A gig last night at Fez; just me, accompanied by Shahzad on guitar. He was fabulous. What a genius this guy is. He sounds like Bob Quine, Marc Ribot, and Jerry Garcia mashed up together.
Actually, no; he sounds just like Shahzad. He sounds like himself on any instrument (he was my drummer on the June tour; he’s generally a bass player). That’s the mark of a man with a true style, a real musical voice. I’m lucky to be able to share a stage with him, and just to enjoy his brilliance.
I made a joke that, being that Shahzad was the drummer on the last tour, and now he’s been bumped up to guitar player, that I was grooming him to be my successor in the Mike Doughty organization. People, meet Shahzad, the new Mike Doughty.
Fez is on Lafayette Street in Manhattan, in the basement of the Time Caf