Thursday, July 6, 2017

Live at Talbot Studio

Terry Talbot of Talbot Studio and Gallery pitched in with the Make Music Madison event, and gave Big Wes Turner’s Trio a great spot in which to welcome back guitarist Gary Hendrickson (long layoff due to injuries and ailments). 

Want to see and hear? (Headphones recommended.) Terry ran his recorder and here's the result. 
  Live at Talbot Studio: Big Wes Turner's Trio

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Summer Busy-ness



First, kudos to Terry Talbot of Talbot Studio and Gallery, who gave Big Wes Turner’s Trio a beautiful setting in which to bring back guitarist Gary Hendrickson. Fun was had by the band, and the family, friends, and passersby who became stoppersin were most welcome. Music was made, Madison!

Second, things are getting busy!

On Friday, June 23, The Sparks Band rides again at Sprecher’s, in the outer limits of Middleton (yes, in Wisconsin) Doin’ it on the deck from dusk to dark. Eat, drink, and rock-n-roll next to Middleton’s last cornfield. (Inside if it rains—but it won’t.)


Wednesday, June 27 the Birddog Blues Band sets up in the City Park Pavilion in downtown Janesville. Bring your lawn chairs for this city-sponsored set. Early evening.

Saturday, July 1, The Knuckle Down Saloon celebrates July 4 with an afternoon of the Midwest’s best Blues: The Cash Box Kings, The Jimmys, and Reverend Raven & The Chain Smokin Altar Boys.
"Top of the Food Chain' Blues Artists with the awards to back it up!"

Sunday, July 2, The Maintainers (that’s Frankie Lee, Mel Ford, Rick Becker, and Tom McCarty) play up to (and beyond?) the firing off of the Merrimac fireworks, out dere on da deck dere at the friendly Varsity Club.

Friday, July 7, those hardcore Chicago Blues cats the Cash Box Kings perform in “concert” (ooooooo!!!) at the Mineral Point Opera House (in Mineral Point, Wisconsin). Go figure.

Saturday, July 8, the Cash Box Kings head down to Clear Lake (Iowa) for the big Bicycles, Blues, & Barbeque Festival.

Wednesday, July 12, Tom joins singer/songwriter extraordinaire Paul Otteson of Faux Fawn for a rare duo performance at Art In art gallery in Madison (1444 E. Washington Ave.).

Come back for updates!

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Telling You What's Goin' On



What kind of McMusical stuff is there to enjoy in the remaining days of June? A list of such follows (and there’s lots more stuff going on in July, so check back.)

This Saturday (June 17), The Sparks Band plays at The Hody Bar & Grill in Middleton (Wisconsin, duh!). Scratch that itch for rockin’ to radio rarities of the 60s. Beer also available. The Sparks Band (Mark Loder, Rich Larson, Tom McCarty) display their distinctive retro repertoire starting at 9 pm.  

Then, Wednesday, June 21 Big Wes Turner’s Trio celebrates the return of playin’ partner and good buddy Gary Hendrickson. Big Wes’s boys participate in Make Music Madison with a performance at Talbot Studio & Gallery (2118 Atwood Ave.) Rain or shine.
5:30 to 7ish pm.

On Friday, June 23, The Sparks Band rides again at Sprecher’s, in the outer limits of Middleton (Wisconsin, duh!) Doin’ it on the deck from dusk 'til dark. Eat, drink, and rock-n-roll next to Middleton’s last cornfield. (Inside if it rains.)

Wednesday, June 27 the Birddog Blues Band sets up in the City Park Pavilion in downtown Janesville. Bring your lawn chairs for this city-sponsored set. Early evening.