Thursday, December 19, 2013
Thanks to everyone who came out on December 16 to make the "Danny Fitzgerald and the Lost Wandering Blues and Jazz Band" CD release event at Brooklyn Oenology the success that it was. Will Stevens' photos of Danny and his friends were hung on the walls and looked great. A packed house of friends and fans turned up and sat in with the band. Mark Herschler and I produced the record to give our old friend and mentor, Danny Fitzgerald, his due. The CD features Mark, Gene Clarke, Brian Price and me backing Danny up on the Ma Rainey and Bessie Smith songs that form the core of the group's repertoire interspersed with Danny's recollections of his long and storied life. The record is now available for streaming and download at www. joeflood.bandcamp.com. Hard copies will be available at the band's performances at various venues in the Northeast in the months to come, beginning with a December 29th show at Club Passim in Cambridge, Massachusetts. We will also be making it available for online purchase soon. We will keep you updated on press and new dates as they come in. In the meantime, please look for and "like" the Danny Fitzgerald and the Lost Wandering Blues and Jazz Band page on Facebook!