LMF: Longfellow StreetAugust 10th, 2012 at 3:33 pm by Kyle Bloom under THRS Live Music
Friday has finally arrived and I’m pretty sure you’re itching for more syncornized diving. Well, I don’t have that for you but I do have a pretty sweet Live Music Friday act for you. The Longfellow Street Music Collective was our guest today. It was more of a mini-Longfellow group today as the full band consists of 8 members. Today, the four core joined us so that’s why we dubbed them just Longfellow Street. Their melodic sound of jazz/swing fusion really played out well today. Started in 2007 by singer Mallory McKendry and bassist Trey Andrews in the heart of Jacksonville playing the St. Johns river scene for a couple of years before Mallory was summoned up to Norfolk to play in the Navy Band. Trey came up here in 2011 and collected a fine group of local musician to continue the reign of The Longfellow Street Music Collective. Joining Mallory and Trey on the show today was drummer Ross Hartig and guitarist Donna Irwin. I was impressed by everyone but was really taken back by Donna’s guitar playing. She can give Brian Setzer a run for his money.
In case you missed the show today, I’ve included their entire two song performance below. This is now the new standard for Live Music Friday. Since two is always better than one, it’s really hard to get the entire second song in on the show for time constraints but lucky for the world wide internet we are able to continue rolling and give you a little web exclusive.
Catch Longfellow Street tomorrow night at Mojo Bones in Ocean View as part of 96X’s Revved Up Rockabilly Riot series. You can find out more about Longfellow Street at their website by clicking here.
A couple of big shows are coming up on the horizon. Buckcherry is headlining The NorVa next Saturday with One Among Us and Seven Ten Oil. If haven’t been following the blog, don’t worry I’ll give you a pass. A few weeks ago, six great local bands competed in a battle of the bands and the two winners won the opening spot for Buckcherry. This is a big show for these two local bands and you need to get out there and support them. Tickets are still available but if you’re unable to go, I’ll forgive you and have a full recap for you.
Tickets are now on sale for the Kishi Bashi/The Last Bison show at The NorVa Sat. Sept 22. This will be sort of a homecoming show for both of them since they will be returning for touring the nation. The show will be sure to sellout so get them now.
That’s it for me. Everybody have a safe and fun weekend. Support Your Local Music.