blue Stripes” configuration, jamming on the standards as well as a bit of rock and roll – we had a request for Neil Young so we went right into After the Gold Rush.  A rainy night but a good time.  Look for us back at Bin22 on Thursday March 31.  Hopefully we’ll be out on the porch again, see you there!

Check out Randy’s Players and Pickers Blog

Randy is up and running on his new blog which shares his deep insight about guitarist sound and technique; definitely of interest to those who enjoy listening as well as playing. His most recent post gives a shout out to one of my personal favorites Buck Owens. It is frequently updated and every post is a quick but informative read that will help you become a better guitar player or listener.  – Bob

January 2011

We were joined by keyboardist David Tenenholtz on the 19th at Bin22 who showed off some serious technical chops and really put some drive into the rhythms playing bass lines with his left hand.  We played When I Fall In Love and David fell into the bass line of Let’s Get it On which went perfectly – very cool!
Soon after that we for the Goochland Chamber of Commerce annual meeting on the 27th at Hermitage Country Club.  It was a great crowd and we had a great time, opening with Stella by Starlight and swinging through straight ahead and bossa selections for cocktail hour.  Thanks to Barbara and everyone else at the chamber, and Chris at the bar!