Hey guys - Here's the
run down for the near future (Painkillers?... don't think narcotics... think
Thursday - April 11th
- 12 W. Elm Nightclub from 8:00 - 12:00 and every second Thursday in May and
June. This is a great little listening room and for our first night we'd love to
make a good impression. Doug Lofstrom on the upright bass, Mike Levin on Tenor sax,
soprano sax, clarinet and flute and we might even encourage Gilmary Doyle-Andrews
to sit in on a set or so. Folks in the immediate neighborhood who've been asking
when we'll be close by....Well, here it is.
- April 17th - Underground Wonder Bar from 8:00 - 10:30 at 710 N. Clark - So, if
you miss the 12 W. Elm gig this is just 6 days later. This time we have drums and
a great Telly playing guitarist sitting in for the evening. Doug is on bass, Brian
McDermott is drumming and singing great harmony along with Gilly and David Nekola
is the monster guitarist. You don't want to miss this and again... support in these
early days of our climb to stardom is essential.
- April 19th - Cigars and Stripes …. I think from 10:00 - 12:00 but check
back with me - 6700 block W. Ogden - This is a great bar and all the smoking (other
than the music) is done outside so don't let the name scare you. We're the quartet
of Brian, Doug, Gilly and yours truly for sure but you can never tell who's going
to be sitting in.
Friday - April 26th -
Sitting in with Val Leventhal's band at The Gallery Cabaret from 7:00 - 9:00 - 2020
N. Oakley, Chicago... just me but looking forward to trying to keep up with this
bunch. My old friend Alpha Stewart will be on the drums... and Val has that super
songwriting and the voice to back it up.
- May 9th - 12 West Elm Nightclub again
- May 11th - Eastgate Cafe 7:00 - 10:30 - 100 Harrison Street in Oak Park - This
is my old haunt. Got the trio for sure... and as usual, anyone's guess who might
be sitting in.
Saturday - May 18th -
Oak Park Festival all afternoon centered around the Eastgate Cafe... this is going
on all day and I'm not sure who I'll be playing with because tons of friends of
the Eastgate show up and hey, it's a festival.
- June 13th - 12 W. Elm Nightclub again. By this time the place shoud be mobbed.