LATKE PARTY WRAPUP
We held the 5th Annual Blue Lunch Holiday Latke Party on Christmas night, December 25, at the Beachland Ballroom in the Waterloo Arts District in Cleveland.
Our special guest this year was Becky Boyd, Clevelands premier blues diva. Everyone expected Becky to be great and she lived up to the promise. The crowd was great, we had quite a few more folks than last year and last year was pretty good. The Beachland cooked latkes and they were delicious.
We were able to raise some money for the nice folks at Flying Horse Farms. They so great work providing summer camp experience for special needs kids.
So, it looks like we'll be doing it again in 2013. Drop us a note if you have any suggestions or ideas for special guests.
I was hoping to put up some pictures from that night, but I don't have any. Our intrepid door-person, Hank Frank, was supposed to take some photos but he was too busy taking money, which is a good thing. If you have any photos, I'd love to put them up here.
There's a nice little piece on us in the Greater Cleveland Blues News. They came out to hear us at the Harpersfield Winery. We didn't even know. Look for it at a blues club here in town or someplace nearby.
JANUARY FEBRUARY HAPPENINGS
January and February are going to be interesting months for Blue Lunch. Bob Frank, our guitarist, somehow won the Cleveland Blues Society Blues Challenge as a solo performer, so he'll be travieling to Memphis, TN to compete in the International Blues Challenge from January 29 through February 3. Taking his place wiith the band and filling in on guitar and vocals will be former IBC winner Sean Carney. He'll be playing the dates at Wilberts and at the Harpersfield Winery.
Bob's making no promises to win, but he'll swear to eat a lot of good barbeque while in Memphis.
On Friday and Saturday February 22 & 23, we'll be welcoming another great guitarist guest star to the band. Murali Coryell, Murali will be performing with Blue Lunch at the Main St. Cafe in Medina on the 22nd and at the world famous Nighttown, on the 23. Murali, a terrific gutarist and singer is the son of noted jazz guitarist Larry Coryell.
There are plenty of other shows you'll want to catch as well. Just click on the "Live Showdates" icon at the left to get all the details.