Thursday

JUNK KITCHEN #21


Honky Tonk'n Heart Break


Don’t miss Texas Pickles and her Hot Dawgs singing

   and swinging about love lost and hearts so true! 



THURSDAY JULY 3rd - 9pm - $10 Contribution
The LILY PAD - 1353 Cambridge St.  Inman Square, Cambridge 

Read below for details 



What’s a gal to do when her daddy done gone up and left her?
How’s a guy to feel when he sees his baby with another man?

If you’re feeling alone and forsaken ‘cause you can’t melt that special man’s cold, cold heart, it might be time to drop little Miss Texas Pickles a line, and ask her for advice on how to cure those lovesick blues!

Miss Pickles ain’t got nothing but time for helping others who just can’t help being in love. And she’ll not only answer your letter, she’ll sing it in a song! Channeling the wisdom of country swing heroes like Hank Williams, Miss Pickles swings and yodels her way to healing your heartbreak and drying your tears. After all, when you’re so lonesome you could cry, there’s no better time to move it on over to the closest honky tonk!

So since Nashville’s a bit out the way, come on down to the LilyPad! As the song goes:

“There’s a little bit of country, 
a little bit of city,
the honky tonk is nitty-gritty,
Thursday night at the Lily!”

Featuring:

Esther Viola Kurtz- Vocals and MC
Eric Hofbauer - Guitar
Lincoln Smith - Guitar 
Paul Jacobs - Piano 
Scot Fitzsimmons - Bass
Ben Dicke - Drums 




Wednesday

#20 Water, water everywhere. . .



"At the current (water) consumption rate. . . By 2025, two-thirds of the world’s population may face water shortages. And ecosystems around the world will suffer even more."

- World Wildlife Foundation.*



Water has always been a source of great inspiration for writers, artists and musicians. This Junk Kitchen installment aims to flip the script: Can performances of various water-inspired pieces motivate you to acknowledge your water responsibility? Like the creek that brings life to the forest, a stream of thoughtful music can bring a flood of ideas! Here we hope to go beyond-the-faucet with our relationship with water. With music and brief discussions we’ll touch on fresh water conservation, it’s scarcity in many parts of the world as well as how the looming rise of our oceans will effect us. 

Performances By: Ben Dicke, Esther Viola,  Garrison Fewell, Eric Hofbauer,  Martin Rohrmeier, and Terra Fredrichs


 With VERY SPECIAL GUESTS! Dana Lyn’s “Aqualade” From Brooklyn NY
Featuring: Dana Lyn – Composer, multi-instrumentalist 
Clara Kennedy Cello 
Jonathan Goldberger – Guitar
Mike McGinnis – Clarinet, Sax
Vinnie Sperrazza - Drums
http://danalyn.bandcamp.com/album/aqualude

*Cited from “Not a drop to drink: A look at water scarcity”www.resourceinvestingnews.com
 April 22, 2014

#19 THINK SPRING!




 

"THINK SPRING!"


Friday April 4th  -  8pm @ THE LILY PAD - $10

1353 Cambridge Street  - Inman Sq - Cambridge MA


Junk Kitchen returns Friday, April 4th, at the Lily Pad with an evening hailed to be Cambridge's musical orientation to springtime. Local musicians will perform and improvise various notable and original works that will serve to help you with your own personal thaw, to fill your ears and heart with springtime.

with: 

Juliet Olivier 
Martin Rohrmeier
Tony Leva 
Alfred Marra 
Brigham Hall 
Esther Kurtz 
Ben Dicke

Full Description:

I shouldn't get into it, honestly. Whenever I start talking about it, it just gets me all worked up. Those mornings of sub-zero with heavy windblasts really change you. In fact they knock the little-life-you-have-left out of you. Months of frigid dark skies with brief appearances of overcast sun that sets at 4pm can take a real toll on life. This relentless abuse of winter hits everyone. We get antsy and depressed. We begin to lose faith in the seasons changing. Indeed, Jack Frost's mission to disrupt life doesn't stop with nature. Our inner core, our soul and hearts are affected as we carry the winter within us, making us fragile, weak and tiresome. And while we’re down, winter plays some dirty tricks on us, which we ever-so-willingly fall for. That warm weekend in late February, we are so quick to seize it! We go out and try to get an early start on spring. I admit there have been a few times I walked in the park, amidst melting snow mounds and through muddy puddles, believing to be at the helm of Nature’s great reawakening. I couldn't help but laugh at old Groundhog along the way, telling him that he'd been wrong this time. Yet after only a few days, that cold front moves in once again from Canada and freezes the ground overnight. We awake once again to this recurring nightmare. The optimism for an early springtime is easily crushed by the reality of single blustery day. High in the teens with an 80% chance of snow… Bundling up this side of winter never has been so painful. 

Luckily, winter never lasts forever. It’s late March! Now that I can hear the birds, feel the sun and not see my breath, I feel that a change is finally happening. For some, this change doesn't come easy, as many have ridden out spring fever with distrust for it. "How do you know it won't just snow tomorrow?" I've heard people ask to a fearlessly sprouting daffodil. Indeed, a long winter can last even longer if you let it last inside of you. If we carry winter’s cold within our hearts then it is certain we will miss all of the gifts that await us. Bound we are to be victims of evil Jack Frost. Let it not happen to us! Now that Nature has finally warmed up to us, shouldn't we at least try warm up to her too? 

Junk Kitchen returns Friday, April 4th, at the Lily Pad with an evening hailed to be Cambridge's musical orientation to springtime. Local musicians will perform and improvise various notable and original works that will serve to help you with your own personal thaw, to fill your ears and heart springtime. Special community guests will also give brief tips on how one can really get the most out of this season, such as through nature walks and gardening. This time spring is really happening and we want you to help welcome it with us. After this night, you won't just think spring… You'll be able to THANK spring, too!

Sincerely

Junk Kitchen Concert Series


The Lily Pad
1353 Cambridge Street
INMAN SQ
Cambridge MA

Juliet Olivier 
Martin Rohrmeier
Tony Leva 
Alfred Marra 
Brigham Hall 
Esther Kurtz 
Ben Dicke