Its been a while since Fuzzy and his band has played at Patrick’s Pub, and he was back last night to a good crowd. He will be back there again later this month on the 30th!
I wasn’t able to get the whole song (cover song You Talk Too Much) in this clip, which is a shame. I realized half way into it that my video wasn’t actually recording, but the rest is pretty good of TC Tye on keys, Bruce Hutcherson on drums, Cecil McBee on bass, Fuzzy, and an out-of-town harmonica player, Danny Thornburry from Louisville, KY.
Leilani Kilgore led the jam at the SpeakEasy last night with this Etta James cover song I’d Rather Go Blind. She’s just 17, but she has been out at the jams lately playing with local veteran musicians, and she holds her own. With her on bass is Irakli Aladash, Bruce Hutcherson on drums, TC Tye on keyboard and Justin Fools playing the harmonica.
This video is long and a little too grainy particularly towards the end, but I wanted to capture the whole song.
There was a full house of musicians who came in to jam, but I wasn’t feeling so well and headed out early and missed the rest of it. But I’ll be back next week. This is becoming the place to go Monday nights for blues downtown, and it seems to just get better and better.
Fuzzy Rankins hosts the Old School Blues Jam, and he amps it up and gets down with his funky blues. Last night a number of people dropped in to play with him. Joining Fuzzy in this clip is a young guy on guitar, calling himself Rambo (not wanting to give me his real name – I get that), Irakli Aladash on bass, and TC Tye on keyboards – along with his drummer, Bruce Hutcherson.
Later in the evening, Matt Meyer joined in on sax with Fuzzy to play the cover song So Sorry Baby, and Bob Prater took over on bass. Enjoy, as I did.
Last night was the last evening Fuzzy Rankins and his band played at Croce’s before they move. They have been playing there for many years, so I wanted to catch their last evening in this location. I’m so glad I did. A couple of musicians showed up, who ended up playing with Fuzzy, which added to the night.
One of the highlights was when TC Tye took over the keys and sang one of Jim Croce’s hit cover songs, You Don’t Mess Around With Jim. It was a fitting tribute for the evening.
Fuzzy and his band (with Bruce Hutherson on drums, Cecil McBee on bass and Hindy Bare on keyboards) played a night full of blues, including that great BB King cover song, The Thrill is Gone.
And at one point Alvin Dawkins took over the bass from Cecil, and they played this next song, where Alvin and Hindy both did solos.