’30s Music in Brooklyn Last Night

I read about this group in Time Out mag and took the F train out to Barbes, a small club with a great selection of beer and single malt scotches (had Taslisker, with smoky flavor, umm-mmm good). Warm and homey neighborhood club and Brain Cloud, (“…(whose) brand of western swing draws from the New Orleans-meets-Texas. strings-meet-horns, jazz-meets-country sound that Bob Wills perfected on his mid-40s  radio broadcasts…”) plays there on Monday nights, with Tamar Korn doing vocals. After them was Feufollet, a Cajun band from Lafayette, Louisiana, and it was hard to hold still. In between groups I walked a block to the Han Noi Vietnamese restaurant for dinner. Later I talked to Tamar at the bar about the Mills Brothers, who used to do horns and trumpets with their voices and she told me about The Nighthawks, playing tonight at Sophia’s at 46th and Broadway, so off I go right now. And oh yes, I did go the the Book Expo today and made all my appointments on time, I am such a responsible business person.

About Lloyd Kahn

Lloyd Kahn started building his own home in the early '60s and went on to publish books showing homeowners how they could build their own homes with their own hands. He got his start in publishing by working as the shelter editor of the Whole Earth Catalog with Stewart Brand in the late '60s. He has since authored six highly-graphic books on homemade building, all of which are interrelated. The books, "The Shelter Library Of Building Books," include Shelter, Shelter II (1978), Home Work (2004), Builders of the Pacific Coast (2008), Tiny Homes (2012), and Tiny Homes on the Move (2014). Lloyd operates from Northern California studio built of recycled lumber, set in the midst of a vegetable garden, and hooked into the world via five Mac computers. You can check out videos (one with over 450,000 views) on Lloyd by doing a search on YouTube:

3 Responses to ’30s Music in Brooklyn Last Night

  1. Amen, BROTHAH! I'm a NOLA girl … raised for 30 years before coming to Cali … Lafayette, New Orleans (N'awlins) is some of THE BEST music you will ever hear and some of the best food you will ever eat … all by way of NY … who knew!

    Laissez les bon temps rouler, Lloyd!! (Let the good times roll, no translation needed … seems like you know already)

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