Oh mama!

This week’s post will be brief, as mothers in the best sense of the word require deserved attention.

A quick recap of the week… Despite thoughts I would not make it out, I ended up attending for a brief while Gary Edward Allen’s open mic at Legends. Again, Gary drew out an amazing cast of players, including Julian Taylor who played a captivating set. It seems other notables showed up after I left, but it was a school night after all. The discovery of the evening was Bonnie Memphis, who is like a cross between Elvis and Sandra Bullock. I mean that in the most flattering way as I am fond of both.

Friday was a busy night attending two birthdays, the first for a friend from the Hot Docs group I’m a part of, and the second for Omar Saab, singer/guitarist for the Lonely Hearts and Alright Alright, which I’ve written about before.

I caught a great set at the Nightowl, and here is a taste of that below. Sorry for the bad video quality, the cover got in the way of the sensor. Plenty of dancing and good times! Can somebody please book these guys in the east end already?

Things are slowly getting prepped for the next FatC show on May 25 at the Eton House. More on that in next week’s blog.

Until then, be well!

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