Sunday, October 7, 2012

Danny Hull: Musically This Week Vol XV, No 5

Hello everyone.  A special night indeed...

Tuesday, 10/9 at the Iris Restaurant     7:30 - 10:30
Craig Kastelnik, Hammond B3     Patty Flaherty, vocals     Chuck Buffamonte, guitar     your host, drum set
Last week in Bobby Jones, we featured one of the greatest B3 artists in the world.  This week, in Craig Kastelnik, the same compliment applies.  Hype?  Nope.  Truth.  If you remember the days at our curiously lit location when Patty & Craig drove north for their two appearances every year, you know I'm not blowing smoke.  This much we do know: There are elite musicians the world over, most of whom we don't know anything about.  There are great musicians who never achieve fame, as there are mediocre musicians who do.  Some elite musicians choose not to tour, others don't choose to test the rigors of New York City.  I mentioned last week that Bobby Jones turned down the gig with Tower of Power.  Tower of Power!  He wanted to stay here.  Craig is another such musician.  He flirted with the big stage as keyboardist for Eddie Money in his younger days.  More recently he has taken some short tours with Nina Simone's daughter (simply "Simone"), and he and Patty have also been featured with the legendary Bernard Purdie.  But though the equal of say, Joey D, neither Bobby nor Craig enjoy that kind of fame.  However, I defy the casual listener to take a blindfold test and hear the difference that said fame implies.  We invite you to join us as we celebrate a homecoming and feature another of the world's elite B3 artists.  The Iris Restaurant - in the plaza at the intersection of Maple & Sweet Home Roads in Amherst.  831-3271.  Good music, good food, good people, world-class artists, chilled spirits, and a great hang.

next Tuesday, 10/16 at the Iris Restaurant     7:30 - 10:30
Miles Tucker, tenor saxophone     Wayne Tucker, trumpet     George Caldwell, piano     Sabu Adeyola, bass     your host, drum set

upcoming at the Iris Restaurant...
Tuesday, 10/23 Nelson M. Starr
Tuesday. 10/30 Bruce Johnstone with Sax & Violins
Tuesday, 11/13 Tom Bronzetti CD Release
Tuesday, 12/18 Sein Oh


And here we are...
I should not proceed by land to the East, as is customary, but by a Westerly route, in which direction we have hitherto no certain evidence that any one has gone.
 - Christopher Columbus,  August 3, 1492

and Friendships.

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