Rock Talk - Bill Locey

Q&A with Jerry McWorter Trio performing Jan. 7 in Ventura

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Jerry McWorter

 

BE THERE OR BE SQUARE: Jerry McWorter Trio at Copa Cubana, 1575 Spinnaker Drive, Ventura, Tuesdays at 7 p.m. COST: Free. CALL: 805-642-9463. He is also performing with Hot Roux on Sunday, Jan. 5 at 4:30 p.m. at at Cold Spring Tavern in Santa Barbara. COST: Free. CALL: 805-967-0066.

 

Here’s why you and everybody you know are always home on Tuesday night: It’s the worst night of the week in the bar biz, always has been. Many places close or else employ a skeleton crew because they’re not going to make any money anyway, so why bother? But that singing Ventura drummer, Jerry McWorter, has solved this lingering dilemma by reliably attracting an energetic crowd to the Copa Cubana on Tuesday nights down in the Ventura Harbor — a much livelier destination that it used to be when it was the city dump. 

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