Sunday, January 10, 2010

Brian Blade and his Shreveporters at Naked Bean Cafe on Tues, Jan 12, 7 to 9 pm

Having broken the Shreveport ice with a performance at Bear's Restaurant last week, Brian Blade continues his performances with an appearance at the Naked Bean coffeee house on Tues night, says Lane Bayliss.

Blade and his quartet of Shreveport sidemen are expected to play from 7 to 9 pm.

Musical artist Brian Blade, born and raised in Shreveport but a global performer for many years, is an acclaimed jazz drummer. Today he is winning approval for his performances on vocals and acoustic guitar. His album Mama Rosa, inspired by the life of his grandmother, has won positive reviews for its Joni Mitchell-like sound.

Gospel singer Monica Blake Mickle adds vocals to the set, as she has done for Blade years now, and Bayliss, Dirtfoot drummer, plays the Slingerlands. On guitar is Mark Griffith, a journeyman player from Shreveport who can run the frets in any mode, whether rock, jazz or pop. On bass is Shawn Stroope, a Shreveporter who has been a Nashville performer and who has done sessions with Blade and Daniel Lanois.

Don't be surprised if Rev Brady Blade, Sr, Brian's dad, sings a number. Nor would a session on drums from brother Brady Blade, Jr, be out of the question, says Bayliss.

Naked Bean Cafe
next to Byrd HS and Glenwood Cleaners. 3307 Line ave
Free wifi

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