RUCMA is now doing Mon and Wed nights at Yippie Café. They are now having them downstairs in the finished basement. I like it better down there as you can see better and it feels a little better.
The band was
Michael Wimberly & Electric StormBilly
Spaceman Patterson (guitar)
Hilliard Green (electric bass)
Michael Wimberly (drums)
Juan Quinonez (guitar)
Brett Miles (tenor/shells/flute) – I think
They started with a piece with drums and chanting with an idea of sending positive energy to Obama in the spirit of our ancestors. Whatever it was, it sounded great. During that, they moved from the chant to some groovy playing. Then, Michael announced they were going to do a ballad. That was some ballad. An acid jazz type ballad if you will. The last piece was a get down funky funky piece. Right before they started Hillard changed basses, both were electric, but he used the red one for this. Off the hook! It was also fun for me since I think I’ve only seen him with the upright in the past. It was his name that got me interested in going last night, but it was also the right time and location.
It was a very enjoyable hour.