Monday, April 26, 2010
Brokedown Engine Blues
It’s Monday again, & a musical one at that. We’re back with a bit of the blues this morning—yours truly taking on the great Blind Willie McTell’s “Brokedown Engine Blues”—tho, I hasten to add, the arrangement I’m using is quite a bit different than McTell’s.
In other news: I had my first gig at the Council outdoor city market for the season on Saturday—51 songs, 4 hours, all blues. That’s the mantra for this performing season—no more dabbling in oldtime country & folk—nothing against those forms of music. I’m just staying with my strongest suit. I’ll be performing at the City Market each month thru the spring & summer, & Eberle & I are booked for the grand opening of a store in Cambridge in early June. I’ll also be looking into performing opportunities in the McCall area, both solo & with my confreres, as the weather at that elevation improves.
McCall is situated over a mile high & still has snow on the ground. Down in this part of the world the tulips & daffodils are blooming &, as some of you may have seen on yesterday’s post, the yellow-headed blackbirds are back, a sure sign that high spring is right around the corner. I also gassed up the lawnmowers yesterday—another sign of the same thing— & am happy to report they didn’t have the “brokedown engine blues!”
Hope you enjoy the video & have a good Monday!