This is the opening post for the Tin Star music blog. Unfortunately, I didn't realize last Wednesday that I would be starting this blog, so there are no photos or sound bites from this week's jam.
Still, there is a bit to write about:
This week's jam at the Tin Star rocked. We had a number of pros show up, which is always appreciated. Alex Maryol (http://www.alexmaryol.com/) was there; it's always fun when Alex comes to the jam. It's pretty cool that an established musician comes out to Ben Lucero's jam just for the fun of playing with us "unwashed" regulars.
A couple of other pros at the jam included Ben & Pete from the Santa Fe Band "Controlled Burn". We're always happy to see them.
Also, "Freaky" Freddy Lopez of the "Santa Fakers" joined us this week on mouth harp. Freddy rips on harp.
"Coast to Coast" Frank, a wild-ass trumpet player was there as well, so with my tenor sax, we had a horn section.
Ray Dera, co-owner of Tin Star played all night on a beautiful green Telecaster. Ray was a gracious host, as usual.
Thanks, as always to Ben for doing a professional job of running the jam.
At 1:00am (Thursday morning, mind you) I looked around and the bar was still packed with folks who had showed up just to listen to the music. It must have been a good jam.