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Manny’s: Musical Sundays: Blonde Toledo!
August 2 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Tune in to the Mambo Rock with a Klezmer Twist tunes of Blonde Toledo on Manny’s Musical Sunday on August 2nd!
***Manny’s Musical Sundays will broadcast on Facebook Live every Sunday at 5PM***
Manny’s is providing physical space for musicians who have been affected by the cancellation of events and the closure of venues following the COVID-19 pandemic. Every Sunday at 5PM live from Manny’s on 16th and Valencia, Manny’s Musical Sundays will feature a local musician! 100% of proceeds will go to participating musical guests.
This week’s guest : Blonde Toledo!
Blonde Toledo plays energetic music, and while it’s great for the dance floor, or a long drive, our music has that quintessential smarts and beauty, to feed so much more than your need to move and groove. Not unlike that favorite band from back in the day. Whichever day that might have been, as BT is pulling from all the music we ever heard. It passes the American Bandstand test of having a good beat and danceability, but full of surprises, firmly based in Brill Building Pop, Colombian Cumbia, Yiddish Theatre, Post Bop Jazz, 60’s Rock, and whatever falls to hand.
The band is lead by Double Sax Goddess (yes she sometimes plays 2 at once Rashaan Roland Kirk style) Connie Walkershaw, who has developed a unique style, more melodically based, rather than riff oriented. If the music was not so bouncy, entertaining, storytelling, danceable fun, you might think the two horn aspect was just a flashy gimmick (and its pretty amazing and surprising when it’s happening). But her writing has the resonant quality that draws the listener in, and when she solos on just one horn (did I mention she is adept and adroit on Tenor, Alto, and Soprano), the heaven seem to open and shine down golden light.
Check out their website: http://blondetoledo.com
and Spotify !