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Friday, March 1, 2013

The Seriously Phat Sounds of Stanley Jordan and Phil Lesh

Phil & Phriends

Sunday, November 11, Roseland Ballroom, New York, NY*
Set I: Alligator > Bird Song > Till the Light Comes > Strawberry Fields Forever > Franklin’s Tower
Set II: Dweller on a Threshold, Doin’ That Rag, Just Another Whistle Stop, Althea, Cosmic Charlie
Set III: Jam* > Mountains of the Moon* > The Other One* > Dark Star* > Stairway to Heaven* > Dark Star* > All Along the Watchtower*, Morning Dew* > Dark Star*
E: U.S. Blues*
*with Stanley Jordan

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Earl Scruggs & The Byrds - Roger Mcguinn



A great lineup here featuring Earl Scruggs and Roger Mcguinn as they cover 'You ain't goin nowhere'.

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Spotlight on performing artists.

Mary Beth Abella and Chris Jacks perform the song, "Ever Stays the Same" off of the album, "In Another LIfe".  Lyrically and musically uplifting, Mary Beth sings about the fabric of relationships and matters of the heart.

Mary Beth's debut album What Happened to the Girls? previously received mention in the top ten best albums of 2002 by the Denver Daily News .

They've recently released a new CD "In Another Life".  They'll be playing an acoustic set in L.A. at the Salvage Bar and Lounge on March 13. 

The Salvage Bar & Lounge is located at 717 W. 7th Street in Los Angeles.

Come on down and check it out.

Monday, February 25, 2013

Jerry Garcia & Merl Saunders Winterland Arena - Legal Aid Benefit

LN jg1973-10-02.jgms.all.sbd-alligator.83809.flac1644

 (Reprinted from

I am sure Blair and McNally and all the other sources go into the obscure story of the Legal Aid Benefit. I just re-read the one source I have at hand, John Wasserman's very suspicious-sounding piece in the Chronicle a few days later (1). Sounds like some Angels, facilitated by Sam Cutler and certainly abetted by Garcia, made a lot of dough with this gig, but it's not clear who, nor is it clear that the whole thing was correctly represented to, inter alia, Bill Graham himself. It sounds like an interesting story to dig more deeply into.

Of key interest from the GOTS perspective is the large number of guests. I work with a concept of the Shared Stage, which suggests that within the social networks of musicians, playing together is a deeply important form of linkage. These are "strong ties", as opposed to the "weak ties" represented by linkages such as joint billings and joint album credits. From my Garciacentric vantage, Shared Stage events can be broken down into a few categories, the most important of which are JG-host (Jerry hosting a guest) and JG-guest (Jerry taking a guest shot with someone else). Here we have a number of linkages to Jerry through the former channel in this gig:

  • Another mystery trumpeter (see also 12/28/72, 7/5/73, 8/15/74, 9/1/74). Wolfgang's Vault identifies this as Bill Atwood, but that's apparently based on a conjecture by Corry, itself based on a mistaken assumption.
  • Martin Fierro guests, for the second known time after 7/19/73.
  • Sarah Fulcher sings on a song.
  • Roger "Jellyroll" Troy plays bass at the end, and sings a couple of blues numbers.
  • Matthew Kelly on harmonica.
I want to love this show. Things are good and reasonably interesting, but it just doesn't move me as much as I thought it should.

Jerry Garcia & Merl Saunders
Winterland Arena
corner of Post and Steiner
San Francisco, CA 94115
October 2, 1973 (Tuesday)
92 min Betty Cantor-Jackson sbd

--(8 tracks, 92:00, presumed complete)--
t01. [0:18] % /It Takes A Lot To Laugh, It Takes A Train To Cry [5:21] [1:39]
t02. Finders Keepers [9:35] [1:34]
t03. The Harder They Come [10:42] [1:37]
t04. My Funny Valentine [18:27] [1:09]
t05. That's Alright Mama [11:30] [1:00]
t06. I Second That Emotion [10:12] (1) [1:15]
t07. Sweet Little Angel [7:09] -> I've Got News For You [1:23] [0:16]
t08. How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You) [8:56] (2) [0:13] %

Jerry Garcia and Merl Saunders
Jerry Garcia - el-g, vocals;
Merl Saunders - keyboards;
John Kahn - el-bass (t07-t08);
 Bill Vitt - drums;
Martin Fierro - saxophone (t02-t06, t08);
Bill Atwood?? - trumpet (t01-t04, t06, t08);
Matthew Kelly - harmonica (t05, t07, t08);
Roger "Jellyroll" Troy - el-bass (t07-t08), vocals (t07);Sara Fulcher - vocals (t05).

(Post submitted by Tim Lynch)

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Hot Tuna on Tour!


Jorma Performances
Including Barry Mitterhoff unless otherwise noted.
Electric Hot Tuna Performances
Includes Jorma, Jack, Barry and Skoota.
Acoustic Hot Tuna Performances
Includes Jorma, Jack and Barry

03/6-10/13     Tickets and Information
Negril, Jamaica     Acoustic Hot Tuna     The Breezes Grand Negril Resort

04/18/13     Wanee Festival
Live Oak, FL     Electric Hot Tuna    
05/30/13     The Outpost in the Burbs
Montclair, NJ     Jorma Kaukonen

Bob Dylan Lays Off 2,000 Workers From Songwriting Factory (Humor)

Steve Kimock on tour in 2013

Upcoming Shows

Feb 20 Narrows Ctr.For The Arts- Falls River, MA
Feb 21 Tupelo Music Hall- Londonderry, NH
Feb 22 Brighton Music Hall – Boston, MA
Feb 23 Stage 48 - NYC
Mar 7 Mr. Smalls Theater –Pittsburgh, PA
Mar 8 The Blockley – Philadelphia, PA
Mar 9 The Hamilton – Washington DC
Mar 23 Unit- Tokyo
Mar 24 Bay Hall -Yokohama, Japan
Mar 26 Club Quattro- Osaka Japan
Mar 28 Great American Music Hall – SF, CA
Mar 29 Crystal Bay Casino - Crystal Bay, NV
Mar 30 Center for the Arts – Grass Valley, CA
Mar 31 Hopmonk Tavern -Novato, CA
April 1 Moes Alley - Santa Cruz, CA