Strokeland Records' Andy Ebon was at the gig last night. We got to hang Saturday night at Ronnie Foster's gig at The Artisan, and again last night at The Palms. Delightful cat, I really have to thank Jerry Lopez for hooking us up. Interesting bio of Andy here.
Sad news: I saw guitarist Drew Zingg last night at The Palms. He told me that "Hairspray" (his show gig at Luxor) is being shut down as of this Sunday (it's in the R-J on page A3 this morning). Drew appears Thursdays and Saturdays at The Artisan (10 pm) with Ronnie Foster. Do come by, and hear some fine guitar playing (Drew is the former music director for Steely Dan. Need I say more?).
More sad news:
PHOENIX (Associated Press/ MSNBC)- Billy Preston, the exuberant keyboardist who landed dream gigs with the Beatles and the Rolling Stones and enjoyed his own series of hit singles, including “Outta Space” and “Nothing From Nothing,” died Tuesday at 59.
Preston’s longtime manager, Joyce Moore, said Preston had been in a coma since November in a care facility and was taken to a hospital in Scottsdale Saturday after his condition deteriorated...
Rest in peace, bro'.