Wednesday, July 27, 2011
Legendary Lew London is the premier local string man on guitar, mandolin and fiddle.
I first caught Lew's act in the first floor bar of the Old Chelsea Hotel in Atlantic City, and then at the Stockton Pub when the college first opened.
Lew then played frequently at the Library III on the Black Horse Pike and cut a critically acclaimed album "Swingtime in Springtime."
I used to catch Lew all the time at the Library, and when Brien O'Keeney and I were traveling out west we were driving through the desert one night when a college radio station played Lew's album on the radio. What a treat that was.
Lew played solo and as a duo on the Deauville Inn deck for many years, and now returns there every Wednesday as the lead guitarist with the Bubba Mac Blues Band, which is pretty much a local all-star band of the best musicians around.
Lew also plays regularly at Steve & Cookies in Margate