Caroline, Allegra and Ella, dancing up a storm on a perfect day: July 3, 2010 at the Ciolfi Party.
Transplendent levitational sunset music.
The Coyote boogies with Allegra.
Hadj lays down the groove.
Philip hits a fat root; Brian does the Hammond sweep.
Brian finds that sweet chord.
Philip and I are wearing the same green "peace" T-shirts. Total coincidence.
Melissa (from the band Todo Bien, New Hampshire) harmonizes with Philip.
Melissa and the band. I think we played "Sweet Melissa" for Melissa.
G# never sounded so right.
The Dory, Shelter Island's playground for the elite.
Jack, the Dory's owner and unofficial mayor of Shelter Island.
Milen (co-owner and manager) and friend.
here's how it looked just before the music started...
Ecstatic soul gyrations as the Rhythm Kings rocked Saturday into Sunday morning.
...and more dancing!
The Kings take a break between sets. Philip catches some air.
Fueled by cases of Arizona Iced Tea, Douglas embraces it all.
Douglas and Hadj, looking very relaxed in front of the Dory.
Chris Hadjopoulos hob-nobs with one of the locals.
Philip and his very best friend...uh, what's his name again?
Fans and friends hangin' out front.
Catching a peek from the bar.
And then it's back to dancing...
...and still more dancing.
Hmmmm. Are we having fun yet?
Moving into a higher dimension of oneness with the groove.
The joyometer is slamming into the red.
The grooveometer registers a funkability factor of ten.
Guess who also plays guitar here...
Could it be the appreciative audience member with the striped shirt?
Brian looks only slightly dazed as the clock rolls well into Sunday morning.
If Saturday night's all right for fighting, then Sunday morning is made for fake fisticuffs.
There remains yet one more groove to be savored before last call.
Milen pronounced us "the best band I've EVER had at the Dory! WE want you back again and again!"
Even after we were done playing, the crowd remained,
The view of the Dory from the park across the street.
New fans bid a fond farewell as the Rhythm Kings ride into the sunrise.
Brian and Hodj, none the worse for wear, riding the ferry from Shelter Island to Greenport. This would be about 5:45 am...?
The view from the ferry crossing the Peconic Bay. Can't wait for a fried egg sandwich, coffe, and the hour-plus drive home!
Eileen and Kelly wait for the crowd to arrive.
Ready to tame unruly customers.
At 4:00, the gates open...
...and by 4:15, every seat is filled.
Wall-to-wall friends, family and fans at Popei's - it's Sunday on the deck with the Rhythm Kings!
Rob, Judy, Deborah and Mayanne
Kathy and Tom, all the way up from Florida just to hear the Rhythm Kings!
The ladies enjoy a couple of tall, cold refreshments.
Two of my favorite women: Taylor's first and second mommies.
My father-in-law, Jerome Freund.
...and mother-in-law, Emily. Dig the glasses!
Joe, Mo, and Denise.
The front table family. Do you think they're enjoying themselves?
More smiles from Table #1.
John Potter's dream machine in the parking lot.
...and more dream machines...
Nice ride, huh?
Sunday afternoon with the Rhythm Kings is a favorite destination for upscale bikers on Long Island.
Another sweet ride.
If they have much more fun, their mouths are gonna touch their ears!
There they go - having EVEN MORE FUN!
Chillin' in the parking lot between sets, checking out the sweet rides - and the bikes.
Kathy, sitting in on vocals.
Kelly, Popei's two-fisted barmaid in action.
Just hangin' out, looking beautiful.
The sun is beginning to set, but the crowd is just getting started.
"Gimme the beat, boys, to free my soul I wanna get lost in your rcok and roll And drift away..."
let us pray...
Philip is either having a real good time, or dodging some bar breath!
Photo op! Photo op!
She's gonna try and fit a little more fun in before the sun sets...
...and she does!!!
Eileen and kelly just finished counting their tips.