Cain’t talk t’ me. Turkey Day eve, hit the stage for DEMO (Diverse Emerging Music Organization) at Wild Tymes in St. Paul on a bill with This 49, The Melvilles, Inukshuk Pass and The Phantom Vibration. Glad to get dealt in. Show up. Find out, runnin’ with big dogs, everybody but homeboy have done made they bones on the Twin Cities’ scene. Intimidated. What the figure-eight: y’ sign on, deal yourself in, throw down. Blow as best you can.
Where is when, God bless his heart, Inukshuk Pass guitarist Mark Martin (he’d agreed to sit in on some songs), pitched in at the top of my set. Hung throughout. Which amounted to the cavalry coming. Also, IP band mates Dave DeGennaro (drums) and Paul Weyandt (bass) weighed in on those timeless holiday classics “All Along The Watchtower,” “Hoochie Coochie Man,” and “Rock Me Baby” along with my song, “Mary Jean.” Them boys blew the walls off the joint. Ask anybody who was there, including IP honcho Patti Ryan. She’ll tell y’.
Jawin’ back and forth, off and on again, with my buddy-cat and spoken word Rasta Bard David Daniels about collaboration. We’ve been threatening to put something together for the longest. You know, though, how it is with them hippies: they get around to it when they get around to it.
Elsewise, God willin’ and the creek don’t rise, single “Lady Midnight” and EP Angels Don’t Really Fly, both on Beat Bad Records, finally drop in Spring.
Singer-songwriter Dwight Hobbes at Corner Coffee, 514 No. 3rd St., Mpls. In the Warehouse District. Dec. 9th, 8PM.
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