Last night, if you had gone by Dan Electro's
, you would have seen a strange sight - Ian sitting in with Guy Schwartz and the New Jack Hippies
. It was a couple firsts - first time setting foot inside the bar, and first time playing a full show with the NJH.
The bar, which has recently reopened under the caring new ownership of Bob and Mell, is a Houston landmark, and with good reason - solid sound, great stage, cool room, and excellent patio. You should go by some Tuesday (for the Goodtrain sessions jam) or Wednesday (for the Psychodillos). Or, heck, go by tonight, Sky Blue 72
is playing (the new project of Frank and Jessica Zweback from Zwee, plus Davis Jumper).
And playing with the Hippies? A total adventure. The songs ranged from gut wrenching blues to triumphant prog rock, from to full tilt funk to straight ahead country. The band was a killer lineup - Guy on guitar and Roger Taus on bass, of course, but also the very Terri Green on guitar, and Leesa Harrington Squyres on drums ("How come I didn't already know you?"). Word on the street is, they multi-track recorded the whole evening, so with any luck we can get a couple of the gems and let ya hear 'em.