Originally Posted by LewBob
We all have regrets of the opportunites we didn't take, and as I get older I get out less-especially as I became a parent late and my obligations changed. I did get to see Bonnie Raitt and Jackson Browne in a small club a number of years ago when they were fund raising for Ralph Nader. Lost cause, but one of the best nights of music I have had. I will try to get hold of a Danny Gatton CD.
My taste is more acoustic than hard rock, and I don't know where he fits in, but I will find out. Are you a fan of Ry Cooder? He did a wonderful album with an Indian Musician called "Meeting at the River" a few years back. It's a very interesting blend of American and Indian music, and Ry's son plays drums on it. Lew
I'd happily burn you a copy, Lew, as long as you eventually buy one for Danny's estate's sake. Like many brilliant, passionate people, Danny suffered from depression and took his own life. His family were never well off and were probably at least temporarily financially devastated by the act. but if you'd like a copy to hear in the meantime while you search, PM me and I can mail you a CD.
yep, I like Ry. I really like Bop 'til You Drop
even though the production is muddy. I love Buena Vista Social Club
. but I need to listen to more.
right now I'm listening to Tom Freund, North American Long Weekend
. know that one?
small club trivia... being a rock fan most of my EUREKA!s are rock shows.
10,000 Maniacs were an outstanding band before they became a "pop" act. I saw them many times at Club 9:30 in DC.
Richard Thompson at the Bayou, a place segbrown already mentioned.
Television at Georgetown University's small acoustic theater/hall.
Robyn Hitchcock & The Egyptians also at the same Gtown venue.
Eleventh Dream Day were positively incendiary at 9:30 in DC. Same for the Mekons, the Meat Puppets... during 1981-1986 I saw many outstanding shows in DC and at the Birchmere in Arlington VA.
best Birchmere show probably was Boiled in Lead, the version that had Todd Menton, Anders, Drew Miller & David StensHoel. unreal. see From the Ladle to the Grave
. when I saw them 2 years later with a new guitarist and fiddler, they were like AC/DC with a vioilin... nothing interesting at all.
Richard Buckner at Mercury Lounge in NYC several times, every time revelatory. He is amazing.
Cheri Knight at Mercury Lounge in NYC, backed by essentially the reformed Blood Oranges. impossible to describe, awestriking.
Mark Eitzel, either solo or with American Music Club reformed.
Mark Kozelek/Red House Painters.