Monday, August 31, 2015

Big Wes Meets Billy Flynn

Billy Flynn, yes, the same Billy Flynn ( who won a Grammy for his work on the CadillacRecords movie soundtrack, will be sitting in with Big Wes Turner’s Trio on Thursday, September 3 at the Essen Haus. Billy is the consummate blues musician, but also a huge fan of surf guitar stylings. Expect plenty of both, along with Big Wes’s mishmash of Americana.

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Big Wes on the Patio

Just back from playing with Big Wes Turner’s Trio on the patio at Tofflers. What a treat to play with these guys! Gary Hendrickson kills it on guitar; Rick Becker grooves on the kit and sings, be it George Jones or Freddy King, with his soul out on his sleeve. Thanks to Steve for having us and all the folks who showed up, including Robert J and family.

Up next:
Sept. 3, Big Wes Turner’s Trio at the Essen Haus, Madison, WI. Downbeat at 8:30.
Sept 4, with The Cash Box Kings at Chan’s in Woonsocket, RI.
Sept. 5, 6, with The Cash Box Kings at the Rhythm and Roots Festival in Charlestown, RI.

What it was. What's next!

Ah yes! The West! As in west Green County. A rural Wisconsin idyll on Sawmill Creek. A beautiful “rescued” barn.
Happy Birthday April! The potluck was incredible. Thanks to our hosts and the appreciative folks in  attendance. Thanks to the irrepressible Mauro Magellan for propelling us through our repertoire.
What’s NEXT?
THIS afternoon (Sunday, August 30, 2015), Big Wes Turner’s Trio (me, Rick Becker, Gary Hendrickson) plays while YOU hang, on the patio at Tofflers in New Glarus, Wisconsin. The fun starts at 2:30 pm.

Friday, August 28, 2015

Come Saturday afternoon, I'll be wending my way into the hills and hollers of SW Wisconsin. The party is private. The band is The Birddog Blues Band, Ken "Birddog" Olufs on harmonica, Jenifer DuPrez on vocals, Gary Hendrickson on guitar, yours truly on bass, and special guest Mauro Magellan sitting in on drums.