by Steve Koenig
One of my favorite
things about Downtown Music Gallery's free-admission Sunday evening music series
is the chance to discover some excellent musicians you'd never heard of before,
but know you will remember. This was such a night for me.
The Boise Experimental
Music Festival wrote this about our drummer: "David Grollman scrapes, bows,
slaps, hits and rubs very small drums and cymbals. He is best known for drumming
in the underground bands Uncle Gut and The Penny Regime. Once found in a German
restaurant playing drums in lederhosen with Ben Folds. He can most often be
found in the East Village of NYC doing percussion duets with his four year old
daughter." Here, he also played plastic tubes.
Henkel, in this concert, also played beheaded balloons and spinning-top mutes.
Kuehne also contributed some well-executed vocals. She studied at the Mannes
College of Music/The New School, and earning her B.A. in poetry, philosophy
and cello performance. She's rightfully been described as "an electrically
charged virtusoso of all-purpose cello" and a "classically trained
connoisseur of Bach and Britten," and if you get in touch with her, it's
$10 for her handpainted album with David.
The set was recorded
with no edits.
the musicians by buying their recordings and attending their performances. If
you like what you hear, ask to get on their mailing lists. David Grollman has
a CD available with Rob Price, and another with Valerie, both available from
We thank David
Grollman, Brad Henkel, Valerie Kuehne and Bruce Lee Gallanter of Downtown Music
Gallery for sharing this music with us.
GROLLMAN, HENKEL & KUEHNE
LIVE AT DOWNTOWN MUSIC GALLERY 45:31
(p)©2009 Audio recording by Steve Koenig; all rights retained by David
Grollman, Brad Henkel and Valerie Kuehne.