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Thread #47757   Message #750311
Posted By: GUEST,John Hernandez
18-Jul-02 - 08:27 AM
Thread Name: Woody Guthrie Birthday Bash II
Subject: RE: Woody Guthrie Birthday Bash II
I had a great time and a pleasant weekend in New York. What really impressed me is the show started on time and went two-and-a-half hours, all for just $5. The drinks were pretty reasonably priced for a New York club, and there was no required minimum. And as the ads promised, you could stay all night and hear other acts as well, which I did for about an hour. They were a pretty decent lounge band with lots of original material. I really felt sorry for them, because the Woody Guthrie Birthday Bash packed the house, meaning about 70 or 80 people, and almost everyone left as soon as it was over. Only 5 or 6 people remained to hear them. All in all, CB's Gallery has to be one of the best entertainment bargains in the Big Apple.

There were some really pleasant surprises. The duet of Anne Price and Toby Fagenson is fantastic. As I wrote earlier, I've been an Anne Price fan for a while, but I've never heard her sing with Toby before. What a delight! Another surprise was Steve Suffet backing up people on the harmonica. It sounds like he's spending a lot of time listening to recordings with Sonny Terry backing up Lead Belly and Woody!