NEXT GIG: EVERY SUNDAY AFTERNOON, BLUEGRASS JAM with GAINOR & FRIENDS at the Broadway Brewery, 1 to 4 pm.
Gainor & Friends have been jamming on Sundays since the early 1990s, and now we’re at the Broadway Brewery.Â Bring your instrument, C’MONÂ DOWN the stairs on the south side of Broadway between 8th and 9th Streets (it’s wheelchair accessible from the back alley), CATCH some good bluegrass jammin’ every Sunday. YOU CAN EAT BRUNCH (starting at 9.30, kitchen closes 3-4 pm), drink a beer, enjoy some fine good music, and all for a WORTHY CAUSE. All tips for this band go to the MU Children’s Hospital and through the years we’ve raised over $22,000. Way to go, Gainor & Friends!
Note from Ron McLaughlin (mandolin player, substituting on bass December 18, 2016):
As I was l walking by the bar on my way out of the Brewery yesterday, with my bass, mandolin and paraphernalia in hand, a young lady (young to me), accompanied by a young man, was just standing up donning her coat. She looked at me and said, â€śYouâ€™re awesome.â€ť I strongly suspect that, if in fact she was talking to me, the compliment was intended for the band….
Says the blog Smokes and Booze, by Ed Bell & Tom Gabel… (under AMBIANCE and SETTING): “On Sundays, they have live music, that was quite honestly nothing short of excellent.Â All Proceeds from donations go to a charity that is near and dear to us, so that was a big plus.” Thanks for the compliment, Smokes and Booze blogspot!
The multi-talented Dr. Barry Gainor is also an able and experienced recording artist, and the proud host of the Banjo Rehabilitation Center (BRC). If you check out the BRC Hall of Fame, if you look carefully, you might even find Mr. Bones…
Gainor & Friends at the University of Missouri Behavioral Health. Every year around Christmas time, we play a show for the adults and another for the kids. Our music brings a smile to folks who can seem pretty bored beforehand. Here (2012) you see Mr Bones, Clifford Hill (fiddle), Pippa (fiddle), Gainor (banjo), Ron McLaughlin (bass), and Phil Vinyard (mandolin).