The Raney Legacy and the next generation
This week I am off from my day gig and in Boston University area for my daughter’s graduation. I’m so proud of her. In celebration of it I’m coming out of my retirement from music to celebrate the Raney family legacy. I will performing in a local club called the Lilypad in the Cambridge area in Boston on May 17th (Last night I caught local saxophonist emeritus George Garzone and an old friend, trumpeter Phil Grenadier in a quintet there). The 2 set gig will feature the music of Jimmy, Doug and Jon Raney as well as standards made famous by Jimmy. For you nightbirds, I have radio interview scheduled with Jordan Rich of WBZ in Boston at 2am, Friday night 5/16 (technically Sat morning 5/17) to discuss the Raneys and the gig. On board with me at the Lilypad are drummer and close friend Jim Abrams who gigged with my father in Louisville when in the late 70s and 80s and bassist John Murchison who is young up and comer from Brooklyn.
So all in all a reason to celebrate.