November opened with the rockabilly sound of Big Sandy and His Fly-Rite Boys. Not only was the music great but Sandy was a total entertainer. Ashley Kingman’s guitar playing was spot on. For second set, the band was joined by Mark Roeder on steel guitar.
Fareed Haque, Tony Monaco and Greg Fundis. Terry O best described the performance on Facebook.
“Tony Monaco, Fareed Haque and Greg Fundis scorched and seduced the North Street Cabaret last night. I knew Monaco would never restrain his passionately soulful B3 but Haque is a master of so many styles; How would this organ trio come together? Magnificently! A murmuration of Monaco and Haque soaring over the impeccably complex and precise staccato that poured from drummer Greg Fundis. A night of music to be treasured!”
In the words of Madison Music Collective describing Sharel Cassity’s performance on November 23 and 24th. “A great writer and performer with a fantastic band”.
As a frustrated and failed saxophonist, I am forever in search of one with chops. Sharel has got chops. Her version of Charlie Parker’s Donna Lee on Friday night blew me away. It was a rare 2 day booking for North Street. Sharel and band performed an acoustic set on Friday and Elektra on Saturday from her album Evolve. Hope to have her and band back soon
December will open with Howard Levy 4. Multi Grammy -Award winner Howard is a world-renowned harmonica player/pianist/composer. He has performed with many of the world’s top musicians, Steely Dan, Kenny Loggins, Paquito D’Rivera, Bela Fleck and the Flecktones…to name a few.
Howard is bringing his new quartet to Madison which features Chris Seybold; guitar, Larry Kohut; bass and Brazilian drummer Luiz Ewerling. Advanced tickets are available at Brown Paper Tickets https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3612623