The EarRegulars

The EarRegulars

The EarRegulars feature leader Jon-Erik Kellso on trumpet and Matt Munisteri on guitar and feature guest artists every week. The play swinging, melodic classic jazz, i.e. everything from New Orleans style through the tin pan alley classics, the swing era, and mainstream jazz. 

They don't play half hour long solos, although it's not unusual for a song to last 10 minutes or more; they like to take our time and enjoy exploring ensemble improv', a conversational style. They approach traditional jazz in an open-minded, in-the-moment way.
This band often smiles and laughs (yes--even on stage!), and is not ashamed of this.

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Eve Silber

Eve Silber

Eve Silber is a singer, songwriter and guitar-player born and based in New York City. A sultry voiced songsmith and accomplished guitarist, she is best known performing a repertoire of swinging jazz originals and standards regularly in New York City's oldest jazz joints.

Eve received much of her training in NYC's West Village under the tutelage of the great Dave Van Ronk. She became a regular on the songwriter scene, recording with Fast Folk (now archived in The Smithsonian), and performing at the The Bottom Line (emergeing as activist for its ill fated fight to stay open). Studying traditional ragtime and blues guitar with Van Ronk she appeared repeatedly as his opening act, and for one memorable summer she toured in California with Ramblin' Jack Elliott. Eventually, she ended up one of many in a long line of hosts for The Speakeasy's legendary hootenanny. Eve released an album of oringal songs ("In My Life and Times") derived and dedicated to her studies with Dave Van Ronk. Continuing her guitar training with virtuosos Frank Christian and Roni Ben Hur, Eve ultimately left the world of open mikes and folk festivals to take residence in NYC jazz venues performing with some of New York's most loved and hardest working horn players (including Michael Hashim, Steve Gluzband, J. Walter Hawkes and Geoff Burke). In 2005 she released "Wasn't There A Dream", an album of original and standard jazz tunes produced by drummer Willie Martinez.

While developing her craft as a musician Eve utilized an extensive theatre background and never abandoned a life-long love of theatre. She studied with Augusto Boal, the developer of The Theatre of The Oppressed, received a Master's Degree in Performing Arts Education at NYU (along with her B.S. in Performance Studies from Northwestern University). In addition to performing regularly Eve works extensively conducting education based playwriting and performance workshops for public school students and teachers, NYC mental health clients, homeless and senior groups, and organizers and activists.

Eve continues to write songs, often on political themes. She engaged in the Occupy Wall Street protests (including as host for WBAI's Occupy Wall Street Radio) and composed songs for the movement such as "We're Rolling" (for #StrikeDebt), "Pipeline," and "Will My Son Be Next" (#BlackLivesMatter). "This Revolution Is Not Leaving" became a frequently sung anthem in the streets and led the march and concert for Occupy's first anniversary event. Her touted composition "What About Climate Change" is dedicated to the memory of Father Paul Mayer, and is featured on the compilation album "Buy This Fracking Album."

Eve extends her teaching and performing expertise to good causes, eager students, and appreciative audiences.

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Mulebone

Mulebone

Mulebone is virtuosic multi-instrumentalist John Ragusa and New York Blues Hall of Fame inductee Hugh Pool. The launching pad for their musical expression is traditional blues played with guts, technique and a without-a-net sense of adventure. The word is transcendent.

 

W.C.Handy winning author Don Wilcox wrote, "Mulebone takes old blues and folk music into space as well as anyone since Led Zeppelin covered Sonny Boy Williamson.”

Hugh Pool plays the National Steel, electric, cigar box and acoustic guitars, harmonica, stomps on a boot-board, and sings lead vocals all with a mouth full of whiskey and a giant heart. John Ragusa plays all manner of flutes, fifes and tin whistles, the cornet, conch shell, jews harp, and well…anything he can put his lips on. He also sings harmony vocals, perfectly complimenting Pool's. The result is a sum greater than the parts; more sound, texture and groove than 2 people should be legally allowed to make.

After their debut at the Old Songs Festival in Altamont NY, a promoter commented “Audiences are “blown away by their innovative musicianship and by their ability to carry the blues tradition into new yet utterly authentic territory." 

Allen Pepper, owner of NYC's legendary The Bottom Line made no secret of the fact that he enjoyed utilizing Mulebone as an opening act. In one year they shared billing at the club a dozen times with a diverse group of popular acts. From Johnny Winter to Manhattan Transfer, NRBQ to Al Stewart, Commander Cody, Al Kooper and Dave Edmonds to Lina Kautrakos the duo never faltered. It was a fun spirited challenge and a demonstration of faith from a 40 year veteran of the business.

 

When asked what he thought of them, Allen exclaimed "Jump-out-of-your-seats! The NYC-based duo known as Mulebone is a self-contained showcase of American roots music.”  

 

Each of Mulebone's 4 albums earned position in the Top 100 on the AMA Roots/Americana chart and their most recent album, "Keep On Movin'" was the only independent release in the Top 40 for 12 weeks and spent over 5 months in the Top 100. 

After hearing it, legendary Sirius/XM Rock DJ Pat St. John declared: "Holy Crap what sound! You guys have made a great Record here...it's over the top! Love this all over. Authentic. This is Art!"

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The EarRegulars

The EarRegulars

The EarRegulars feature leader Jon-Erik Kellso on trumpet and Matt Munisteri on guitar and feature guest artists every week. The play swinging, melodic classic jazz, i.e. everything from New Orleans style through the tin pan alley classics, the swing era, and mainstream jazz. 

They don't play half hour long solos, although it's not unusual for a song to last 10 minutes or more; they like to take our time and enjoy exploring ensemble improv', a conversational style. They approach traditional jazz in an open-minded, in-the-moment way.
This band often smiles and laughs (yes--even on stage!), and is not ashamed of this.

Dime Store Romeos

Dime Store Romeos

A retro mix of Old Standards, 50's Rock & Roll, and Country Western. We don't play anything written after 1965 unless it's by The Travelling Wilburys or Merle Haggard.

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The EarRegulars

The EarRegulars

The EarRegulars feature leader Jon-Erik Kellso on trumpet and Matt Munisteri on guitar and feature guest artists every week. The play swinging, melodic classic jazz, i.e. everything from New Orleans style through the tin pan alley classics, the swing era, and mainstream jazz. 

They don't play half hour long solos, although it's not unusual for a song to last 10 minutes or more; they like to take our time and enjoy exploring ensemble improv', a conversational style. They approach traditional jazz in an open-minded, in-the-moment way.
This band often smiles and laughs (yes--even on stage!), and is not ashamed of this.

The Gin Bottle 3

The Gin Bottle 3

 Ragtime, early blues and jazz, along the lines of Leon Redbone

The EarRegulars

The EarRegulars

The EarRegulars feature leader Jon-Erik Kellso on trumpet and Matt Munisteri on guitar and feature guest artists every week. The play swinging, melodic classic jazz, i.e. everything from New Orleans style through the tin pan alley classics, the swing era, and mainstream jazz. 

They don't play half hour long solos, although it's not unusual for a song to last 10 minutes or more; they like to take our time and enjoy exploring ensemble improv', a conversational style. They approach traditional jazz in an open-minded, in-the-moment way.
This band often smiles and laughs (yes--even on stage!), and is not ashamed of this.

Dirty Water Dogs

Dirty Water Dogs

The Dirty Water Dogs (named after the mystery morsels that are vended on street corners in their native New York City) are somewhat of a roots rock supergroup. Being a hybrid of the swamp rock monsters Loup Garou and folk heroes 5 Chinese Brothers, the Dirty Water Dogs perform a mix of rollicking zydeco blues, cajun and heartfelt originals.With Neil Thomas on accordion and vocals, Homeboy Steve on guitar and vocals, Skip Ward on Dirty Water Doghouse bass and abetted by Tom Tom Club percussionist Bruce Martin, the Dirty Water Dogs are sure to knock your socks off !

The EarRegulars

The EarRegulars

The EarRegulars feature leader Jon-Erik Kellso on trumpet and Matt Munisteri on guitar and feature guest artists every week. The play swinging, melodic classic jazz, i.e. everything from New Orleans style through the tin pan alley classics, the swing era, and mainstream jazz. 

They don't play half hour long solos, although it's not unusual for a song to last 10 minutes or more; they like to take our time and enjoy exploring ensemble improv', a conversational style. They approach traditional jazz in an open-minded, in-the-moment way.
This band often smiles and laughs (yes--even on stage!), and is not ashamed of this.

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MOONSHINE BLUES BAND Featuring Jerry Dugger and Karl Schwarz

MOONSHINE BLUES BAND Featuring Jerry Dugger and Karl Schwarz

Jerry was born in The Bronx and raised in Harlem. He caught the music bug early in life, listening to his parents Ida and Alfonza sing around the house, singing with them in church, and listening to their collection of 78rpm records.

Through an amazing set of circumstances, a late night walk through Washington Square Park and a life changing encounter with Matteus Mederer (who was busking under the arch), Jerry found himself being introduced to the New York City Blues scene and Dan Lynch Blues Bar.

He spent thirteen years studying The Blues there, watching and performing with Bill Dicey, The Holmes Brothers and eventually hosting the Saturday and Sunday afternoon jam sessions. This little bar became the hub of the Blues scene in NYC. Many legendary Blues musicians, Johnny Copeland, James Cotton, Hubert Sumlin, and Stevie Ray Vaughan, just to name a few, stopped by to hang out and sing a song on a Saturday or Sunday afternoon. Dan lynch was also the launching pad for many up and coming Blues artists.

These days Jerry's work is focused in the Tri State area and Europe, He works regularly at The Red Lion and Lucilles Grille at B. B. Kings Blues Club Times Square. His Bands, The Dugger Brothers, The Harlem Blues Project, The Acoustic Blues Caravan and MoonShine String Band are great vehicles for his voice and eclectic musical tastes.

Mulebone

Mulebone

Mulebone is virtuosic multi-instrumentalist John Ragusa and New York Blues Hall of Fame inductee Hugh Pool. The launching pad for their musical expression is traditional blues played with guts, technique and a without-a-net sense of adventure. The word is transcendent.

 

W.C.Handy winning author Don Wilcox wrote, "Mulebone takes old blues and folk music into space as well as anyone since Led Zeppelin covered Sonny Boy Williamson.”

Hugh Pool plays the National Steel, electric, cigar box and acoustic guitars, harmonica, stomps on a boot-board, and sings lead vocals all with a mouth full of whiskey and a giant heart. John Ragusa plays all manner of flutes, fifes and tin whistles, the cornet, conch shell, jews harp, and well…anything he can put his lips on. He also sings harmony vocals, perfectly complimenting Pool's. The result is a sum greater than the parts; more sound, texture and groove than 2 people should be legally allowed to make.

After their debut at the Old Songs Festival in Altamont NY, a promoter commented “Audiences are “blown away by their innovative musicianship and by their ability to carry the blues tradition into new yet utterly authentic territory." 

Allen Pepper, owner of NYC's legendary The Bottom Line made no secret of the fact that he enjoyed utilizing Mulebone as an opening act. In one year they shared billing at the club a dozen times with a diverse group of popular acts. From Johnny Winter to Manhattan Transfer, NRBQ to Al Stewart, Commander Cody, Al Kooper and Dave Edmonds to Lina Kautrakos the duo never faltered. It was a fun spirited challenge and a demonstration of faith from a 40 year veteran of the business.

 

When asked what he thought of them, Allen exclaimed "Jump-out-of-your-seats! The NYC-based duo known as Mulebone is a self-contained showcase of American roots music.”  

 

Each of Mulebone's 4 albums earned position in the Top 100 on the AMA Roots/Americana chart and their most recent album, "Keep On Movin'" was the only independent release in the Top 40 for 12 weeks and spent over 5 months in the Top 100. 

After hearing it, legendary Sirius/XM Rock DJ Pat St. John declared: "Holy Crap what sound! You guys have made a great Record here...it's over the top! Love this all over. Authentic. This is Art!"

The EarRegulars

The EarRegulars

The EarRegulars feature leader Jon-Erik Kellso on trumpet and Matt Munisteri on guitar and feature guest artists every week. The play swinging, melodic classic jazz, i.e. everything from New Orleans style through the tin pan alley classics, the swing era, and mainstream jazz. 

They don't play half hour long solos, although it's not unusual for a song to last 10 minutes or more; they like to take our time and enjoy exploring ensemble improv', a conversational style. They approach traditional jazz in an open-minded, in-the-moment way.
This band often smiles and laughs (yes--even on stage!), and is not ashamed of this.

Joe Taino Trio

Joe Taino Trio

Springing from its roots as a blues band called Joe Taino and The Blue Flames, The Joe Taino Group plays a unique mix of blues, R&B, Latin jazz, reggae, calypso, and classic rock. Each member of the band has been in the music business for over 30 years, ha performed with hundreds of famous artists, and has toured all over the world. As The Blue Flames, the band toured Europe, Japan, the U.S., and South America for many years. 

Taino himself has been recording and performing since 1972. He has shared the stage with a host of notable artists, including Peter Frampton, Judas Priest, Rick Derringer, Cindy Lauper, Gregg Allman, Carlos Santana, Jaco Pastorious, Johnny Winter, Robin Trower, Pat Travers, King Crimson, and many more. He is one of the hottest and most respected guitarists in the Tri-State area and still performs every week. His newest release Incognito is a mix of all of his influences, tinged with a distinctly Latin jazz flavor.