Friday, November 25, 2005

• • • Nola's Cup Update to Come • • •

Happy Thanksgiving to all ... The good news is that Nola's Cup will continue to be our Saturday Morning venue of choice this winter. Jim and Mary, Bob Locke, Bob Huston, Jack, Rick, Miguel and Mike are the regulars who're playing there every week. Show time is 8 a.m. til 11 a.m.

Meanwhile, Bob Lopardo has posted a note regarding the opportunity to play Saturday mornings at the Oak Park Arms, which has a renovated ballroom as the performance space. Nice place. Nice folks. And nice acoustics. Bob will follow up with more info as time permits. Stay tuned!
Mighty Fine Cajun Fiddler - Sadie Compton
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Listen to some of her tunes ... MP3 streaming samples only.
Check out her stupendous list of links to roots/old time/bluegrass music.
Read her bio ... born and raised in south Louisiana.
Buy her debut CD ... if you'd like.

Turtle's 78RPM Jukebox
A compendium of early 20th century recordings in download-friendly MP3 format.

The Hillbilly Madman - Zane Campbell
a.k.a. Ola Belle (Campbell) Reede's Nephew

Tuesday, November 22, 2005

Here's a Quartet called Jackstraw ... with free downloads here!

The Wilders of Kansas City, MO
Another mighty fine old time music makin' machine!
Go see for yourself! Plus free downloads here!
Foghorn Stringband
Free MP3s from Portland-based New-Fangled Old Time String Band
Great sound. Mighty fine pickin'. And a cool Web site to boot!
Get clickin' rightchere

Sunday, November 06, 2005

• • • New Venue Update • • •
Nola's Cup "Test Run" Next Saturday

Jim and I met with the owners of Nola's Cup on Friday morning. We gave them our CD and the latest Wednesday Journal article. And they've agreed to give our former SB group a try. They've never hosted live music before, so this is a test run to see if everybody feels comfortable with it ... namely the owners, their patrons and our musicians.

First and foremost, the room is small. So we're purposefully limiting the number of musicians to six ... including Jim, Mary, Jack, Bob, Rick and Mike.

After the date, Jim and I will follow up with the owners to see if they'd like us back every Saturday. Please contact me by posting comments using the link below with your concerns, compliments and/or ... well ... comments.

Saturday, November 05, 2005

If Doc Watson and Jimi Hendrix Had a Love Child Who Played Uke ...
Monday, November 14 on WGN-AM 720 in Chicago at 12:10am, Steve & Johnnie will be joined in studio by Jake Shimabukuro, a 28-year-old master of the ukulele. Jake is a virtuoso who is shattering musical boundaries and bringing respect to the ukulele. (

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Tuesday, November 01, 2005

- - - NEWS FLASH - - -
Something's Brewing Is CLOSED

We're looking for another venue. Stay tuned!

Meanwhile, the Buzz is OPEN! So go play starting at 8:00 a.m.

Post your thoughts and ideas by adding a comment below.