Thursday, December 27, 2012

Playin' With My Friends

Over the last couple of months, I have some great kitchen jams with some of my oldest musical friends. I actually played a couple of gigs and did some recording with Allan Fraser - Allan just posted one of the tunes on cdbaby - a beautiful tune called "What You Said Is True" Allan and Sue Lothrop, his original singing partner before Daisy DeBolt, were sitting around my kitchen table singing tunes they did together in the sixties.

Later into the seventies, Sue and Russ Kelley were in another Montreal-based group, Rings 'n Things, that was also on the U.S. college coffee house circuit. Sue's husband Bill Garrett was in another incarnation of the same band and I did a couple of tours with them myself. And now Russ is releasing a solo album and has invited me to sit in for a few tunes. We had a rehearsal with Russ's son Alan on bass and David Baxter (who produced half of my "Overqualified" album).We're doing the CD launch on Thursday, Jan 10 at C'est What

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Bonnie Raitt on Jimmy Fallon

What I was watching on Christmas night (after too much turkey)

Bonnie Raitt: Used to Rule the World (12/4/12)

and playing the Paul Siebel classic, Louise

Quote of the day, Bonnie to Jimmy Fallon "Playing slide is so easy"

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Quote of the Day

"They thought to pull in people off the street you had to play loud and fast"

- from an amazing documentary series

hmmm, that's what I used to say about getting attention at those music conferences/showcases

A rather young George Shearing has a great quote too - "I like abandon, yes, but lack of discipline, no." And great stuff from Hoagy Carmichael...and I'm not even halfway through...