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Sing Me a Song

2011_08_pianobars.jpgThe Wall Street Journal explores the weird wild world of New York piano bars, hitting up Marie's Crisis, Don't Tell Mama, and Mimi's. One piano player explains the gig: "It's like I'm a DJ, an emcee and a party band all at once. I read the room and play what the people want to hear." How to know you're in a straight piano bar: a lot of Billy Joel. [WSJ]

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