I've for the most part figured out how to do Blue Note. I still don't like it, but every once in a while I just have to go. I get that seat way back by the soundboard so I can get up and dance without bothering anyone.
Oh was this show worth it! How everyone else remained
seated I do not know. It had a lot of soul, R&B feel, Medeski, and
awesome musicians. I love having the banjo. I already knew how much I
enjoy Bill from his sit-ins with Warren. It turns out he's also pretty
funny, which added to the entertainment.
The music was just
awesome! The drummer is also the singer. He wasn't bad as a singer.
Sure, I would have preferred Robert Plant, but he wasn't bad and it did
seem the type of music most people would want a singer for. (You probably know I have singer issues and Robert Plant is the only stellar male singer I can come up with that definitely rates).
There was an amazing banjo/sax duo piece. Apparently, Bill & Ryan have been together for a long time. I really love banjo.
Medeski was awesome, both in his solos and as a sideman. I'm so glad I chose his night. I also loved the bass.
What a great night!
Etienne Mbappe bass
John Medeski organ
Josh Dion vocals and drums
Ryan Cavanaugh banjo
Mitch Stein, guitar