First release from Brooklyn perennial in 15 years
We didn’t really know Babe the Blue OX in its 1990s heyday, when the band was a regular(-ish) feature on bills around New York City. We heard and appreciated some of its recordings, and were charmed by its Paul Bunyan-esque name and Barbra Streisand-ish album titles.
For whatever reason, we never saw Babe live until a couple of years ago, when the members decided to come out of accidental retirement and start playing on a semi-regular basis again.
(Full disclosure: We met and became friendly with singer-guitarist Tim Thomas through his day job as a fund-raiser for a nonprofit long before we even realized he was in Babe.)
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Tagged Babe the Blue Ox, Christian Gibbs, Eddie Gormley, Hannah Fox, Ida, Kenny Savelson, M Shanghai String Band, Morning Glories, Rose Thomson, The Bell House, Tim Thomas, VPN
- Lucinda Black Bear (Chad Hammer, Christian Gibbs, Kristin Mueller, Mike Cohen) onstage at the Knitting Factory in Brooklyn in February. (Photos copyright 2010, Steven P. Marsh)
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It’s good to see Lucinda Black Bear gearing up for a new album. And the first track, “Percival,” is out and it’s great. It’s also a song that conveniently references bears — in this case dancing bears, a subject that might get PETA interested!
Lucinda Black Bear is an energetic country-folk-rock band fronted by one of Will You Miss Me’s favorite musicians, Christian Gibbs. We discovered him when he joined the band for Passing Strange on Broadway, and quickly revealed himself as a fantastic guitarist and an all-around charismatic presence.
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Tagged Bang on a Can, Chad Hammer, Christian Gibbs, Gillian Rivers, Kenny Savelson, Knitting Factory Brooklyn, Kristin Mueller, Lucinda Black Bear, Mike Cohen, Passing Strange, PETA, The Droves