Sometimes all you need in life is a pencil-thin mustache on a confident man, and a guitar playing briskly in the background. Django Reinhardt brilliantly handled his guitar while rocking his ‘stache, ultimately creating a style of music known now as “gypsy jazz.” He wrote and played songs using his middle and index fingers on his left hand, as the others were paralyzed in a fire. His music has influenced artists across the ages, such as Willie Nelson, Eric Clapton, Santana, and countless others.
Liam Fynn’s Alehouse on North Ave is doing Baltimore a massive favor and hosting Hot Club of Baltimore, whose Facebook page describes them as a group that “performs inspired arrangements from the original repertoire of the Hot Club de France, a band founded in France in 1934 by guitarist Django Reinhardt and violinist Stéphane Grappelli.” So swing by Liam’s tonight at 8:00p.m. for a great deal on beer and some soothing sounds for your soul.
Monday, April 15, 2013
Liam Flynn’s Alehouse
22 W. North Ave
This video is the only explanation you really should need.