Jon Cleary & The Absolute Monster Gentlemen
Ace's - Bradenton, FL
May 31, 2008
A Photo Journal by George Weiss
First Appeared in The Music Box, June 2008, Volume 15, #6
Sat June 7, 2008, 02:00 PM CDT
Jon Cleary may have been born in England, but on Saturday, May 31, he and The Absolute Monster Gentlemen proved not only that the spirit of New Orleans reaches far and wide, but also that it cannot be defeated or diminished. Performing on a cramped stage at the intimate Ace's in Bradenton, Florida, Cleary and his backing band settled into a solid set, lacing their R&B grooves with an abundance of jazz, blues, and Caribbean flavors.
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