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Friday, December 2, 2011

Box o' Chocolates yummier than ever!

Texas Blues History! Luther Moore finally bought his own resonator! But it was still in transit, somewhere in Kentucky...

We call our informal jam session at Blues Alley the "Box o' Chocolates." Just like the famous line in the movie Forrest Gump: "Life's like a box of chocolates because you never know what you're gonna get!"

Over the past year it has become a family... our local music family. Like families, this group of indivivuals have an unexplainable need to get together, knowing full well that the gathering often serves to highlight our differences. Still, the sense of belonging, of joining in the making of musical magic is irresisitible. Friday night the music was especially nice, when the Jacob Austin Band showed up and injected a strong bluegrass sound to our blues-rock foundation. Jacob just listened and when it was his turn, found blues in his bones, just like he knew what he was doing. It was sure fun to watch, and his sweet mandolyn sure spiced up the evening.

The family harmony of the Jacob Austin Band

Our "Sister" Misslette and "Uncle Smokey" had to miss because of a gig at Field's Store, but Chris Puente came and played his soulful American roots songs, and Luther Moore made everything feel like blues with Jenny's resonator.

Chris Puente

Jenny played, and our two jam-anchors George Ward and Jett McFalls were back between gigs, adding to the magic, which went down like a chocolate covered cherry.

George Ward can flat fingerpick that Fender!

1 comment:

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