Fri. May 13: Glenn Weiser. Blues and bluegrass, music from the 40s & 50s by one of our best local musicians. Full Tapas menu, along with wine, beer and the best sangria you’ll ever taste. Open 5-9+. music from 6-9. $5 Cover.
Onstage with guitar, baritone vocals, rack-mounted harmonica and occasionally banjo, Weiser shamelessly and wonderfully mixes genres and eras – Blues & Celtic tunes, Country Blues of the 20’s and 30’s – then throws in a Scott Joplin rag, Tin Pan Alley show tune, or a blues or folk classic made famous by the Grateful Dead. It’s the lilt of a Celtic air followed by the wail of a blues tune; and woven throughout are bits of not-so-trivia that spice his shows, taking you back to the music of blues legend Blind Lemon Jefferson, further back to Turlough O’Carolan (Ireland’s legendary blind harper of the 18th Century); touching on a little-known story starring none other than Johann Sebastian Bach, then shining a spotlight on the very colorful Lightnin’ Hopkins.