Booze, Bars and Cocktails: Songs from a Wine Stained Notebook
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'Booze, Bars and Cocktails: Songs from a Wine Stained Notebook' A one-man show by singer and actor Bremner Fletcher Duthie
“I have, betrayed myself with belief, deluded myself with love, tricked myself with sex, but the bottle is damned faithful, the bottle will not lie” Charles Bukowski
Bars used to be special places in this city. Bars where new styles of music were created. Where communities came together over a drink. Special, magical places where we could shelter, revive, meet, laugh, conspire, find a friend, a lover. But old-school bars are under siege these days--threatened with property values, shutting down bars and music, controlling the places where communities used to meet. To hell with all that!
I would rather be bad. I believe in the old-school bar. No television, lots of music. As WC Fields said, “A man's got to believe in something. I believe I'll have another.”
Let’s celebrate inebriation, intemperance and revelry, with drinking songs and stories from Tom Waits to Screaming Jay Hawkins, from Sinatra to Rihanna. This is a celebration of booze, bars and cocktails—and all the wonderful, messy, beautiful things that start in bars. My muse, guiding us through the night, is America’s drinking poet, one-time NOLA resident, Charles Bukowski, who wrote about the flawed lives we all lead—Bukowsky wrote: “Getting drunk was good. I decided that I would always like getting drunk. It took away the obvious and maybe if you could get away from the obvious often enough, you wouldn't become obvious yourself."
A New Orleans local and touring artist, Bremner has performed on three continents in theatres, jazz clubs and cabarets. His eclectic and versatile recording career explores everything from the jazz classics of Gershwin and Rodgers and Hammerstein, pop ballads by Joni Mitchell and the Talking Heads, the French Chanson of Brel and Piaf, and the 1930's classics by Kurt Weill. NOLA Defender Magazine said: "he will have you close to tears one moment and laughing the next - an absolute joy to watch." And Britain’s Sunday Times said: “Outstanding singing. It was sleazy. It was stirring. It was utterly memorable.” More at www.bremnersings.com
At the Fabulous Allways, TV-free, and always committed to community, booze, and music.
Every other Sunday: 6pm - 8pm. The Allways Lounge 2240 St Claude Ave Pay as you can/Tips appreciated.