We had a great time last Saturday playing at the Backdoor Blues Cafe’, a place whose name is derived from its uhm… location and structure. It’s entrance is at the back of the building, literally at the parking lot behind these joints in Maginhawa St. at Teachers Village. We arrived early, taking the tricycle from Bayan office.
We we’re the “guest performers” as seen from smaller fonts used in our names….hehe. The main act that night was Jook Jam, a trio or quartet (depending on which set they’re playing) with a lead, rhythm and one slide guitar and one guy on the blues harp. They were tight. Magaling.
We did covers and an original. We started off with Rickie Lee Jones’ “Horses” and moved on to Dusty Springfield’s “Son of a Preacher Man”. We also did covers of Chuck E’s in Love (RLJ), as well as “Patay na ang Kabayo” from Tambisan sa Sining and “VFA Blues” from our Alay Sining days (might as well put in some good ‘prop’ in while performing.) Sarah did the classic Janis Joplin “Mercedes Benz”. We also did Dire Straight’s Romeo and Juliet, and KT Tunstall’s “Stoppin’ the Love”, Fiona Apple’s “Paper Bag”, Jewel’s “Who will save your soul” and we closed with Edie Brickel’s “Good Times, Bad Times.”
For pics and a review of the mini-gig check out