5/11: Celebrate Mother’s Day with art & song

In the Songmill on May 11

Mary Day • Mary Ann Rossoni • Kim Petrarca

Join Mary Ann Rossoni, Mary Day, and an invited guest for this lovely Mother’s Day performance. Three performers will be writing a song with the theme “Mother”. It is also the opening for visual artist Betsy Ritz who is also the violin/fiddle player in Mary Ann’s band. This will be a strictly acoustic, in -the-round performance

“I am very excited to launch this project. There has been an ongoing struggle to manage my love of art, design and music. So here is the answer. I have created a space for listening and viewing fine art – Rossoni Gallery. As often as I can, hopefully once per month, I will be hosting a songwriter/art series at the Gallery. The first performance and exhibit on Mother’s Day will be Mary Day, me and invited guest artist and fiddler Betsy Ritz exhibiting her work. Of course the theme is “Mothers”.” – Mary Ann Rossoni

http://www.rossoni.com | https://myspace.com/marydaybluz

We hope you can attend:

Address: 558 Mineral Spring Avenue, Studio BF112.

Venue phone: 401-453-6650

Sunday – May 11 – $10  tickets

4:30 – 6:30 performances by Mary Day, Mary Ann Rossoni and invited guest

We will serve coffee, tea, soft drinks and dessert pizzas from Indigo Pizza

You are welcome to BYOB!

Seating is limited to 30 so please reserve your seats early

There is no charge if you only choose to come to the opening at 7 pm



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Amazon Reviews “BaD Dog Buffet”

The singer songwriter that other SSW’s love

This review is from: Bad Dog Buffet (Audio CD)
Vance Gilbert is one of those singer-song writers that you have probably never heard of (unless you’ve caught his highly-entertaining coffee-house or folk concerts) but has a huge fan base among other singer-songwriters and folk musicians. That’s because he writes clever songs – usually with contemporary topics – and doesn’t take life too seriously.This, his newest CD, shows the breadth of his writing and musicianship as well as having a few of his well-known friends join in to back him on some tracks. Gilbert’s voice is not like any other singer I can think of. He has his own sound.The third song – “Out The Way We Came In” is just one example of how Gilbert can turn a serious topic on its ear and make it clever and funny. This is a marriage “break-up” song but unlike any you’ve heard before. “Kiss The Bad Boys” is a fun pop song with tenor sax protégée’ Grace Kelly (whose solo work I just love!) providing both the backing “honks” as well as multi-tracking as the “chick chorus”. Kelly returns for the CD’s closing track – “Sweet Potato Dove” – a nonsensical song filled with vocalese from Gilbert bouncing off Kelly’s sax. Another “friend” of Gilbert – fiddler Darol Anger – shows up on two tracks as well.A few of the tracks feature Gilbert solo with just the acoustic guitar or playing banjo and harmonica. All the songs are Gilbert compositions……If you know Gilbert’s work, you’ll like this album. If not, you can use it to find out why other songwriters love him. (Just be prepared to hit the “skip” button when the holiday song pops up. Better yet, go see him play “live”- I have a few times – and see why he’s a total entertainer.

I hope you found this review both informative and helpful.

Steve Ramm
“Anything Phonographic”

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Jazzquad Reviews “Get Me Joe Beck”

(Translated from jazzquad.ru)

Joe Beck Trio – Get Me Joe Beck

By Leonid Auskern

Characteristic of English wordplay that are written differently but pronounced the same way , allowing a very free translation translate this title as ” Give me Joe .” And in this case it has a special meaning . In 2008, after a long illness , died at the age of only 63 years, one of the most talented jazz guitarists of his generation Joe Beck . The last years of his life, he collaborated closely with the label Whaling City Sound, released five of his albums , including a duet with John Abercrombie. And now, six years after the death of the musician , the label returns us music Joe Beck in his sixth , alas, the posthumous album.

Joe returned from a concert recording made ​​at Anna’s Jazz Island in Berkeley, California in September 2006 . We hear the last solo, last chords , the last notes played a great master . Here’s how Joe talks about his old partner and friend, John Abercrombie ( he also wrote liner notes to this edition ): ” Joe was and will always remain one of the greatest musicians ever to play on this damn instrument called a guitar .” He was echoed by another titan of jazz guitar , John Scofield : ” The guitar he was able to do everything.”

The program enables the album to see this. At Anna’s Jazz Island Joe played purely acoustic trio format , with rhythm section , consisting of Peter Barshai ( bass) and David Rokeach (percussion ) . Both musician almost all the time remained in the shadows , leaving the leader all the possibilities for full expression. That evening, Beck played a program of classic jazz standards. We hear Stella by Starlight, You and the Night and the Music, Tenderly, and Georgia on my Mind sounds even in two versions. Separate block of the program comprise two ” Brazilian ” composition – Manhã de Carnaval Luis Bonfim / Mary and Antonio Jobim Corcovado . That such well known topics are the touchstone on which the class is checked . And Beck demonstrates it fully . He plays quite slowly , emphasizing each note and investing in your game abyss feelings. No special effects , just a deep immersion in the subject at the highest technical level. His execution could serve as an ideal Evergreen textbook game for many young guitarists.

But apart from the music in the album sounds and his word . Four tracks of the album – it’s small passages in which Beck says of his instrument (The Guitar is a six piece band), on ballads about fellow trio of Jobim . In his remarks of many kind of humor , but also a lot of thought , which is also useful to listen . All together – music, performance and statements of Joe Beck – a kind of portrait of Joe , a musician and a person. This portrait is an opportunity to assess what scale identity lost in his face the jazz world . And if you do not want to put up with the loss , often put in their administration of any of his albums , for example , Get Me Joe Beck …

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