Unlike previous years, a scheduling issue brought the show from its usual home at SoHud's Rumba Cafe to the sophisticated digs of Brothers Drake, located where the Weinland Park and Short North neighborhoods intersect. In addition, the show was forced to an earlier than normal time slot (the guitar strumming began in earnest during the meadery's happy hour.) These changes, however, didn't stop a large crowd from showing up to watch locally talented guitarists pay homage to a man who still holds incredible influence in today's music world.
|Jeffro Jam of Jam Cave Productions led things off with a version|
of Hendrix's "Star Spangled Banner" on his Keytar, and came back
with a Hendrix-styled montage that referenced artists
like Prince and Bob Marley
|Veteran jazz guitarist Derek DiCenzo got to let loose some rock chords|
on Hendrix favorites like "Manic Depression" and "Purple Haze"
|Kenny Delicious, aka Kenny Caterer (drummer for Theo's Loose Hinges|
and Lead Singer/Guitarist for Doctor Kenny Delicious), cranked out
the well-known "The Wind Cries Mary" as well as deeper
album cuts like "Castles Made of Sand" and "Red House"
|Event organizer Theo Perry seemed to channel Jimi himself on his|
renditions of "Machine Gun", "Crash Landing" and "Foxy Lady"
|David Martinez of The Old Norths and Slight Rebellion finished out|
the solo portion of the show with Jimi tunes like "Stone Free",
"Voodoo Chile" and "Bold As Love"
|Columbus musical veterans Maxwell Button (drums) and|
Nathan Smith (bass) provided solid backing throughout each set
|All performers joined each other on stage for some final Hendrix|
tunes, including a rocking version of Jimi's "Hey Joe"
Brothers Drake/Tokyo GoGo: I had previously blogged about Brothers Drake (and their sister meadery on the West Coast, San Francisco Mead Company) on this prior blogpost. We had become intimately familiar with their mead products over the years (and of course, we couldn't not order a mead drink or two on this occasion) but until this visit had no thoughts about exploring the cocktail side of the menu.
|Brothers Drake's Meadhattan and Wild Sweet Annie, prepared with|
care by one of the meadery's bar staff members
Providing the food this night was what can be called Brothers Drake's resident food truck. Tokyo GoGo, operated by chef Miki Ashino, offers a selection of Japanese-styled bar food items with a rotating selection of daily specials, as well as a special Ramen night on Tuesdays.
|Clockwise from top: Karaage (flash-fried chicken thigh pieces), Pork Gyoza|
Dumplings, and Korokke (fried potato balls with molten cheese interiors)
As equally good as the food items were the variety of multi-profiled sauces that came with each item; we found ourselves enjoying experimenting with how the different sweet, spicy and savory taste profiles each item interacted with each dish. We look forward to another sampling of this food truck's offerings on another future visit to the area.
Brothers Drake Meadery
26 E. 5th Ave (Short North/Weinland Park)
Columbus, OH 43201
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