Irregular musical musings on life, love and The Late Joys, though not necessarily in that order.
Saturday, September 13, 2008
The Late Joys Tout Their Horn
Shane Lewis Adds His Brass to the LJ Sound
Robi's known Shane for nigh-on a decade, having played with or against him on soccer fields grassy, dusty or made of diabolically sturdy hardwood. And though we knew Shane performed trumpet for a local outfit (or two), it still came as something of a surprise when, back in the summer, Shane proffered that he had an "idea or two" for adding a little brass to a couple of Late Joys songs. Or that Billy Bragg cover; who can say, really? Taking him up on the offer, Robi taught Shane a few riffs, the man polished his brass, and the rust -- rest -- is history!
Robi Polgar is a writer, director, musician and unrepentant soccer junkie who lives in Austin, Texas with his wife, children and four-footed friends. When he's not writing, directing or playing music, you can find him running around on area soccer fields.