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Robert Walter's 20th Congress Book 500th Show

Catherine Lewis reports:
San Diego's Robert Walter's 20th Congress have booked their 500th show at Club Creation in Park City, Utah, on January 24th, 2002. That show comes towards the end of a month-long tour of the Mountain and Pacific time zones in support of their October release, There Goes the Neighborhood, on Premonition Records.

On this, their second album, Walter's funk/jazz-influenced piano and Hammond organ are joined by a backing band well-versed in soul and R&B: Harvey Mason on drums, Phil Upchurch (Curtis Mayfield, Jimmy Smith) on guitar, Red Holloway on tenor sax, Chuck Rainey (Aretha Franklin, King Curtis) on electric bass, and Chuck Prada on percussion. If you're nostalgic for that funky, groovy kind of jazz, this is where it's at.

01 2% Body Fat
02 Bread and Water
03 There Goes the Neighborhood
04 Wade in the Water
05 The Tease
06 4:00 Wash Up
07 Corner Store
08 Bakery Blues
09 Swap Meet
10 My Babe
11 Luck

December & January tour dates:
12-21 Belly Up Tavern - Solana Beach, CA (with KDTU)
12-22 Belly Up Tavern - Solana Beach, CA (with KDTU)
12-31 Elbo Room - San Francisco, CA
01-10 Nita's Hideaway - Tempe, AZ
01-11 Bar B - Santa Fe, NM
01-12 Double Diamond - Aspen, CO
01-13 Sherpa & Yeti's - Breckenridge, CO
01-15 Wild Creek - Winter Park, CO
01-16 Levelz - Steamboat Springs, CO
01-17 8150 - Vail, CO
01-18 Fox Theater - Boulder, CO
01-19 Bluebird Theater - Denver, CO
01-20 Starlight Lounge - Fort Collins, CO
01-22 Mangy Moose - Teton Village, WY
01-23 Whiskey Jacques - Sun Valley, ID
01-24 Club Creation - Park City, UT (#500!)
01-25 Zephyr Club - Salt Lake City, UT
01-26 Zephyr Club - Salt Lake City, UT
01-27 Knotty Pine - Victor, ID
01-28 Zebra Cocktail Lounge - Bozeman, MT
01-29 Blue Heron - Missoula, MT
01-31 Rainbow Cafe - Seattle, WA

.: Robert Walter's 20th Congress:
.: Premonition Records:
.: Originally published: 18 December 2001
.: Items mentioned above on There Goes the Neighborhood (Robert Walter, 2001).