September 15th, 2006

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Chris Monti asks for advice

So... I am booked at AS220 on 2 December, not only my frickin birthday but also the day I return from the big East Coast tour.

I have the whole night to book. I will def. do a solo set and maybe a band set (tho I won't have much in the way of rehearsal time... like that afternoon only) but I am looking for some suggestions for a great band or two to play that night. I'm pretty sure I want a fantastic dance band to end the night and some other excellent band to open the show.

I have some decent leverage in booking bands because the date is two and a half months out and it is a Saturday night and it will probably be pretty well attended because its my frickin birthday.

Any ideas for great bands? New York, New England area bands prob the best bet. Any suggestion is a good suggestion.


ps Dang, I got to talk to Chuck D for about 30seconds Tuesday night after a talk he gave at URI; I shoulda asked him.

Just kidding.

Kind of.

pps The next time Chuck D is giving a talk for the URI honors colloquium maybe you ought to go. The man was pretty great. I meant to ask him if he wanted to do a record with me and Emmy Lou and Stanton Moore, but I just about pissed myself with nervousness as I waited in line to shake his hand and give him a CD. Yes, that's right Ryan Ingerowski, Chuck D now owns a copy of Locust Grove.

pps Dont forget to send me some band names for the 2 December show.

thanks again,
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show tonight -- reminder and link

I'll be trading sets with a couple of other performers/groups tonight at the Brooklyn Coffee & Tea House at 209 Douglas Avenue in Providence. The show will go from 8 to 10 pm. There's no cover charge. (There will be a basket into which you can drop some money for the musicians if you want.)

The show will also be broadcast live on the Web, so check it out!

(I'm going to see if I can get a recording of it also, but I'm not sure if I'll be able to or not.)
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Brooklyn Coffee & Tea

The show went well. I was nervous, as usual. Mark & Beverly Davis, who katylady74 knows, were very good and very nice, and told me they enjoyed my set.

Did anyone manage to listen to it over the Internet? I brought my laptop with me in hopes that I would be able to record the Internet stream of it, but I couldn't figure out how to get it to work.

Thanks to crazyanimallady and elhortez for coming to the show.

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John Fuzek encouraged me to sign up for some shows at Brewed Awakenings in Wakefield, but having looked at a map I think I will give this a miss, unless someone feels like making a pitch for me doing this. These shows are on Saturdays from 8 to 10 pm.