Friday, October 28, 2005

Good Ole Daze

This is James Montgomery and Bruce Marshall in an old photo, circa 1996, (I think) about the time "The Oven Is On" cd (JM) came out.
I poached it off of the BM page. It reminds me of the good ole daze when I used to get outa the house every week. If it wasn't for going to see James down the street from my house over a decade ago, I wouldn't have met Bruce. I used to hang out with them every Monday night at the Casino By The Sea in Falmouth. Musicians know how tough it is to get a Monday gig and get people to show up for it!

James is quite famous in New England, USA, with the bikers especially, for making a living playing the harmonica. Recently he's done several Katrina fund-raisers. He's hung out with and learned from many blues legends, his fav unique talent is playing Detroit Shuffle tunes. He's written many tunes, like "Train/Ready Teddy."
Bruce is also a talented song-writer and friend, who has several cd's and can play a Dobro, Delta Blues, Country Rock, and Rock music of all kinds. He's played with BB King and many others. His claim to fame is being in the Marshall Tucker Band and Toy Caldwell Band. The past two years or so He's been playing gigs with his band, JM, Treated and Released, or solo all over New England. He doesn't get down close to the Cape anymore.

How unusual, me posting pix! N I didn't even take them. I must be out of better reasons to write, n a little down missin the music...

Another cloudy, uneventful, boring Friday in the land of off-season in a tourist town. Yesterday I counted almost two hours of sunshine before the clouds took over again. I tend to become depressed when I don't get a couple of minutes of photon energy, I'm one of those. Never mind a whole month, n the weather dude said maybe snow n def more rain for the week-end again. Ugh! Maybe I can get the chilly fingers to warm up long enough for a bit of playing.
Wow, I miss the live music!


At 7:34 PM, Blogger Neo said...

Snag - I'd never heard of him, but I really dig harmonica.

Go pick that guitar up girl!


At 10:31 PM, Blogger Ellen said...

I'm a big harmonica fan myself. I've never heard of James and Bruce, but then I've been down here forever (it seems).
Nice looking guys!

Sorry to hear about the weather. What a bummer! I love the rain, but not on a continual basis. Besides, the NE rain is a cold rain I don't miss. We have warm rain storms down here, and they don't always last all day (except in the winter: December to February). Daffodils grow in my yard in January, and the spring starts in March... can you see why I moved down here? Course summer is like the gates of hell, but that's the price you pay.
Keep warm, Snaggle!

At 10:39 PM, Blogger Ellen said...

It just occurred to me that I didn't thank you for all your help with the blogging... I'm so sorry, my manners are usually much better than that.
At first opportunity, I will get going with this blogging!
Again, many thanks!!

At 1:29 PM, Blogger Milk Brain said...

is that picture really only 10 years old? people tell me i should go out more....right with a kid you doesn't like to be with other grown-ups... i know, i know.. i was like that too.. payback's a bitch i guess, atleast i only have one

At 11:14 PM, Blogger Snaggle Tooth said...

Really Neo, they're locally big shotz in the New England zone! JM cut his hair off recently.

After a long,late phone call I actually got to play some music about 1 am. zzz I sense another tired week commin on...zzz of course a cold. allergies , n anti-histamines don't help much.

Ellen, you're welcome as long as I can still think! n hopefully when I click on your name I'll soon find a page there...
My sisters have been tryin to get me to FL for years, but I don't do well in the heat n pollen allergies department down south. That's alot of daily swelling to deal with. I'm sure ya may be hearing about the weather for awhile... I'm a weather nut...

MB after a few years of craziness there's alot to be said for escape from day to day, and people who understand how ya feel about the music in your life.

At 10:47 PM, Blogger Using up the words.... said...

What's up with the missing music thing! What good excuse could you possibly have for not making, or listening to MUSIC??

So.... you play the guitar huh. Secret is out now! Let's hear it.

Meanwhile... hope the weather is getting better for you, and you're keeping warm and dry.

At 1:41 AM, Blogger Snaggle Tooth said...

CJ! I wonder how long your comment has been here!?! It's 2011 now... n I just saw it-
My not getting out excuse is still the same- Too far to drive where they play (70 to 400 miles), n the old Inn is closed again. Nevermind working nights n week-ends makes me miss it all...
Play for myself I can do when the work hands don't hurt.

At 10:56 AM, Blogger Jannie Funster said...

Lots of Monday gigs here in Austin if musicians want 'em. Live Music World Capital, and such.

Falmouth, I'd love to see it!


And does she see Jannie's 2011 comment too?/ :)

At 3:06 AM, Blogger Snaggle Tooth said...

Hi Jannie! Haven't been to see my old fave music dudes in ages since working nights! So Austin is a hot gig-spot, eh? But is the pay less for non-week-end? So many M-F folks don't get out on week-nights also. ICU


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