During Blissfest I had the absolute pleasure of seeing Baskery, a ridiculously badass trio of sisters from Stockholm, Sweden. Consisting of Sunniva on guitar, Stella on upright bass, and Greta on banjo and snare and bass drum played with her feet. These sisters rock out hard and sing glorious three part harmony throughout. I was lucky enough to hang out with them for a little bit and I got Stella and Sunniva to play Suzy. It was a great day. And now without further ado, the most beautiful bassist and guitarist from Stockholm, Stella and Sunniva!
Holy cow it’s been a while since our last BBR post! So for today, I’m going to put up a recent treasure I found while we were in Eugene, OR…
Yes folks, this is drummer porn at it’s finest featuring the swinging drum legends, Buddy Rich and Gene Krupa! I found this at a Salvation Army within 10 sec. of digging and couldn’t believe it! Just like that! Wow. Burnin’ Beat is a 1962 sequel to their 1955 album Krupa and Rich (which I now HAVE to find).
Now I could go on and on and on and on about the impact these two men had on jazz music, drumming, and showmanship, but that would take me all day and night. So instead I’m going to talk about one of the cooler features on this album, and that is on the backside of the sleeve..
That’s right, an entire breakdown of each song’s arrangements, y’all! I’ve never seen it before on any other record I own, and thank god too cause I’ve got a lot to study and this will make it much easier!
Tonight we’re in Newport, KY at The Southgate House Revival! Showtime is 9pm!
See y’all there ~ Boots
We are excited to play with our good friends Ford Theatre Reunion! Come out to Cosmic Charlie’s in Lexington, KY. Doors are at 9, show starts at 10.