Live at The Bitter End, New York City April 10, 1996

Kathy Geary, vocals and guitar, David Sokol, drums
Tony Coniff, bass, Bob Windbiel, lead guitar
Jim Campagnola, Sax

Part 3
"Nashville" (Dan Martin)
"It's Alright (I Know I'm Gonna Live) (Patti Rothberg)
"Badly Jointed Knees" (Dan Martin)
"If I Should Live Without Your Love" (Bret Gardner) - partial - see part 4 for end of this beautiful song...

Part 4
"If I Should Live Without Your Love (end)" (Bret Gardner)
"Corazon" (Dan Martin)

This is the second iteration of the Bleecker St Realtiy Band.

Kathy Geary, vocals, guitar
David Sokol, drums
Bob Windbiel, lead guitar
Tony Coniff, bass


We did a live showcase at the rehearsal studio for a record company executive. I think it was 1996.


From Euphoria Showcase

It's Alright (Patti Rotherberg)

Nashville (Dan Martin)

Emerald (Dan Martin)

WJFF Radio Catskill 90.5fm




Bleecker St. Reality Band "Fourth of July, 1993"

Dan Martin David Sokol Kathy Geary Kevin Giordano

My friend and business partner David Sokol and I formed a band in the early 1990's named "Bleecker St Reality Band". We both lived in the same building on Bleecker St down in the West Village in NYC and we were partners in Euphoria Studios, a music rehearsal studio that is still running strong to this day. We met our bassist Dan Martin, a gifted singer songwriter with Cuban heritage, and together we placed an ad in the Village Voice looking for a lead guitarist. We found Kevin Giordano and made our first recordings within two weeks of meeting him, after maybe two or three rehearsals we produced "Fourth Of July", which was the actual recording date. Dan Martin's girlfriend Linda Rabiet made a video of the session.

We recorded covers. I had been a huge fan of Dan Hicks and His Hot Licks and we did two of his songs.

Reelin' Down (Dan Hicks)

Caught in the Rain (Dan Hicks)

Soalin'

True Blue Lou (Robin, Coslow, Whiting)

Pure Love (Dan Martin)

It all began in 1992 when David and Kathy were both living in the same building on Bleecker St in the West Village in lower Manhattan. She was reading a biography of Phil Ochs, one of Dylan's contemporaries who lived and died in that block, writing what he felt. She was inspired by the history of the place and even though it seemed that history had passed on there still seemed to be an incredible energy left. People always on the street. Folk singers and african drum jams at midnight, hard rock spilling out from all the clubs, the Bitter End still cranking into the night. Even though Joni and Joan and Judy had left, even though Dylan and Tim Hardin and Jimi and Coltrane were no longer there, Kathy and David were. They started playing together with friends from the neighborhood and throughout the various incarnations of the band, they kept at it. The album UNREAL is the fruition of these years.

Time Line of All Concerts and Sessions in New York City

  • 1/18/97 DARK STAR LOUNGE: Kathy Geary (vocals & guitar), David Sokol (drums), Bob Windbiel (lead      guitar), Don Martin (bass guitar)
  • 12/29/96 CB's GALLERY: Kathy Geary (vocals & guitar), Phil Bloom (drums), Bob Windbiel (lead guitar), Don Martin (bass guitar)
  • 12/21/96 BAGGOTT INN: Kathy Geary, David Sokol, Mark Czui (lead guitar), Don Martin
  • 12/10/96 RODEO BAR: Kathy Geary, David Sokol, Bob Windbiel, Don Martin
  • 09/03/96 RODEO BAR: Kathy Geary, David Sokol , Bob Windbiel, Don Martin
  • 07/16/96 SHOWCASE for Lawfirm at Euphoria Studios: Kathy Geary, David Sokol, Bob Windbiel, Don Martin
  • 04/10/96 BITTER END: Kathy Geary, David Sokol, Bob Windbiel, Tony Conniff (vocals & bass)
  • 03/11/96 WESTBETH THEATRE CENTER: Kathy Geary, David Sokol, Tony Conniff, Bob Windbiel
  • 02/27/96 BITTER END: Kathy Geary, David Sokol, Tony Conniff, Bob Windbiel
  • 01/04/96 BITTER END: Kathy Geary, David Sokol, Tony Conniff, Bob Windbiel
  • 09/15/95 HARD ROCK CAFE (US Tennis Open party for the Jensen Brothers): Kathy Geary, David Sokol, Tony Conniff (bass guitar)
  • 05/22/95 MERCURY LOUNGE Last gig with the origianl band: Kathy Geary, David Sokol, Dan Martin (vocals & bass), Kevin Giordano (lead guitar)
  • 04/12/95 LE BAR BAT: Kathy Geary, David Sokol, Dan Martin, Kevin Giordano
  • 03/21/95 UNREAL at Power Station: final mastering
  • 12/04/94 UNREAL at Power Station: final overdubs and mix
  • 10/20/94 A.K.A. on Houston St: Kathy Geary, David Sokol, Dan Martin, Kevin Giordano
  • 07/23/94 UNREAL begin recording at Power Station: Kathy Geary, David Sokol, Dan Martin, Kevin Giordano
  • 06/09/94 POWER STATION track for ENGLISH 101: Ron English, Kathy Geary, David Sokol, Dan Martin, Kevin Giordano
  • 06/01/94 UNDER ACME: Kathy Geary, David Sokol, Dan Martin, Kevin Giordano
  • 05/17/94 POWER STATION: demo 2: Kathy Geary, David Sokol, Dan Martin, Kevin Giordano
  • 05/03/94 LE BAR BAT: Kathy Geary, David Sokol, Dan Martin, Kevin Giordano
  • 03/24/94 TRAMPS: Kathy Geary, David Sokol, Dan Martin, Kevin Giordano
  • 02/16/94 GONZALES Y GONZALES: Kathy Geary, David Sokol, Dan Martin, Kevin Giordano
  • 01/07/94 UNDER ACME: Kathy Geary, David Sokol, Dan Martin, Kevin Giordano
  • 11/15/93 LONE STAR ROADHOUSE: Kathy Geary, David Sokol, Dan Martin, Kevin Giordano, Henry Morales (congas)
  • 10/17/93 THE BITTER END: Kathy Geary, David Sokol, Dan Martin, Kevin Giordano, Henry Morales (congas)
  • 09/23/93 UNDER ACME: Kathy Geary, David Sokol, Dan Martin, Kevin Giordano
  • 09/05/93 THE BITTER END: Kathy Geary, David Sokol, Dan Martin, Kevin Giordano
  • 08/19/93 FLANNERY'S BAR: Kathy Geary, David Sokol, Dan Martin, Kevin Giordano
  • 07/05/93 M&I RECORDING Studios demo 1: Kathy Geary, David Sokol, Dan Martin, Kevin Giordano
  • 04/21/93 NEW MUSIC CAFE: Kathy Geary, David Sokol, Dale Robbins (bass sub for D. Martin), Dorian Cheah (guitar & violin), Craig Schneider (keys), Robert Wagner (tenor)
  • 04/10/93 DOWNTIME: Kathy Geary, David Sokol, Dan Martin (bass vocals on DeMars), Dorian Cheah (vio & guitar), Craig Schneider (keys), Robert Wagner (tenor voice), Carol Attmore (vocals)
  • 03/15/93 THE BITTER END: Kathy Geary, David Sokol, Dan Martin, Dorian Cheah (guitar & violin), Craig Schneider (keys), vocals; Carol Attmore, Edgie Wallace, Robert Wagner
  • 12/20/92 SPEAKEASY: Kathy Geary, David Sokol, Jeff Carney (bass sub for D. Martin), Warren Roche (guitar), Charlotte Carruthers (vocals & keys)

  • 06/20/92 SPEAKEASY: Kathy Geary, David Sokol, Mark Fiedler (piano), Jacques Menasche (guitar), backup vocals; Dan Rosenbaum, Ken Smith, Charlotte Carruthers

At home singing to my cats and to you! Joni's music has given me so much, pleasure and understanding. She puts it into words. Alternate tuning DAEF#AD. This is a miniature portrait of a woman's life, someplace cold and hard and the desire to escape but never quite going anywhere. Every day is the same, the song begins on a Sunny Sunday and ends on a Sunny Monday. The title is a little misleading huh? Dive into it with me. Let me know what you think! love.

Passion Play (Joni Mitchell) Kathy Geary, voice and guitar, at the Western Jan 13, 2017



"Woodstock" (Joni Mitchell) Kathy Geary, voice and guitar, at the Western Jan 13, 2017

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