Saturday night at Tin Angel

Saturday night at Tin Angel

Hi Everyone, Choose One: a) Ch-ch-ch-ch-changes. b) To everything (Turn, Turn, Turn) There is a season (Turn, Turn Turn) I’m reminding you all once again about the upcoming show at the Tin Angel this Saturday (5.4.02) at 10:30p. Teddy Goldstein opens (of the NYC Goldsteins). I think I mentioned in the last email that this was gonna be a band show. You may have noticed a derth of Jim Boggia shows in the popular rock band format recently, and you’d be right. But this Saturday marks a new (but kinda old) chapter of the Jim Boggia band format. After playing together for the last three (four?) years or so (not to mention the work we did together in the early 90s, but I won’t mention that), this will be my first band gig without Erik Johnson on drums. What can I say? I always knew we were playing on borrowed time, and the time has run out. Erik is busier than sin, playing nearly full-time with both the Kevin Hanson Trio AND his own Trio of Many (maybe there were just too many people on stage when we played), teaching, doing session work, being a relatively new husband . . . it’s an overly full plate and I think we both have sadly recognized the futility of trying to continue. If you even once heard the Jim Boggias play with Erik on drums, you know what a special musician he is and what he brought to the songs. Erik, I wish you all the best, will continue to cherish our friendship, and hope that every so often we might get together and play for the pure enjoyment of it. Thank you for several years of great gigs and all the wonderful playing you contributed to ‘Fidelity is the Enemy.’ Now, on the up side of things, this Saturday will mark the happy return of Roger Cox to the drum throne. Any of you old enough to remember ‘Doogie Howser’ may remember my old band, Ultrasound, to which Roger contributed his beautiful drumming. You may also know Roger as “Ringo” whenever I put together one of the Beatle related events that I’m prone to do (look for an announcement soon about June 18th). I remember Mike Frank and I mixing demos Ultrasound recorded and we always liked them the best when we just listened to Roger’s drumming. We had a rehearsal last week (don’t worry, we’ll have another one this week) and things felt so immediately comfortable and right. I’m really looking forward to playing with Roger again and I think you’ll really enjoy hearing him play. Very much hoping to see you there. The Recap: Saturday, 5.4.02 – 10:30p Tin Angel 20 S. 2nd Street – Philadelphia, PA 215.928.0770 www.tinangel.com Teddy Goldstein opens Peace, Jim

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