The past seven days made for a Popper-filled week in the New York/New
Jersey area as the John Popper Project made its debut in style. Following
the debut gig on the 11th and the next night's gig at the Conduit in
Trenton, John returned to NYC for a late-night set with Project Logic at
the Blue Note, and ended up back where it began five days earlier with a
repeat appearance at New York's Suite 16, featuring guests including a
certain former drummer for Jimi Hendrix. All three shows were recorded
by the folks at johnpopper.net
and the last two are available for streaming download on their webcast page. Both Suite
16 sets are also available for download via BitTorrent - 02-11-04, and 02-16-04 as is the
Project Logic set
from the 14th. Hop on these quickly!
A post to the Jambands.com message board mentioned that John was
expected to sit in with New York band Stir Fried the night of the 11th,
although the venue was not mentioned. A search reveals that John is
expected to sit in with them again at Kelly's Pub in Tappan this coming
Friday, according to the band's web site.
Continuing with the sit-in thread, John will also reportedly be
joining old friend and former Sheryl Crow guitarist Todd Wolfe at
tonight's release party for his new CD Delaware Crossing. The
party will be held - where else? - at Suite 16.
In BT family news, there will be another exhibition featuring art by
the late Tim Vega coming to the New York area next month. The love is the message gallery will be hosting
reception at 8pm on March 2nd and display Tim's art for the remainder of
the week, through at least March 6th. Fans may remember the final show
2002 featuring a solo performance by John Popper at New York's HERE Arts
Center; that show was also in the memory of Tim Vega and featured his
artwork (some of which can be viewed here).
The web site of Tim's sister Suzanne also mentions that the documentary
done by Christopher Seufert of Mooncusser
Films - featuring footage from the HERE show - is expected to wrap
shooting early this year and be released soon.