Hot Club of Cowtown - Ballard Park (Ridgefield, CT) - July 5, 2011
This group exists where Bob Wills western swing intersects with Django musette (his stuff was mostly drum-less, no?) somewhere in Greenwich Village (according to the recited lore). Ballard Park is a dignified and lovely setting, always good access to muscians for autographs, and we try to get to at least one “CHIRP” per year. Smith has his L-5 amplification so down, playing through a vintage small amp miked just right for that perfect 1940′s era crackling distortion. Pretty full sound for a trio.