Paul Moffett

Down On The Corner
By Paul Moffett

Last month there was a mention of Domani going on a tour with Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers. We have subsequently learned that that tour is still in the talking stage.

· Homefront and Louisville Mandolin Orchestra folks probably already know that Mike Schroeder married Rosalyn Harbst, but I didn't know until now. Nuptials were held on July 20 at Harvey Browne Memorial Presybterian. Congratulations to the happy couple.

· Mr. Wonderful Productions sent us a press release announcing that Shreveport's Paula Records had released a new blues CD entitled Super Soul Blues, Vol. III. After a bit of snooping, we figured out that the press release was really to tout the fact that Louisville's Jerry Green had a cut on the CD. Congrats, Jerry.

· The bluegrass magazine Bluegrass Unlimited has reached its 25th anniversary. The magazine is produced in Virginia, not Kentucky. Well, congratulations anyway.

· Speaking of bluegrass, Louisville's Steve Cooley, who plays with New Horizon when he's not traveling with the Dillards, was on the Crook and Chase Show on The Nashville Network on July 11. The Dillards were interviewed on that program. Their album Let It Fly has been getting lots of positive remarks.

· Louisville guitar wizard Steve Ferguson will be on American Public Radio's Mountain Stage program on August 11. The show is broadcast on WFPL FM 89 on Sundays at 6:00 p.m.

· Larry Standiford has begun yet another open stage, this one on Thursday nights at the River Falls Lounge, 124 Chestnut in Jeffersonville, Ind. Show up at 8:00 p.m. to sign up and play. The phone number is (812) 288-0907.

· Ray Shipp's Music Warehouse was picked as the "Best Music Dealer in Kentucky" by Guitar for the Practicing Musician magazine in it's July '91 issue. Congrats, Ray.

· Friends of the Good Neighbor Food Co-op will be interested in the Good Neighbor Day festival in Central Park scheduled for Saturday, August 17. Festivities will begin at 12:00 noon and will feature all the usual arts and crafts, music and refreshments. For more information, contact John Paul at (502) 589-1877 or Kristen at (502) 454-3383.

· Fans of Will Cary and the Nightcrawlers will be excited to know that they are going to play a reunion gig at the Phoenix Hill on Sunday, July 28, in the Roof Garden. Will's orginal band, including Jimmy Brown, Jeff McAllister and Bob Ramsey, will be on hand.

· Members of the Kentucky Center for the Arts 1991 class for the Governor's School for the Arts have been all over town during the last month. One hundred and twenty high school sophomores and juniors attended the fifth annual Governor's School for the Arts, June 30 - July 20 at Spalding University.

· The Fund for the Arts has released its 1991-1992 guidelines for the Community Arts Program. The deadline for proposals is August 23, 1991. For more information, call the Fund for the Arts at (502) 582-0100.