Honeydripper All-Star Band

I’ve always loved the summer in New York City. When others are running away to traffic-clogged resort towns, I like hanging around the city and taking in whatever surprises may be around the next corner. Among my favorite activities are margaritas at the 79th Street Boat Basin, bicycling on the path in Hudson River Park and kayaking in the Hudson itself. On days where I do all three of those things, I call it my triathalon.

My very favorite thing to do in the summer is to go to outdoor concerts, and last Tuesday night, I saw a great one. The Honeydripper All-Star band was performing at the River-to-River Festival in lower Manhattan. This is the house band from John Sayles’ new film “Honeydripper,” which Emerging will be releasing late this year. This particular night was only the second time the band had played together, but you wouldn’t have known it from watching them. They were hot! We’ve posted a clip from the concert at http://www.emergingpictures.com/hd_band.htm, so you can get a taste. This first clip features Gary Clark Jr., who in addition to being a major new music talent, is also the star of the film. We’ll post some more clips as the weeks go on, so you can see the other amazing musicians in the band. And watch for more information about the band’s upcoming performances. They may turn up in some unexpected places.

Now back to the triathalon…

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2 Responses to Honeydripper All-Star Band

  1. Jane Green says:

    I’ve always loved visiting NY in the summer, even though it’s often hotter than the hinges of hell, because, as you say, many have left town.

    Is the order of your triathlon exactly as you listed it? Margaritas first?

    Enjoyable blog, by the way.

  2. Jeff Nardine says:

    Ira,
    79th Street Boat Basin you say? Just there a few weeks ago. It felt like being trapped in a cave with chattering yuppies in the place of the more convivial bats.
    Robert Moses probably had something a bit more punitory in mind for it – daresay, a Gitmo by the Hudson, perhaps?
    Good luck on The Honey Drippers!

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