Another big week of music. Head down to Sunny's tonight, and mind your knitting while listening to some Smokey western swing.
Thursday night you (or, at least, I) will want to be in at least three places at once. I'm playing the song circle along with Jeep Rosenberg with Jesse Miller, and Dock Oscar with Anneke Meeker, followed by Sufferin' Succotash and Roosevelt Dime. So that's where I'll be. But you may be at Jalopy, where Hilary Hawke is celebrating the release of her wonderful new CD at Jalopy. It's all her own songs, and features lots of pickers you know and love including, of course, double-H herself. The Woes are also on the bill so it will be a rocking night. Or you may be across the river at Banjo Jim's, where the Bob Jones and Boo Reiners will be plunking and pitching their new CD, with Melissa Faith Cartoun opening.
On Friday, Jonah Bruno's sister is in town with her band Dust Bowl Dreamers, playing an early show in the Lower East Side. He notes that they do not have a banjo player. We're not sure if he means that as reassurance, or as a hint he may sit in. You could walk from there to Googie's, where Kari Denis rejoins Kings County Strings for a night of music also featuring David Moore and Don't Tell Darlins. Or continue west to Ace Of Clubs where Rich Rosenblatt and company will be celebrating the fifteenth anniversary of the Prowlers. Or go to Brooklyn, where you could see The Woes at the Brooklyn Lyceum or Mattison at Sunny's.
Saturday night the Sunny's jam will be a bit special -- Edith is celebrating her 22nd (or was that 88th?) birthday with food and, of course, some wonderful singing. Come down and celebrate with her and all of us at this wonderful bar on the edge of beautiful New York Harbor, into which the Hudson River also empties, a couple of miles away. :-) Mojo was there last week so hopefully we'll see him this week and can wish him well.
Also Saturday, Jamie Lyn's Honky Tonk Angels will be at Hank's, with a bunch of great bands as well as a song circle. Definitely a great Brooklyn night out.
Sunday is Make Music New York, so, get out and make music! Lots of our friends are playing, too many to list here, so look at the calendar online:
The jam at Kili will probably be sparse as will other events, given how many people are playing out. It's a great day, though. Finish the night back at Hank's again, where Sean Kershaw will be concluding his long residency there, or at National Underground with the Birdhive Boys at 11.