Monthly Archives: July 2012

Gary Clark Jr. – July 28, 2012

Gary Clark Jr.  -  Central Park Summerstage  -  July 2, 2012 Clark is the latest in the line of hot Texas electric blues guitar-slingers.  He has dialed (and loudly!) into Hendrix’s tone, skipping over the let’s-bring-Jimi-to-Texas of SRV,  and instead … Continue reading

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Stanley and Grimm – July 25, 2012

Stanley and Grimm – Kate Gould Park, Chatham MA – July 25, 2012 Was fortunate to come across this gig while on the Cape.  This whimsically-named guitar/fiddle duo covered trad Celtic jigs and reels (as if I knew the difference) … Continue reading

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Criolo – July 21, 2012

Criolo  -  Central Park Summerstage  -   July  21, 2012 The headliner here was Bebel Gilberto, but no sketches of her.  As for her music, I was expecting (or at least hoping for) a nuanced treatment of Brazilian folk roots.  No … Continue reading

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Sketchcrawl 36 – Ninham Mountain, Carmel, NY

Sketchcrawl 36  -  Ninham Mountain, Carmel  -  July 14, 2012 Unlike previous Sketchcrawl, there was no NYC activity, so I went local, to Ninham Mountain, to feed the deerflies, mosquitoes, and various other blood-feeding Diptera; my version of communing with … Continue reading

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Charles Bradley – July 12, 2012

Charles Bradley  -  World Financial Center  -  July 12, 2012 Here’s my suggestion for an SAT analogy question – oops, they’ve been discontinued.  Okay, let’s make it for the GAT – the Gambino Attitude Test:  Tina Turner is to Bettye … Continue reading

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Nellie McKay – July 11, 2012

Nellie McKay  -  Madison Square Park  -  July 11, 2012 McKay has mastered aspects of the cabaret/supper-club room sensibility, then uses it as a springboard for sly devastating humor both in her programming and banter.  Her solid chops, endearing kooky … Continue reading

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La India / Zon del Barrio – July 10, 2012

La India / Zon del Barrio  -  Rockefeller Park  -  July 10, 2012 Both of these groups had relatively full Latino mini-orquestras backing up, so there was never any thin-ness of sound.  ZDB dedicated their set to the recently passed … Continue reading

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Mark Morganelli & Jazz Forum/Arts Band – July 5, 2012

Mark Morganelli  & Jazz Forum/Arts  Band – Pickwick Plaza (Greenwich) – July 5, 2012 Morganelli is my hero.  He’s got deep jazz cred going back to the NYC loft scene (which I totally missed out on), relocated to the burbs, … Continue reading

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