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REALITY-BASED updates on the latest happenings at The Green Parrot Bar. The closest thing to a webcam we'll get! WHOOPS!
Monday, May 29, 2006
Lennie Jones Voodoo Hammock in Key West
Saturday, May 27, 2006
Popa Chubby June 5-6
Papa Chubby at Green Parrot
"Bluesman For The New Millenium"
New York City singer/axe-mangler Popa Chubby promises to have Green
Parrot patrons rolling at a heart-thumping pace when he explodes onto
the stage Monday and Tuesday June 5th and 6th with shows beginning at
10 P.M. both nights including a 5 P.M. "sound check" on Tuesday.
Popa Chubby's music, forged in the toughness that is New York City,
takes blues to the cutting edge, where it highfives its contemporary
cousins rock, rap, and hip hop. With his razor sharp, biting guitar,
vocals from the gut, and top-notch skill as a songwriter, Popa Chubby
artfully combines the rootsiness of blues with the more modern urban
elements of today's popular music.
Popa Chubby has singlehandedly spearheaded a New York City sub-genre
of blues. The New York sound is as complex as the city itself, melding
a variety of street sounds from hip hop, punk, straight-up rock, R&B,
into an unadulterated blues format. "New York is a melting pot of
social and musical cultures, and New York City Blues is an amalgam of
all those styles," explains Chubby.
The Green Parrot Bar, your Southernmost Center for Culture of All
Kinds at the corner of Whitehead and Southard Streets.
For additional information call The Green Parrot at 294-6133.
Wednesday, May 24, 2006
Chicken's belated Birthday Present
Tuesday, May 23, 2006
Monday, May 22, 2006
2006 Fiddlers' Contest
Terry Cassidy announces the co-champs of this year's contest: Brian from the Weary Boys on the left and Chuck Anton on the right
Bob Murphy, patriarch of Murphy's Law Family String Band saws through a tune in the contest
Chuck plays his selection as Brian looks on
A stagefull of fiddlers
A full house lovin' every minute of it.
This year's Murphy's Law Family String Band, left to right, Chuck Anton, Seamus Murphy, Gary Zimmerman, Kathy Murphy and Bob Murphy. Notable in her absence, Seamus' twin sister and bassist Caitlin Murphy, watching via the Green Parrot web cam from University of Florida in Gainseville.
A poster proclaims the 13th Annual Tune or Die Old Time Fiddlers' Contest
A Plaque on the wall awaits one of the winners
The crowd gets wound up for The Weary Boys' set. Koy swings his partner
More Fiddling fans as former state fiddling champ Sharon from Barnstorm takes the stage
A few of The Weary Boys woodshedin' out back before their turn in the contest
Gary Zimmerman and Fritz look on as Bob Murphy again cautions folks to "tune it or die"
Long-time judge Timmy Wegman of A 440 studios still appears incredulous that a seat was actually reserved for him
A view from the back of the stage as the high-octane barn burners The Weary Boys kick off their raucos set.
Kathy and Bob Murphy show how it's done
Twin fiddlers Chuck Anton and Seamus Murphy
Today's lin up announced on the back porch
Good friend and former Conch Republic fiddling champ David Wegman hasn't been able to make it every year but the fiddler he painted on the back door watches over all who enter.
Saturday, May 13, 2006
Siegel-Schwall at The Green Parrot
Pictured top to bottom Jim Schwall, Sam Lay, Corky Siegal and .
The lady to Corky's left is Laura, former Commander Cody Lost Planet Airman(woman) who dropped in to sing a few with Corky. Jim Shcwall signs Scott's Grandfathers "Old Kraftsman" guitar.
Fellow Chicagoans Corky and Buco talk about their hometown.
Paul Butterfield's Harp
Saturday, May 06, 2006
"John, Don't Hang Up, I Don't Need Money!"
That's how Pat started out his call to me from NOLA last night. I reassured him that no, of course I wouldn't hang up on him but he must have sensed something as the the phone in my hand had in fact begun an immediate downward arc toward the cradle as soon as I heard that gravely voice on the other end.
The call was a surpisingly lucid one for Pat, even for a call from across town, let alone his third day at Jazzfest.
After reassuing me of his solvency and saying he hadn't lost his credit cards or stepped on his glasses he proceeded to tell about what he's been up to and with whom.
I feel like I need to use boldface, like on "Page Six" or something to give proper emphasis to the kind of folks he's been hangin' with.
Pat continued, "...went to the Olde Pointe Bar across the river in Algiers last night with MARK MULLINS from BONERAMA, TROMBONE SHORTY, and BIG SAM from BIG SAM"S FUNKY NATION. Did not leave till 7 A.M. and since the ferry had long since stopped running had to walk the mile or so across the bridge, in that neighborhood, a dicey deal .
Also ran into PAUL CEBAR unloading at the fairgrounds, says he has open dates in June and would love to play the Parrot.
Saw PAPA MALI, ERIC LINDELL too and they also give their best. Old friend WAYNE KRAMER also says hi and wishes he could visit"
Pat had to go since he was off with a date to The Los Lobos show but he assured me he has been representing the Parrot well and in his words was being "quite the diplomat".
The photo above is a stock Patrick photo but could well be the face our little diplomat is sporting in New Orleans this week.