Momentous news! The DVD/CD 2-disc set from the Symphony Hall show last December is now ready in our store. The DVD contains the video of the “Celebrates 50 Years” bash, featuring guest appearances by David Bromberg, Jonathan Edwards, Buskin & Batteau and Dom Flemons (who you may know from the Carolina Chocolate Drops). And, of course, me, me, me. Trevor Veitch, my guitar honcho for days of yore, came in from the Coast to dazzle us with his magic. Eric Lilljequist and Dean Adrien were there singing their soaring harmonies. Paul Guzzone on bass, Marshal Rosenberg on percussion. It was FUN! I think the video perfectly captures the energy and the flow of the show.
The CD contains, of course, just the music and has a bonus song or two – so you can take the show in the car with you. (In the CD version all the rude things Bromberg says about me are mercifully edited out.) You get both CD and DVD in one package with a booklet offering extensive notes and photos.
In other news, Todd Kwait and Rob Stegman, the guys that produced this DVD and CD package, have another project in the works: a documentary on the Club 47 and the folk scene in Boston/Cambridge in the 60s. Footage of Baez, Kweskin, Dylan, the Muldaurs, yours truly – on and on. We’re ALL there! It’s called “For The Love of the Music,” and they’ve been showing it at festivals and special screenings to sold-out crowds around the country. Now they’re mounting a crowd-funding campaign on Pledge Music to raise money to turn it into a DVD. If you’re from that era, and especially if you’re a folkie from that era, this is something you’re going to need to have. Check it out! http://www.pledgemusic.com/
My delicious 6-week hiatus is coming to a close and I have to admit I’ve been getting itchy to get back on stage again. (In my limited experience I’ve found that vacations can be very tiring. But I did get some writing done!) TCAN in Natick this Friday and Saturday, the 19th and 20th [link below], then off to the Vineyard for a private show in Chilmark on Sunday for my friend Alex McDonald who bought the event at a fundraising auction several years ago and has been patiently waiting for our calendars to line up so I could deliver the goods.
In August, I’m off to the Midwest to play Minneapolis, Evanston, IL, and a sold out show at the Fur Piece Ranch, in Pomeroy, OH. And at the end of the month two nights at the glorious Shalin Liu in glorious Rockport, MA. Links to all upcoming shows are below,
Stay cool, enjoy life!
All the best,
Quote of the Month:
With me a change of trouble is as good as a vacation.
–– David Lloyd George