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Danny Mayer

musicLYLBDannyMayerEvery Tuesday for the last three years, the faithful have gathered at The Crepe Place, spurred on by resident funk band 7 Come 11, and particularly the sounds coming from Danny Mayer’s guitar. This is not to say that drummer Beaumont Bradbury and organist Gianni Staiano aren’t brilliant—they are—but Florida-born Mayer is a revelation. So it shouldn’t come as a total shock that Mayer will no longer be playing with the band beginning in mid-August.

He’s been recruited by Alan Evans, the drummer of East Coast funk sensation Soulive, to join his own band, the Alan Evans Trio. It’s said that when one door closes another one opens—and this door opens to a brave new world for Mayer. “When I first started with the Tuesday night shows at The Crepe Place, it wasn’t like it is now—it has grown into a madhouse,” remembers Mayer. “When the other guitar player, Mark Van Ness was in the band, it was more of a jazz thing. They were incredible, but it wasn’t that loud—you didn’t walk in the door and get slammed in the face with music that you had to pay attention to. Now, it’s a raging scene with a line out the door and people losing their minds every Tuesday—it’s become a safe place to do that.” Mayer’s own band, On The Spot Trio, will still be playing The Crepe Place on the first and third Thursday of every month when he’s not on tour with the Alan Evans Trio—but plans are shaping up to take Mayer around the world. “There’s no end in sight,” he says. “We’re booked solid through November.” From humble beginnings, Mayer is about to rise to the top of the national and international jamband scene. Catch his last performance with 7 Come 11 on Aug. 14.

INFO: Danny Mayer will play with 7 Come 11 at 9 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 14 at The Crepe Place, and with the Alan Evans Trio at Moe’s Alley on Aug. 22.

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