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Buzzing Around Broad Ripple - by Nora Spitznogle
posted: Mar. 01, 2019
I don't know about you all, but I'm ready to march into March and the promise the warmer weather, longer days, and sunshine. I hope to see you out and about soon!
Saturday, March 2, 2019
Books & Brews - Broad Ripple
6420 Cornell Ave - all-ages, free, 8 - 10 pm
I realize that when someone plays out often I don't tend to talk about their shows as much, which is silly, because if musicians have a steady calendar of shows, it's for one reason. They are good. Really, really good.
Gary Wasson is one of those musicians. You might recognize him from his role as a founding member of the roots/bluegrass band Sindicato. Or as the host of several versions of open mic nights over the years - he's currently leading the Wednesday night series at Grand Junction Brewing in Westfield.
We should all recognize him as a talented singer and songwriter. Gary has a beautiful voice and a fine selection of original and cover Americana, roots, and folk songs. It is always a special pleasure to hear him perform.
You should go.
Yonder Mountain String Band
Thursday March 14, 2019
6257 N. College Ave
21+, $25 advance, $30 at the door, doors 7 pm, show 8 pm
I'm certainly a latecomer to the joys of bluegrass, but this old punk rocker is smitten. I love the quickness of the songs and quirkiness of the lyrics. Yonder Mountain String Band has been playing together for 20 years for good reason - they're terrific. The band hails from Nederland, Colorado - also the home of my favorite merry-go-round. It really is the carousel of happiness.
Fireside Collective, a roots/bluegrass band from Ashville, South Carolina, is opening the show.
Not-for-profit director by day, music writer by night, Nora Spitznogle reviews music that happened and previews music and events around Broad Ripple Village. Nora managed CATH Inc coffeehouse at 54th Street and College Avenue for seven years. During that time she hosted hundreds of local and touring musicians, both at the coffeehouse and her home. When CATH closed in 2004 and the music was no longer coming to her, she had to wander from her corner of Broad Ripple to see what is happening elsewhere. You can find her at Second Helpings during the work day, waitressing at the Red Key on Saturday nights and prowling Broad Ripple music venues the rest of the time. Visit Nora's Web site nora-leona.blogspot.com
, send any questions, comments or suggestions to Nora@BroadRippleGazette.com