Friday, January 14, 2011
We've played some great shows recently. The photo (taken by our friend Andrew) is from our Christmas party at Mikey's Juke Joint in Calgary, and features Lincoln Frey as "the Bishop". Packed house, three sets of mayhem, and a brace of Xmas songs - "Jingle Bells" as a kalamatiano, "Rudolph the Red Nosed Rebetis" as a zeimbekiko, and the ever-popular "God Rest Ye Merry, Trainwreck".
New Years Eve was spent playing the party at Kefi, a newish Greek restaurant on MacLeod Trail in Calgary - thanks to Gus and Tony at Kefi. Try the kalamari.
We opened up for Bela Fleck and the Flecktones at the Jack Singer. A humbling experience. Those guys can play pretty good.
And many thanks to all of you who came out for the CD release party on a cold night at the end of November. And to our special guests Zoe Theodorou and Jon May recreating their fine contributions to "Kafeneion".
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