Open mic night at the Mariposa Cafe


A fun night at the Mariposa Cafe. Lots of great soloists. Interesting open mic every performer had excellent voices. Among the performers included Melody Pearson, David Wilkenfeld, Ian Hanchet (who joined me with some mighty fine playin’ on “Stormy Monday”, John Petronko, Marie-Josée Tremblay, Saul Friedman, Sally Butterworth, Danielle Carter, and Victor. Thanks to Victor and his staff.

Excellent menu choices and wonderful people.

And… like many an open mic, the ride home on the bus reveals the interesting night creatures that inhabit the dark side of the urban world.



Groovin' on Willie's Bass

January Made Me Shiver…

At Chess Records in Chicago
At Chess Records in Chicago

It’s colder than I like it (-20 to -30). None the less I do ski but, you have to bundle up.

Some how, I can’t help but think of back to last December in Chicago.

Marta and I took a tour of the old chess records studio Very, very cool environment and Willie Dixon’s grand son gave us the tour.

Talk about history… This tour is much better if you have viewed the movie Cadillac Records. (I had watched about 3 times over the past few years.

What was great fun, was playing Willie Dixon’s Bass.

While in Chicago, checked out the House of Blues and saw Lisa Fischer at the Winery. (She is Fantastic live)

Here’s a cool live version of a Zeppelin Fave.


Groovin' on Willie's Bass
Groovin’ on Willie’s Bass