All for now.
: don't know if the author of the following
: report (waxwing aka John C.) drops by in this
: forum, but I'm sure he won't mind me posting
: his report, which he posted in another forum,
: here. It goes as follows:
: Just got in from a thoroughly Berkeley
: evening. It's not often these days that I
: feel below the median age at any event, but
: tonight the Freight was filled with the old
: gaurd of the Berkeley Left and I was one of
: the youngsters. It was a benefit in support
: of several organizations in support of the
: Homeless, a major issue in Berkeley. The
: first set, after some awards were given out
: by the Mayor, featured Carol Denney, a local
: protest singer who champions the homeless,
: and Country Joe McDonald, who played a
: variety of songs from protest songs about
: whales to meditative noodlings in open G with
: rack harp, to a song about Clara Barton, who
: founded the Red Cross and patented the first
: aid kit. A sprinkling of modest
: fingerpicking, even. After the break, Marc
: Silber, with a 12, opened with a song or two
: of his own, then was joined by Will Scarlett,
: a superb chromatic harp player, and then, a
: song later, Steve Mann joined them for a
: blues in A reminiscent of RJ's Kind Hearted
: Woman. Mann and Scarlet played a couple more
: pieces alone and then Marc joined them for a
: final number. Buzzy Lindhart was supposed to
: join them but was apparently too ill. Steve
: looked like a man upon whom the interveening
: years weigh heavy, yet he was clearly taking
: a great step. He put down some snapping
: trilled licks, fingerpicking with long
: nails, it seemed, and there were times when
: he was clearly enjoying himself. It was a
: perfect situation, Marc is a very "from
: the heart" performer, and Will seems to
: be a very gentle soul. At times it was like
: three old friends sitting on the back porch,
: and the audience was very supportive,
: especially of Steve. Apparently he has moved
: to Berkeley from southern CA, so I'm hoping
: we will see more of him, getting his wings
: back. He's fallen in with some good folks.
: A very interesting evening.
: All for now.
: John C.
: --Previous Message--
: Be still my heart! I can't make it, but if
: anyone who does would like to tell us about
: it, please, please do!
: Thanks very much, Stefan.
: --Previous Message--
: just got a message from Steve Mann telling me
: that he's rehearsing for a show on Wednesday
: night Jan 28th (that is today!) with Will
: Scarlett (harmonica) at the Freight and
: Salvage Coffee House in Berkeley - so hurry
: to see (and hear) what could perhaps be the
: start of a second career for that legendary
: LA guitarist from the sixties!
: : :