Support Local Journalism. Join the Cleveland Scene Press Club.

Gadget Gurus 

Jazz duo relies on kitchen appliances to spice up their act.

Peggy Coyle & Brad Bolton aren't playing an early April Fools' joke on you tonight: The jazz duo is totally serious when they play turkey-basters — which sound like flutes — onstage. And they give props to Late Show With David Letterman for the idea. "Brad saw a guy come on and play a phenomenal tune on the baster. Brad got his baster out and taught himself how to play," says Coyle, who's also recorded TV and radio voice-overs for Klaben Ford, Reiter Dairy, and several political campaigns. "It's kind of a shtick, but he plays it really well." With appliances in hand, Coyle and Bolton are peddling their new 23-song album, The Evocatively Captivating Guitar-Vocal Stylings of Peggy & Brad, which offers a compilation of live performances of jazz and blues standards like "This Masquerade," "(Sittin' on) the Dock of the Bay," and "Is You or Is You Ain't?" The duo sizes up the collection as "a recipe for an audible treat." "And, yes, there is a baster song on it, in four-part baster harmony," laughs Coyle. The show starts at 10 tonight at the Barking Spider, 11310 Juniper Road. Admission is free. Call 216-421-2863 or visit
Mon., March 31, 10 p.m., 2008

We welcome readers to submit letters regarding articles and content in Cleveland Scene. Letters should be a minimum of 150 words, refer to content that has appeared on Cleveland Scene, and must include the writer's full name, address, and phone number for verification purposes. No attachments will be considered. Writers of letters selected for publication will be notified via email. Letters may be edited and shortened for space.

Email us at

Support Local Journalism.
Join the Cleveland Scene Press Club

Local journalism is information. Information is power. And we believe everyone deserves access to accurate independent coverage of their community and state. Our readers helped us continue this coverage in 2020, and we are so grateful for the support.

Help us keep this coverage going in 2021. Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing membership pledge, your support goes to local-based reporting from our small but mighty team.

Join the Cleveland Scene Press Club for as little as $5 a month.

Speaking of Highlights

More by Cris Glaser

Read the Digital Print Issue

January 5, 2022

View more issues

Most Popular

No recently-read stories.

Visit the archives…


Never miss a beat

Sign Up Now

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.


© 2022 Cleveland Scene: 737 Bolivar Rd., Suite 4100, Cleveland, OH 44115, (216) 505-8199
Logos and trademarks on this site are property of their respective owners.

Website powered by Foundation