If you’re out and about in Charleston, W.Va. tonigh this Saturday, Dec. 8, come hear what The BrotherSisters are about. We play a free show 7 to 9 p.m. at Bluegrass Kitchen in their cool Tap Room bar beside the restaurant at 1600 Washington St.
Blugrass Kitchen, Charleston, W.Va. | July 2012
I have wanted to perform in this space every since I saw Marium Bria tear it up one night some months ago, before she exited South to wrestle alligators or something and was heard from nary again. (Facebook whispers that she’s back in town — huzzah). This is the small stage in the window of the Bluegrass Kitchen bar, in a narrow room beside the main restaurant. The BrotherSisters did their thing this past Saturday. We stripped down and just bought a single amp, to pump up Cody — Cody is Albert’s hepped-up classical guitar. He’s really cool, Cody. (Albert’s cool, too).
Note to Self & Other Musicians: I would bring a small sound system were we to play this small room again, . When it was full of 35 or so people, you had to get in touch your Inner Opera Singer and bounce your voice off the back wall. It was actually a good workout. But afterward – over meatball pasta for Al and a veggie burger on a Frutcake brioche for me (Marylin had exited for a further night on the town), we agreed that two hours of belting is a whole lot of belting. They seemed to like us, those who showed up. The BrotherSisters are in the stadium … | douglas
The BrotherSisters have been hard at work in a West Side rehearsal place beside the interstate, getting ready to troop off to Bob Webb’s to get some recording done. Here is Brother Albert, taking a few moments to re-tune the ears of Chloe the Studio Cat:
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Albert Perrone, hard at work | photo by douglas imbrogno