Mike "Slo-Mo" Brenner and Tashan Restaurant Join Forces for 'Tripti' Record Release Party

Hoagy Wing and Mike 'Slo Mo' Brenner at Tashan Restaurant in Philadelphia PA
Hoagy Wing and Mike "Slo-Mo" Brenner at the Tripti party at Tashan

Philadelphia string-master Mike “Slo-Mo” Brenner is known for adventurousness in the recording studio. The lap steel, pedal steel, and dobro player made his bones with The Low Road in the 90s, built a solid career as a session man, then recorded a set of funky, folksy, hip hop albums as "Slo Mo". Last night, Brenner celebrated his new classical Indian music-inspired album, Tripti, with a record release party at Tashan, an upscale Indian restaurant on Philadelphia’s Avenue of the Arts (777 S Broad Street).

Mike Slo Mo Brenner Tripti
Mike "Slo-Mo" Brenner's Tripti
The majority of Tripti was recorded in India at the feet of his teacher, Debashish Bhattacharya. After running a successful Kickstarter campaign to fund his trip to Calcutta last year, Brenner began his studies in the art of the Hindustani slide guitar – a Chaturangui, invented by Bhattacharya. Brenner didn’t just learn a new axe, he discovered new ways of playing his usual arsenal of stringed instruments as well as developing odd metered compositional skills.

Last night, Brenner wowed the intimate crowd at Tashan by playing his Indian love songs with the help of a crack team of players including fellow Low Road multi-instrumentalist Mark Schreiber, percussionist Hoagy Wing and saxophonist/flutist Elliot Levin. Tashan’s staff – led by executive chef Sylva Senat – helped to set the proper mood by dimming the lights in the lounge and serving potato meatballs and paneer with vegetable appetizers, while making sure the drinks were flowing.

Executive Chef Sylva Senat at Tashan Restaurant in Philadelphia
Executive Chef Sylva Senat at Tashan Restaurant in Philadelphia
For more info about Mike "Slo-Mo" Brenner and Tripti: heyslomo.com

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Photos ©A.D. Amorosi for Glamorosi 2013

Posted on Friday, March 29, 2013