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Episode 64: Remembering Brother Cleve

Brother Cleve by Michael Piazza

Brother Cleve was a musician, DJ, bartender, and bar owner who helped shape the direction of the modern cocktail renaissance, while bringing up a generation of Boston bartenders and bar owners, earning the title “the Godfather of Boston’s Cocktail Scene.” In 2017, we covered Brother Cleve and the significant role he played in cocktail culture. This past September he died unexpectedly, leaving behind a recently opened bar, Lullaby, in New York City, and legions of admirers across the country.

For this episode, we look back on his life and influence with longtime friends Jackson Cannon from Eastern Standard in Boston; Jeff “Beachbum” Berry from Latitude 29 in New Orleans; and Patrick Sullivan, former owner of the B-Side Lounge in Cambridge, Massachusetts. This episode features original music from Brother Cleve, “Stardust Air,” used with permission.

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