Monday, March 14, 2005

Philly - Day 3 - Jon Cleary

Sunday night and Jack takes us to a new venue in Philly. WXPN, the public radio station of the University of Pennsylvania sports a new format and studio that houses The World Cafe Live. Upstairs is the acoustic folk coffee house type atmosphere. Downstairs is a state of the art gourmet dinner theatre.

Jon Cleary plays New Orleans style piano for Bonnie Raitt but tours as the leader with the Absolute Monster Gentlemen. This band is so funky that I hurt my neck doing that chicken head thing. Jon plays piano and Hammond B3 Dr. John and Professor Longhair style and sings too. The band is super tight. I especially liked the guitarist, rockin and soulful but I don't know his name. Lori bought 3 CDs.


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