Tuesday, November 6, 2018
A quick visit to Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and we were off to Columbus where Ann and Richard Levin opened their home to us and introduced their friends to acid blues. The Knight Ave 5 was a terrific venue. Candidate Danny O’Connor was dynamic and even brought his parents! It was a night of optimism and great music with Keith T-Bone Colbert and Bees Deluxe. We were sad to leave Columbus but piled into the van travelled to Pittsburgh where the Allegheny County Democrats packed the house with Congressman Mike Doyle who introduced candidates running for State Senate, State Rep and other positions. It was great to see so many young women on the ballot and so many Halloween costumes in the audience! Thank you The Monday Blues Review and Stone Throwers for playing sets that had all the bartenders singing along.
From Pittsburgh, we did a marathon drive to meet our friends in Brooklyn and wrap up the tour with a celebration at Rocky Sullivan’s. We were joined by Mike Kramer the Cornelia Street Band who’s lead singer, Jennifer Shane Colthart was simply on fire. Thanks to Joan McCabe for buying everyone pizza and to J.R. Rost for graciously hosting us while we were in Red Hook and for surprising us with his amazing voice and Orbison-esque set.
Then we zoomed to Albany the captial city New York, and discovered the Albany County Democratic Committee waiting for us at Pauly’s Hotel and on stage local legends Honey Suckle Vine and the Wildcat O’Halloran Band throwing their musical hats into the ring. We’re back in Boston now. We had a great time but more importantly, we raised more than $20,000 for the Democrats and met musicians and generous strangers who are now our new friends.
We couldn’t have done it without you. We love for you to join us for a homecoming concert at City Winery on Saturday, November 24th we hope that you’ll be with us this Tuesday at the polls. VOTE! We look forward to a bluer future. Advance reservations for the City Winery show are available here: https://goo.gl/YTBGB5
Sunday, October 28, 2018
The Albany County Democratic Committee came out in full force (many thanks Jack and Maureen) and people danced their way to the voting booths furiously. Thanks to everyone who made this tour possible from all of us at Bees Deluxe!
Thursday, October 25, 2018
Wednesday, October 24, 2018
Saturday, October 13, 2018
We left Boston this morning with a a Chevy Suburban from Enterprise Car Rental. It was huge. But it wasn't big enough. So we headed to Peter Fuller in Watertown and rented a Ford Transit wagon.
It is humongous. With gear loaded up, we headed out to Syracuse. We proudly decorated the van with our custom made "Flippin' for the Blues" magnetic signs. They blew off the sides of the van in Framingham. Six hours later
So we left and checked into a Super 8. This is the glamour of a band on tour. We're looking forward to the waffle bar in the morning.
Tomorrow, we'll be at the Empire Brewery for Dana Balter from 12:30-2:30pm. Joining us are Brian Brazil, savant harmonica player and Dana Gaynor who plays every instrument. Incredibly. Then, we're headed to Allentown and the Pig Pen Fun Bar. With a name like that, they better have T-shirts. We'll be playing to benefit Susan Wild, candidate for Congress.
For us, it's worth the drive. She's a fighter for workers, for affordable healthcare, for education and for people like us who are looking forward to taking back the country and to making America blue again.
Launched after the 2016 presidential election, Indivisible became a nationwide movement of thousands of volunteer-led local groups that engage in progressive advocacy and electoral work at the local, state, and national level. InvisibleCLE is part of that movement.
The event at the House of Blues Foundation Room is a chance to learn more about IndivisibleCLE and about the upcoming mid-term election and how to get involved to help support progressive candidates.
Bees Deluxe will perform their self-described “thinking person’s blues,” in a set that combines originals from their new CD Voice of Dog as well as innovative interpretations of tunes by B.B. King, Freddy King, the Meters, Billie Holiday, Amy Winehouse and more. Members of Bees Deluxe are: Conrad Warre, lead guitar and vocals, Carol Band, keyboard, Allyn Dorr, bass and Paul Giovine, drums.
Doors open at 6pm. Tickets are $10 in advance; $15 at the door. For advance tickets, visit: http://universe.com