Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Birdlegg at the Mojo Lounge

Lately, this blog has become an activity report detailing my activities. It has become about where I go, who I see perform, etc, etc, etc... It has become a little bit stale.

So, I decided to shake things up a bit.

Since, I frequently have a video camera with me. I've decided to capture a few tunes and write a little report to accompany the video.

Here is the first installment in a series of at least one. There may be more, so check back in the future.

This past Tuesday, Birdlegg dropped into the World Famous Tuesday Night Blues Jam at the Mojo Lounge. For those readers unfamiliar with Birdlegg, he is a fine singer, songwriter, harp player and entertainer. In my opinion, he is one of those performers that is due greater recognition than he receives.

This entry of Joe's Blues Blog will chronicle this evenings captivating set by the Oakland Blues performer.

On this particular evening, he was joined by Stave Gannon and Steve Freund on the guitars. Randy Bermudes was on the bass and Robi Bean on the drums.

They opened a three song set with a tune entitled Maria. Let's take a listen...

One of the favorite tunes of Dina, the lovely and talented bartender on Tuesday evenings, is the classic Walkin' The Dog. As seen in the next video, Dina (joined by the infamous Double G) got up to dance a bit. During the middle of the tune, Birdlegg takes advantage of an opportunity to have some fun with everyone's favorite bartender.

For those people unaccustomed to the harsh realities of life in the poorer section of some American cities, Birdlegg provides an education on those realities in the next and final video. He and the band perform the excellent tune, San Pablo Avenue.

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