Branded Saloon's walls will sweat with raunchy, roaring sounds unheard for almost a century, while you step-tap-clap to the gritty sounds of Ida Blue. Let's bring back this timeless and forgotten era of music with couth, vermouth, and a few more drinks.
Ida Blue is...
Mara Kaye - Vox Bootlegger
Dalton Ridenhour - The Keys Knees
Dan Reitz - The Bone
"Old timey jazz and blues that sounds straight from a 78 - that is, absolutely contemporary and true, without a hint of formal replication. Look for her and her collaborators!"-- Seth Gilman, New York Music Culture Examiner, Examiner.com
"MARA KAYE belted out "Sugar In My Bowl and "Any Kind of Man" and slunk her way through "Baby Won't You Please Come Home". She had a strong and very anachronistic voice that perfectly fit the music. She's definitely someone I'll watch for around her native Brooklyn. RIDENHOUR is a talented player. I’ll be seeing him again. If you’d like to be transported back in time to hear piano music from a bygone — but still very fresh and alive — age, you should see him, too. -- Jason Crane, The Jazz Session