The Boston Globe says: “Everything Red Molly sings is delivered with tick-tight arrangements, crystalline vocals, and caramel harmonies. But what is most striking is the ardor they bring to everything they do, whether snuggling into the sweet parochialism of an old spiritual, or the gritty pathos of a Gillian Welch tune. They come on less like stars strutting for their minions than pals sharing their favorite songs. In the friendly world of the coffeehouse, that remains a star-making quality.”
Soon after moving to New York in 1963, Herb Gardner began touring with Wild Bill Davison, Kenny Davern and Dick Wellstood as well as becoming a regular at the Metropole, Jimmy Ryan’s and Eddie Condon’s nightclubs. During the 60′s and 70′s he appeared with virtually all of the classic jazz musicians in the New York City area such as Roy Eldridge, Gene Krupa, Henry Red Allen, Bobby Hackett, Jimmy Rushing, Doc Cheatham, Max Kaminsky and even Wingy Manone. Herb is featured on Abbie’s record “My Craziest Dream” as well as “James (Red Molly 2010), Hope (Abbie Gardner 2011) and the upcoming 2011 Red Molly CD.
Craig Akin’s home page. He’s the best electric and upright bass player I know, a resource for serious bass players and even does overdubs in his home studio.
If you’re looking for the Open Mic Directory, it’s no longer hosted here. Please visit the above link to Openmikes.org for more updated information. Get out there and get on stage tonight! You’ll be glad you did!
Other musicians often ask me for business advice. This is where I learned nearly everything I know. Well, reading these articles and then getting out there and doing it, making mistakes, having success, starting over, and having a blast with it all.