A big welcome back to wayward percussionist Gina Knight, who answered a last minute call to arms from flu stricken drummer Steve Hawk. Claudia and Meg arrived early enough to enjoy a Guiness or two in honor of Claudia's big four-oh.
Guitarist Keith Baumann made rare Hackney's appearance, as he celebrated spring break from his teaching gig at Chicago's Old Town School of Music. Terry Connell and Tom Tumino again sat in on trumpet. What happenned to Ed Klinger? He disappeared after the first set! Didn't he see that the Cub's openner was on over the bar?
More great additions to the book tonight - especially Carribean Clipper, which is a poppin gem you don't hear every day.
Drink of the night - Stella Artois
Funtime, Bandstand Boogie, Route 66, Caribbean Clipper, Bei Mir Bist Du Schon, St Louis Blues March, Sway, Stolen Moments, It Had To Be You, Nice n Easy, My Baby Just Cares For Me, Things Ain't What They Used To Be
Intermission Riff, Straighten Up and Fly Right, String Of Pearl, And Her Tears Flowed Like Wine, Lean Baby, Big Spender, Filthy McNasty, I Could Write A Book, I Get A Kick Out Of You, Caledonia