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Monday, March 11, 2013 

Wolfs Music

JV's Restaurant

Wolf's open blues jam! 8:30 pm, no cover, special guest each week, friendly crowd, cool honkytonk w/homecooked food! www.wolfsmusicweekly.com www.facebook.com/wolfsmusicweekly www.jvsrestaurant.com

All Ages Show No Cover Charge Open Mic Show

Wolfs Music

Great music shows & open blues jams in the MD/VA/DC area ...

About Wolf ...

“Wolf” Crescenze began playing bass with various bands in the DC area during the garage band era of the 60s, most notably with Sassafras Tea. More recently, he has been seen onstage performing with Pinetop Perkins, Guitar Shorty, Zac Harmon, Tab Benoit, Steve Riley, Memphis Gold, Daryl Davis, Linwood Taylor, Robert Frahm, Pete Ragusa, Steve Jacobs, Nadine Rae, Clarence “The Bluesman” Turner, Bret Littlehales, Rusty Bogart, Matt Kelley, Lisa Lim, Wave Milor, Mike Westcott, Tom Maxwell, The Skyla Burrell Band, Hot Rods & Old Gas, The Idle Americans, Acme Blues Company, One Bad Jack and DrMove. Presently, besides gigging with his regular projects, Big Boy Little Band, Still Standing and Over the Limit Band, he hosts numerous blues jams in the Northern Virginia, DC and Southern Maryland areas.  www.wolfsmusicweekly.com
Besides music, over the years, Wolf’s interests include building, painting and driving street rods and custom motorcycles. He is also considered one of the top carousel restoration artists in the country, having restored over 400 figures.
www.carouselrestorations.com He has a large Coca-Cola and country store memorabilia collection, as well as an ever-growing collection of left-handed Fender basses. www.wolfsmusicweekly.com/id45.html   Stay tuned here for pictures of various collections.

Below are some of the calendar listings for various music projects (more coming soon), including:

Open Blues Jams
Big Boy Little Band

Over the Limit

Hot Rods & Old Gas



Open blues jams are a great way to connect with fellow blues lovers and musicians and a great way to hear a variety of local blues talent!  And you never know who's going to show up - sometimes traveling musicians - so no two nights alike!

---->  Wednesday Open Blues Jam hosted by Wolf w/ Tom Maxwell and Andy Hamburger at
the Londontown Pub, 726 Londontown Rd., Edgewater, MD, (410) 956-9799, 8 pm-12 am.  Great sounding room, great food, new owners and a blues-loving crowd located close to Annapolis!  No cover. www.facebook.com/blairspubandgrill
----> Thursday Open Blues Jam hosted by Big Boy Little Band at
Zoo Bar Cafe, 3000 Connecticut Ave., NW, Wash., DC, (202) 232-4225, 8:30 pm – 12:30 am. Great food, patio, located across from the Zoo in beautiful Woodley Park, DC.  Runner-up “Best Blues” Club!  No cover.  www.zoobardc.com  www.bigboylittleband.com
----> Monday Open Blues Jam hosted by Wolf with Tom Maxwell and Andy Hamburger/Chip Clemmer with a special guest (such as Matt Kelley, Linwood Taylor, Paul Pfau, Mike Westcott or Wave Milor) at JVs Restaurant, 6666 Arlington Blvd., Falls Church, VA, (703) 241-9504, 8:30 pm.   Great  homecooked food at famous honky tonk with live music every night!  No cover. www.jvsrestaurant.com  www.facebook.com/JVS
www.wolfsmusicweekly.com  - full calendar, music videos, lots of pics of shows and blues jams


www.bigboylittleband.com - music videos









Never been to a blues jam? It's fun for musicians and audience alike! Here's the scoop...




And a 4th article about Wolf's Blues Jams!

"Wolf's Southern Maryland Blues Jams"

-Christine Basham, Maryland Life, May/June 2009.





Bret Littlehales aka "Big Boy Little", Matt Kelley,  “Wolf” Crescenze & Robby Leebrick

Gigs and blues jams listed under Big Boy Little Band websites listed below.

Big Boy Little Band records 9 songs (8 originals) at Sirius XM Radio recording studio - hear them on XM Radio's "Bluesville" with Bill Wax!  CD available on our website, CD Baby, iTunes, Amazon, House of Musical Traditions (Takoma Park, MD) and Joe's Record Paradise (Silver Spring, MD).
Big Boy Little - Finalist (Top 11) - Int'l Blues Challenge, billed as the "World's Largest Gathering of Blues Bands" in Memphis, TN - out of 110 bands from 39 states and 14 countries! 

Guitarist Matt Kelley wins Albert King Award for Top Guitarist at IBC Finals and is awarded custom blue Gibson guitar with Blues Foundation logo and custom Category 5 amp!
Big Boy Little Band wins DC Blues Society Blues Challenge and represented the DC Blues Society and community at the Int'l Blues Challenge in the "Blues Capital of the World" Memphis, TN, Jan. 21-23, 2010!

Bret's opened for B.B. King, Koko Taylor, Junior Wells, and more!

About The Big Boy …

Big Boy Little may be the nom de blues of veteran harp player/singer Bret Littlehales, but then again it may not.  If it is, then we can trace him back to the Northside Blues Band in 1968-69, with a young Bobby Radcliff on guitar.  If not, then he might have been the mysterious harp player on Son House's extended recording of Death Letter Blues in Mississippi circa 1942.  Then again, that might have been someone else.

This we know for sure: he's led the BBL Blues Band in DC for the last seven years, five in residence at the Zoo Bar, and that, much like the Duke of Earl, nothing can stop him. In fact, the brand new edition of the band debuts Thursday nights at the Zoo Bar Blues Jam.

Loved by some, including himself, reviled by some, also including himself, BBL keeps those blues keepin' on, whatever that means.

What they're saying about The Big Boy …

"Great job guys.  You all sounded great." – Bill Wax, XM Radio

"This guy's a real blues player." - Huey Lewis of The News

“He was a major influence on shaping the Washington blues scene back then & he's still playing the real 100%, low down & dirty blues to this day." - Bobby Radcliff

“Now Bret's back. I guess I better tighten up." - Mark Wenner of The Nighthawks

"These guys play blues for grown-ups." - Bill Kirchen

"(Matt Kelley) - a stunning young guitarist/singer" - Washington Post

new! www.bigboylittleband.com - videos too!






Hot Rods & Old Gas:

Hot Roddess: Lisa Lim!

Hot Rods: Tom Maxwell & Scott Rabino

Lisa & Tom: 2 lead/slide guitarists & 2 lead singers!

Old Gas:  "Wolf" Crescenze (bass)

HROG - playing their own style of Rockin' Blues!

Great blues talent!  If you haven't seen these hot shot guitarists yet, you're in for a treat!

What they're saying about these hot-shot Hot Rods ...

"The combination is particularly potent ...."  - Washington Post.

“This band will put a smile on your face that will last all night.” – Steve Keirn, Blues Nation Forum, www.mojoworkin.com.

“Tom is a young guitarist/singer … with a mature Jimmy Vaughn-like approach to the guitar.  And his slide work is sweetly exquisite, reminiscent of Duane Allman.” – Steve Keirn, Blues Nation Forum, www.mojoworkin.com.

"Lisa Lim is dangerous with that slide guitar ....  She is for real ...." - Sue Foley, Antone's Records.

"Lisa Lim is an excellent blues guitarist ... quite talented" - Gaye Adegbalola, Uppity Blues Women,  Alligator Records.

"Where has this fine lady been hiding? ... Lisa Lim should be gigging every night of the week!  She is a player to keep an eye on ... she is up and coming on the blues scene ...."
- Tom Principato, Powerhouse Records.

"....musician extraordinaire ... a very big deal ...." - Zack Zorn, The Free Lance-Star (Fredericksburg, VA).






Check out Lisa & Tom at www.youtube.com/wolfsmusic1



Over the Limit:

High energy roots rock, jump & swing and rockin' blues featuring Lisa Lim and Tom Maxwell on guitar, slide and vocals, Scott Rabino or Pete Ragusa on drums and "Wolf" Crescenze on bass!

“Tom is a young guitarist/singer … with a mature Jimmy Vaughn-like approach to the guitar.  And his slide work is sweetly exquisite, reminiscent of Duane Allman.” – Steve Keirn, Blues Nation Forum, www.mojoworkin.com.

"Where has this fine lady been hiding? ... Lisa Lim should be gigging every night of the week!  She is a player to keep an eye on ... she is up and coming on the blues scene ...."
- Tom Principato, Powerhouse Records.

"Lisa Lim is dangerous with that slide guitar ....  She is for real ...." - Sue Foley, Antone's Records.





Check out the music videos of Lisa & Tom at www.youtube.com/wolfsmusic1



Wolf's Music Weekly Newsletter

Sign up for the weekly newsletter, "Wolf's Music Weekly" for the latest about the blues jams & gigs by emailing Wolf at

wolfsweekly at aol.com with "join" in the subject or join from the website, www.wolfsmusicweekly.com

Check out the newsletter (sample copy) ...


Howlin' & prowlin' for good music!

Style: Blues, Blues, Blues - shows & blues jams!

Members: Wolf Crescenze

Website: http://www.mdparty.com/WolfsMusic

How to Book: Wolf Crescenze

JV's Restaurant
6666 Arlington Blvd.  Falls Church  VA  22042  703-241-9504

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