morning fundraising and gospel singing. Hyperbole
Mountain on the air. We played on Mike Russell's portion of
the annual fundraiser for KKUP
in Cuppertino. 91.5 on your FM dial. We'll post some audio here
HMB had a gig at Bob's Courthouse Cafe early
October. Bob's is hosting regular Friday night bluegrass with
the help of Jennifer Kitchen. She's doing the booking as well
as playing with her band Kitchen
Help. The cafe is right out of the middle of America and
the middle of the last century. It isn't set up quite right
for a music venue but it's not without its charms. There's
no stage and the booths are fixed and spread out. On the plus
side, they do have a couple beers on tap. Besides, where else
can you enjoy a tuna melt with fries and a side of cole slaw.
Bob and Irene are usually around. He's affable, she's maybe
a bit curmudgeonly and they're both just adorable. If you'd
like to see for yourself we'll probably head back there soon!
have some artistic issues to work out. So, as soon as Mark
can decide which is his "good side" we'll post some
more. For now, here is Ken Torke, Mark Wardenburg, Lessley
Anderson and Galen Krumel.
Here we are in the basement of the Amnesia in full color.
We had a fun gig opening for the Barefoot Nellies
at Amnesia on January 28, 2008. It was only our second real
outing and it went pretty well. I mean, if you don't count Lessley
wailing so hard on the 5-string that she down-graded it to a
4-string. Anyway...there were some flashes. Galen Googled the
band name a day or two later and found some pictures by Francis
Chung on Flicr.com. Francis must be mighty cool because
he said we could use his pictures. Here they are. Click for
a larger version.
That's Galen Krumel in the white bowler. Mark is playing the
bass and sporting a pork pie hat. Lessley is playing banjo and
wearing a dress that was probably made for a local presentation
of "Our Town." Ken Torke is dressed in black from
his shoes to his mandolin.