Sure, Pugsley Buzzard has flat out delighted Bird & Beckett audiences several Â years running, as he’s made the store’s stage a regular stop on his mostly annual U.S. tours since 2011. Â As we noted then, “he boasts an unlikely name and a voice like gravel on a treacherous road…and he plays a mean piano!”
But right now, Pugs is going to have to build up a few more dates to make a U.S. tour practical for his new CD,Â CHASIN` ACES Â (available now at Bird & Beckett!), recorded in New Orleans, Melbourne and the Blue Mountains — with ten new originals and featuring some of New Orleans’ top jazz, blues and funk players including Jimmy Carpenter, Antonio Gambrell, Craig Klein, Charles Brewer, Nathan Lambert, John Fohl and Irene Sage who have performed with artists Dr John, Allen Toussaint, Bonerama, Walter Wolfman Washington, Eric Lindell and the Mardi Gras Indian Funk Ensemble amongst others. The album also features some of Pugsley`s favourite Melbourne musicians including Nathan Ford, Adam Simmons, Kynan Robinson Declan Jones and Tim Kingsley and Blue Mountains artists John Stuart and Neill Duncan.
Buy it now at Bird & Beckett, and come November 2nd to hear Randy Craig, a piano player from right here who will certainly rise to the occasion!!!!
Our events are put on under the umbrella of the nonprofit Bird & Beckett Cultural Legacy Project (the "BBCLP"). That's how we fund our ambitious schedule of 300 or so concerts and literary events every year.
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Gigging musicians! You have nothing to lose but your lack of a collective voice to achieve fair wages for your work!
The IMA can be a conduit for you, if you join in to make it work.
Read more here - Andy Gilbert's Feb 25 article about the IMA from KQED's site