ESREVER NI ESIWHTRAE: somebody call a hear-se

Marta Sanchez, Roman Filiu

Marco Diaz, Melecio Magdaluyo, Jon Bautista Lagunta (JBL)

Johnny A

Charlie Musselwhite

MC Lars

Valerie Troutt F Howard Wiley, Ruthie Price, Javier Santiago

Elvin Bishop

Mitch Woods f Maria Muldaur

Larry Ochs, Dave Rempis, Darren Johnston, Tim Perkis, Madalyn Merkley

Dave Douglas Engage f Jeff Parker, Clarence Penn, Carmen Rothwell

Matt the Electrician

Sylvie Simmons

Music of Tom Harrell f Luis Perdomo, Adam Cruz, Ugonna Okegwo
(Tom and Angela, his manager/wife, arrived 24 hours in front of the trio, preparing for a 2-show West Coast run; Angela called to say there was a mishap and they were at Mills Hospital, after checking in to an airport motel – I had them at the Sheraton for day of show, four rooms. After 30 hours of ups and downs, we decided it was best if the trio performed without Tom. Ugonna said: “Tom cannot be hear tonite, except in spirit; we are playing his music”. He was back to himself that Saturday at Soka; when I met Tom, for the first time, in the ER, he had his trumpet case as a bedside table, propping within reach a plastic bottle of juice. I said something about his not wanting to risk leaving his instrument in the hotel and Angela said, No he wanted to practice; the hospital would not permit such, although they later sent their CEO to check in on him and meet-and-great. I told them that his real name was “Tom Harrell” but he was better known by his stage name “Chet Baker”…since it was a free show, at Palo Alto Art Center, there were only a few complaints about the program change; I felt a little bad that Dick Fregulia, a collaborator of Tom’s from fifty years ago, had driven down from Marin.
Scott Amendola Philip Greenlief Trevor Dunn

Motoko Honda

Molly Tuttle Band

(for Maureen Roddy…)

Shelly From LA and My Persian Neighbors Dentist Perform Not Just the Music of Sun Kil Moon And Put That in a Song about Bad Promoters, Bitch

JBL House Concert on a found object Alto bought on Portola Street Exactly 250 Years Later (after John Cage, Christian Wolfe Kris Dobrowski and Lee’s Sax Works on Taraval

(Listening to Spoon “Written In Reverse” makes me think I can hire Britt Daniels to play solo at The Mitch — which is better than a 45 minute set before Beck and Cage The Elephant, plus I booked him into The Cub his first tour….)

About markweiss86

Mark Weiss, founder of Plastic Alto blog, is a concert promoter and artist manager in Palo Alto, as Earthwise Productions, with background as journalist, advertising copywriter, book store returns desk, college radio producer, city council and commissions candidate, high school basketball player; he also sang in local choir, and fronts an Allen Ginsberg tribute Beat Hotel Rm 32
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