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Remembering Ralph Ameduri

Friends recall a dedicated musician who helped shape the local scene; plus Lou Barlow on the role of bass guitar in music

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Which is fitting, because the bass was also real important to Ameduri, and his early ’70s Fender Precision (dubbed Goldie) bass painted across the back wall of Jessie’s Lounge continues to inspire those who looked to Ameduri for musical guidance.

“In this community, so many people gained so much from him,” Chodorcoff says. “So, to a small degree, he’s still here, because his advice is still making records in our community sound better.”

RALPHFEST3 Schedule

DAY ONE
RALPHFEST 3 6:45 p.m. Friday, Feb. 7 | Will’s Pub, 1042 N. Mills Ave.; Lil Indies, 1036 N. Mills Ave. | willspub.org | $10

At Will's Pub:
FunkUs 6:45-7:15 p.m.
SC Accidental 7:25-7:50 p.m.
Dave of Shew'bird 7:55-8:15 p.m.
Join Hands 8:20-8:45 p.m.
Bloody Jug Band 8:55-9:20 p.m.
The Rules 9:30-9:55 p.m.
Terri Binion 10:05-10:30 p.m.
Hindu Cowboys 10:35-11 p.m.
Rocket 88 11:10-11:40 p.m.
Thomas Wynn and the Believers 11:50 p.m.-12:15 a.m.
Big Jef Special 12:25-12:50 a.m.
Jim O'Rourke 12:55-1:20 a.m.
Gene and the JC Jumpers 1:30 a.m.-close

At Lil Indies:
Johhny Diggz 7-8 p.m.
The Actomatics 8:10-8:55 p.m.
Sunny 9:10-9:55 p.m.
The 1,4,5's 10:10-10:55 p.m.
Juno Smile 11:10-11:55 p.m.
Chris Charles Trio 12:05-12:55 a.m.

DAY TWO
RALPHFEST 3 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 8 | The Social, 54 N. Orange Ave.; The Beacham, 46 N. Orange Ave. | 407-246-1419 | thesocial.org; thebeacham.com | $15 | 18 and up

At the Beacham:
Riverbottom Nightmare Band 6:30-6:50 p.m.
The Belltowers 7:10-7:30 p.m.
Lorna Lambey and the Mark Wayne Tribute Orchestra 7:50-8:25 p.m.
Paddington Ambush 8:45-9:05 p.m.
The Legendary JC's 9:25-9:45 p.m.

At the Social:
Gerry Williams Band 6:20-6:40 p.m.
The Goldminers 7-7:20 p.m.
The New Lows 7:35-7:55 p.m.
Nervous Turkey 8:10-8:30 p.m.
Guided By Voices Tribute Band 9-9:20 p.m.
The Sh-Booms 9:40-10 p.m.
The Attack 10:15-10:35 p.m.
Precious (reunion) 10:50-11:10 p.m.
Octogrape 11:25-11:45
Sebadoh midnight-close

At Bar-BQ-Bar:
Brenden McNeil 6-6:40 p.m.
My Man Mohammed 7:7-45 p.m.
Princeton's Guff 8-9 p.m.

At Sky60: DJs Gomez, Mot, Ken Sherry, Nigel, Q-Burns Abstract Message

AFTER-PARTY
JUKE 7 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 9 | The Lucky Lure, 1427 N. Orange Ave. | 407-250-6949 | facebook.com/theluckylure | free

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