Eden Brent, BP, and another venue bites the dust

Bruce Bears bearszac@EARTHLINK.NET
Thu Sep 23 18:49:45 EDT 2010


Wow Jimmy... That sucks! I had such a great time playing there w/Duke! Some
of the best food I ever ate, and such a great audience! GD BP... That's just
a horrifying shame. I don't know what else to say...
Bruce Bears

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From: "Jimmy Jacobs" <jacobslawoffice@GMAIL.COM>
Sent: Thursday, September 23, 2010 12:18 PM
To: <BLUES-L@LISTSERV.NETHELPS.COM>
Subject: Eden Brent, BP, and another venue bites the dust

> ... maybe that should be the blowout bites the venue.  I'm looking forward
> to going to see Eden Brent tonight.  What I have heard from her new cd is
> very good, and she's just a lot of fun anyway, but it will be bittersweet.
> The venue, the Capitol Oyster Bar, is closing down at the end of the
> month.
> The restaurant has struggled through the recession and business was
> beginning to pick back up until BP blew a hole in the bottom of the Gulf.
> Sad for the owner, Lewis Mashburn, and for the blues music scene here in
> Montgomery.  Lewis has been dedicated to the music for a long time (his
> eldest child is named for Spencer Bohren) and he has brought a lot of
> great
> musicians here even though he usually lost money on the events. I've seen
> Eden, Duke Robillard, Bob Margolin, Tommy Castro, John Nemeth, and Nick
> Moss
> there, just in the past year.  The market for fresh seafood from the Gulf
> that has pretty much gone away since the oil spew began and, as Lewis puts
> it, "when you can't pay the bills anymore, you just have to shut the
> doors".
> Hope I never see another BP ad about how they are going to "make things
> right".
>
>
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