Tuesday, February 28, 2006

Santa Fe and The Fat Tuesday Horns

By the time the band kicked off "Just Kiddin'" to open the first set it was already Fat Tuesday in Louisiana. So, the Mardi Gras beads I brought back were somehow appropriate.

ABOVE: Phil Wigfall, on fire, as always. Y'all simply gotta buy his solo CD if you don't already have it. It is absolutely first-class (sample cut HERE). BTW- Mickijay posted a profile of Phil in the comments. I'll re-post it as an article ASAP. Below, Jerry Lopez kicks our butts on "Come Back Home." Oh, the harmonies!. Do you guys EVER sing off-key? I have yet to hear it, and I hear every little nuance. That's friggin' amazing. I told Jamie last night 'I'm sure you guys are in violation of some federal anti-trust law, for havin' too much talent on one stage.' LOL!

BELOW: Rochon solos. Yikes! What can you say? Man! Blaise was sittin' next to me flippin' out. We were both flippin' out, actually (BTW- come hear Blaise at Sedona Fri/Sat 10 pm w/Ronnie Foster, Jerry, Jamie, and Pepe. Nice, up-close venue, and the music is awesome).

UPDATE (below): a message from Jerry...

My friends,

Another friendly reminder about our therapy sessions out at Boulder Station starting at 10:30 and going till 1:30. The week has been long, or is going to be, and the doctor has prescribed an organic blend of funk, salsa and other natural and healing ingredients to heal whatever ails you!

This is a new room for us and we are trying to make it as comfortable as possible -- please give us your feedback. We are also considering other Station Casino Properties for our home. Do you have a suggestion?

ALSO: NEXT MONDAY NIGHT!! we will have TWO GUEST ARTISTS, from the renowned "First Family of Jazz" in the midwest...

Paul "St. Paul" Peterson, and Jason Peterson Delaire!! Both Prince band alumni, and outstanding artists in their own rights!! Resum├ęs too long to list!! Please check out their websites below for more info.

This is going to be a cookin' night!! Don't miss it!

- Jerry Lopez

3 comments:

mickijay said...

YES INDEED...AFTER SITTING IN THE CHROM SOMETHING ROOM AT THE SANTE FE CASINO, LISTENING TO THE FIRST OF THE WEDNESDAY NIGHT BLUES SERIES, I REALIZED IT WOULD BE A GREAT ROOM FOR OUR SANTA FE AND THE FAT CITY HORNS. HIGH CEILINGS, "U" SHAPED ROOM, GOOD SOUNDS, NICE SIZE STAGE...LOCATION OFF THE 95...PLEASE CONSIDER THIS VENUE. I THINK IT WOULD BE WONDERFUL IF IT IS AVAILABLE.

BobbyG said...

Interesting, Mickijay. Haven't been in that room. The only problem might be the distance from the Strip. Tight timelines for guys making it from their prior gigs.

Anonymous said...

We've featured this great band on our latest podcast (episode 13 - available from i-tunes too). Thanks BobbyG, we salute you and the band! From The Dr from http://snoothgroovers.blogspot.com