Saturday, October 3, 2009

David Grisman & John Sebastian Oct. 1st, 09

On the first of October it felt, really felt like fall. Fall in the city is busy place, lots to do as you try out your warm layers. You know what else keep you warm, Bluegrass. The City Winery had some real new york bluegrass on stage Thursday night. Grisman and Sebastian were side by side in two equally bad Hawaiian shirts. These two came out of the Greenwich Village folk scene back in the 60s. Having fun playing some songs from back then, when they were part of the Even Dozen Jug Band. John was telling stories and a playing handful of the The Lovin' Spoonful hits. ("Daydream," "Did You Ever Have to Make Up Your Mind,") Then Grisman with less words brings out "Shady Grove" and other jazz Influenced Bluegrass. Lots of friends and family were around when they played "Summer in the City" including the songs writer John's brother Mark Sebastian. A charming little set in a beautiful little room. The staff tip toe around passing out fine food and wine. Don't eat before a show dine there, plan to kick in a little extra to take in the whole experience. Some great things coming up in this downtown club. Richard Thompson is playing three nine o'clock shows October 21st to the 23rd.
Check out the album they have together from 2007, Satisfied.

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