EDDIE'S GUMBO CITY!
ED ALSTROM - Piano/Vocals with Don Guinta, Drums
Friday, August 25, 2023
The Shillelagh Club/Friendly Sons of the Shillelagh - Essex County
648 Prospect Ave West Orange, NJ 07052 -
http://www.shillelaghclub.com (973) 325-9338
Again, whole lotta New Orleans rock and roll, R&B, and blues, and quite possibly some old Acid Cabaret faves with Guinta on board. Spectacular burgers and great tap beers at this delightful Irish pub!
ED ALSTROM - Solo piano & Vocals
Thursdays, August 31, from 6p~8p
SUSHI CAFE, 555 Passaic Ave, West Caldwell, NJ
Ed plays/sings all kinds of stuff solo at this lovely Sushi restaurant.
Great Japanese food of all types. BYOB. NO cover!
YANKEE STADIUM: UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL!
MONTVILLE LIBRARY - Pio Costa Auditorium
Wednesday, September 27, 2023
6:45pm - 7:45pm - REGISTRATION REQUIRED!90 Horseneck Rd, Montville, NJ 07045 - 973-402-0900
Registration for this event will close on September 27, 2023 @ 9:45pm. A Montville library card is prioritized. Other cardholders will be waitlisted and notified if seats become available.
At this event, I'll play organ and talk in detail about my job at Yankee Stadium, demonstrate how it gets done, and tell stories about my experiences at the Stadium, including plenty of yarns about the late Bob Sheppard!
THE THROWBACK TWO
ED with BONNIE PIPARO
Sunday, October 15 - 6:00 ~8:00pm
10 South Ave West, Cranford, NJ 07016
cranfordbistro.com --- (908) 497-1990
I'll play piano and sing with the wonderful Bonnie Piparo, and we'll play lots of old chestnuts, both familiar and not-so-obvious. Bonnie sepcialized in mash-ups, running several tunes together that you might not expect! Terrific Italian food; BYOB.
GIGS THAT ALREADY HAPPENED, AND HOW TO HEAR THEM
Wednesday, April 5, 2:00 PM
Ed at the MIGHTY WURLITZER THEATER ORGAN at RAHWAY SENIOR CENTER, 1306 Esterbrook Avenue, Rahway, NJ
732-827-2016 --- FREE!!!!!
The VIDEO of this concert can be viewed HERE
YOW! YOU GOTTA HEAR THIS THING!!
In the "I am becoming more like my father each day" department, I gave yet another concert on this marvelous historic instrument. It is quite literally a "Mighty Wurlitzer", and has a sound that defies description, especially if you've never heard one in action. It is a fire-breathing, 3-manual, 10-rank monster of a pipe organ that was originally installed at the Rainbow Room at Rockefeller Center in NYC in 1934.
This model R16 is one of only two ever made by the Wurlitzer company (the other was installed at the Ambassador Theater in L.A. in 1929). This organ is in its 4th home at the Rahway Senior Center now, and it is all-original and has been lovingly restored piece by piece by the GARDEN STATE THEATER ORGAN SOCIETY (more info on them and the organ itself at www.gstos.org).
It is an aural experience you will not soon forget! I'll post when I'm concertizing on it again up here when that time comes.