Tuesday, May 27, 2008

May 26th gig at The Palms

Another slammin' night. First, we gotta say an effusive "thanks" to our good friend Steven Lee Cowart for sharing his awesome talent with us at the start of the show tonight, filling in 'til Jerry could get over from Wayne Brady. They jumped right off into hot stuff like "Brother to Brother" and "Rosanna." Steven was all over it. Mighty, mighty fine.

Please do buy a copy of his Steven Lee Group CD "From The Ground Up," it is killer. I have it, and it is one of my favorites (BTW, there's a cut from it on my podcast #4, "Friends of Santa Fe, Volume 1"). Some notable props:
"This is a great CD and a great band. Steven Lee has captured the essence of the Smooth Jazz genre but manages to push the boundaries which keeps it interesting. There's a little something for every music lover. Check it out....."
- Harvey Mason

"If you like Smooth Jazz, this CD is a must for your collection! Great songs and great performances!"
- Jay Graydon

Steven and his wife and musical collaborator Brenda are currently in the Sunset Strip show at the Las Vegas Hilton.

I didn't get many shots tonight. Cheryl had some dear friends & former day gig colleagues come to the show, so I told her to just hang and I would do the CD sales table. Below, Cheryl, Mary Lou, and Peggy, havin' a great time.

Subbing for Rob Mader tonight on tenor was Jay Rasmussen. Seamless. The charts went down just fine.

Yeah, man, great job on tenor. Below, Tony Davich nailed "You Don't Know Me" tonight off the scale, and he lit the place up with "Soul Trilogy" too. What a voice.

Below, a few random pics...

Lotta stuff comin' up this week. Tyriq and his band "Jamestown" start at The Blue Martini this Friday at 8 pm (Town Square, by the airport on the south Strip at Sunset). No cover.

Stay tuned for more updates. Also, don't forget about the upcoming Santa Fe South Point Saturday night gigs starting June 14th.

Thanks to everyone for coming out tonight. Great crowd once again.

BTW, our sistah Elisa Furr asked me to note that her husband Carl is now running for Congress in the Nevada 3rd district, so here's the link to his campaign site. Not an endorsement (we're apolitical here), just an FYI as a favor to Elisa.

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