I'm often too tired on Fridays to do anything and this one was no exception. However, I happened to be walking by Canal Room around 8:15/8:30ish when I heard the funk oozing out of the walls. I quickly remembered Buzz was there and it was too early and too close to play the too tired card.
It was a good thing because it was a lot of fun. It was a CD release party and Stephanie the flute player sat in. She used to be in the band and I presume she's on the CD. It's nice they have a violin and tenor/baritone as permanent members.
The first set was a lot of new material that's not on the new album. The 2nd set was mainly songs from the new album. I couldn't stay for the whole thing because it's important that I give my cat his heart medicine in a certain timeframe. I enjoyed what I got, though.
To celebrate the September 20 release of Living Breathing Magic, our third studio album, we will be headlining The Canal Room, 285 Broadway in New York City on September 16. As a special offer, anyone attending the show will be able to purchase a copy of Living Breathing Magic in advance of the scheduled release date. As a further special offer, anyone purchasing tickets in advance, can obtain a copy of the new album for only $5.
Alex Garay: Guitar/Vocals
Dave Migliore: Drums/Vocals
Greg McLoughlin: Bass/Vocals
Brian Ciufo: Saxophones/Vocals/Hand Percussion
Meredith Rachel Bogacz: Violin
Rosie Lazroe: Vocals