To those of you who went out to the Dave Mason show at The Bearsville Theater, only to find that it had been rescheduled, I’m sorry. I should have warned you that Dave is notoriously unreliable, and it might have been a good idea to check with the venue first. But, I will repeat what I’ve said before. This guy is a major league talent as a songwriter and guitar player, so it’s worth putting up with his shenanigans. When he finally does show up, everyone’s gonna be happy. The show has been rescheduled, and as soon as the new date is announced, you’ll read it here first.
As of this writing, the musical pickings are a tad slim in our local area for this week, but tonight, March 10, does kick off the first show of a sixteen show run with The Allman Brothers at The Beacon Theater in Manhattan and also is the first night of five shows by Further (basically, The Grateful Dead) at the Best Buy Theater in Manhattan, with three more nights to follow at Radio City Music Hall later in the month. Lucinda Williams also drops in to Webster Hall on West 11th Street for two shows over the weekend, so maybe this might be a good weekend to head down to the city, where winter is already completely over, and pick up on The Dead, The Allmans, and Lucinda, all in one weekend. That’s a lineup that’s pretty hard to beat! For those of you who can’t make it to the city, there is one spectacular musical event going on in our area this weekend. On Friday, March 11, Blue Chicken and Myles ‘Mojo’ Mancuso will be at The Falcon in Marlboro, a short drive, and very easy to get to. For those of you with a short memory, Blue Chicken, who were my pick of the week a few weeks ago, is a band made up of members of Levon Helm’s Band with the addition of Sid Maginnes, the guitar player from The David Letterman Show, and Randy Ciarlante on drums. Opening for Blue Chicken will be Miles ‘Mojo’ Mancuso, the 16 year old guitar wunderkind who is a fixture at Keegan Ales and many other venues in our area. This kid has a beautiful career ahead of him. He’s like catching Kenny Wayne Shepard or Jonny Lang when they were still kids, before they hit the big time. A great double bill.
Alright, it’s gonna be short and sweet this week. I got a lot o’ rockin’ to catch up on! See ya!