You cats and kitties finding your sweet selves in or near Gotham City on Saturday April 7 in the year of Our Lordship Two Thousand and Leapin' Seven, should drop all else and make the scene at The Bowery Poetry Club for Buckley biographer Oliver Trager's jumpin' celebration of Lord Buckley's 101st birthday "The Seacoast of Bohemia."
Named for a legendary Second City Chicago gig featuring three equally legendary hipster performers: Lord Buckley, Del Close and Severn Darden, this years celebration of His Lordship's one hundred and first natal day swing should prove to be a fine successor to the 2006 Centennial blowout bash and a half.
Host and performer Oliver Trager will be joined by a Governor Slugwell style parade of veteran Buckley interpretors including Tom Calagna, Steven Ben Israel, Richard Corey, and Jason Eisenberg. Add to this a roster of ever so hip musicians including David Amram, John DeWitt, Kevin Twigg, Marc Greene and Steven Skollar and you've got yourself a truly swingin' and truly hip event.
A special feature of the night will be the screening of an excerpt from "Doc" a documentary film by Immy Humes about another legend: her father, Harold "Doc" Humes.
Bowery Poetry Club proprietor Bob Holman has proclaimed,
"That rolling canister of solace and space, THE BOWERY POETRY CLUB, 308 Bowery, NY NY 10013 (Bleecker-Houston) doth invite & welcome thee all for the second annual Tragerama Bash The Lord's Birthday and crack open thy skull to the word wisdom's arboretum and full bar! (Did I mention that Prof. Irwin Corey was there last year?) Show up or be shown up!"
Hosted, as always, by the king of the Buckleyheads, Sir Oliver Trager, this jumpin' jive soiree will fill the Bowery Poetry Club with such hipness, such celebration, and such joy that the club may come off it's foundation (levity is, after all, the antidote to gravity.)
Sir Oliver Trager's Lord Buckley Birthday Bash
at the Bowery Poetry Club
Saturday April 7, 2007
7:00 - 10:00 PM
The Bowery Poetry Club
308 Bowery, New York, NY 10012
foot of First Street, between Houston & Bleecker
across the street from the ghost CBGBs
F train to Second Ave, or 6 train to Bleecker
right across from CBGB's