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UPCOMING GIGS

Hey everybody, I'm doing alot of freelancing these days with the occasional
Keith Crossan gig. Here's what I have for the next couple months:

Sun.,June 29th-The Saloon,SF. w/Blues Power 4-8pm
Thurs.,July 3rd-Armstrong Woods Park, Guerneville,Ca. w/Commander Cody 6-8pm
Fri.,July 11th-Turf Club, Hayward,Ca. w/Stan Erhart Band 7:30-11:30pm
Sat.,July 12th-Plough & Stars,SF. w/G-MAN 9pm-1am
Sun.,July 20th-San Rafael,Ca. - San Rafael Blues & BBQ w/Austin DeLone Band
featuring Ron Thompson, Nick Gravenites & Tommy Castro -1-5pm


NEW! EXCLUSIVE Vince Guaraldi Video on the Video page. The Man Himself.

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Big Band Photo. Click the pic for a bigger view.

After a million miles of traveling, ten thousand gigs and 11 records with the Tommy Castro Band I decided to make my own. I've named it "Beatnik Jungle". The title refers to an area in San Francisco called North Beach. This is the neighborhood where the band got it's start. There were three bars: The Lost and Found, the Grant and Green and The Saloon (which still has blues 7 nights a week) that supported a great blues scene. It is the place where the great poets and writers of the Beat era produced their works. Hence, the Beatnik part of the title. During the early 90's, when I worked there with Tommy and the band, I found it was still a place full of great writers, poets, painters and musicians, but also it could be a very dangerous place for me. Hence, the Jungle part.

The music in this record reflects the experience of growing up and surviving as a musician. Big Band jazz, garage band rock & roll, R&B and even the late Folk scene in S.F. are things that shaped these songs. I hope you enjoy them.

Keith


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