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Natascha and The Spy Boys: CD Release Party!

CD Release Party!

Sat 8 PM · Webster's Bookstore & Cafe

$10 cover charge includes complimentary adult beverages for those with valid ID. Free non-alcoholic drinks for those under 21. Children under 18 with adult/guardian, only $5 to enter.

Natascha & The Spy Boys play an eclectic mix of blues, jazz, soul, swing & pop. Natascha, from Berlin, Germany, has a unique, soulful voice that covers a wide range of styles -- from sultry jazz ballads & snappy swing songs to belting out straight-up, full-on blues & soul tunes. John "JT Blues" Thompson, award-winning piano player who's been playing for decades -- solo as well as in a number of local bands (Triple A, Maxwell Strait), Body and Soul) and national acts. He supplies the boogie, the woogie, and all other important KEY elements. Robert Gardner is a bassist, conductor and composer who teaches at the Penn State School of Music. As a bassist, Robert has performed with many talented musicians (including Bobby McFerrin, DEVO, and members of WAR), and he has recorded original music in several genres. He joined the Spy Boys in the spring of 2016.

Doug McMinn has enjoyed a long career as both bandleader and sideman, starting with the Killer Bees Swing Band in 1980. He has played a dizzying array of musical styles ranging from reggae to modern jazz, but he always returns to the blues. Doug has jammed onstage with blues luminaries ranging from EG Kight to Lonnie Shields, and was privileged to play a set with Chicago blues master Bob Margolin. He backed up pianist Dave Keyes at the Billtown Blues Festival (one of 11 appearances at the BBF), and has appeared on 8 CDS, including EG Kight’s “Sugar” and his own “Doug McMinn Blues Band Live.” Most recently, he led a band to support upcoming blues star Vanessa Collier. He has been playing reeds since 1964, has amassed a thick songbook of compositions, and is a fine, shouting blues singer. Last, but certainly not least is our very own drum machine, Mr. Stubby Stubbs, who never misses a beat.

Earlier Event: April 27
Friday Night Live / LGBTQ Open Mic
Later Event: April 29
Sunday Music Brunch - Jason Adams