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dadabass2001
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Posted on Wednesday, June 14, 2006 - 6:36 pm:   Edit Post

Okay, I'm gonna start a separate thread for Noah G gigs. We're playing at Hawthorne Race Track this Saturday as part of Fan Appreciation Night for the harness track. We start at 6:45pm and will play between 9 races or so, 15-20 minute mini sets. Who wants to see the ponies ?
As usual, I'll be playing my fretless Epic primarily and the fretted Epic on a couple of songs.

Mike
dadabass2001
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Posted on Wednesday, July 12, 2006 - 9:43 am:   Edit Post

The Noah Gabriel Band plays this Friday, July 14 at Venice Tavern in Batavia, IL. We start at 8pm and we'll be playing on the patio overlooking the beautiful Fox River (weather permitting). As usual, I'll be playing fretless most of the night with a couple of fretted songs as well (both Epics).

Mike
dadabass2001
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Posted on Tuesday, August 15, 2006 - 5:21 am:   Edit Post

NGB rides again!
We're going back to the Venice Tavern in Batavia IL this Saturday, Aug. 19th at 8 pm on the patio overlooking the Fox River. I'll be working the Epic contingent. Good times abound!

Mike
dadabass2001
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Posted on Thursday, October 26, 2006 - 5:50 am:   Edit Post

The Noah Gabriel Band is playing at St. Charlies Place this Saturday the 28th, starting at 10 pm. It's a Halloween party (I'm coming as the old bass player). This will be our first time in this club. St. Charlie's Place is located at 312 W. Main Street in St. Charles, IL - (630) 587-4251.
Mike
dadabass2001
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Posted on Tuesday, November 14, 2006 - 6:59 pm:   Edit Post

The Noah Gabriel Band is playing this Friday, the 17th at River Lane Pub in Geneva IL. We go on at 9pm. River Lane Pub is located at 65 N. River Lane, just west of the Fox River. I'l be playing my Epics though my F-1X.

Mike
dadabass2001
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Posted on Monday, November 20, 2006 - 6:17 pm:   Edit Post

NGB is playing at Venice Tavern in Batavia, IL this Wed.night. We start at 10 pm.
Mike
dadabass2001
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Posted on Wednesday, December 20, 2006 - 5:20 am:   Edit Post

The Noah Gabriel Band is playing this Friday, Dec. 22 at Venice Tavern in Batavia, IL. We start at 9:30 pm. I'll be playing my fretless Epic and bringing out my '81 Koa Distillate for the first time in a year or so. I just put FretFX blue LEDs on the Distillate.
We'll have our Pickled BEATS drummer Andy sitting in on this gig for Tim.
Mike
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Posted on Tuesday, January 23, 2007 - 6:37 pm:   Edit Post

The Noah Gabriel Band returns to Venice Tavern in Batavia IL this Saturday the 27th. Andy, my drummer from Pickled BEATS will be sitting in. I'll be using my Epic fretless and Distillate. We start at ~9:30 pm.
Noah's second CD "Truth, Love, Faith, and Soul" is out. Noah's myspace link with three tracks from the CD and a live take from last August is here.
Noah's other website features his first CD "In Aurora".
paulman
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Posted on Thursday, January 25, 2007 - 10:41 am:   Edit Post

Mike I will most likly make it for this one!! Lookin' forward to seeing, and HEARING you :-)
dadabass2001
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Posted on Thursday, January 25, 2007 - 4:52 pm:   Edit Post

Cool Rog,
It'd be great to see you. I'll buy you a beverage. :-) We've had really good shows there recently. Noah is thinking of moving to Austin TX so there might not be many more (the rest of the band isn't moving).
Mike
dadabass2001
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Posted on Sunday, March 04, 2007 - 2:50 pm:   Edit Post

We're holding Noah Gabriel's CD release party for "Truth, Love, Faith, & Soul" at Walter Payton's Roundhouse in Aurora, IL this Wednesday, March 7th. Doors open at 7:00 PM. There will be a $3 cover charge.
Greg Boerner will open at 8:30 pm with an acoustic set, followed by the Noah Gabriel Band with special guest Bobby Scumaci on keyboards. Noah will also do an acoustic set with precussionist Dan Martinez.
The Roundhouse is located at 205 N. Broadway in Aurora, IL.
lbpesq
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Posted on Sunday, March 04, 2007 - 3:28 pm:   Edit Post

Aurora? Isn't that where Waynestock was held? Ever eat donuts at Stan Makita's? Have a great gig.

Bill, tgo
paulman
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Posted on Friday, March 16, 2007 - 7:36 am:   Edit Post

That is correct Bill! Party on, it's excellent. I live just north of there.

Keep posting Mike, I'll make it one day man!
dadabass2001
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Posted on Thursday, April 05, 2007 - 4:55 pm:   Edit Post

We're up to bat again...
The Noah Gabriel Band is playing at Venice Tavern (31. N. River St.) in Batavia next Saturday, April 14th. We go on about 9:30 pm. The band plays first and third sets, and Noah does an acoustic 2nd set with percussionist Dan Martinez.
No cover.
dadabass2001
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Posted on Saturday, January 12, 2008 - 10:38 am:   Edit Post

Hi friends,
This isn't a Noah Gabriel Band gig, but I wanted to post it and save the thread! I'm back on stage for the first time since last summer, sitting in on bass next Tuesday Jan. 15th with "The Guise" hosting an open jam at Mike & Denise's Pub & Pizza. The club is at 1760 N. Farnsworth (just south of I-88) in Aurora, IL, The Guise starts at 8:30. If you can make it out, a swell time will be had! Bring an axe and sit in.
Guise promo poster

Look for a NGB show coming up in February!
:-)
Mike
dadabass2001
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Posted on Tuesday, January 29, 2008 - 2:30 pm:   Edit Post

Meanwhile, I'm subbing with "The Guise" again tonight at Mike & Denise's, same deal as above, 1760 Farnsworth in Aurora IL.
Nice stage, great sound and good food. Did I mention free pool tables?
The jam starts at 8:30.
:-)
Mike
dadabass2001
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Posted on Sunday, February 10, 2008 - 11:24 am:   Edit Post

Well, I'm subbing in again this Tuesday at the Open Stage at Mike & Denise's Pizza & Pub on Farnsworth in Aurora. I've also convinced the rest of NGB to come out as well, so we'll be doing 2 or 3 of Noah's songs. House band goes on about 8:30. Bring yer axe and smile, smile smile!
Mike
dadabass2001
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Posted on Saturday, February 16, 2008 - 9:54 am:   Edit Post

The Noah Gabriel Band is playing Friday, Feb. 22nd at Walter Payton's Roundhouse in Aurora. We go on at 10:30, after the Comedy show (yeah, I konw). We're playing till 2 AM. Cover charge is $5.
The Roundhouse is on route 25 in downtown Aurora.
A bunch of new songs from Noah plus faves from the first two CDs, and new drummer Andy Szymanski. I'll be playing my Epics. Hope to see some friends.:-)
Mike

(Message edited by dadabass2001 on February 16, 2008)
dadabass2001
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Posted on Sunday, February 24, 2008 - 11:13 am:   Edit Post

Well, we had a great turnout Friday at the Roundhouse! Good sound, good mix, and a fun night.

This Tuesday the 26th I'm the house bassist for the Open Jam at Mike and Denise's again. Mike & Denis'es is at 1760 Farnsworth in Aurora and we start at 8:30. Bring yer strings, sticks, vocal chords, and/or congas and sit in!
Mike
dadabass2001
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Posted on Friday, March 21, 2008 - 4:25 pm:   Edit Post

Happy Easter everyone!
Here's some pics of the Feb. 22nd show at the Roundhouse:
set 1 fretless
having a great time. Noah is the cat in the hat

set 1 fretless & acoustic
You can see my rig behind me. My Acme Low B-2 sat on an amp stand and my rig sat on a keyboard bench. I just bought a second Low B-2.

set 1 fretless -Crooked groove
"Crooked" - I'm grooving in the blue zone

set 1 fretted - Redemption
I switched to fretted for "Redemption". The crowd was a gas!

set 1 fretted - Redemption
My solo. People say I look like Jerry. It must be the glasses.

set 1 fretted - Redemption
musical hijinks abound. I recorded the show from beside Noah's monitor. I got one of the best recordings ever.

set 2 - fretless
2nd set (I changed shirts)

Noah has talked about putting up some of my audio from the show on his Myspace page. I'll post here if he does.

We're playing next Friday, March 28 at the Venice Tavern in Batavia. Looking forward to more fun!
Mike
davehouck
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Posted on Monday, March 24, 2008 - 9:26 pm:   Edit Post

Nice pics!!
dadabass2001
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Posted on Tuesday, March 25, 2008 - 5:39 am:   Edit Post

Thanks Dave, They were taken (along with 700+ more) by the PR guy from Roundhouse.
We've been recording 15 songs since the Feburary show, and Noah put two rough mixes of new tracks on his Myspace page:
http://www.myspace.com/noahgabriel
The new tracks are "Crooked" and "When I'm Gone".

I'm looking forward to this Friday at Venice Tavern. I just got my second Acme Low B-2 last Friday and will be bringing it along.
Mike
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Posted on Tuesday, March 25, 2008 - 4:39 pm:   Edit Post

Mike,
I just bought my first Low B-2, I am simply blown away by the sound with both my Epic and Series I. Please post after your gig, I would like to know how 2 Low B's sound.
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Posted on Tuesday, March 25, 2008 - 5:56 pm:   Edit Post

That reminds me, I need to bring my B-2 up from the basement and try it out with my rig; I'm taking it to a jam tomorrow.
dadabass2001
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Posted on Wednesday, March 26, 2008 - 5:25 am:   Edit Post

Hi Kenn,
Yeah I really love the tone as well. I'm not planning on running the new 4 ohm B-2 very loud as this will be its first use and Andy Lewis strongly recommends a break-in period to exercise the cones. That being said, I will be powering it up along with my first B-2 (also 4 ohm) with a QSC PLX1602 running in parallel (one input feeding both channels independently). I'll stack them vertcally with the new one on the bottom which will bring my original up to ear level. :-)
Venice Tavern is an intimate club as well, seating maybe 120 in the room we play in when the patio isn't in use (not yet in Illinois). I loved my sound at the Roundhouse in February, but was at the top end of what I could get cleanly from one side of the QSC (500 w @ 4 ohms) so felt I would like more for this summers outdoor venues. We're scheduled to be back in the Roundhouse in May, so I'll have more chance to verify the dual cabinet setup by then.
Mike
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Posted on Wednesday, March 26, 2008 - 5:54 am:   Edit Post

Is Venice Tavern the place with the sliding glass doors out to the Fox River?

Peter
dadabass2001
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Posted on Wednesday, March 26, 2008 - 2:36 pm:   Edit Post

Indeed it is, Peter.
Right next to the pedestrian bridge.

In all honesty, the sliding glass doors lead to the patio, which is on the Fox River.
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Posted on Wednesday, March 26, 2008 - 2:55 pm:   Edit Post

I worked that room once with Vanessa Davis Band almost 30 years ago - glad it's still there, it was a nice venue (and it is, indeed, intimate). Someone stuffed a candy wrapper in one of the PA horns - which is, I swear, the ONLY reason I always walked around with hemostats on my beltloop back then!


Peter
dadabass2001
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Posted on Friday, April 04, 2008 - 5:37 pm:   Edit Post

Well, the Venice Tavern is no longer on my playlist. I don't want to draw out the debacle, but the owner decided to book an acousti-pop quartet before NGB last Friday, then had them run past 9:15. They didn't load out until after 10 and by then the NGB band was long gone, Noah wound up doing an acoustic show to close out the night.
We did probably 15 shows there over the last three years in Pickled BEATS and NGB. I won't play for him again.
Mike

Meanwhile, Noah Gabriel Band is booked May 9th at Walter Payton's Roundhouse in Aurora (this will be our third show there). Details to follow...
:-)
dadabass2001
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Posted on Tuesday, May 06, 2008 - 5:28 am:   Edit Post

Okay,
Noah Gabriel and band is palying this Friday the 9th at Walter Payton's Roundhouse in Aurora. We're on after the comedy show, and we'll start about 10:30 doing a single 1 hour-plus set, then Silverfish will be up doing their CD release party. Both bands doing originals for a $5 cover. I'll finally get a chance to use my second Low B-2.
Mike
dadabass2001
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Posted on Tuesday, June 10, 2008 - 5:21 am:   Edit Post

And we're back again!
The Noah Gabriel Band is playing at Walter Payton's Roundhouse in Aurora this Friday night June 13th. We'll be playing in the gazebo in the courtyard at the Roundhouse. Opening is acoustic guitarist Greg Boerner doing a set, followed by the original quartet Deadstock Audio, then we close out the night. Greg will kick it off around 9:30 followed by Deadstock at 10:15ish and my band and I around 11:15 to close out the night.

Guess I'll nail a retread to my feet :-)
Mike
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Posted on Saturday, July 26, 2008 - 2:18 pm:   Edit Post

And we're still hitting the stage...
The Noah Gabriel Band will play next Saturday August 2nd at Walter Payton's Roundhouse again, this time as the sole act, so we'll go on at 9:30. 3 sets of Bluesy goodness, mostly originals and some covers. We'll be out in the courtyard, weather permitting. I'll be dragging the double Epic, double Acme rig out for low end fun!
Mike
dadabass2001
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Posted on Friday, November 21, 2008 - 5:16 am:   Edit Post

We're back to Walter Payton's Roundhouse in Aurora, IL next Friday, Nov. 28th. We start at 10 pm, after the Comedy show, doing two sets of originals (including two new songs) and some covers.
Cover charge is $6.
Hope to see some friends...

Mike
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Posted on Tuesday, December 16, 2008 - 5:11 am:   Edit Post

Noah Gabriel and the Horny Baboons (new name courtesy of "The Midnight Swinger") will be opening for Pain Killer Hotel this Friday Dec. 19th at Frankie's Blue Room, 16 W. Chicago Avenue in Naperville IL. We'll be doing about 60 minutes or so, starting about 9:30pm.
Come on out if you're in the vicinity.

Mike
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Posted on Thursday, January 15, 2009 - 5:40 am:   Edit Post

Noah Gabriel and the Horny Baboons will be playing a benefit show this Saturday at the World Music Company, 1808 W. 103rd St. in Chicago. Show starts at 8 pm. Here's more details: World Folk Music Company Concert series Come on out if your car will start...:-)
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Posted on Monday, March 02, 2009 - 5:50 am:   Edit Post

Noah Gabriel Band (or Horny Baboons if you prefer) will be playing this Saturday March 7 for the Spring Break Pub Crawl at

O'Brien's Pub and Grill
12 N River St
Batavia, IL 60510
(630) 406-9200

We start at 9, with two long sets.
Mike
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Posted on Thursday, March 19, 2009 - 5:31 am:   Edit Post

Actually for March 7th, we called ourselves Noah Gabriel and Sugarbush. March is being good to us!
The Noah Gabriel Band (Noah Gabriel & ?) is doing an acoustic show tomorrow, Friday the 20th, at:

Curly’s Grill
499 Pennsylvania Ave,
Glen Ellyn, Illinois 60137
We start at 9 pm.

Curly's is an intimate little neighborhood bar three blocks from the METRA station in Glen Ellyn. This will be our first band acoustic show (Gary has a rep as a "dive-bomber" with Gilmour tendencies), our drummer Andy will be using misc percussion instead of his kit.

More to come ...
:-)
Mike
dadabass2001
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Posted on Friday, March 20, 2009 - 1:39 pm:   Edit Post

Oops! Update...
The show at Curly's tonight will be regular electric band style, with a concession to room size. The PA will only carry vocals and acoustic guitar, so an excellent chance to hear what my Acme Low B-2s sound like unsupported... hmmm
Oh Boy!
Mike
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Posted on Wednesday, March 25, 2009 - 5:15 pm:   Edit Post

Whee!
Here comes a busy weekend...
Friday the 27th Noah and the band (latest name suggestion = Copa Commandos) close out the night at Walter Payton's Roundhouse in Aurora. There's a comedy show earlier, Then another original local band, Deadstock Audio goes up at 10, then we'll follow. Cover to see both bands is $7.

Saturday the 28th we open for Hello Dave at Chord On Blues Riverside Roadhouse at 106 S. 1st Avenue in St. Charles. The show starts at 9 pm.

Have I mentioned that I love playing?
:-)
Mike
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Posted on Thursday, April 16, 2009 - 7:45 am:   Edit Post

Coming up this weekend, on Saturday the 18th NGB plays at Claddagh, 1702 Commons Drive, Geneva, Illinois. We start at 9, and we're playing two long sets.

Mike
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Posted on Saturday, June 13, 2009 - 1:47 pm:   Edit Post

Here's the start of the busy season for me...
This Friday June 19th, The Noah Gabriel band is playing at:
Curly’s Bar & Grill
499 Pennsylvania Ave,
Glen Ellyn, Illinois 60137
We start at 9 pm in this intimate club.

Then on Saturday the 20th (weather permitting) I'm playing an acoustic Dead show outside at a birthday party in Chicago with Ragweed.

June 26th, NGB will headline Swedish Days in Geneva IL on the main stage.

July 3rd we're back at Walter Payton's Roundhouse in Aurora.

more details as we get closer...
MIke
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Posted on Tuesday, June 30, 2009 - 6:55 am:   Edit Post

This Friday July 3rd, we're back at Walter Payton's Roundhouse, playing in the center courtyard. We're the sole band, so we'll be doing a full show. We start at 10 pm. Cover is $7. I've added single tracks from the last two shows (6-19 & 6-26) to my Myspace player. the link is in my club ID.
Mike
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Posted on Wednesday, July 01, 2009 - 11:40 am:   Edit Post

Have a great night Mike. Once I'm able to get onto myspace I'll give your tunes a listen

Graeme
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Posted on Monday, November 30, 2009 - 7:49 am:   Edit Post

FINALLY!
The Noah Gabriel Band is doing the CD release party for Noah's 3rd release "Crooked" this Saturday, December 5th at Chord On Blues in St. Charles IL. The address is 106 S. 1st Avenue, just east of the Fox River. The show starts at 10 pm with opening act "The Raj".
Mike
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Posted on Monday, November 30, 2009 - 8:22 am:   Edit Post

Mike:

Have a great gig. I won't be able to join you as I'll be chillin' in Key West. (Life's rough!)

Bill, tgo
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Posted on Tuesday, December 01, 2009 - 1:20 am:   Edit Post

Hope the gig goes well Mike. I won't be there as I really will be 'chillin' in (not so) sunny Scotland :-) Let us know how we can order the new CD won't you?

Graeme
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Posted on Thursday, December 03, 2009 - 11:20 am:   Edit Post

Thanks Bill, Graeme
(That pun still kills me!):-)
We're rehearsing with Noah tonight. I'll ask about distribution options. I can say he's got two cuts on his MySpace page ("Crooked" & "Black Snake") and three other tracks ("Maybe We Were Wrong", "Woe" and "Grey On Grey") on noahgabriel.com.
With any luck, I'll have some live cuts up on my MySpace page next week, I've been waiting until Noah declares the CD officially out.
I hope the weather is kind to you both.
Mike
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Posted on Friday, December 04, 2009 - 1:20 pm:   Edit Post

I checked with Noah and he says "Crooked" will be available from CD Baby and/or ITunes within the next week (already sent in to them).
Apparently we are doing the 1st and 3rd sets at Chord On Blues tomorrow, and The Raj will be doing the middle set. That way our fans won't have to wait around until 11pm for NGB to start.
Mike
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Posted on Tuesday, December 15, 2009 - 4:27 am:   Edit Post

Finally got round to listening to the 'Crooked' downloads Mike and I'm really liking them. I think Grey on Grey is probably nearest to my listening preference (i.e. harder) but they're all good.

Graeme
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Posted on Wednesday, December 16, 2009 - 3:18 pm:   Edit Post

Thanks Graeme,
"Way Down" also chugs along pretty well (almost a BTO groove), and there are other rockin tracks on the CD as well, i.e. "When I'm Gone", and "Can't Stay Here". My recording from the CD release party wasn't as good as I'd wish, but serves to document the night pretty well anyway. I've got one cut up on MySpace from 12-5-09 and will get another up eventually. Sadly Chord-On-Blues runs RED Parlights on the bandstand which just doesn't photograph very well, so no pics from the show to share.
Mike
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Posted on Saturday, December 19, 2009 - 12:24 pm:   Edit Post

I've got two cuts from the 12-5-09 Chord on Blues show up on my MySpace page (check my profile): "When I'm Gone" and "Crooked". Sandra Troutman joined us for harmonies on "Crooked".
Mike
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Posted on Sunday, December 20, 2009 - 8:51 am:   Edit Post

Mike -
Those are great recordings the bass comes through really well!
:-)
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Posted on Thursday, March 18, 2010 - 12:47 pm:   Edit Post

Well, late announcement, but I only had a short notice...
The Noah Gabriel Band is doing a 90 minute set at the Arcada Theater in St Charles IL tonight from 7 - 8:30, followed by a band called "Never Was". The cover is $10 (we're doing the show gratis???). There's also another show coming up in April, more details as time gets closer...
Mike
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Posted on Thursday, March 18, 2010 - 1:10 pm:   Edit Post

I love the Arcada Theatre. I used to run the spot there when they would have their theatre organ festivals. Virgil Fox and Peter Nero showed up for a couple of them. It is one of the few originals still in place and functioning. I also used to run lights for a theatre productions that would come through. Back in my days it was an old rheostat board from the 1920's. Who needs the smell of grease paint when you can have sparks and ozone.

Hope you have a good show Mike.

Keith
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Posted on Thursday, March 18, 2010 - 8:51 pm:   Edit Post

I'm back and it is a beautiful space with excellent acoustics. There was almost no promo for this show and, with the cover, we played to a paying crowd of about 10....
I'm cutting tape from the show as I write this, so back to work.:-)

I'm off to Iowa tomorrow for a rehearsal of 60's and 70's era Dubuque Rock Vets this weekend.
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Posted on Wednesday, April 14, 2010 - 3:32 pm:   Edit Post

We're playing one set at an original music showcase at Chord On Blues in St. Charles this Saturday, sponsored by Kiss The Sky (an independent record store in the area). There are a bunch of bands scheduled, the show starts at 6, we go on at 10 pm. There will be mini-acoustic sets in between the bands.

Noah keeps writing them, we keep doing them.
Mike
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Posted on Tuesday, May 04, 2010 - 9:51 pm:   Edit Post

We're playing a full 3 hour + show at The House Pub, a very nice little pub next door to Chord On Blues in St. Charles this Friday night, May 7th. We'll start about 9 pm. Some more new songs and a bunch from the first 3 CDs!

Mike
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Posted on Wednesday, May 05, 2010 - 12:57 am:   Edit Post

let's hope you get a couple of breaks in that 3 hours Mike!

Graeme
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Posted on Wednesday, May 05, 2010 - 5:30 am:   Edit Post

I would like to check out your Gig but will not be in your area, perhaps some other time. 3 Set Gigs are Cool, I remember having to play four 45 minute Sets with 15 minute breaks back in the 1980's , usually by the end of the 4th Set I always felt like it was a real work out. I usually feel quite musically satisfied after multiple Sets; playing Bass does that for me . I will look for some of your CD's.
Sonic Regards _______
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Posted on Wednesday, May 05, 2010 - 11:54 am:   Edit Post

Thanks, Graeme and Wolf.
Actually, it's going to be two ~80 minute sets with one 20 minute break, in a pub small enough to be a coffee shop (although there is an upstairs bar as well).

I just finished editing slides from our 12-5-09 CD release party into a video, "Crooked". It, and also two tracks from our 3-18-10 Arcada Theater gig, are on Myspace
It's looking like this summer will be busier than last year!
:-)
Mike
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Posted on Friday, May 07, 2010 - 7:54 am:   Edit Post

I've put 4 videos up on YouTube. Two by the Noah Gabriel Band ("Crooked" and "When I'm Gone") and two from Pickled BEATS earlier this decade ("Bahama Beach" and "Mr Unmentionable"). All 4 videos are also on my Facebook page and Myspace (see post above).

Mike
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Posted on Friday, May 07, 2010 - 7:56 am:   Edit Post

I'll take a look when I'm at home mike.

Graeme
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The Noah Gabriel Band is on it again:
Saturday, June 19 from 9:00 pm to 12:30 am
O'Brien's Pub & Grill in the beer garden,
12 N. River Street
Batavia, IL

I love musical summers....
Mike
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Posted on Monday, June 07, 2010 - 4:46 pm:   Edit Post

Cool, have a great gig Mike!
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Posted on Tuesday, June 08, 2010 - 5:53 pm:   Edit Post

That's a great way to slide into Father's Day. Have a great time.
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NGB is playing this Saturday, July 3rd at Groucho's at 8355 South Pulaski in Chicago, IL. We start at 10 pm and will be doing two long sets (~75 minutes each). This is our first time at this club.
Whee!

Mike
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Posted on Tuesday, June 29, 2010 - 4:19 am:   Edit Post

Have a great gig Mike. Gotta love those late finishes eh? We're also playing saturday at a bar in falkirk otherwise I'd have been to see you play ;-)

Graeme
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Mike, Have a great Saturday night - Pre 4th celebration! Art
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This coming Saturday (June 24th) the Noah Gabriel Band will be playing at O'Brien's Pub and Grill in Batavia, IL (12 N. River Street).
We'll be playing in the beer garden again, a favorite spot over the years. Come on out if you're in the area. We'll start around 9:30 PM.

Mike
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Posted on Wednesday, July 28, 2010 - 9:14 am:   Edit Post

The Noah Gabriel Band is playing a one hour set at Mad Maggies in Elgin, IL this Saturday. This will be our first time in this club. We go on at 10 pm as part of a multi-band lineup. Cover is $8.
Mike
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Posted on Sunday, August 01, 2010 - 1:38 pm:   Edit Post

This is my busiest music performance week in years! :-)

Thursday the Noah Gabriel Band is playing a 1 hour set, starting at 4 pm, at the "WTMX Party In The Park" in Millennium Park in downtown Chicago. We'll perform outside on the Plaza at Park Grill, 11 N. Michigan Ave. It's a free show, and another band, The Ginge (short for ginger) play after us starting at 5:30.
WTMX PITP

Then I drive to Dubuque, Iowa Friday morning to perform at the Dubuque Rock Veterans' Rock n' Roll Rewind on Friday and Saturday at Courtside Bar and Grill, benefiting the non-profit Camp Albrecht Acres. Friday's show is 5:30 to 11:30, and Saturday is 3pm to 1am Sunday morning.
DRV poster
17 reconstituted Dubuque bands from the 60s and 70s are involved (I'm playing with 4 bands each night). Courtside is located at 2095 Holliday Drive in Dubuque. $10 Advance tickets (good for both days) are available at any Hartig Drug Store location and at the door. For more information, check out the DRV Facebook page. We've been working on this since December last year, and rehearsing it since January.
Whew! (I'm loving this):-)
Mike
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Posted on Sunday, August 01, 2010 - 5:09 pm:   Edit Post

Wow, that's cool Mike! Have fun and have a safe journey! Art
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Posted on Sunday, August 01, 2010 - 7:18 pm:   Edit Post

I'm playing with 4 bands each night

Wow; talk about being an in-demand bass player! Be sure to wear a different shirt for each band.
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It's definitely a multi-shirt experience! It's the same 4 bands, but the schedules flip flop and several of the other groups are only doing one night, so the viewer experience will hooefully be enjoyable. My F1-X / QSC / Acme Low B rig will be the backline for both nights.
Mike
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Posted on Monday, August 09, 2010 - 4:47 am:   Edit Post

How was the weekend Mike? I just got back from Belfast (no music though) so I didn't see your post until it was too late to wish you well.

Graeme
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Hi Graeme,
Thursday was a blast, and truely beautiful, but electrical problems prevented me from recording the show audio (sigh :-(). Noah had a relative with a FlipVideo recorder, and I'm hoping to get a copy of the footage to edit. We gat a couple of stills at the Plaza, see the link below.

Friday and Saturday in Dubuque, was AMAZING! Over 1000 people attended, and familiar faces were everywhere. My recorder worked, and a number of other people were trying to take board taps or room recordings. There have been hundreds of pictures posted so far on Facebook ( here's my page- these are just the pictures I've been tagged in), with more to come, and several camcorders were running as well. So there are angles from all over the place.
We had a planned set shot for coverage and that appears to be something we can start editing with. I'm working with the event planners to try to pull together as much material as I can to create audio recordings of each band (all 17)first, and edited videos once we can get a grip on the sources. I have 16 hours of my recordings, and about 6 hours from a SBD recording of Friday night.
As much fun as it was for the fans who attended, it was even more fun to see all of these musical companions from one little Iowa town, many of whom hadn't played with or seen each other in 40 years or more. Both nights we had an audience sing-along segment to "Imagine" part way thru the night, and bands covered every flavour from The Ventures to Sam & Dave to HP Lovecraft to Chicago to Santana to Beatles to Led Zepplin to .... :-)

Mike
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Posted on Monday, August 09, 2010 - 8:35 pm:   Edit Post

Glad to hear it was such fun for all Mike! Regards, Art
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Posted on Tuesday, August 10, 2010 - 1:06 am:   Edit Post

Sounds like you had a blast mike. I'll check out the facebook page when I get home (barred at work sadly).

Graeme
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Posted on Thursday, August 12, 2010 - 11:48 am:   Edit Post

Tomorrow (Friday Aug. 13) the Noah Gabriel Band is performing 2 sets at IRISHFEST, a benefit for St Alexander Catholic school. We'll play from 4-6 pm outdoors at
136 S. Cornell St
Villa Park, IL 60181

Then on Saturday Aug. 14th we're playing at Foxes On The River (formerly the Venice Tavern) at 31 N. River Street in Batavia, IL This will be a outdoor show on the patio, overlooking the Fox River. We play from 7:30 to 11pm, an early night.
Mike
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Posted on Friday, August 13, 2010 - 4:28 am:   Edit Post

Sounds like you're getting really busy Mike. when do you find time to sleep?

graeme
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Posted on Friday, August 13, 2010 - 5:02 am:   Edit Post

I was thinking the same thing Graeme ;) Glad your summer is a busy one Mike!
Regards, Art
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Posted on Wednesday, October 20, 2010 - 11:41 am:   Edit Post

The Noah Gabriel Band is playing at Poor Boys, 283 Montgomery Road in Montgomery, IL this Saturday the 23rd staring at 9:30 and doing two long sets. Our first time at this club south of Aurora.
Mike
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Posted on Thursday, October 21, 2010 - 4:36 am:   Edit Post

Have a good one Mike.

Graeme
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One of the things I enjoy about these gig notices is searching for the venues on Multimap. It's given me a great perspective on where everyone in our community is and I've found out some interesting things. For example, Lake Michigan is about twice the size of the country of Wales. No wondered they're called the 'Great' lakes.

graeme
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Posted on Wednesday, November 03, 2010 - 8:13 am:   Edit Post

The Noah Gabriel Band returns to Chord On Blues in St. Charles, IL this Saturday, sharing the bill with musical friends "The Raj". We'll open the show about 9 PM and do a 75-90 minute set, and The Raj will close the night out.
NGB @ COB
There might well be a jam at the end of the evening as well.
$6 cover

Mike :-)
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Posted on Wednesday, November 03, 2010 - 8:16 am:   Edit Post

I really really wish I could be there Mike. my wife ahs invited some of her friends round for dinner and I have very little in common with them.
Send me the air fare and I'll be in the front row ;-)

Graeme
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Posted on Wednesday, November 03, 2010 - 8:24 am:   Edit Post

I wish you make it too... :-) But I don't think they're handing out vouchers based on warm friendly smiles (about all I've got at present). Gotta keep waiting for the next lottery draw (or a job offer).
Mike
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Posted on Wednesday, November 17, 2010 - 9:37 am:   Edit Post

NGB returns to The House Pub in St. Charles, IL this Saturday starting at 9:30. We'll be doing two long sets in this intimate little club.

At our last show (above) I wound up playing triangle and flexatone on "Hey Joe" during the jam ending the night. :-)
Mike
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Posted on Wednesday, November 24, 2010 - 10:15 am:   Edit Post

The House Pub gig was a cozy blast. Lots of friends and new acquaintances.

Cool_Dude2_sm.jpg
Noah singing_sm.jpg
Gary&Andy_sm.jpg

Our next gig is this Saturday at:
Howey's on 71
4571 Route 71
Oswego, IL 60543

We're playing the whole night, doing two long sets again.
Mike
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Posted on Wednesday, November 24, 2010 - 3:36 pm:   Edit Post

Lookin' good Mike!
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Interesting peghead. never seen that on an epic before.

Graeme
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NGB is still causing sonic trouble (just like I like it). We're returning to Poor Boys, 283 Montgomery Road,
Montgomery, IL 60538-1653 this Saturday, Dec. 4th. We'll be doing two long sets. No cover charge and this is our second show in this friendly club south of Aurora.
NGB at Poor Boys

Mike
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Posted on Wednesday, December 01, 2010 - 2:56 pm:   Edit Post

Mike; what is your Acme sitting on?
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It's sitting on a On Stage stand. It looks weird because I had my amp rack sitting on the floor in front of the stand, propped up on it's front cover so I could see the tuner. Poor Boys is a "no-stage, set up on the floor by the front door" kinda club. The setup is narrow, but the owner and crowd are friendly and supportive. :-)
Mike
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The Noah Gabriel Band will be playing a New Years Eve gig at the House Pub, 16 S. 1st Ave. in St. Charles, IL. We're doing our typical two long sets with reduced hardware in this small club.

me at House Pub

Mike
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Posted on Wednesday, December 29, 2010 - 6:55 am:   Edit Post

Mike -
That is a great picture of you and your bass. . . it would look better without the Bears sweater!!!

GO PACK GO!!!!!!

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Now, now this should be a HAPPY occasion, with no bickering or quarrels over who concussed who. :-) Truly the Bears have been lucky on the injury front this season.

more me

Have fun with your gigs this weekend, Pauldo. I'm sure we'll both be watching Sunday afternoon for some fearless football on the frozen tundra.
GO BEARS!
Mike
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I really enjoyed playing your fretless at the Chicago get-together, Mike. That's a fine instrument!
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Great pics Mike!
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I've noticed your pics always showcase your Epics Mike. Do you ever take your Distillate out?

Graeme
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Posted on Sunday, January 09, 2011 - 7:24 am:   Edit Post

Hi Graeme,
NGB was started with the fretless as a production choice on his first CD in 2001, and it's pretty much stayed there ever since. I've used my fretted Epic a few times (1 or 2 songs). I also use it for another band I'm in - "Friends of Fife" (still in rehearsal / recording mode). The Distillate mostly goes into the studio nowadays, although I'd like to bring it back out and maybe will this spring. In two weeks we start rehearsals for Rock N Roll Rewind 2011 this summer in Dubuque.
Mike
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Thanks for the reply Mike. Interesting coincidence - the 2 guitarists in Big Tuna are both based in the Scottish 'kingdom' of Fife although we try not to hold that against them ;-)

graeme
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Posted on Tuesday, January 11, 2011 - 9:19 am:   Edit Post

lol
In Illinois terms, Friends of Fife refers to Don Knotts character Barney Fife from the old Andy Griffith TV show of the 1960s.

FoF color logo

Happy accidents of birth happen everywhere in the world. :-)
Mike
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Posted on Thursday, June 09, 2011 - 3:55 pm:   Edit Post

It's been a while since we've gigged out (New Year's Eve to be specific), but the Noah Gabriel Band is scheduled to do a set at a CP benefit on Friday June 17th at:
Fox's On The River
31 N. River Street
Batavia, IL

I haven't gotten updated on times or cover charge as of yet, so watch for more info...
Mike
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Have a great gig mike.

Graeme
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Here's the update info for the benefit this Friday. All proceeds go to The Blazing Prairie Stars, a therapy barn that was designed to provide children and families from our local communities with the opportunity for healing, rehabilitation, learning, and new skill development. Their highly qualified therapeutic staff, assisted by selected horses, certified animals, and the natural environment of rural Kane County, make Blazing Prairie Stars a great place to accomplish these goals. They help children with:

* Autism
* Cerebral Palsy
* Traumatic Brain Injury
* ADD and ADHD
* Learning Disabilities
* Developmental Delay
* Down Syndrome
* Sensory Integrative Dysfunction
* Speech & Language Disabilities
* Bipolar Disorder
* Anxiety Disorders
* Obsessive Compulsive Disorders
* And many more as determined appropriate via therapist evaluation

Bands include:

Under The Willow
4 Feet DEEP
The Noah Gabriel Band (We go on about 9pm)
...The RAJ

There will be a Silent Auction & a Raffle!
Tickets are $10 in advance and at the door. They can be purchased at Fox's on the River in Batavia or at Blazing Prairie Stars in Maple Park. They can also be purchased by e-mail, via 4 Feet DEEP on their Facebook sight.... just ask. Please help the kids!!!... Your donation would be helping this organization to buy saddles/ feed/ professional time/ skill/ and most importantly, the fact that someone has the dedication
to devote their time to people who need this help.

So if you or anyone you know suffers from one of the things listed above and would like to learn more about BLAZING PRAIRIE STARS or if you simply just want to come on out and have a good time, eat some delicious food, and support a local organization that makes miracles happen everyday, PLEASE: join host, Erin, from Under The Willow, while she and her friends spread the word about this beautiful place. Erin herself has cerebral palsy and wants you to understand the value and impact of this organization!

For more info;
http://www.blazingprairiestars.com/


Mike
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Mike.
Blazing Prairie Stars sounds like an amazing place that some of my friend's kids could benefit from (if only they weren't in the UK).I really wish I could join you at this event.

Graeme
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Posted on Thursday, July 28, 2011 - 8:42 am:   Edit Post

This is not a Noah Gabriel gig (we're back in recording mode, working on Noah's 4th band CD), but rather than push someone else's post off the board I'll post here that I'm doing the Dubuque Rock Veteran's Rewind 2011 benefit for Camp Albrecht Acres August 5th and 6th. I'm providing the bass rig for the shows at the Mississippi Moon Bar in the Diamond Jo Casino in Dubuque and holding the low end for 9 acts, all playing both nights. The Friday show is 5 pm til 11:30 (11 acts doing 30 minute sets) and Saturday will be 1 pm til 12:30 am (18 area acts doing one set each) with 5 minute breaks between acts. Various bands have members flying in from all over the USA.

These are all acts that played in the Dubuque area in the 1960s and '70s, doing period music with as many original members as could be found or coerced onto the stage :-). I'm doing everything from a Simon and Garfunkle set (love Joe Osborne) to Beatles, Eric Burdon, Chicago, Sam & Dave, Airplane, Flkeetwood Mac, Uriah Heep, Deep Purple, Jethro Tull, Bette Midler, and on and on...

We'll be recording the entire event on three cameras and audio, and I'll also be involved in the editing of the shows for DVD release. Here's the link to the Dubuque Rock Veteran's Facebook page.


There will also be an open mic at a club called The Lift on Wednesday night August 3rd at 9:30 and a webcast called Midwest Music Makers Wednesday evening at 6 pm CDT on
man-cave-presents Midwest Music Makers

Mike

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Mike - that sounds awesome and exciting - genre hopping is always a blast!.
I just watched a doc on Paul and Art it was neat. Did Joe Osborne play the bass part on America? That is an understated yet killer cool bass part.

Have fun and update us when the dvd is out (maybe post a youtube video or two )
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Yes, IIRC Joe did play on "America". I was hearing his sound on stuff up to the first Paul Simon solo record. Rewind looks to be a blast and a half!
Mike
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This is gonna be fun! I've got two gigs this weekend. Friday September 2nd, I'm playing with The Noah Gabriel Band at O'Brien's Pub and Grill in Batavia, IL (12 N. River Street).
We'll be playing in the beer garden again, a favorite spot over the years. Come on out if you're in the area. We'll start around 9:30 PM.

Then on Saturday the 3rd the Rewinders (core band members from Dubuque Rock Veterans) will be playing a 5 hour free show at Mystique Casino in Dubuque, Iowa. Here's the Dubuque Rock Veterans event page with details. We'll be doing combined sets with tunes from Gayle Grether, Hampton Road, Yesterday's Children, Pentagram, Andy Wilberding, and Janet Lieb.

There's some YouTube videos of the August 5th and 6th Rewind 2011 up from various attendees and fans. Here's the link to videos by Rock The Hub . I'm playing with Andy Wilberding, Lavendar Hill, Gayle Grether, Hapton Road, and with Janet Lieb and Yesterday's Children (5 of the 9 acts I was bassist for).
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Posted on Sunday, August 28, 2011 - 2:35 pm:   Edit Post

You're a busy guy, Mike!

I might be passing through Dubuque Saturday evening, in which case I'll stop in and wave hello to the stage.

I'll have to check the videos tomorrow at work where there's some bandwidth. What I've seen sounds good.

John
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Posted on Monday, August 29, 2011 - 7:33 am:   Edit Post

Cool! I'll try to watch for you Saturday. Have a great ride!
Mike
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Posted on Tuesday, August 30, 2011 - 4:25 am:   Edit Post

How were the gigs Mike? I was away on an island all weekend so couldn't post before this.

Graeme
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Hey Graeme, Life is good, the music is fun, the players are friends in my hometown. What more could a fellow ask for?
:-)
The Rewind event on August 5th and 6th was also fun, but hectic because of my schedule on stage. I played in all but 2 of the Friday acts, and the breaks were only 5 minutes. Saturday's schedule was not as tight, but I had only two long breaks and the Saturday performance was 11 1/2 hours. Since the 6th of August I've been preparing audio CDs for the participants and organizers, and importing video in preparation for editing a DVD of the performances.

Meanwhile, we've just finished the 4th band CD for Noah Gabriel, called "Ghosts of Tomorow" with some very cool tunes, and we've got a performance coming up at the end of September (besides the show this Friday - see above).
Mike
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Posted on Tuesday, August 30, 2011 - 8:16 am:   Edit Post

Mike, what time do you load-in on Saturday? My guess is that I'll be through there earlier instead of later. Figure I can at least stop and say hey if you're around. If not, then I'll probably re-route more West than North.

John
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Hi John,
It looks like we're loading in at 3pm and doing a soundcheck at 5 on Saturday. Look for my blue Chevy Cobalt, packed to the roof with hardware! :-)
Mike
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Posted on Wednesday, August 31, 2011 - 10:22 am:   Edit Post

Looks like about 6-ish hours from home for me. If I don't roll out *really early* (I have a gig the night before, but one never knows...) I'll pop in and say hey. If I do hit the road early, I'll probably not go that far North. I don't need to decide until Davenport, so we'll see. It would be good to see you, even if only for a few minutes. I'll be on a red Suzuki V-Strom with black Pelican cases mounted on the sides, wearing a very faded high-viz motorcycle suit.

John
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Mike,

I got rained-out (and rained-on). I would have been too early anyway, but the weather that was moving through dictated that I move through in the opposite direction at a spirited pace. Sorry I wasn't able to catch you up there.

John
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Posted on Thursday, September 08, 2011 - 6:43 am:   Edit Post

It's cool, John. "Another time and space" will work too. It was a soggy load-in but the tent was spacious, the smallish crowd was enthusiastic, and the band played pretty well. The soundman, Scott, did a great job, and I got pretty good tape on the evening.
Mike
dadabass2001
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Posted on Thursday, November 17, 2011 - 11:30 am:   Edit Post

Hey all. Been doing a fair amount of recording since September, but the Noah Gabriel Band is doing a special show this Saturday, November 19th at 9pm at East Side Pub in St. Charles, IL. James Cademan and Noah met a couple years ago now at an open mic in Sarasota, Florida and have kept in touch ever since. James is originally from Chicagoland, and when he told Noah he was coming up here and wanted to book a show with NGB, we jumped at the chance.

Mike
jacko
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Posted on Friday, November 18, 2011 - 4:20 am:   Edit Post

sounds like it's going to be fun Mike. Enjoy yourself and be sure to post some pics.

Graeme
dadabass2001
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Posted on Friday, November 18, 2011 - 12:13 pm:   Edit Post

If I get some new pix, I'll put 'em up. Meanwhile our gig at 2 Brothers Roundhouse in Aurora (formerly Walter Payton's Roundhouse) in late September (a CD/Vinyl release party for Noah's latest solo acoustic effort) yielded up this photo:

Noah & me

Have I mentioned Noah loves Jimi (among many)?
Also Noah's website (www.noahgabriel.com) is redone with more tracks to listen to from the various releases.
Mike

(Message edited by dadabass2001 on November 18, 2011)
pauldo
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Posted on Saturday, November 19, 2011 - 8:08 am:   Edit Post

Mike - you said you were doing alot of recording and that Noah has a 'solo' release. Are you on his latest disc?

I really enjoyed yours (and Andy's) playing on Noah's previous release - would love to hear more.

be well
Paul
dadabass2001
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Posted on Saturday, November 19, 2011 - 2:55 pm:   Edit Post

Hi Pauldo,
Noah has a "Split personality" on discs: He does pure acoustic solo albums (I believe 4 so far - although 2 of them are compilation records with other acoustic artists, each doing a song or two) and then there's the band recordings. We've done 4 over the years: "In Aurora", "Truth, Love, Faith & Soul", "Crooked" and "Ghosts of Tomorrow" will have it's CD release in January. We're already recording songs for a 5th CD as well. Noah also does acoustic gigs and hosts acoustic open mics around the Fox Valley regularly. His website, noahgabriel.com shows his upcoming gigs and all his CDs. The embedded player has 15 tracks from the various recordings and there's videos of acoustic and electric Noah as well.

Besides working with Noah, Gary Belniak, Andy Szymanski and I have also been working on a CD for Sandra Toutman, an excellent writer and singer who guested harmonies on Noah's "Crooked" CD, and Gary and I are also rehearsing another band (Friends of Fife) with singer Lisa Sayers, drummer Dan Dewitt, and guitarist/keyboardist/vocalist Gregg Woods. Music usually happens 2 or 3 nights a week for me.
Mike
jacko
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Posted on Monday, November 21, 2011 - 4:22 am:   Edit Post

Mike. You've shaved !!

Graeme
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Posted on Monday, November 21, 2011 - 5:07 pm:   Edit Post

I've seen other guitar players do that too. All I can figure is that when you've got an itch on the back of your head and you're busy playing guitar ...
811952
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Posted on Tuesday, November 22, 2011 - 6:27 am:   Edit Post

Wait 'til he gets some hair caught in one of those springs! :D
dadabass2001
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Posted on Tuesday, November 22, 2011 - 7:42 am:   Edit Post

Jacko, you can read the seasons by my facial hair. I shave every spring and grow the beard back every fall (It's back now) :-)

John, lol. That may have happened to Noah at some point. He's had his hair short for several years now.

Mike
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Posted on Friday, January 13, 2012 - 7:54 am:   Edit Post

Ghosts CD cvr

Saturday, January 21, 2012 The Noah Gabriel Band will be releasing a new album "Ghosts of Tomorrow," and will be joined by good friends Greg Boerner and Beautiful Collision at:
Two Brothers Roundhouse (formerly Walter Payton's Roundhouse)
205 N. Broadway, Aurora, IL 60505.

The evening will be hosted by US99's Lisa Dent and we will be raffling off the one and only Noah Gabriel Bobblehead, and possibly a couple other things. Noah is moving to Austin TX, so this will be the final NGB gig.
The show will be from 8-11 pm and admission is free.

You can hear 5 of Noah's solo tracks and 12 band tracks written by Noah from all his CDs at
ReverbNation.com
Mike
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Posted on Friday, January 13, 2012 - 8:18 am:   Edit Post

Mike, Congrats on the release! Have fun at the gig. Art
davehouck
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Posted on Friday, January 13, 2012 - 5:06 pm:   Edit Post

Moving to Austin! You guys have been playing together for quite a while. End of an era.
jacko
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Posted on Saturday, January 14, 2012 - 4:18 pm:   Edit Post

Sorry to hear the band is splitting up Mike. Hopefully you'll still have plenty to keep you occupied.

Graeme
dadabass2001
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Posted on Sunday, January 15, 2012 - 6:56 am:   Edit Post

Thanks Dave and Graeme.
Gary, Andy, and I are working on another project with Sandra Troutman, and Noah says he'll be back periodically (he has roots in the area). So the outlook for staying musically active looks good.
Mike
pauldo
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Posted on Sunday, January 15, 2012 - 9:03 am:   Edit Post

Mike -
I've worn the grooves out of Crooked.
Noah's band is great - I think it is the cool bass lines :-)

Hope he does well in Tejas - I know you will be where the groove is. (Like Bag End this spring! ?)
dadabass2001
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Posted on Sunday, January 15, 2012 - 4:47 pm:   Edit Post

Thanks, Pauldo.
On ReverbNation "Fade", "Tennessee", and "Never Fail" (with the closing solos in 7/8) are from Ghosts of Tomorrow

If another Chicago Gathering happens, I'm SO There!
Mike
dadabass2001
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Posted on Saturday, March 03, 2012 - 7:38 am:   Edit Post

I've been a busy little video editor! I just finished the DVDs from Rewind 2011 (see my post 1571 above on this thread), 19 acts and a Compilation DVD. I also posted one cut from each acts on my Youtube channel and placed them in a playlist called Rewind 2011.

I'm playing on 10 of the 19 acts through my F1-X, QCS, and 2 Acme Low B-2 cabs (the bass rig for all acts that weekend) with a DI to the mains. I used my fretless Epic for video #2 (Punky's Dilemma) and played my fretted Epic for the other nine videos: #s 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 14, 15, and 19.

It was a really great weekend, but I told the organizers I'll only do 3 or 4 acts this coming summer.

Mike
artswork99
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Posted on Saturday, March 03, 2012 - 8:59 am:   Edit Post

Nice!
pauldo
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Posted on Sunday, March 04, 2012 - 6:36 am:   Edit Post

That must have been one EPIC gig for you Mike!
Seriously, being on stage with all of those different people must have been a blast.

Your playing is brilliant through out - on Honky Tonk Woman you sound more like Will Lee than Bill Wyman. :-D
dadabass2001
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Posted on Sunday, March 04, 2012 - 6:53 am:   Edit Post

Thanks, Paul.
It is and was a blast. Many of these folks I've known since the 60s, but some I've met only since the first Rewind in 2010. A lot of people in Dubuque still remember these bands from high school and CYO dances and Rec. Department ramp dances. They'd shut down one of the two parking ramps downtown for a Wednesday night during the summer and have two bands play on the top floor with cheap admission. The last dance of the year would have a name or touring act as headliner. I saw the Association during their first national tour at a ramp dance. They later said it was a highlight of the summer for them and wrote a song about it (Dubuque Blues).
Mike
811952
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Posted on Monday, March 05, 2012 - 8:14 am:   Edit Post

Great tracks, Mike!
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Posted on Tuesday, March 06, 2012 - 6:12 am:   Edit Post

Thanks, John. :-)

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