I’ve obviously been living under a big rock, and apparently not one that had much roll to it. Discovered yet another new (new to me, anyway) place to listen to music last night … The Blue Note Grill in Durham. It would be easy to miss, tucked as it is in a little strip called the Boulevard Plaza Shopping Center on 15-501. (I still call 15-501 “the Boulevard,” by the way.) Every Tuesday night is their Open Blues Jam with Butch Haas (aka Mr. Mudbones), a harp player who manages a rotating collection of players who show up each week wanting nothing more than to play the blues. Couple of standouts -> a kid who couldn’t have been more than about 10. Sadly, didn’t catch his name. And local guitarist Tommy Hartley. Like I said, under a rock, but now that I’m out …
I was on a fix-up, and as first dates go, it was a blast! Perfect pick, Larry. Can’t really comment on food, we waited too late to order from the regular menu. But they had a couple of nice wine-by-the-glass selections. Way to go, guys. Even foodies love the blues.
Playing the Blues: Got My Mojo Working (Muddy Waters), Born Under a Bad Sign (Albert King & Stevie Ray Vaughn), The Thrill is Gone (B.B. King & Eric Clapton), Stormy Monday (Allman Bros. with Eric Clapton, etc, etc, etc.
FOODIMENTARY: October 5 is National Apple Betty Day and according to The Meat House is also National Do Something Nice Day!
Another great posting!
The Blues can be fun too!