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Buzzing Around Town - by Nora Spitznogle
posted: Jun. 14, 2019

Buzzing Around Town

Hello June Bugs - I hope you're enjoying the warm weather. I'm halfway through (fingers crossed) wearing the lovely boot to protect my broken ankle. As you all know we live in a wonderfully generous community. I've gotten dozens of rides, my trash and recycling bins magically appear at the curb (thanks Scott!), and a neighbor kid is mowing the grass. You all rock!
Urban Pioneers with Pat Flaherty and friends
and The Roundups
Monday, June 17, 2019
Melody Inn
3826 N. Illinois St - 21+, $6, 7 pm
This sure is a fun lineup! The Urban Pioneers hail from Texas. They tour from springtime through the autumn, playing everywhere from festivals to dive bars. I've been listening to their music and boy are they fun! A great mix of Western swing, hillbilly music, and rockabilly all played by a three piece string band - Texas fiddle, Tennessee banjo, and doghouse bass.
Pat Flaherty and friends and the iconic band, The Roundups will be opening.

Jon Shain joined by Scott Ballantine and Andra Faye
Sunday, June 23, 2019
The Jazz Kitchen
5377 N. College Ave - 21+, $15, doors 5:00, music 6:30
Jon Shain is the 2019 International Blues Challenge winner. Impressive, right? Jon is brilliant guitar player - in fact he'll be teaching a guitar clinic at 2:00 that afternoon, details for that below. Jon's expertise includes Texas, Delta and Piedmont Blues, Ragtime, and almost anything else you can do on a guitar.
Our own excellent guitar and mandolin players, Scott Ballantine and Andra Faye will be opening the show.
If you're interested in attending Jon's guitar clinic, and if you play at all, I would suggest it. He's in high demand as a teacher at festivals and in Chicago. Contact Chuck Stevenson,, for more information and to reserve a spot.

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, send any questions, comments or suggestions to
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