Daily Archives: March 28, 2023

WHEN IT’S SWINGTIME IN EUREKA (Part One): DUKE ROBILLARD with MARC CAPARONE’S BACK O’TOWN ALL-STARS: JACOB ZIMMERMAN, CHARLIE HALLORAN, DAN WALTON, JAMEY CUMMINS, STEVE PIKAL, JOSH COLLAZO, DAWN LAMBETH (Redwood Coast Music Festival, September 30, 2022)

Lord Byron wrote, “… let joy be unconfin’d.” He didn’t make it to the 2022 Redwood Coast Music Festival in Eureka, California, but everyone on this set took his words to heart.

Duke Robillard brought his swinging bluesy self and his guitar for a set with trumpeter Marc Caparone’s Back O’Town All-Stars: Charlie Halloran, trombone; Jacob Zimmerman, reeds; Dan Walton, keyboard and vocal; Jamey Cummins, guitar; Steve Pikal, string bass; Josh Collazo, drums; Dawn Lambeth, vocal.

Here’s the first half of their delightful set.

I hear that this pairing might well happen at next year’s Redwood Coast Music Festival, October 5-8. Don’t miss it!

THE JUMPIN’ BLUES (vocal by Dan Walton):

I CAN’T BELIEVE THAT YOU’RE IN LOVE WITH ME at a lovely groovy tempo:

EXACTLY LIKE YOU (vocal by Dawn Lambeth):

and PENNIES FROM HEAVEN:

Delicious grooving is what I call it. Stay tuned for more from this set, and more from the RCMF. Dancing not only permitted but encouraged.

May your happiness increase!