Our friends from Boston came to stay for a 4 day weekend with us and play an incredible show at Uncommon Ground here in Chicago. Led by Vessela Stoyanova (from the band Fluttr Effect) the group was called “Eastern Stories Under Western Skies”. Former Ghettobillies members Matt Longbons and John Maloney rounded out the group playing drums, bass, and trumpet. They played songs written by Vessela as well as traditional Bulgarian music which is extremely difficult and complicated to say the least. We (the audience) found ourselves in awe of how tight the group was, especially considering they only had 3 rehearsals together to get it down. The show was a great success and we really enjoyed having them stay with us in Chicago. The great spring weather didn’t hurt either.
On a side note, my wonderful wife bought me 2 new lenses for my new camera as an early birthday gift. The photos below reflect the quality of these. Finally, I can take the photos I want.
Life is good…
Also a short recording of them in rehearsal.
…and the show
Flight of the Bumblebee:
I can hear farther Eastern influences too. Must have been fun having them there.
Flight of the bumblebee made me wet my pants.