Category Archives: nola

Improv trio to crash The Mitch

A trio of improvisational instrumentalists comprising Scott Amendola, drums; Trevor Dunn, upright bass and Phillip Greenlief clarinet convene Friday, October 11 at The Mitch, as part of the ongoing Earthwise Productions assault on the normal comfy tranquility of South Palo … Continue reading

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Seasons of the Mitch; or Woods that it were so simple

Someone sent me an old photo from 1991 with Mitch Woods, Johnny Sansone two others and Bob Margolin. I also shot Mitch Woods last year in downtown Palo Alto. In between, from his website, promoting a new life album, are … Continue reading

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A nice thing

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Tantalizing blues double header two hours from my home today: Corey ‘Roar He’ w ‘Ruthie Truth She’

  Corey Harris (and Guy Davis) are playing the Sebastopol community center tonite. Thirty miles south east, but same neck of the woods, three hours earlier, at 4, Ruthie Foster stirs it up at Rancho Nicasio. Although I have been … Continue reading

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Pinetop and Henry announce four-hand residency* at The Gatehouse: stone angels weep, then ‘boogie’

*nina Simone appears on some dates. Always call venue day of show to confirm. Limited seating.

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Henry Butler, 69

It’s appropriate if the New York Times ran Henry’s obituary on July 4 because he was an American original. I just sent out some thoughts to another of his former agents or managers, and left two voice mail to total … Continue reading

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May 24 Willie Mays

Willie Mays by David Leventhal by Plastic Alto

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