Category Archives: music

It winds from Chicago to LA…

Music Monday:

A special dedication, going out to Barn-Stormin’ Andy of Osky. My partner in crime on The Second Floor.
The hooligans never got the best of us


Baby, Please Don’t Go

Music Monday:

Lightnin’ Hopkins singing “Baby, Please Don’t Go”.


The Strypes

Music Monday:

I made a quick visit over to another blog site that I like, Immortal Jukebox.
Link to site here: https://theimmortaljukebox.com.
I was reminded of a band that I liked, but kind of lost track of for a bit. Life gets busy, sometimes, you know?

The Strypes, out of Cavan Ireland, are a four piece band that really know how to rock. Here’s a video of their cover of Bo Diddley’s “You Can’t Judge a Book By the Cover”.

It’s an extremely well done video, and I’ve always loved the song. Personally, I think The Strypes do it justice.


Blue Christmas – Eve


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.