Tuesday, March 31, 2009

March 30th gig at The Palms

Apologies in advance; I only have time to write just a taste tonight and throw up a handful of shots, 'cause I have to get get up and take Cheryl to the airport for her return to Walnut Creek. She's jammed up with work, just coming off a week of project onsites in SoCal, and having to leave for South Korea, Okinawa, and Japan this Saturday, from SFO direct to Seoul -- just in time for that swell North Korean missile launch that has everyone over there all jacked up. Below, news photo from the L.A. Times of the USS John S. McCain Aegis missile destroyer about to leave port in South Korea to take up position in the Sea of Japan prior to the missile launch.

Swell. Yeah, I know it's all probably Big Game of Diplomatic Chicken bullshit, but, still...

So, I'll fill in the rest of the post-gig blog report later after a trip to McCarran and some Zzzz's (and will include some shots I got at Saturday night's Herman Matthews hang at The Bootlegger).

John Wedeyemer was his usual spectacular Bad Self, opening for Jerry. What a player!

Nice. Everybody dug him, big-time.

Below, how about some quick B/W for effect?

'eh? Man, was Rochon ever on fire tonight. Yikes!

Jerry crushing the house singing "Si Te Vas." They did three Dave Richardson originals tonight, including also "Salvation" and "Love Jungle." Of course, they had to mock Dave, Jerry cracking with some snark about how 'cuz Dave is now with Lion King, they gotta kiss his butt and feature his stuff or else, LOL!

A few more shots before I split.

Above, this shot of Pepe is straight outa the camera, no post-processing at all. Sometimes they're OK absent any tweaking.

Gil and Danny both now have endorsement deals. I gotta get some tight large format shots of Danny soon too.

One last observation for now. Tony Davich absolutely ripped the girders out of the ceiling with his rendition of "You Don't Know Me" tonight.

The house exploded in a fully-deserved unanimous Standing-O at the end. It was so fine!


More shots.

Above, Glenn Colby again subs ably on trumpet. We are so blessed with such great talent to call on.



After going to my friend's wedding Saturday night, we dropped by to catch the cats. Brandon Fields sat in, oh, yeah!

Mighty, mighty fine, always.


The Release Allstar Band
Darryl "Footz" Wolfolk
on Drums!!

Live at
The Downstairs Bar
11261 S. Eastern (Near Anthem)
Green Valley
Friday, April 3rd 9:00 p.m.

I will be by to check it out. Y'all come and hang.


My Tennessee attorney friend Anne McKinney has now enabled embedding. Her video has by now gotten more than a half-million views in just over a month (520,061 to be exact as of this posting). Wow.


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