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Blue Shimmay ~ Westside Blues Jam Featured Artist
November 29 • 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm• Free
Blue Shimmay ~ Gypsy Jump Blues
Let me tell you how I heard about these guys…. Nancy shows up at the jam fresh off an international tour with TroyBoi…… Bohemian Dub Orchestra, Disco Lemonade….. you may have caught one of these shows at The McDonald Theatre or The Cuthbert Amphitheater. Nancy plays the violin, viola and piano. She was a little apprehensive and asked if she could play her violin at the jam… “Of course dude, I love some fiddle”…. Nancy doesn’t know this ……. my grandfather was a touring professional violinist in big bands and orchestras. Now….let me fast forward to fellow drummer Arron Michaels and I… hanging out talking drum stuff, bands and music etc. I’m talking to Arron….telling him about this band I had heard about….. I’m explaining to him how I heard they are a really good new band, while I’m trying to recall the name of the band…. “I can’t think of the name right now man, but they have this awesome violin player in the band. Her name is Nancy and their band name is Blue something…. They have a stand up acoustic bass player”…. Arron chimes in…. Blue Shimmay….. while laughing Arron tells me he is the drummer for Blue Shimmay…. I had no idea…. we had a good laugh….so, what I’m trying to say here is this…. I’m not just inviting Blue Shimmay to be our featured artist …. I am a fan. I can’t let you go without telling you Blue Shimmay is a four piece band that plays Gypsy Jump Blues…. consisting of members Frank Tarantino on bass guitar and vocals, Joe Simbari on guitar and vocals and of course Nancy Meston and Arron Michaels. For something fresh, local and wicked good, join us Thursday at The Overtime on Bertlesen Rd…. NO COVER… Come out and party with us…..grab a bite to eat, have an adult beverage and enjoy some world-class live music.. “We are keepin’ the blues alive, man”