Casablanca performs at The Harvey Mansion in New Bern

CasablancaThe Time: Sunday, March 3, 1941

The Place: Rick’s American Bar, Casablanca, Morocco.

Sam the piano man has taken Sunday off.  Music is provided by a motley but capable trio of musicians: a guitarist from Paris; a drummer who’s been living in Turkey; and a violinist from Eastern Europe, who occasionally swaps out with a local oud player. Their music, laced with favorite themes from the Silver Screen, takes you from Russia to Brazil to Persia to who knows where?

– Tom Spellman is Casablanca’s guitarist.

– Glenn Druhot plays drum set, djembe, and bongos.

– Simon Spalding plays violin, guitar, and oud (fretless lute).

All three members of Casablanca are instructors in the teaching studio of Fuller’s Music House in New Bern, where they met.

Casablanca recreates Rick’s American Bar Sunday, March 3, at The Harvey Mansion, 221 South Front Street in New Bern. The music begins at 5:00 p.m., continuing until 8:00. Call 252-635-3232 for more information. For information on the band, contact Simon Spalding at 252-636-1256.

To hear live performances of Casablanca, follow these links:

Swing 42 –

Katyusha –

Take Five –

Submitted by: Simon Spalding