Monday, December 19, 2005

Catching Up...

With the Christmas holiday and the end of the year rapidly approaching, it's been a busy few weeks. After the December 4th show at the Horseman's Club, I've been sort of laying low. I've been trying to fight off a cold. Here is a really brief summary.

Mojo Lounge Jam - 12/06/05

I caught R.J. Mischo's World Famous Tuesday Night Blues Jam at the Mojo Lounge. It was a really fun night.

The lovely Lara Price made an appearance. She is a very good singer. She also played drums quite well. I played a couple of songs with R.J. and a few more tunes with a young guitar player named Shakey Jake.

At this point, I can't remember much more of that evening. Heck, it was almost two weeks ago. I can't be expected to remember too much, after the weekend that I had prior to this day.

R.J. Mischo @ Mojo Lounge - 12/10/05

This show was a lot of fun. It's nice to hear a whole show from Mr. Mischo. He's a rather unique guy. He is a rare type of harmonica player on the West Coast. While he can play that style of blues quite well, he can go an entire evening playing nothing but old school post war blues. He borrowed heavily from the songbooks of Big Walter Horton and Snooky Pryor, in addition to playing his own material from his most recent CD entitled, "He Came To Play!"

Making a surprise guest appearance from Los Angeles by way of Chicago was the infamous Cadillac Zack. He sat in on a couple of tunes and sounded great.

Mojo Lounge Jam - 12/13/05

Johnny Cat and Mike Phillips hosted the Tuesday night Blues jam. Johnny Cat and Mike Phillips opened the show with Dennis Dove playing the drums. The first set was great and it featured some fantastic covers of a few Tyrone Davis tunes.

It was a fun night. There were a lot of new faces that dropped in from the south bay. The most impressive performance of the evening came from J.C. Smith. He's a very good singer and tasteful guitar player.

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