Guest post by Larry Flint
Friday June 7th @7:30 pm
Chuck McDermott & Wheatstraw
Johnny D’s 17 Holland St.
Davis Sq. Somerville
Hello Friends and Neighbors,
As most of you already know, some forty years ago I began playing, singing, and writing with my friend John Lincoln Wright in the Sour Mash Boys, working in clubs like Jonathan Swift’s, the Paradise, the Lone Star Café (and many others too sordid to mention!).
What some of you may not know is that during that same era, I was also playing, singing, and writing with my friend Chuck McDermott, who had a brilliant band called Wheatstraw that played the same clubs as the Sour Mash Boys, to much acclaim.
Chuck McDermott & Wheatstraw haven’t played together for many decades, but fortunately for all of us they are getting back together for a long-anticipated Reunion Concert at Johnny D’s in Davis Sq., Somerville, this Friday, June 7th, starting at 7:30 pm.
Besides Chuck McDermott singing his own songs and playing fantastic guitar, original bass player Charlie Irwin is coming in from Austin Texas, and piano player Jim Mentel is making the trip from out West as well. Joining them are two other fine musicians that you know as current members of Larry Flint and the Road Scholars: longtime Wheatstraw drummer Kathy Burkly, and legendary guitarist Chuck Parrish, both of whom have played with nearly every band of mention in New England (and then some). Yours truly will be sitting in with the band as well, but don’t let that keep you away!
This evening of exceptional music may never happen again, so do yourself a favor and catch up on a bit of New England music history, and better yet, make a reservation to eat a fine meal and ensure a great seat for the show! We hope to see you there!