Tag Archives: Custer Street Fair

Boom!

Video of a live performance: “Boom Boom Boom,” first time we ever did it with sax. Not bad. Recorded at Silvies in April, on Chicago’s north side with a Zoom mini-recorder. Dorothy McDaniel on bass, Alpha Stewart on percussion, John Temmerman on sax, and me  on guitar. The song’s also on our Live at Custer Street album. […]

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Summertime

The video below was recorded Saturday, May 14 at Silvies on Chicago’s north side with a Zoom video recorder.  That’s John Temmerman on sax, Dorothy McDaniel on bass, Alpha Stewart on percussion, and me on guitar. Man, all three of my cohorts did themselves proud on this number. The surprise thunderclap after the song was a […]

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Why I Play “Summertime”

Doc Watson–God rest his soul–made me learn “Summertime.” His recording of it on Elementary Doc Watson has a solo that’s  catchy and haunting (a great combo, that). I was thinking about it one evening when I was playing guitar and just stumbled into copping the licks from memory. After that, I played around with the solo […]

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“A Sunny Day”

We’ve been having a lot of them, and I’m glad. I like them. But the title up there refers to a song of mine. (Available for download at Amazon and iTunes and everywhere else. The CD it’s on, About Time, is at http://www.cdbaby.com). I’m posting a video here of my wife Dorothy, our pal Alpha Stewart, […]

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Playing At Custer Street

For a long time, Custer Street Fair in Evanston has marked a sort of unofficial start of summer for my wife Dorothy and me. We used to go to it every year, and then we got the idea to try and play at it, so we sent them a demo tape. To our delight they […]

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