Sunday at the Leo: November 7, 2010

The evening starting with an open mic set from Chris Bieri perfroming couple of orginal acapella tunes –laments, I guess I would call them — about the recent elections on aging. (These are my opinions, and do not necesarily reflect the opions of Chris.)

Steve Flammer followed up with an instrumentla on dulcimer and then was joined by Brad Monti.

Bob Kotz finisehd out the open mic portion of the evening with two songs about and for veterans — although in the tradition of folk music, more ironic and bittersweet that rousinly patriotic. (Again, my openions, not necessarily Bob’s.)The one I rember is John Prine’s “Sam Stone (“There’s a Hole I Daddy’s Arm.)” The second selection had a similar feel.

In the second set,  Raison D’Etre etertained everyone with originals, folky covers, and jazzy standards such as the Boogie-Woogie Bugle B of Company B.

In the final set of the evening, the Cincinnati Dancing Pigs had the crowd laughing with their jug-band antics.

In an email back to the Balladeers, the Pigs said: “Thanks for having the Pigs again at Leo. We all had a blast. It’s great now & then to have an audience that sits and listens. On the other hand, we do go well with brew.”

Aint that the truth. Just a reminder:

The song circle/jam starts at 5:30 p.m. before every show. Musicians, singers, and some folks who just watch gather to share songs. If you come about 5, you can become a QCB volunteer and help set up the room. Here’s a look at the next two weeks.

November 14, 2010
1ST SET (7PM) Woodnote Americana covers and originals.
2ND SET (7:30PM) Noah Wotherspoon & Jessi Bair Noah is becoming known as a remarkable young blues guitarist. He has opened for Derek Trucks, jammed onstage with Bobby Blue Bland, and opened for Leon Russell, and Boz Scaggs and has made multiple appearances at the Chicago Blues Festival.Singer, songwriter and guitarist Jessi Bair is an old soul, singing with an emotional sensitivity and maturity reminiscent of Patty Griffin and Townes Van Zandt. These artists perform solo and together. You’ll likely get all of that and more tonight!
3RD SET (8:15PM) Shiny Old Soul Old Soul is a guitar/bass/drum trio comprised of former members of The Gregory Morris Group (Cincinnati, Ohio). One part jazz, one part folk, one part punk, one part rock, but it’s really all about the songs.
November 21, 2010
1ST SET (7PM) Open Mic
2ND SET (7:30PM) The Tillers Progressive traditional music. One of the hottest bands on the Cincy scene! Don’t be late. They are playing an early set tonight so they can get to the CEAs where they are nominated for three awards tonight!
3RD SET (8:15PM) The Rabbit Hash String Band Old-time music from this Cincy favorite! Join Russ Childers for a Banjo workshop before the show! Workshop is open to all QCB members; $5 for non-members and begins at 5:30PM.

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