Thursday, November 29, 2007
Gram Parsons Tribute at Luna Lounge Last Night, 11/28/07
Last night and from here onward we'll always have a laugh about the blast at Luna Lounge when a dozen plus musical entertainment acts made sweet sweet rock and country type sounds.
King Vidor that night consisted of just me and my bass man Dana Monteith and old Vidor associate Aaron Carroll on drums... AND Ernie, a handsome young bearded fellow we grabbed as we hit the stage and who humored our reckless vibe with tasty Telecaster sweetness. Better than a whistle solo that's for damn sure. It was a riot backstage after midnight trying to grab a last-minute lead player. One nice young dude was accompanying us on his heavily autographed mandolin. We practiced all 3 of our tunes until we hit the key change in "Older Guys" and suddenly our new brother in arms was lost to us: You could see the whiskey bubbling up in his eye sockets as his brain tried to manage this slight adjustment. I guess we should have asked him sooner cause he practically fainted mid-verse. Then he woke up and excused himself ever so politely.
We walked in to Luna Lounge around 9:30 after feeding ourselves and warming up a bit at Aaron's rehearsal space. From arrival on it was blazed with kick ass and beautiful country rock.I'd like to mention herein and especially the talents of Fiona McBain of Ollabelle and her friends.
Also Eric Roscoe Ambel
and The Demolition String Band
These bands and the Chip Robinson/Backsliders supergroup with Keith and other heavy cats. The music was stunning, tight AND loose. That's the winning ticket right there.
We played "Older Guys" and "Sing Me Back Home" from the GP catalog and finished the show for everybody with our own "Broken Days." Thanks to everyone who came out from Brooklyn and Cherry Valley. Thanks to Shawn King for the pictures from the show and thanks to Jessica for Prosecco and Makers Mark.
thanks to Ted and Mark and Jaimie too for comin' out.