Rev. Mary Whitebush & Granny's Blue-Mers

VINTAGE, DIRTY, HOKUM, LOW DOWN & VAUDEVILLE BLUES and BURLESQUE

JAM JAM JAM

February 5, 2018
marymicari

We are so excited!!!! This is going to be great.  February 18th at 8 PM at the West End 955 West End Avenue, NYC

Sign up for Musician with acoustic instruments or Singers wanting to participate by leading a Jam at 730 PM.

Granny’s Blue-Mers will open the night with some of our famous dirty blues songs and then musicians and singers will be invited to join in and then who know what will happen?????

Can’t wait!

 

Granny’s Blue-Mers and the BLUES JaM!

January 15, 2018
marymicari

REV. MARY’S BLUES JAM

PLAY. MEET. SING. DRINK. PLAY. NETWORK. SING. SOCIALIZE. PLAY. LEARN. SING. EXPERIMENT OR JUST HANG-OUT AND HAVE A HOT TIME! BRING YOUR VOICE … BRING YOUR INSTRUMENTS (acoustic only please) … BRING YOUR FRIENDS … BRING YOUR BLUES!!

Sunday night is the new hot night and the Upper west Side is the new hot spot thanks to Mary Elizabeth Micari and Rev. Mary’s Blues Jam at the The West End Lounge, 955 West End Avenue (at 107th Street), NYC.

Starting Sunday, February 18, Rev. Mary will host a monthly jam session with singers and acoustic musicians at the famed cabaret spot near Manhattan School of Music and Columbia University.

All acoustic musicians and singers are invited to come down and take to the stage and join singers Rev. Mary and Papa Sugar-Cane (singer/actor Mario Claudio) for a three hour jam session. Audiences are invited to come and hear and even sing-along. Sign-up starts at 7:30 p.m. The event is 8:00 – 11:00 p.m.

The Blues Jam is an acoustic blues open-mic featuring Rev. Mary as Emcee. The evening is open to all blues musicians and singers. Granny’s Blue-Mers will also be performing throughout the evening. Pianist Dan Furman and drummer Adam Weingarten will also be on hand.

REV. MARY’S BLUES JAM featuring Granny’s Blue-Mers will begin at the West End Lounge, one Sunday a month, starting Sunday, February 18 from 8:00 – 11:00 p.m.

$10 Admission for Musicians (20% Off Food/Drink for Musicians)

$15 General Admission w/2-drink minimumiconsquareCB0EA281-C35E-5A2F-0F912F434EC0B3B0

Musicians “jam” all the time. It is a way for them to learn from each other, network and even as has been done over and again, create a new art form. The Blues has a long tradition of people getting together to just play and sing all sorts of songs and ideas. I had been away singing last summer at a Blues week at August Heritage in West Virginia. I had been part of “jams” before but not like these! We would play for hours starting the moment we woke up and some of us it seemed never slept. I would go to sleep at 4 or 5 AM listening to blues coming from all corners of the place and wake up at 9 hearing it still going on. I loved it so much that I wanted to find a way to recreate that here a little in NYC. Granny’s Blue-Mers is set to perform on a monthly basis now and I wanted to not only allow folks to come up and hear our funny, dirty songs but also to bring an instrument or their voice and play! Dan Furman is on piano and Adam Weingarten on Drums (that’s a loose term with The Blue-Mers, more like he’s playing washbasin, boxes and metal objects like would have been in the old days) and Mario Claudio on back up vocals. I am hoping that some amazing artists show up and bring their ideas, music and instruments! Acoustic only!

They can expect to sign up to perform as a leader of a song if they wish or they can just play along with the crowd! I will be MCing and singing my songs all through the night.

I think its going to be great and a wonderful new tradition for NYC blues artists. If I can help to bring people together the way I experienced it in WV I will be so very happy.

 

Granny’s Blue-Mers and the BLUES JaM!

January 15, 2018
marymicari

REV. MARY’S BLUES JAM

PLAY. MEET. SING. DRINK. PLAY. NETWORK. SING. SOCIALIZE. PLAY. LEARN. SING. EXPERIMENT OR JUST HANG-OUT AND HAVE A HOT TIME! BRING YOUR VOICE … BRING YOUR INSTRUMENTS (acoustic only please) … BRING YOUR FRIENDS … BRING YOUR BLUES!!

Sunday night is the new hot night and the Upper west Side is the new hot spot thanks to Mary Elizabeth Micari and Rev. Mary’s Blues Jam at the The West End Lounge, 955 West End Avenue (at 107th Street), NYC.

Starting Sunday, February 18, Rev. Mary will host a monthly jam session with singers and acoustic musicians at the famed cabaret spot near Manhattan School of Music and Columbia University.

All acoustic musicians and singers are invited to come down and take to the stage and join singers Rev. Mary and Papa Sugar-Cane (singer/actor Mario Claudio) for a three hour jam session. Audiences are invited to come and hear and even sing-along. Sign-up starts at 7:30 p.m. The event is 8:00 – 11:00 p.m.

The Blues Jam is an acoustic blues open-mic featuring Rev. Mary as Emcee. The evening is open to all blues musicians and singers. Granny’s Blue-Mers will also be performing throughout the evening. Pianist Dan Furman and drummer Adam Weingarten will also be on hand.

REV. MARY’S BLUES JAM featuring Granny’s Blue-Mers will begin at the West End Lounge, one Sunday a month, starting Sunday, February 18 from 8:00 – 11:00 p.m.

$10 Admission for Musicians (20% Off Food/Drink for Musicians)

$15 General Admission w/2-drink minimumiconsquareCB0EA281-C35E-5A2F-0F912F434EC0B3B0

Musicians “jam” all the time. It is a way for them to learn from each other, network and even as has been done over and again, create a new art form. The Blues has a long tradition of people getting together to just play and sing all sorts of songs and ideas. I had been away singing last summer at a Blues week at August Heritage in West Virginia. I had been part of “jams” before but not like these! We would play for hours starting the moment we woke up and some of us it seemed never slept. I would go to sleep at 4 or 5 AM listening to blues coming from all corners of the place and wake up at 9 hearing it still going on. I loved it so much that I wanted to find a way to recreate that here a little in NYC. Granny’s Blue-Mers is set to perform on a monthly basis now and I wanted to not only allow folks to come up and hear our funny, dirty songs but also to bring an instrument or their voice and play! Dan Furman is on piano and Adam Weingarten on Drums (that’s a loose term with The Blue-Mers, more like he’s playing washbasin, boxes and metal objects like would have been in the old days) and Mario Claudio on back up vocals. I am hoping that some amazing artists show up and bring their ideas, music and instruments! Acoustic only!

They can expect to sign up to perform as a leader of a song if they wish or they can just play along with the crowd! I will be MCing and singing my songs all through the night.

I think its going to be great and a wonderful new tradition for NYC blues artists. If I can help to bring people together the way I experienced it in WV I will be so very happy.

 

You Gotta See Mama….you REALLY DO!

November 2, 2017
marymicari

 

 

 

 

 

Reverend Mary &

Granny’s Blue-Mers

Return!

November 17th in NYC

More funny dirty songs

from 1910-1950

Hokum, Vaudeville, Dirty Blues, Ragtime, Barrel-House and Rock and Blues!

 

 

 

 

 

For Press reservations or questions call: 646-338-5472

 

 

 

After a wonderful show at the Duplex last month we return to fill The West End Lounge 955 West End Avenue NYC with laughter and old time blues, vaudeville, barrel house and ragtime.

Songs written and performed by wonderful women like Bessie Smith, Mae West, Ida Cox and Sophie Tucker.  Songs full of wonderfully written double entendre and sexual innuedno. 

 

 

 

 

CHECK OUT OUR NEWEST REVIEW IN CABARET SCENES MAGAZINE:

http://cabaretscenes.org/2017/10/30/rev-mary-one-hour-mama/

 

 

 

 

 

Reverend Mary and Granny’s Blue-Mers Oct 14 & Nov 17

September 27, 2017
marymicari

 

 

Reverend Mary

and

Granny’s Blue-Mers

TWICE THIS FALL!

More vintage dirty blues and more from the 1910’s through the 1950’s

 

Band Below! Check out the talent! 

 

 

NEW FUNNY, FILTHY SONGS

AND

NEW BAND MEMBERS

Andrew Beall (Composer of Song of Solomon) and singer-songwriter … and whistler, Lauren Elder join Rev. Mary’s merry band for Granny’s Blue-Mer’s new show: “One Hour Mama.”

Rev. Mary [Micari] a specialist of dirty blues and vintage songs with a filthy flair is back again to bring you even more raucous, rowdy, bawdy blues, plus early rock and cabaret songs that will have you blushing more than anything out there today! Back-in-the-day, censorship made singers and songwriters work hard to hammer out sexy lyrics but under the cloak of double-entendres & clever turns-of-phrase. Rev. Mary brings these songs back to life with a theatrical flair as she honors the women who wrote them. Prepare for wild time and the hottest history lesson in … well … history!

The Granny’s Blue-Mers orchestra is now led by celebrated pianist Rachel Kaufman and features Ms. Elder (Hair, Side Show), Mr. Beall (The Lion King, Les Miserables, Spiderman, In The Heights, and A Gentlemen’s Guide to Love and Murder,) and Mario Claudio, a member of the final cast of the legendary production of LINE at 13th Street and member of the company of UVX at the Abron’s Art Center.

The Duplex in October

61 CHRISTOPHER STREET @ 7TH AVE, NYC

Saturday, October 14 @ 9:30 p.m.

On-line Ticket Price: $ 15.00 / At the Door: $20.00 / 60 minutes.

https://www.purplepass.com/#160975/The_Duplex-Rev._Mary_in_ONE_HOUR_MAMA-The_Duplex_Cabaret_Theatre-October-14-2017.html

and The West End Lounge in November

955 West End Avenue, NYC

Friday, November 17 @ 9:00 p.m.

http://granny.bpt.me

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