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Cowboy Junkies and Lou Reed

Posted on October 28, 2013 in Upcoming Shows

Cowboy Junkies’ Mike Timmins posted memories of Lou Reed on the day of Lou’s passing.  Cowboy Junkies’ recording of “Sweet Jane” was their way to thank Uncle Lou for his pervasive presence in American music.  A record exec passed a cut of “Sweet Jane” to Lou who gave it a “thumbs up, ” and Cowboy Junkies could have ended their music career happy.   Read the entire October 27th  post from the Cowboy…

Modern Day Cutting Contest with the United Trumpet Summit at the Dakota September 11

Posted on September 10, 2013 in Upcoming Shows

The Dakota presents the United Trumpet Summit, featuring Randy Brecker, Eddie Henderson, Jeremy Pelt, and Leon Jordan, Jr., onSeptember 11th. This exciting show brings together multiple generations of trumpet stars, and promises to be a special experience.  What you can expect is an “old fashioned cutting contest” between these four trumpet stars.   What exactly is a “cutting contest?”  This type of musical contest originated in the south in the…