Strutting our stuff, ya’ll: Earthwise welcomes Elvin at the Mitch
Tickets now at Eventbrite.
As a teen I knew “Fooled Around and Fell in Love” and “Struttin’ My Stuff” but didn’t know who they were by, or that both were by Elvin Bishop; the first sung by Mickey Thomas.
His most recent hit, 30 years later, I first heard, with Bobby Cochran on vocals, in Cambridge, Mass, at the House of Blues, stop 26 of 30 for Front Porch Blues tour:
Not to lick a gift salt with the tongue — which is something they used to let us eat back in the meat yards of Chicago where at one point I had more than 100 Levi cousins — well they were cows, of course, fixing them to eats — but I will be glad if the band includes of course Bobby but also Ruth Davies — who I met for the first time recently at Stanford Jazz Workshop and also Mitch Woods, a piano player who recorded with Elvin recently.
Also, sort of reminds me, in a Plastic Alto way, that I once bought a bus load of blues musicians dinner at McDonalds, somewhere between New Haven and University of Maine — the bus rolled straight thru the restaurant, only slowing enough to toss a couple bags of burgers thru the driver side window. I guess that meant that Front Porch Blues tour briefly became Side Window Burgers Bus. Know what I mean!?
Anyhoo, we will not likely have burgers on the bill December 20 but vittels from Ada’s Cafe of Palo Alto, open special until 9 when Palo Alto moves earth-wise.