[Dixielandjazz] Loose Marbles
Stephen G Barbone
barbonestreet at earthlink.net
Sat May 29 13:10:02 PDT 2010
On May 29, 2010, at 3:00 PM, dixielandjazz-request at ml.islandnet.com
> Dave Richoux tubaman at tubatoast.com wrote (about Loose Marbles)
> Listening to them right now at Sac Jazz - some great old tunes
> played just right! I don't think anybody in the group is over 30,
> but they have the collective soul of a timeless New Orleans Jazz band.
You tell em Dave. For others who want to hear/see them go to:
Now, do folks still doubt this music is viable among the young? OK, go
In other words, you folks who think this music will die, should get
out more. Go where the kids are instead of watching OKOM festivals who
don't adapt slowly die. Note well that Sacramento has the Loose
Marbles there this weekend. Thank Bob Ringwald for that.
Still not convinced? OK, for some outside the box OKOM thinking go to:
Want more trad? OK, then hear Cangelosi Cards at:
This is the band that Ed Polcer busks around NYC in the subway, or at
Washington Sq Park there. He'll tell you he makes more per hour doing
that then he does at his Old Folks gigs in The Big Apple.
Yes, OKOM festivals may die. Nothing lasts forever and those of us who
played at, or went to OKOM festivals have an average age of dead. But,
for those of us old folks who still get to nightclubs or street
festivals and see these young bands are quite optimistic about the
state of the genre. How many of the old guard knew about Loose
Marbles? Those of us on the DJML should all know, as they have been
the subject of numerous posts for about 5 years now.
And those like my band which plays 100 gigs a year in venues like
these see the enthusiasm with which the music is accepted by audiences
of all ages . . . IF IT IS PRESENTED WITH THAT AUDIENCE IN MIND.
We're cutting back from 160+ gigs a year not because the music is
dead, but because we are to damn old to play more than twice a week on
average. And we welcome the young OKOM bands that are springing up in
our area. Instead of lamenting the old folks perception that this
music is dying, get out on the scene and hear what the young bands are
doing with it.
Go hear the kids, like Jonathan Russell, or Aaron Irwin or Drew
Nugent, or the bands above, or all of the rest out there who making
sure OKOM lives. We are dying off, not the music. THINK YOUNG.
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