Month: December 2017

Phil DeGreg Trio: Queen City Blues

Pianist Phil DeGreg brings together Aaron Jacobs/b and John Taylor/dr some creative interpretations of standards mixed in with some originals. Of the latter, he creates rich shadows with Taylor’s high hat on “ Queen City Blues,” races to the finish…

Mark Martyre: Rivers

Singer/songwriter Mark Martyre comes off like an early Tom Waits with a gruff voice, rootsy folk feel and intriguing stories to tell. His tone is leathered and world weary, sometimes teaming with Stacey Dowsel as on the cozy “(I Think)…

THE REASONS FOR THE SEASON!

Yes, it can be commercialized, but SO WHAT?!? There’s something about the Christmas season that is special. Yes, you have Chanukah, Kwaanza and a bunch of other holidays that vie for attention, but the Big Cheese of holidays is on…