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Offline Jim R.

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Chicago Park West
« on: July 08, 2009, 10:18 AM »
I will be playing with the Rick Biordi Band at the Park West and we are opening up for Mike Flynn's "North of Memphis" band. Tickets are now on sale through Ticketmaster at the link below.

It will be a great night of rock & blues, I hope you will come on out. Mike always draws a great crowd and usually has great musicians playing with him; they sold out last year.

 http://www.ticketmaster.com/event/040042DEDB162D51?artistid=1337801&majorcatid=10001&minorcatid=1]http://www.ticketmaster.com/event/040042DEDB162D51?artistid=1337801&majorcatid=10001&minorcatid=1

Date:      Friday, August 14, 2009
Time:      7:00pm
Location:   PARK WEST
Street:   322 W Armitage Ave
City/Town:   Chicago, IL

Mike Flynn's site is  http://www.myspace.com/mikeflynnsnorthofmemphis]www.myspace.com/mikeflynnsnorthofmemphis
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Re: Chicago Park West
« Reply #1 on: July 08, 2009, 01:43 PM »
SWEET!!

Will definately try and make it if I'm not booked myself.

Thanks for the update...

Hannah
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Re: Chicago Park West
« Reply #2 on: July 08, 2009, 11:32 PM »
Listen to you guys - fun!

Glad to hear the Park West is still in business after all these years (and especially these days...)- what a cool club! I have fond memories of seeing one of the few gigs Chick Corea's Three Quartets band (w/Steve Gadd) did there - which was amazing - as well as Steve Smith's first tour w/Vital Information, which was ON FIRE! This was all in my college days @ UW-Madison, m-a-n-y years ago now...lol!

Have a great gig Jim! Lotta history on that stage...soak it in - I envy you!!
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Re: Chicago Park West
« Reply #3 on: July 13, 2009, 09:39 AM »
Thanks David! I'm very excited about the show. My buddy and I have always dreamed of doing a cd release there, and I was always the one who said, "that'd be cool, not that it would ever happen", and now doors have opened up and its happening. Well, if all goes well, we will have a 3-4 song CD ready, I better be optimistic since we got this far.  :)

Three Quartets must have been an amazing show. That Gadd solo on that record is one of my favs. I remember MD had it transcribed and I would follow it over and over and over. Vital Information is playing in town tonight actually, but I can't make it.   :(

Yes, I'm exited and humble to play this stage....I mean Vinne was here with Beck not long ago too! Thanks for the well wishes.
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Re: Chicago Park West
« Reply #4 on: August 23, 2009, 06:44 PM »
Well everyone, the Park West is a great room and the gig was incredible. We had a great time. We finished a 3 song CD  and they arrived that morning, just in time, since it was supposed to be a CD release party.  ;D It was well attended with about 600 people.
This is the only video that I've seen yet, it was done on a regular digital camera, but it came out pretty good. This was the opening tune.

 ]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UwPOx8JZmDM

Thanks for taking a listen.
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Re: Chicago Park West
« Reply #5 on: August 23, 2009, 11:26 PM »
Coo Video!  Cool Venue!  I Love the Park West....

Thanks for sharing...

Hannah
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Re: Chicago Park West
« Reply #6 on: August 24, 2009, 07:16 AM »
Right on Jim!
Sweet.
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