Janes Addiction - Summertime Rolls
I squoze in a number of events over the course of the last few daze, but due to general late night fatigue we'll spare ya all the hoary details of Alcoholocausts gone by & whatnot...
Howz about I just update ya with the most recent info from Sunday's sunny grand finale...
We'll pick up shortly after I left the lovely waterfront chaos of the finish line of the San Francisco Marathon, bought some new Florsheim's for my feets and headed to North Beach.
The images below are from a performance lasterday afternoon in Washington Square Park by Jon Cleary and his Absolute Monster Gentlemen ensemble at the North Beach Jazz Fest.
For the uninitiated, Cleary is a funky white boy keys player via the British Isles who set up shop in New Orleans, and has emerged an unlikely expert on de musique dey calls 'FUNK'. He's actually got a part time gig as Bonnie Raitt's touring keyboardist, and ya may have seen him late last month on Conan doing a duet with her on his composistion Unnecessarily Mercenary. Cleary's got hs own band as well & their Alligator Lips & Dirty Rice sound is the grittier stuff than that with Bonnie.
Jon Cleary has been plying his trade in the funky nightspots of the city that care forgot for more than a few years and even before his debut LP in 1989, he has mastered the art of Loose Booty motivating. He can play a mean piano roll ala Professor Longhair, and work up some Meters like funk doing overs of 'People Say', and other neccessarily mercenary deep cuts.
You know it's a good time party sign when ya see Joe yer local brewpub brewmaster gettin' down to the funky sounds ... and he introduces ya to his cute lil' sister...
Anyhow, check out the Cleary musique below ... i gotta go... to work that is...I can hear the early commuter trains starting down the hill... damn!
No Rest for the Wicked... or Cleary either, he snuck down to Pier 23 and played another set...
here's a video of Cleary with some old school stars like Lulu & Jeff Beck doing the classic Cry Me A River
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Here's a Jon Cleary profile/preview from a ZydecoRoad.com podcast, Long Island's cajun hippie stop on the web
Jon Cleary & Absolute Monster Gentlemen - Podarama Podcast Profile
here's a video for the track More Hipper & another studio cut:
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Jon Cleary - Pin Your Spin
streaming real audio of Bonnie Raitt & Cleary from a recent appearance on NPR
Bonnie Raitt & Jon Cleary - Unecessarily Mercenary
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|New York, NY|
|August 5, 2006 |
West Kortwright Center
|East Meredith, NY|
|August 6, 2006 |
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Mountain Village/Sunset Concert Series
|August 10, 2006 |
Snowmass Village Free Summer Series of Music
|Snowmass Village, CO|
|August 11, 2006 |
Quixote's True Blue