Billy Martin and Wil Blades, Duo
Friday, Jul 13, 2012 8:00 PM EDT
(7:30 PM Doors)
Sullivan Hall, New York, NY
18 years and over
Billy Martin and Wil Blades wanna make you Shimmy. The organ/drums duo waste no time getting right down to it on their debut album due May 22 from The Royal Potato Family in collaboraton with Martin's own Amulet Records. Martin and Blades go old school in the tradition of essential organ-groove sides by the likes of Charles Earland, Brother Jack McDuff and Groove Holmes. Martin, the drummer for the legendary Medeski, Martin & Wood, and Blades, a much buzzed about young organist from the San Francisco live music scene, first came together for a low-key, one-off late night set during the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival in 2011. The music that evening was so deep in the pocket that the pair knew instantly there would be more shows together in their future. A West Coast tour was arranged for later in the year, which played to packed houses from Washington to California. In the middle of the run, Martin and Blades ducked into a Berkeley recording studio to capture what would become Shimmy.
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**Any person entering the venue that is under 21 years old will have to pay an additional $5 “ under age fee “ on top of the ticket price. The under aged fan that is paying this fee will get 1 free soft drink ticket so they can get 1 free soft drink at the bar