Cocktails and Art Adventure Series
Ode to Blues – Cocktail Party # 3
St.Patricks Day – Wednesday March 17th , 7pm-2am
Blues at the Crossroads of 3rd and Traction
734 East 3rd Street
Los Angeles CA 90013
Ph – 213-680-3003
Featured Musical Guests:
(All one-man gutiar format with the full Lightnin’ Woodcock Band closing)
Lightnin’Woodcock and the Bad Motherf**kers www.myspace.com/lightninwoodcock
princessFrank – www.myspace.com/masterslave
Tokyo Mississippi – www.myspace.com/tokyomississippi
Stevie Casual www.facebook.com/stevie.casual
Mal Pal- www.myspace.com/malpalz
Event MC – Emmeric Konrad
Fine Art Photography exhibition by Shaun Thyne: Study of Drunks with Cigartettes
7 – 8 pm: Edward Colver plays vintage 78 RPM records
Event Dj Lee Joesph spints Delta, Mississippi, Chicago, British and modern Blues records. www.dionsusrecords.com
Vj Historian TV Terry Ellsworth
Blacklight Art Installation By Jerico www.cherrymeltdown.com
Cocktail Napkin Art Invitational Vol #2 :
The last show we had over 100 artists join our Cocktail Napkin Art Dept. We provide the pens and napkins, just bring your creative mind 🙂
$7 flat rate or $5 with a recession story of 75-100 words, written prior or at the door or step into THE RECESSION CONFESSIONAL (brought to you by INSURGENCY INC), an easy way to save a few bucks, step into the booth and tell us your hard luck story. Written stories will be read by the patio host throughout the course of the evening. Live Confessions will be shown live and featured at http://insurgencyinc.com following the event.
The Story :
Originally the blues “Crossroads” was a literal right-angle crossing of two railroads – “where the Southern cross the Dog” – in Moorhead, Mississippi. The “Southern” was a line of the Southern Railway, sold to the Columbus and Greenville Railway in 1920, and the “Dog” was the “Yellow Dog”, officially the Yazoo and Delta Railroad, part of the Illinois Central Railroad system after 1897. This place is mentioned in a number of blues, including the recorded works of W. C. Handy and Bessie Smith. There songs were influenced by The king of the Delta Slide Guitar Robert Johnson who tells a story in his song “Cross Road Blues” about going down to the Crossroads and selling his soul to the devil to learn how to play guitar.
In Honor of Community Spirit – Carrying the Arts Torch we Remember :
Joel Bloom, who owned and operated Bloom’s General Store since 1994 in the Arts District of Los Angeles, was one of the forces responsible for bringing the Arts District much needed recognition. A sampling of his numerous achievements included bringing the community a bus route, 30 street lights, 75 trees, plus being active in the naming of the area known now known as the Arts District.
On July 3, the Los Angeles City Council honored Bloom by officially approving the Motion to rename Third and Traction in Downtown Los Angeles Joel Bloom Square.