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  • Just ran across a couple guys I hadn’t heard before: Scott Metzger and Jason Loughlin. Why are all my favorite players from NYC?
    Mark
  • Scott and Loughlin are insane players. i am fortunate enough to be close enough to brooklyn to see them often enough. Scott's Wolf trio is a must live as is his playing with Joe Russo's almost dead (although he doesnt play tele with this outfit)
  • Metzger is great! Have been seeing Wolf! since the Lovin Cup Cafe days...Metzger just started a new acoustic trio as well, with a second guitarist and a violinist
  • As a "tourist" I need some help. I live in Milwaukee and visit my kids in Brooklyn a couple times a year..Besides Jim's Monday nights at Rockwood..who else should I be seeing and where can I see them? If you're on this forum I trust your judgment:) Also..where can I see Jim's duet gig with Luca B.?
  • Oz Noy plays regularly at the Bitter End and Wayne Krantz at the 55 Bar. I’ve seen them both multiple times. Very different styles but very good.
    Mark
  • I'd 2nd those motions. Other suggestions depart from the pure Tele realm ... but I like Grey McMurray, he's really a different ball of wax! Mike Stern is a bad-ass and usually plays weekly at the 55 Bar. Steve Cardenas is jaw dropping amazing and Adam Rogers solo or with David Binney is great too. Marc Ribot's Ceramic Dog are friggin' fantastic and Sex Mob are worth hearing if they are in town. Matt Munisteri is a deep, entertaining guitarist I highly recommend ... and don't forget my pal Luca Benedetti in Brooklyn Boogaloo Blowout, Tubby or his solo group! He's great!

    Some minor detective work for all should suffice.

    The best way to get my Jim/Luca gig info is through my newsletter and my website. Thank you for asking. Newsletter sign up - https://jimcampilongo.fanbridge.com/

    ROCKWOOD MUSIC HALL MONDAY RESIDENCY!

    CAMPILONGO AFTER DARK!
    **ROCKWOOD TWO** 10PM 75 MINUTE SET!
    NOVEMBER 6 JIM CAMPILONGO, LUCA BENEDETTI, DAVID SPERANZA, TONY MASON
     http://www.ticketfly.com/event/1579920

    CAMPILONGO AFTER DARK!
    **ROCKWOOD TWO** 10PM 75 MINUTE SET!
    NOVEMBER 13 JIM CAMPILONGO, LUCA BENEDETTI, DAVID SPERANZA, JOSH DION
    http://www.ticketfly.com/event/1579921

    CAMPILONGO AFTER DARK!
    **ROCKWOOD TWO** 10PM 75 MINUTE SET!
    NOVEMBER 20 JIM CAMPILONGO TRIO with CHRIS MORRISSEY, JOSH DION
    http://www.ticketfly.com/event/1579922

    CAMPILONGO AFTER DARK!
    **ROCKWOOD TWO** 10PM 75 MINUTE SET!
    NOVEMBER 27 JIM CAMPILONGO TRIO with CHRIS MORRISSEY, JOSH DION
    http://www.ticketfly.com/event/1579923

    CAMPILONGO AFTER DARK!
    **ROCKWOOD TWO** 10PM 75 MINUTE SET!
    DECEMBER 4 JIM CAMPILONGO, LUCA BENEDETTI, DAVID SPERANZA, TONY MASON
    http://www.ticketfly.com/event/1580644

    DECEMBER 11 - FINLAND TOUR

    CAMPILONGO AFTER DARK!
    **ROCKWOOD TWO** 10:30PM 75 MINUTE SET!
    DECEMBER 18 JIM CAMPILONGO TRIO with CHRIS MORRISSEY, JOSH DION
    http://www.ticketfly.com/event/1580646

    DECEMBER 25 - NO SHOW -HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

    JANUUARY 1 - NO SHOW HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

    196 Allen St New York, New York 212-477-4155
    http://www.rockwoodmusichall.com

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    JIM CAMPILONGO, LUCA BENNEDETTI *GUITAR DUO*
    BAR LUNATICO
    WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 18 SHOWTIME 8:30PM TO 11:30PM
    486 HALSEY ST. BEDFORD-STYVESANT - BROOKLYN
    718 513-0339
    https://www.barlunatico.com/music/

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    JIM CAMPILONGO TRIO with CHRIS MORRISSEY, TONY MASON
    55 BAR NYC
    SUNDAY DECEMBER 10
    SHOWTIME 6 PM to 9 PM
    55 Christopher in Greenwich Village
    http://www.55bar.com/

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    FINLAND!
    JIM CAMPILONGO WITH THE FABULOUS M STREET BAND
    SELLOSALI, ESPOO
    WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 13
    SHOWTIME 7:00 PM
    SOITTONIEKANAUKIO 1 A 02600 ESPOO
    http://sellosali.fi/fi-FI
    https://www.facebook.com/events/125818474713064/

    FINLAND!
    JIM CAMPILONGO WITH THE FABULOUS M STREET BAND
    JUTTUTUPA, HELSINKI
    THURSDAY DECEMBER 14
    SHOWTIME 9:00 PM
    SAASTOPANKINRANTA 6, 00530 HELSINKI
    http://www.juttutupa.fi/?lang=en

    FINLAND!
    JIM CAMPILONGO WITH THE FABULOUS M STREET BAND
    KAIRO, KOTKA
    SATURDAY DECEMBER 16
    SHOWTIME 3:00 PM
    SATAMAKATU 7, 48100 KOTKA
    http://www.ravintolakairo.fi/index.htm

    FINLAND!
    JIM CAMPILONGO WITH THE FABULOUS M STREET BAND
    STORYVILLE, HELSINKI
    SATURDAY DECEMBER 16
    SHOWTIME 11:00 PM
    MUSEOKATU 8, HELSINKI
    www.storyville.fi

  • Jim,

    Thank you so much...I really appreciate this forum and you're involvement in it. I'll try to see all these players when I'm in NYC...my favorite place in the world!

    You have a nice Chet story in your "Little Bit of the Blues" lesson about him being gracious while his pick-up band messed up a performance of the tune. So...Question: How do YOU work out prepping your band in Finland?
  • I send an advance set list, chord charts and mp3's to musicians in the area I might know, or by reference. If possible, we have one quick rehearsal. Usually I need 75 minutes of material and that needs to be clarified in advance with the venues. I'll have a few more tunes then necessary allowing the option to discard tunes that don't quickly jell at rehearsal.
    Chet Atkins- and all of us mere mortals have experienced a 12 hour flight, getting off the plane, getting whisked to the venue on the late side and playing a large concert with folks onstage who don't know your material. That's when the long version of "Folsom Prison" is revealed. ha ha ... Honestly -that's not fun but it's part of being a touring musician sometimes... even Chet had to do it and like I said, he was gracious about it. It's difficult to ask musicians to assimilate 75 minutes of material with one, or no rehearsals. Part of my job is to keep things positive and working.
    Thankfully I've recorded with the group in Finland and they are very talented folks - I'm looking forward to it. I have the opportunity to play material I love that has nuance.
    December in Finland?
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  • Ha! Love the banner!!!!
  • Coming back to Matt Munisteri for just a second, here is a great version of Home on the Range:

  • Jim,

    "December In Finland!"..the next "live" album title! I'll bet the "extended version" (if needed) of "Folsum Prison" will still have some nuance:) Speaking of live albums...I'm really diggin' what you guys did on the new "Live at Rockwood" CD...I believe I heard you refer to this as "free rock" or possibly an attempt to do "a Cream thing" somewhere. "Cock & Bull Story" is just an over the top (in the best way) Trio tour de force. Seriously, you guys play together like you share ONE MIND. It's exciting listening..and not knowing where this kind of a jam is going exactly is cool...and then you guys reel things in to a grand resolution...kinda brilliant really...like a jazzy "Live At Leeds!". Hope you have a nice trip and great gigs in Finland!


  • Danny - I appreciate your insights about our live record - you articulate some things exactly as I see them and I'm really happy you like it. I tried to give the record a "no holds barred" live record vibe. And thanks for buying my music.
    Have a great day- Jim

  • "Jazzy Live At Leeds"...........I love it!
  • Jim,

    Here's a (great) video...I'd like to ask: "Hot 'Lanta " by the Allmans...it looks like this was a spontaneous (we didn't work it out ahead of time/never played this together before) choice...? If so...this was still absolutely nailed...jeez. I'm guessing that (like many of us of a certain age)...you and Nels Cline have "Live at Fillmore" in your DNA...this is a really fun performance to watch! (Maybe "Whippin' Post" next time?)




  • We rehearsed and played Hot Lanta once before a show months before this clip was taken. If we have an mp3 to review, we're usually prepared ... so it's not really all that impressive! ha!
    Nels wanted to do this tune and at first I thought, that's the OTHER song on the "In Memory of Elizabeth Reed" side? But as it turned out, Nels being a great artist saw what was deep about this tune - and you can't go wrong with Chris and Josh as the rhythm section. It's a fun tune.
    Whipping Post, Blue Sky, Elizabeth Reed, Jessica even Little Martha could be great covers to try. That Dickie Betts is a good instrumental writer- among other things.

  • Ok...well not that impressive then...but a still a great performance by great players:) My band has an Allman Bros. tribute show coming up...I never get tired of playing 'Liz Reed or Jessica. I think these are just so well-written and arranged that when you finish doing one you really feel like you just played a "piece" or sort of accomplished something..hopefully good! But both of these Dickie Betts tunes are just so fun to play because of this. These instrumentals are like journeys...but you're not sure where their going. I think that your tunes share this musical characteristic sometimes...that journey into the musical unknown!

    Also...Dickie Betts was my favorite guitar player in the Allman Bros.
  • I like how Dickie builds his solos - very focused on a specific motif before moving onward to another specific motif in small deliberate increments- He creates excitement in a unique way... almost like someone cautiously walking down a dark alley in a suspense film.
  • "Elizabeth Reed:" I have an admittedly small amount of reference knowledge on JAZZ...but this is a "jazzy" tune to me. Question: Where do you think Dickie Betts drew his jazz influences from for this tune? The changes in this remind me of something from the early 60s...that Miles/Coltrane/Brubeck "black & white NYC" era.. (I only know the obvious names)

    Also..as I peruse the photos on the border of this Forum I see that you may have a soft spot for Universal Studios monsters...check out the attached pic: A perfect "serious, guitar face"...right?image
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  • According to this interview, Dickey claims that his influences for Elizabeth Reed go back even a bit further: Benny Goodman and Western Swing.

    And who could have thought the song was actually inspired by Boz Scaggs' girlfriend? haha

    http://ticket.heraldtribune.com/2014/10/30/dickey-betts-on-his-most-famous-allman-brothers-songs-interview/
  • RogerioFerraz: Great..and thanks for the link! It never occurred to me to hear Django as on influence on "Jessica"...but now that I know...it's obvious!

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