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Get Over the Hump with Some Wednesday Withers

By Monk Turner
Published: Monday, April 05, 2010, at 04:43PM
Bill Withers in his studio

Bill Withers in his studio in a still from the film "Still Bill."

A while back we sat down with Shin Kawasaki to see what his bimonthly residency in at the Grandstar in Chinatown was all about. Since then, the crowds have multiplied and the jam sessions have gotten funkier than George Clinton at a funk-a-holics anonymous party.

This Wednesday, he's decided to take the funk to the next cosmic level and throw in soul legend himself Bill Withers into the mix.

Unfortunately Bill won't be there in person, but his music and persona will be broadcast via the documentary "Still Bill." The best part? It's free.

After the film, the regularly scheduled jam session will bring the boogie. Rumor has it Shin has been seeing how many times he can say "I know" in practice for the Withers classic "Ain't no Sunshine." I think the high score is 43.2.

The movie starts at 8:30pm sharp and reservations can be made on the event's Facebook page or by emailing


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