Thursday, February 15, 2018

Mid-Winter Amazements

That l’il ole blues band from Chicago, The Cashbox Kings, is helmed by sovereign soul men Oscar Wilson on vocals and Joe Nosek on harmonica. They do jaunt around—east coast, west coast, sometimes Europe—and when they head north to Wisconsin you will often hear guitarist Mel Ford, drummer Mark Haines, and Big Wes bassman Tom McCarty in the mix.

Such occasions are soon upon us.

Tuesday, February 20
The Cashbox Kings help YOU help Porchlight raise funds for their worthwhile cause. Pay up and chow down on delicious dishes from a heaping helping of Madison restaurants. Yes, we missed the official Mardis Gras date, but, hey! It's never too late to laissez les bon temps rouler!

Saturday, March 3
Once again, that venerable eastside Madison watering hole, The Crystal Corner Bar, hosts The Cashbox Kings. The Kings bring that Chicago Blues thing, and the Crystal pours the libations. 9:45 ‘til late.

What about BigWes Turner’s Trio? Yes, it’s the question quivering expectantly on the moist edges of virtually every pair of music-loving lips. Work is underway on what will be the band’s first recording since Big Wes went AWOL. Demos are done and studio time is booked. Tentative title is “Walk the Talk,” and the marketing department is gamely getting ahead of the game. (see sample art below).

The band has also started lining up gigs for the first leg of their “Basement Full-o-Blues Tour,” so if you have a basement, get in on the ground floor of this exciting “down-and-dirty” musical endeavor. Make contact.

Also. Have you heard? The Big Wes Turner’s Newsletter has added an amazing new feature: POSTCARDS! Whaaaaa? Yeah, you heard right. Most well-informed Turnerites receive their sporadic action updates via email, but now they can alternately (or additionally) get a scrap of cheap cardboard with informational notes scribbled thereupon... FOR FREE!!! Just ask. 

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