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Heavy Artillery

Matt Henry

April 2nd, 2018

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An even more thematically appropriate tune to test drive the new gypsy guitar from Craig Bumgarner, here’s a clip of me having fun over a backing track to Artillery Lourde. Only the big ......

I’m Beginning To See The Light

Matt Henry

April 2nd, 2018

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This tune popped into my head just after I took the handoff of a gorgeous new gypsy guitar from Maryland luthier Craig Bumgarner so I did a quick chorus to show the eager owner how great it sounds....

My Romance

Matt Henry

April 2nd, 2018

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For a while now my music has been gypsy jazz and my muse has been the inimitable Tom King, my accordionist. If this is me talking to the camera on a trashy reality TV show about the BDC, what I ......

Don’t Try This Yourself!

Thomas King

January 17th, 2018

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Most people learn that it’s best to pay professionals to do certain things such as surgery, electrical work, piloting a jet, and audio engineering/production. ┬áThankfully, we never learned ......

I (Occasionally) Get Ideas

Matt Henry

January 16th, 2018

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I believe it was this past summer: we were taking a set break at a gig in Arlington and our friend and fellow musician Ken Avis was there with his wife, the vocalist Lynn Veronneau. Ken offered ......

A Trick Question

Matt Henry

January 16th, 2018

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Would it be more fun to pretend to be Louis Armstrong or Fats Waller on stage? Guess what?? You don’t have to choose! I’m honestly not sure myself half the time. Now let’s put ......

Gig Recap: DCLX 2014

Matt Henry

July 19th, 2014

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The Bitter Dose Combo had a great time again this year, playing in Dupont Circle for an outdoor Sunday afternoon dance just like last year. We had a blast helping the DCLX crew wrap up their ......

Gig Recap: The Art Soiree’s Sunset Rooftop

Matt Henry

August 18th, 2013

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Thursday evening was a great night for rooftop drinks and live gypsy jazz. Our friends at The Art Soiree put together a relaxed event on the roof of The Beacon Hotel. The weather was perfect and ......

Gig Recap: DCLX 2013

Matt Henry

August 14th, 2013

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The Washington DC Lindy Exchange (DCLX.org) apparently just keeps getting bigger and better. We only see a tiny fraction of all the dancing and craziness, ┬ábut it’s still pretty ......

Post #1: Quinine Is A Bitter Dose

Matt Henry

August 13th, 2013

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