Live Music Fans,
We had a good time last night hearing some sweet original rock & roll from the Outer Vibe out of Nashville. Originally from Grand Rapids, Michigan, the trio put on another powerful display of their rock music featuring 3-part harmonies and a drummer who also plays trumpet. Another wonderful Sunday night service in the old bank lobby,
And, now we look forward to even more great live music this week. It starts with one of our all-time favorite touring musicians, Lipbone Redding on Wednesday Night. He has put on some great original tunes for us for over a decade and his live shows are something to enjoy. The bonus for his visit to town this year is a special show in True Nature’s Kiva on Tuesday night. Turns out this talented musician has a spiritual side that will be on full display starting tomorrow night. Check out True Nature’s website for more details. And then come out for his “typical” show in the little room on Wednesday.
Then, we look forward to hosting a multi-talented touring trio featuring Molly Healey for their first visit. Check out their videos; cool original sounds. Just what we like. And, the full week ends on a sweet note by hosting long-time, ex-local blues player, Johnny O, for another show with us. I watched him grow up in town a couple of decades back while he learned some blues from our old friend, Howard Berkman: may he rest in peace. He is sorely missed and he would have loved to come to this show. It will be heart warming for me to hear Johnny play some licks he learned from the old blues master and then took to another level.
See you at the shows!
TUESDAY NIGHT – LIPBONE AT THE KIVA – 6PM TO 7:30PM – $20 – www.truenaturehealingarts.com
Om Prana: Sonic Mediation with Pranavam Das (Lawrence “Lipbone” Redding) – Tuesday, August 20 from 6-7:30pm
“Expect an evening of Breathwork (pranayama), chanting and sonic healing, followed by a deep guided meditation with live music. In this 90 minute workshop, we focus on the breath and empowering the voice through the chanting Aum (Om) and other vedic mantras.”
And, if you have not had the chance to visit this wonderful Zen oasis in the middle of town, just go to their beautiful website and get a glimpse of what you are missing. A new treasure for the old downtown.
WEDNESDAY NIGHT – AUGUST 21ST – LIPBONE REDDING – 8:30PM – www.lipbone.com
“In his early twenties, Lawrence “Lipbone” Redding migrated from North Carolina to New York City with his guitar. After a brief stint as an actor, carpenter, bartender and producer for the Museum of Sound Recording, he promptly became a subway musician.
From the swampy farmlands and beach towns of coastal North Carolina. Lipbone was steeped in the musical tradition of Soul, Boogie and Blues.
From 1998 to 2001 Lipbone honed his guitar and people skills amongst the underground caverns of New York City, In 2002 his craft allowed him to travel and make a living wherever life took him: India, Europe, South America, New Orleans, San Francisco. Along the road, he forged lifelong collaborative relationships with producers, artists and masters around the globe.
In 2005 Lipbone Redding emerged into the vibrant East Village nightlife, where he became a staple of the downtown music scene. From 2005-2012 he held a residency at the tiny but famous Jules Jazz Bistro on historic Saint Mark’s Place. Friday night and Sunday brunch with The Lipbone Orchestra became a regular happening frequented by hipsters and tourists alike. It was there amongst the champagne, rowdy cabaret atmosphere and weekly packed house that Lipbone developed his signature jazzy Lip Trombone and unique style of musical storytelling.
In 2006, In the East Village, Lipbone met world famous producer Ahmet Ertegun, founder of Atlantic Records (Ruth Brown, Joe Turner, The Clovers, The Drifters, The Coasters, Ray Charles, Ben E. King, Solomon Burke, Otis Redding, Sam and Dave, Percy Sledge, Aretha Franklin, Wilson Pickett, Led Zeppelin). Ahmet, on a date night with his lady, motioned Lipbone to sit at his table. He offered his hand and confided “You play trombone with no trombone, better than some trombone players that I know.” Lipbone took it as a blessing and hasn’t looked back since.
In 2007 Lipbone signed with Indie label, Be-Pop Records, founded by bass player and producer Jeff Eyrich (Natalie Cole, Tanya Tucker, T-Bone Burnett, John Cale, The Blasters, The Plimsouls, Dave’s True Story, Cheech & Chong). 5 albums and a “Best Of” compilation have since been produced by Jeff and Be-Pop Records. It was also during this time that Lipbone teamed up with choreographer/dancer, Bill T. Jones (Spring Awakening, Fela!) to work on Chapel/Chapter. The live performance played to audiences worldwide and Lipbone, along with the other collaborators, won an OBIE award for Best Collaborative Performance.
Since 2012, in order to maintain a travel lifestyle 200 engagements per year, Lipbone has returned to his roots and has sprouted new shoots. An uncanny vocal range, a nylon string guitar, a wooden spoon duct-taped to his foot and a lifetime of stories are all he needs to get the party started.
Lipbone Redding mostly tours as a solo act but collaborates regularly with other musicians and his trio, The Lipbone Orchestra. He has shared the stage with many great artists including Marcia Ball, John Mayall, The Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Tab Benoit, Cyril Neville, Jimmy Hall, Jonathan Edwards, Rita Wilson, Shemekia Copeland, Tommy Castro and others.
Lipbone has taken his singular vocal instrumental style to a new level by playing guitar and producing all of the instrument sounds while simultaneously singing and storytelling without the use of electronic effects nor a loop pedal. Really, you should check him out.”
FRIDAY NIGHT – AUGUST 23RD – THE MOLLY HEALEY TRIO – 8:30PM – www.mollyhealeytrio.com
“Molly Healey is a looping violinist, cellist, and guitarist from Springfield, MO. She tours solo, as well as with a full band. Dubbed “rock-inspired orchestral looping”, she loops her stringed instruments live into a symphonic bed that gives full and intense roots to her original compositions. The band is Zach Harrison on guitar, Kyle Day on bass, and Danny Carroll on drums.”
SUNDAY NIGHT – AUGUST 25TH – JOHNNY O & THE JELLY ROLL BAKERS – 7:30PM – www.johnnyoband.com
“John Ohnmacht was born in Aspen and has been entertaining Colorado fans for the past 25 years. His former band, Band du Jour, toured nationally and internationally for six years. Band du Jour released a CD called Feel The Sun and enjoyed huge popularity in Boulder, Colorado, selling out the nationally renowned Fox Theater consistently for over three years. When Band du Jour broke up, John split to Mexico for three months. While in Mexico he heard of a blues band in his hometown of Carbondale, Colorado that needed a guitarist. So, he returned to the States and took up position fronting the 12: BarFlies. The 12:BarFlies were a well established bar band that had played extensively around the Roaring Fork valley in the mountains of Colorado. After a year of playing with the 12: BarFlies, John felt it was time to take his experience back to Boulder and start his own group.”
NEXT TUESDAY NIGHT – AUGUST 27TH – MAYBE APRIL – 8PM – www.maybeapril.com
“Maybe April is a Country Americana group made up of Katy DuBois (Bishop) and Alaina Stacey. Hailing from Jonesboro, AR and Chicago, IL, they met in the summer of 2012 at a music industry camp in Nashville, TN. They wrote a song that would later take them to Los Angeles to play at a GRAMMY week event, along with Bonnie Raitt, Kris Kristofferson, Allen Shamblin, Gavin DeGraw, J.D. Souther, Joy Williams from the Civil Wars, and many others. Since then, amongst hundreds of shows, the girls have opened for Brandy Clark and Sarah Jarosz, played Pilgrimage Music Festival and IBMA’s Wide Open Bluegrass Festival, and had their video “Last Time” premiered on CMT.”
“Maybe April is recognized for their harmonies, original songs, and shared roles as frontwomen, each adding something different from their musical backgrounds to create a unique sound somewhere in between Americana and Country. Their love for each other and their music continues to push them in their endeavors in Nashville, where they have been based since 2013.”
“RECOGNIZED FOR THEIR HARMONIES, ORIGINAL SONGS, AND SHARED ROLES AS FRONTWOMEN, KATY AND ALAINA WRITE SONGS AND SING HARMONIES AS A VOCAL GROUP, EACH ADDING SOMETHING DIFFERENT FROM THEIR MUSICAL BACKGROUNDS TO CREATE A COUNTRY AMERICANA SOUND.”
Now, there’s another week of fine choices to fulfill your live musical needs. Summertime in the shop! Come enjoy before I have to find my shoes and long pants and coats.
Steve, Mary Margaret and Shannon
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