This Saturday night up at The Mint you won’t wanna miss Billy Martin, drummer for legendary musical scientists Medeski, Martin & Wood, joining forces for a night of deep and heavy sonic exploration with Wil Blades, a much buzzed about young organist from the San Francisco live music scene. This is a new collaboration celebrating the release of their debut LP Shimmy (seriously, peep their update of the traditional spiritual “Down By The Riverside.”). If I learned anything from my last three years as a New Orleans resident it’s that any wondrous musical baby that spills out kicking and screaming from a kickin’ Crescent City music joint will – almost without fail – organically grow into an improvising wild child not to be missed from day one. Continue below for a stream, download and a video of this brand spankin’ new duo playing live.
Billy Martin & Wil Blades at The Jambalaya – AMAZING!