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Archive for January 17th, 2008

Musical Shows this Week & Next

Thursday, January 17th, 2008

lilrevforaltus.jpgI am here and happy and occupied. Our guest is here, and he is none other than Lil Rev, musician from Wisconsin.

We met Rev on the Ukulele Circuit, but he does not only play Ukulele. He plays guitar, banjo, mandolin, and a very fine (award-winning) harmonica.

He will be performing Today, Thursday January 17, at Altu’s restaurant. Show 6:30-8:30.

This is an unusual Thursday night show (he leaves town Friday morning and we did not want to miss out on this opportunity). He offered ukuele workshops at Elderly Instruments on Tuesday and Wednesday. We jammed and laughed and had a great time tonight here at casa de Heftone. Tomorrow is showtime and we are excited.

Anne Erickson of the Lansing State Journal, writes a column in the What’s On section each Thursday. A few weeks ago she wrote a bit about Temesgen Hussein, the Ethiopian musician who is Altus’ house musician. This week she writes that she will have an article about Lil’ Rev and his show at Altu’s, in the What’s On. Today, show day! I am excited about this.

Here is the information about the show which we sent to Altu’s customers:

We are excited to announce that musician Lil’ Rev of Wisconsin will return to our restaurant this month. For those of you who joined us for his show last September, you know what a warm and entertaining show Rev presents. For those of you who missed it, now is your chance!

We would love to have you join us.

THURSDAY January 17, special event:

Lil’ Rev

Rev is an engaging entertainer; warm, enlightening, talented.
Rev celebrates the roots of his music, yet keeps a modern flair.
Rev has won numerous awards for his work including:

– Best Folk Singer in Wisconsin — WAMI 2004
– Inducted into The Traditional Old-Time Country Music Hall of Fame – 2003
– Best Instrumentalist Harmonica — WAMI 2000
– Voted Best Acoustic Act in Milwaukee 1996-1997 Shepherd Express Reader’s Choice
– Hohner’s 1996 National Blues Harmonica Champion

Please join us, and bring the family!
No Cover, though CD’s will be available for sale, and tips are always appreciated.
Show 6:30-8:30pm

You can listen to some of Rev’s music on his website:
As always, we will *not* accept reservations for the evening.

Friday night will be our turn. Brian and I as The Fabulous Heftones will perform at the Scene Metrospace Folk Festival in East Lansing, sometime after 7pm.

There is a wonderful lineup that night, we will be second in a long list of performers. I will make a separate post about that and our Stage 1210 show the following Friday, Jan 25. For now I’m going to sleep, but tune in again and I’ll get those shows up here Thursday.

At least a few of you do ask for this information when I run into you in person. So sorry to the out of town folks who read this but can not attend.

You all (in or out of town) are invited to visit the Fabulous Heftones website and listen and/or download a whole lot of songs for free. Does that make you far-away folks feel better?