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  • Jimmy Broccoli

Blackbird Raum - A Very Special Thank You

Updated: Nov 5, 2020

Hi All

Once again, I'd like to thank Zack Religious - and all of BlackBird Raum - for giving me permission to play my washboard to their song "Honey in the Hair" during my upcoming poetry event. This is the live version - I'll be playing along with the original studio (which was probably recorded at somebody's house) version.

I've been a fan of Blackbird Raum for about 10 years and their songs are never far from my digital playlist. They introduced me to anarchist folk punk music and I've not been the same since. This is a band with consistently good music and albums, year after year. And, without their introduction, I wouldn't have picked up a washboard.

And, yes, (it is true), I am a washboard player and have been playing for about 7 years. I joke often - I admit it - but I really am a washboard player (and not bad at it). I'm actually somewhat of a multi-instrumentalist. I play a mean tamborine and nobody touches the intensity of my triangle (the 3-sided metal instrument) solos.

I am looking forward to "A Very Special Poetry Reading with Jimmy Broccoli". It will be my debut YouTube performance and will be the first time I've played the washboard in front of a virtual audience.

It will be an evening to remember. :-)

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