Monday, May 6, 2013

Gig: Luthier's Co-Op, May 18th . everywhere. • Photo courtesy of Luthier's Co-Op.
I'm playing a really cool room on Saturday, May 18th. The venue is a wonderful vintage instrument shop called Luthier's Co-Op, which is located in the nearby town of Easthampton. I've been there, of course, but this will be my first time playing there.

The shop is in the same storefont as one founded by the late Frank Lucchesi, whose legendary love for (and craftsmanship of) musical instruments is being carried on admirably by the current establishment. In addition to instrument sales and service, Luthier's Co-Op hosts several performances each week on a comfy stage, which has as its backdrop that glorious wall of archtops in the photo. There's a small bar in the shop, plus enough seating and standing room for a good sized crowd.

I'll be joined by Nick and Fred on drums and bass, and we'll play the evening's middle set, from 8-9:30pm. Steve Sacco plays from 7-8pm, and the Ed Vadas Trio tops off the night from 9:30-11pm.