Let us give over this opening paragraph to the story of a man coming to play music at the D Note this Saturday night, Ronny Elliott. According to one press release..."Elvis once offered to teach him karate, Chuck Berry had to have him in his band, Bo Diddley wanted to produce a record of his, and Jerry Lee Lewis called him a friend. Once Ronny even had to hold up Jimi Hendrix's Marshall stack while Jimi humped his guitar against it. But that doesn't begin to describe Ronny Elliott, or his forty plus year career in which he has released a dozen albums to both critical and fan acclaim. MOJO Magazine called him, "Craggy but literary country blues like Jerry Lee Lewis if he were a beat poet or Townes Van Zandt with a Ph.D." Intrigued? We were, and we're excited to meet Elliott and hear him sing his songs. Local artists Til Willis and Brent Loveday (of Reno Divorce) will be playing before and after Elliott. Check out the great poster for the show on Brent Loveday's sweet myspace page at the link above. Starts at 8pm. $7
This Thursday we have a couple of talented younger bands for you to check out at 8pm, Delphic Tone and Statewide Emergency. $5. Check out "Midnight Creeper" on Statewide's myspace. Ever, we are amazed at the talent bubbling up from Colorado's cauldron.
Friday night we have another great show, the quickly up and coming band Foma. Foma is a little bit country and a little bit rock and roll. Jen Pumo opens the show at 7:30PM with a down tempo electro sound. "Foma and Pumo", has a nice ring to it, like Uma and Oprah. Thanks to Damon Scott for bringing this show in. $7.
Next Tuesday Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra is back and they have Monarch and Eldorado HS bands with them.
Doing our small part,
extra credit: Walt Whitman is still the man. Here's a poignant snippet from part five of Leaves Of Grass.
And now gentlemen,
A word I give to remain in your memories and minds,
As base and finale too for all metaphysics.
(So to the students the old professor,
At the close of his crowded course.)
Having studied the new and antique, the Greek and Germanic systems,
Kant having studied and stated, Fichte and Schelling and Hegel,
Stated the lore of Plato, and Socrates greater than Plato,
And greater than Socrates sought and stated, Christ divine having studied long,
I see reminiscent to-day those Greek and Germanic systems,
See the philosophies all, Christian churches and tenets see,
Yet underneath Socrates clearly see, and underneath Christ the divine I see,
The dear love of man for his comrade, the attraction of friend to friend,
Of the well-married husband and wife, of children and parents,
Of city for city and land for land.