Monday, January 18, 2010
Danny Hull Newsletter: Musically This Week Vol XII, No 19
Hullo friends. Sunday afternoon. (Again.) Multi-tasking here, at least until the laptop battery gives up... Watching the Vikings-Dallas game while composing this invitation. (Good thing for spell check...) And why not? After a decade-long playoff withdrawal as a Bills fan, I thought I'd see what second millennium playoff football looks like. My prediction record for the weekend stands at 1 & 1 - never thought that Kurt Warner & Arizona would get blown out of the stadium. Baltimore had no chance against Peyton. Expecting both home teams to remain standing at close of business today. And now to the music...
Tuesday, 1/19/2010 at Bobby McGee's 7:00 - 10:00 p.m.
Randy Stirtzinger, vibraphone Warren Stirtzinger, guitar Jim Kurzdorfer, bass your host, drum set
Wine & cheese. Pizza & beer. Vibes & guitar. And when the same blood flows through both artists, that combination can be musically formidable. We welcome our Canadian counterparts for their first performance at our new digs, and we invite you to join us and bestow an All-American greeting on our friends from St. Catherine's. The New Bobby McGee's, located in the Maple Ridge Plaza, Sweet Home & Maple Roads. Tina, Jyl, Magan, steady Billy & quiet Mike - good music, good food, good people, chilled spirits, and still a great hang.
Friday, 1/22/2010 at Wegman's Amherst St 6:00 - 8:00
Is Wegman's a publicly traded company? Dave Scott is at least musically invested. The Amherst Street location has joined their sister stores in offering live music to their Friday patrons. Join us for a unique Friday night date.
Saturday, 1/23/2010 at Bobby McGee's 8:00 - 11:00
Joe Rozler - piano, guitar & vocals Jim Kurzdorfer - bass yours truly - drum set
For your consideration: Joe Rozler is among the most eclectic and versatile musicians in the world. Hype you suggest? Fact: Joe travels the planet with a heavy metal band. Now I don't know much about metal, except that I don't like it. But I do know that there are metal players who are respected for their skills in their genre, but they couldn't swing if you threw them a vine. Joe swings with ease. And Joe is a founding member of both the Sid Winkler Band and the Party Squad, two of the most successful party bands in Buffalo history. And why are they so successful? Because with Joe behind the keys, or at the mic, or with his guitar, you've got an artist who can at once play a request for Stevie Wonder, sing a Sinatra-era standard, break your heart with a wrenching ballad, and rock the house with a Pop tune off the charts. How many jazz players can do that? But we won't be asking Joe to bring his metal chops to our gig this Saturday at Bobby McGee's. We'll play standards ala Nat King Cole, and dance tunes from the Great American Songbook. Why not make your dinner reservations and relax in the musical company of this singular artist? Then you tell me: Truth or hype?
Mondays at Bobby McGee's 7:00 - 10:00
1/18/2010 Civiletto & Michaels
1/25/2010 Civiletto & Michaels
Tuesdays at Bobby McGee's 7:00 - 10:00
1/26/2010 Bobby Militello
2/16/2010 Clay Jenkins
4/20/2010 Pat Bianchi
Thursdays at Bobby McGee's 8:00 p.m.
1/28/2010 Salsa Dance Lessons with Sarah Hooper & the Latin Jazz Project
Fridays at Bobby McGee's 7:30 - 10:30
1/22/2010 Kathy Carr
1/29/2010 Jack Civiletto
Saturdays at Bobby McGee's 8:00 - 11:00
1/30/2010 John Stevens
2/20/2010 Tenor Guitar Madness
It's all in your body of work...
You have to find what makes you stable in the storm. Then, no matter what's happening round you, no matter what the hype or the publicity, you can still manage to make leaps in your work as an artist.
- Jimmy Smits
We hope to see you. Thanks for your support.