Thursday, February 24, 2005

Henry Grimes and Marshall Allen: Spaceship on the Highway

I'm taking liberties in announcing the road tour of the northeastern United States that Henry Grimes and Marshall Allen are about to embark upon, Friday, March 4th through Saturday, March 19th, 2005 . That's because there is only a tenuous CMS link here. But, it's my blog and I can employ as tenuous a link as I choose.

However, there is a link--kind of a full-circle CMS link. CMS founder Karl Berger spent some of his early days in New York, pre-CMS, playing with Henry Grimes. And, now, in 2005 the CMS link comes back around with Henry Grimes' teaming with Marilyn Crispell. And Marilyn's link to CMS is as strong as they come.

Anyway, the itinerary follows. It came to me by way of Margaret Davis, intrepid and stalwart chronicler and supporter of creative music and musicians.

Contact: Margaret Davis, (212) 841-O899,

Friday, March 4th: Henry Grimes & Marshall Allen, An Die Musik, 4O9 North Charles St., 2nd floor, Baltimore, Maryland, sets at 8 and 1O p.m., 888-221-617O,,

Sunday, March 6th: Henry Grimes & Marshall Allen, Brew House, 21OO Mary St. at 21st St., Pittsburgh, PA, 412-381-7767, one set at 9 p.m.

Tuesday, March 8th:Henry Grimes & Marshall Allen, radio broadcast with Lazaro Vega over WBLV-FM, 9O.3 / WBLU-FM, 89.9, Blue Lake Public Radio, Twin Lake, Michigan, 1O-11 p.m. 231-894-5656, ext. 1O4,,

Wednesday, March 9th: Henry Grimes & Marshall Allen, Young Soul Rebel Records / CPOP Gallery, 416O Woodward Ave.,Detroit, Michigan, 313-833-99O1, 313-832-2OO1,,

Friday & Saturday, March 11th and 12th: the Henry Grimes Quartet featuring Marshall Allen, Fred Anderson, & Avreeayl Ra, HotHouse, 31 East Balbo Ave.,Chicago, IL, one set at 9:3O p.m. each night, 312-362-97O7,,

Tuesday, March 15th: Henry Grimes & Marshall Allen, Passport Project's Global Community Arts Center, 128O1-3 Buckeye Rd., Cleveland, Ohio, workshop at 4:00 p.m., concert at 8:3O, 216-721-1O55,,

Thursday, March 17th: Henry Grimes & Marshall Allen, Rosewood Theater, 218 Walnut St., Morgantown, WV, 3O4-292-8999,,

Friday, March 18th: Henry Grimes & Marshall Allen, Slought Foundation, 4017 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA, 8 p.m., 215-222-9O5O,,,

Saturday, March 19th: Henry Grimes & Marshall Allen, Vision Series, Clemente Sotol Velez Center, 1O7 Suffolk St. betw. Rivington and Delancey (2 blocks east of Tonic), New York City, one set at 1O p.m. , 212-26O-4O8O,,,