Category Archives: music

TajMo

Bluesmen Taj Mahal & Keb’ Mo’ have released their first album together, and are now touring the Globe.

Albany, NY: 8.17; Minneapolis, MN: 9.6; Des Moines, IA: 9.13; Austin, TX 9.22

You’d think an enterprising young man could make something work with those choices.

“There’s something working in life, in the Universe, in the bigger picture, that has nothing to do with commerce and money. I found after 20 years of going after money, that the faster I ran after money, the faster money ran. I finally ran out of breath, and stopped running” — Keb’Mo’

Video courtesy of the PBS Newshour


Nothing Ventured, Nothing Gained

A Flashback Friday Edition:

Where did they film this, Bonneville?


Skipper’s Smokehouse

Skipper's

Friday night we went back to an old favorite: Skipper’s Smokehouse. We were here the last time the Frozen Four was in Tampa. The food here is phenomenal and the live music often has a blues feel. The food this time was just as good as we remembered; the grouper rueben is worth the drive up from Tampa Bay.

Skipper's
Abandoned Royalty at Skipper’s

After dinner, we ventured outside to listen to some live music. A “Music Box Event” was being held at the saloon. From what I can tell, “Music Box” gives young, up and coming musicians a place to show off their talents to a large, live audience.

Abandoned Royalty
Jack Samter & Dan Smith of Abandoned Royalty

The bands at Skipper’s were Abandoned Royalty, Surviving the Mile, INKBLOT, A Long Way From Kansas, and Extra Celestial.

A Long Way From Kansas
A Long Way From Kansas at Skipper’s

Congrats to all of the bands on rocking the house.


You call me in the morning, I’ll tell you what to do…

You put de lime in de coconut


Miles at Newport

A Flashback Friday Edition:

Newport Jazz Fest 1955
Miles Davis, Percy Heath, and Gerry Mulligan at the Newport Jazz Festival in 1955. Photo credit: The Newport Jazz Festival.


Newport Jazz Festival

All roads lead to Newport

The Newport Jazz Festival starts up this Friday, July 31 and runs through August 2. This year the festival will mark the 60th Anniversary of Miles Davis’ first Newport appearance.

The Newport Jazz Festival was started in 1954 by George Wein, who at 89, is still producing the iconic music festival.


How Blue Can You Get?

A Flashback Friday Edition:

Mr. B.B. King – “Sweet Little Angel”: