Thursday, May 24, 2012
Today's Bob Dylan's 71st birthday. Who saw THAT coming? Bob has always been a huge part of The Flood's musical landscape. Hardly any weekly Flood practice goes by without at least one Dylan tune. For instance, last night Michelle, Randy and Charlie had a rare vocals-only Flood practice and before the night was over, they were trotting out this favorite Dylan number from the "Nashville Skyline" period.
Thursday, May 17, 2012
The Flood always keeps open the third Saturday morning in May in order to play our favorite gig of the year. The Coon Sanders Nighthawks Fans Bash is an annual gathering of traditional jazz players and fans who come to our town from all over the country for three days and nights of good music and good times. The Flood's so honored be part of this. For more than a decade now, we've played the Saturday morning session with what we call "the jug band breakfast," serving up generous helpings of hokum with their bacon and eggs. Here's a tune from last year's gathering. By the way, if you're in the Huntington area, come for the fun Saturday morning. See our website -- 1937flood.com -- for the details.
Thursday, May 3, 2012
As we noted in a recent podcast, The Flood's at the start of another reconfiguration -- new instrumentation, new tunes -- and so lately the weekly rehearsals have been especially interesting as fresh ideas come to the fore. Here's a case in point. For a while now, Joe Dobbs and Charlie Bowen have messed around occasionally with Irving Berlin's "Blue Skies" and at last night's practice session, Michelle Walker stepped up to put some vocals on top of that. Oh, it's still a work in progress -- consider this a report from The Flood's New Projects Committee.