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Greg Sherrod Kicks Out Birthday Jams

by Brian Slattery | Jan 9, 2017 12:11 pm

Brian Slattery Photo Midway through his set on Sunday evening, songwriter and celebrated blues singer Greg Sherrod told the house at Cafe Nine that the last trip he’d made to Europe to perform was right after the terrorist attacks in Paris. “People said, ‘Don’t go,’” he said. “I said, ‘If I don’t go, then hate wins.’ What can I say? Love wins. I went and I had a ball.”

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Don DiLego Performs Act Of Kindness

by Brian Slattery | Dec 10, 2016 8:00 pm

At the end of his set Friday night at Cafe Nine, New York-based singer-songwriter Don DiLego talked about how going out to hear live music was a dying thing. How club promoters who really supported the people they booked were getting harder and harder to find.

And then, how Cafe Nine owner Paul Mayer was an exception to that. “The guy who owns this place is a rare breed,” he said.

Then the band bought everyone in the audience a drink. And that was after he played on the bar.

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When Alexis Met Tony

by Erica Pandey | Dec 7, 2016 12:06 pm | Comments (7)

“It would have been nice to see you come in your regular clothes, bring a pizza or something,” Alexis Ward told the assistant chief of police. “So we could have a regular conversation.”

In the end, though, that’s exactly what they had.

And that was the point.

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