Jamey Reilly has worked with the likes of Aerosmith, Frank Zappa, Captain Beefheart, The Beach Boys and more. But there was a time when that career nearly came to an end, writes Brian Bingaman for the Daily Times.
“I had an accident with a power saw that almost cut my arm off. My arm was paralyzed for a year,” said Reilly, who runs the Jamey’s House of Music listening room and BYOB cafe in Lansdowne along with his wife, Suyun, and son, Jun.
By day Reilly is a physical therapist, and on most Friday and Saturday nights he puts on his audio engineer and live music impresario’s hat, presenting original blues, jazz, folk, and more from all over the world.
Jamey’s House of Music has seating for just 70 people, with cushioned, movable chairs set in a theater style. “Our sound system is our claim to fame. The sound system alone, the investment was a quarter-million dollars,” Reilly said.
Upcoming shows include Toby Walker June 15, Maryann Price and The Edge Hill Rounders June 21, The Rob Balducci Band June 22, and Sloan Wainwright and Sharon Goldman with Raina Sokolov-Gonzalez June 28.
Read more about Jamey’s House of Music here.