On the second Monday of the month, Don Piper plays host to several musicians at The HiFi Bar over on Avenue A on the Lower East Side. Tonight, Don has put together a wonderful line up. Regular readers of Now I’ve Heard Everything may recognize the names Jim Keller and Spottiswoode, but John Carlin and Lost Leaders are new to me. Here’s what Don has to say about tonight’s guests:
John Carlin I’ve known almost as long as I’ve lived in New York. I cut my teeth on the lap steep playing with him years ago in Brownies. He always had a real soulfulness to his music that could draw comparisons to early Traffic or solo Paul Weller.
Jim Keller I met recently while assisting on the recording of his latest record which he just released this year and it came out beautiful. It’s called Heaven Can Wait and it is available now. I think that they made a really fine record. Jim has a nice sparseness to his writing. You might know one of his old songs. Jim was in a band called Tommy Tutone and wrote their big hit 8675309.
Lost Leaders consists of Byron Isaacs and Peter Cole. I met Byron when he was playing in Girl Friday, a pop rock trio that rehearsed down the hall from my studio. He was also in the band Ollabelle before he started playing bass with the Levon Helm band. Now amongst the many gigs he gets including Amy Helm and the Handsome Strangers, he has formed his own band with Peter Cole called Lost Leaders. I’ve heard a little snippet of the music and am hooked. Right up my Neil Young alley.
Jonathan Spottiswoode is a bit of a renaissance man. He has lead Spottiswoode & His Enemies for the last 16 years. Songwriter, Film maker, Writer, Fine Artist.
Monday Monday: Don Piper presents John Carlin, Jim Keller, Lost Leaders and Spottiswoode, HiFi Bar, 169 Avenue A between 10th and 11th Streets (any train to 14th Street or the L Train to 1st Avenue, transfer t0 the M14A bus to 11th Street), 8pm $10 Suggested Cover