Clint Bierman & The Necessary Means

Clint Bierman put together a team of all-stars in The Necessary Means. Last night, they lit up Nectar’s celebrating their the release of their first CD together, “Click.” The Necessary Means is an 8 piece funk/groove project featuring:

Clint Bierman – guitar
Peter Day – bass/trumpet
Sean Preece – drums
Leon Campos – keys
Brian McCarthy – bari and tenor sax
Dave Grippo – alto sax
Daiki Hirano – percussion
Jeff Vallone – DJ/bass

The show was an electrifying collection of tracks from the album and newer pieces that got the crowd moving from the first note. The energy built with each song and Nectar’s was hopping all night long.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What’s that, you want even more photos? OK – check out the full gallery.

If you missed the show, you owe it to yourself to pick up the album. Want a sample? Check out this video that Matt Kiedaisch put together for the track “Scratchzilla.”

 

Scratchzilla from Matt Kiedaisch on Vimeo.

Burlington, Vermont’s First Run

Run Vermont had a huge turnout for this year’s First Run! Maybe it had something to do with the temps in the 30’s and no weather to speak of. An estimated 900 runners of all ages showed up, many in costumes, all with smiles.

 

 

 

 

 

I know it was warm out… but running in bare feet in January?  Brrrrrr!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

When the final runners came through, the police trail car was playing music through the loudspeaker and people were dancing and skipping their way towards the finish line.

Nice job everyone! Thanks, Run Vermont, for hosting another great race. SkiPix.com will have all of the photos available in a few days.

 

A photographer in Burlington, Vermont