Wednesday 08.08.12 Bluesy and Boozy with Ida Blue - Bumpin’, bouncin’ piano rag anchors long, deep brass tones and Mara Kaye’s raunchy trills speak the truth. Ida Blue hosts an illicit night of 1920’s prohibition-era, sweathouse blues.

A boomin bone, a flatted key and a microphone.  Mara Kaye shows the Blues where the grit is, as Ida Blue bounces to the beat of a prohibited era.

Ida Blue is:

Mara Kaye - Vox Bootlegger
Dan Reitz - Brass Bone
Dalton Ridenhour - Keys Knees

“They are the stuff of a 1920s or ‘30s hothouse or speakeasy. They sound like they come straight from a 78 - that is, absolutely contemporary and true, without a hint of formal replication.” -- Seth Gilman, New York City Music Culture Journalist, Examiner.com