May 11

Phil McGowan & the Easy Winners

Category: dances

Phil McGowan is back with his awesome Quintet (which has grown to a sextet), and they finally have a band name! The Easy Winners, named after a Scott Joplin rag…you can hear it here:

Incidentally, this was recorded in 1901 (same year as our Steinway upright piano was born) on piano roll, which was for playback on a player piano. While it wasn’t Scott Joplin’s actual sound being recorded, this early recording technology was documenting his actual playing of the notes. So playing this back recorded his sense of timing, expressiveness as much as the technology could support at the time.

We’re excited to welcome the Easy Winners back to the Whistle Stop, they’ve been an evolving work, and really started to come together as a band with the addition of Brendan Cooney on stride piano. And this time, they’ll debut virtuoso trumpet player, Trent Austin. Phil says, he sings, plays trumpet and will knock us out with his energy…just what we like to hear! Check ’em out:

Lesson (included in the price of admission): 8:00pm – 9:00pm
Dancing: 9:00pm – 12:00am
General Admission: $15
Students and Seniors (with Valid ID): $13

The Crosby Whistle Stop
24 Roland Street
Charlestown, MA 02129

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