Last night I went to Gizzi's coffee house in the Village to hear a friend of mine, Luke Weiss, play mandolin with a couple of musician friends of his, Chris Murphy and Jay Buchanan. It was a nice vibe, very mellow.
All three are very good players and the room had a pretty crisp sound - apart from the occasional gastric-flu gurgling of the espresso machine. They played some clever original songs and there was a nice loose feel to their set. Lot of fun. They'll be at Roots Cafe in Park Slope next Friday, so check them out if you can. Here's their closer:
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