The night: Friday, January 20, 2011.
The place: The Mermaid Inn, 7673 Germantown Avenue, Chestnut Hill, Pennsylvania.
The time: 8:30 till midnight.
Join Marty Grosz and the Fig Pickers (Danny Tobias, cornet; Ed Wise, bass) for an evening of hot music, song, (and no doubt some hot air from Marty: witty asides, and inevitable monologue)
The price: $10 for consenting adults, half that for students. (I’m quoting, here. I don’t know what it costs if you are unwilling: you’ll have to work that out with the management or with the Fig Pickers themselves.)
I wish I could be there, but it’s beyond my reach, real or imagined. And Jim Gicking (fellow guitarist and comrade-in-arms) tells me that the Mermaid Inn is a cozy place with space for forty people plus. So get there early to be assured of a seat close to the repartee, the badinage, and the chamber swing. Thanks to Barry Wahrhaftig of the Hot Club of Philadelphia, who has done much to make this wonderful event happen.