Thursday, May 12, 2005

Happy Birthday, Mac!

Small Faces keyboardist and transplanted Austinite Ian McLagan celebrates his 60th birthday at 6pm tonight with a Bump Band happy hour show at the Lucky Lounge, 209-A West 5th St.

In addition to Small Faces/Faces classics like "Whatcha Gonna Do About It," "Itchycoo Park," "Three Button Hand Me Down" and "Stay With Me," Mac played on Rod Stewart's early solo work (that's him on "Maggie May"). He also toured with the Rolling Stones and played on Some Girls. Mac's Bump Band is all A-list, with Scrappy Jud Newcomb on guitar, Don Harvey on drums and Mark Andes on bass. You may recall Andes from his work in Spirit, Firefall and the Eighties edition of Heart.

Believe it or not, these guys get together at Lucky Lounge almost every Thursday and play for tips. And that's just one of the reasons I feel fortunate to be a music fan living in Austin.


Greg said...


Greg said...

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