What a great weekend for music in Columbus — on Thursday night, monster keyboard player and singer Lloyd Buchanan, who is the guest artist for the CSU Popular Music Ensemble this semester, appeared on the Late Show with David Letterman with The Heavy. You can watch the performance on YouTube. Lloyd and the other backup singers are from Columbus. The backing vocals on the Heavy’s new album were recorded at The Loft.
Lloyd flew back on Friday morning, and played at Jazz at the Loft, hosted by the Columbus Jazz Society. Marshall Ruffin joined him for the jazz set. Afterwards, the incomparable Mudcat closed off the night. Saturday, Marshall held down his own show, which was one of the best I’ve heard.