North of the big city, by a small lake upstate, John & Jessica settle into their Deluxe Cabin to enjoy some of the last warm weather of the year. To go along with the good weather, they create good food, good conversation, and of course, good music.
On a late September day, John & Jessica dig through their record collection, finding favorites, as usual. But as they dig deeper, they find some more obscure gems and share with us such excellent artists as Beverly Kenney, Connie Evingson, Bob Dorough, and others. Some things old and some things new, or so they seem to you.
Saturday, September 23, is the first full day of autumn. It began the previous day, at the moment of the Autumnal Equinox, at 4:02 PM, EDT. Around that time, John & Jessica find themselves back in their Manhattan apartment, having returned from their Deluxe Cabin by the lake. With their daughter back at college and the baseball playoffs about to begin, they’re able to feel fall in the air as they get together for another session of Radio Deluxe.
John & Jessica are at their Deluxe Cabin by the lake this week. John wants to find a quiet place where he can play his guitar and sing and talk to you, without disturbing Jessica, who’s working in the cabin. So he sits in the chair on the dock. It’s the perfect spot on this perfect September day, as John plays eight songs live and calls several more on record.
Officially it’s still summer (even though last weekend was the unoffical end of summer) and John & Jessica are squeezing out more summer time at the lake.They’re inspired by some of their animal neighbors at the Deluxe Cabin especially the birds, which have affected their song selections this week.
Labor Day Weekend indicates that the end of summer is near. The Pizzarellis make the most of the occasion with final swims, final tennis games, and enjoying final “tastes” by the lake at sunset. The music, of course, continues throughout the year, but it’s always a fun selection of songs that originates from the Deluxe Cabin.
The three Pizzarellis – John, Jessica & Maddie – are getting set to make that California trip, to Hollywood, Newport Beach, Oakland, Santa Cruz, and fair Escondido. To get in the mood, they play songs this week about the Golden State and by the musicians who live there.