It’s an otherwise beautiful, crisp Autumn day here in Ridgeway. I enjoyed a nice 45k spin this morning along some of the most scenic parts of the Niagara Parkway and surrounding area and now, while Kelly sleeps (and before I cut the lawn) I’m enjoying a hot cup of coffee, my book (‘The Death of Marco Pantani‘ – Matt Rendell), Tina the Cat and Da Blues with this ‘At the Bunkhouse‘ album by Sonny Terry and Brownie McGee.
This album features two prominent Piedmont-style bluesmen at a time when both were still relatively young…for bluesmen that is. (Meaning, they weren’t dead yet).
The album was recorded live at The Bunkhouse (I guess you got that) in Vancouver, British Columbia, which was more or less a coffee shop located in the basement of 612 Davie Street. It opened in 1963 and hosted well-known acoustic acts like Ian & Sylvia and these guys, as well as local performers. This particular show was performed in the winter of 1964-1965 and released that following spring.
So that’s pretty cool.
Perfect Autumn chill-out (if you’ll pardon the expression) music.