Tuesday, July 2, 2024

Thanks to our haste, and lack of proofreading and fact-checking, our Department of Corrections will never be out of business. Being human (no AI here, folks), we err, and when we do, we own up. 

That said, it was an easy enough mistake to make, assuming that if George (Gershwin) wrote the music then brother Ira must have written the lyrics. But Porgy and Bess, the Gershwin opus that introduced the now ubiquitous tune "Summertime," was an exception, drawing lyrics from the novel Porgy, written by DuBose Heyward. Now we both know.

Our screw-ups are nothing new, but see if you can spot the TWO NEW additions to... 

The McMusical Calendar (BirdDogBlues news below)

Thursday, July 18
Fun folkers Faux Fawn (the brain child of prolific and singular songwriter Paul Otteson) perform in the spacious and comfortable backyard at the McFarland House Cafe (5923 Exchange St. in McFarland).
6 to 8 pm

Sunday, July 21
Mel Ford & Fairlane serve up a smorgasbord of blues-flavored standards and raucous rarities with acoustic guitar, upright bass, and down-home vocals on the patio at Tofflers Pub & Grill in New Glarus
(200 5th Avenue). 
2:30 to 5 pm

Thursday, July 25
Gerry Does Jerry
Gerry Burns, longtime musician of Austin (Texas) revisits his Wisconsin roots and gathers a supporting cast of local heroes for a summertime celebration and appreciation of the Grateful DeadJoining Burns are keyboardist Todd Phipps, guitarist Gary Hendrickson, bassist Tom McCarty, and TWO
 drummers!: Mauro Magellan (Kentucky Headhunters and The Jimmys) and Bun E. Carlos (Cheap Trick). Check it out at Tofflers Pub & Grill in New Glarus.
7 to 10

Saturday, July 27
Gerry Does Jerry again. Same star-studded line-up as above, except Doug Brown replaces Todd Phipps on keyboards. Grand Avenue Pub (132 W. Grand Avenue) in Beloit. Bring out your Dead!
8 to 12