|'MOD Jazz' 2008, by J.A. Rose-Bartlett cc, see below|
Guess where we were yesterday...? We were at MS. BLUZZZ herself....SHELLY ELY's house. There were lotsa music folks there that I didn't know...BUT, Let me tell you who I recognized and got to 'mingle' with...well, O.K., friends that came over and said 'Hi' and I got a BIG hug,....let's see, there was, of course, SHELLY ELY/vocals and SHERYL CLARK/sax, KENNY WILLIAMSON/drums [looks good], smiling DYLAN LANNY ENGLAND/drums, TOM MURPHY/drums was quiet, TERRY JAE/bass had a good time, DAVE BRAY/guitar was smiling, always beautiful 'Mojo' or MARY JO TRYHOLM /vocals, and Steve BARTLETT ON BASS, who was jumping up and down, you know, that kinda happy dance he does when he's playing and loving the music with lotsa folks that he knows, that he'd played with over the years, that I didn't know...two or three keyboard people, another sax, a harp player, at least three more guitsarists, several onlookers, a few dogs,..a big bonfire to keep warm,[it was really needed when the sun went down]...AND all kinds of food. I ate too much and had a great time...the music was excellent, and not too loud. Nice to see so many friends smiling and having so much fun together. Jan
ABOUT PHOTO: I took this photo of Bartlett/bass, Kenny WilliamSon/drums, Shelly Ely/vocals and Martin Salinas/guitar/vocals in 2008 at the now closed LIQUID SOUL COFFEE ROASTERs in McKenna, WA. See HERE. Jan
Here's our friend SHELLY ELY from YOUTUBE.
1.] OUT OF THE RAIN, by Shelly Ely in Big Nasty, from also our friend Merri Sutton...recorded at THE SWISS in Tacoma.
2.] I'D RATHER GO BLIND, by Shelly Ely, from blindlemonflanelhead....Shell does alot of Etta James, and this was recorded at UNCLE SAM's in Spanaway, Steve plays there next month.
3.] SMALL POTATOES, by Shelly Ely in Big Nasty, from Merri Sutton.....Shelly did this yesterday. Jan