Archive for November, 2015
We are not quite sure if this was Dr. Williams’ main band, or his last minute, put-together band, but maybe they should be the house band at CFAC. The quartet, comprised of Williams, along with guitarist Marvin J. Sewell, Ian Stewart on bass, and drummer Joshua Dekaney, found their groove early and often during the “Outlaw Music Culture” performance Thursday night. The house was packed with folk from the SU campus and they showed much love.
The only regret we have is that they weren’t booked in the main gallery, where there are better acoustics, and the perfect view of the the nightscape on East Genesee Street.
We saw this article by Alana Semuels, which talks about how Syracuse is gaining a national reputation for poverty. On a more positive note, the article contained some great vintage photography by Richard Breland, and recognized the historic achievement of Manny Breland.
Activist DeRay Mckesson stopped in Syracuse to participate in the University’s Blacktivism Conference before heading back to the Mizzou Protests (University of Missouri).