We just wrapped up what turned out to be a fantastic weekend in every way . . . well aside of the thunderstorms. Thankfully, the thunderstorms didn’t last too long, though they did drop a significant amount of rain – which is a blessing when you consider the severe drought other parts of the country are experiencing.
Student arrivals went smoothly on Friday morning with a near even mix of new students and returning students (“repeat offenders” – as they have become to be known).
Woody Mann set up shop in the Workshop building, while Chris Smither took his class into the Library. Jorma Kaukonen and his class made the front of the Fur Peace Station their woodshed for the weekend (though they did venture down to the A-Frame studio Saturday afternoon while Brian Auger’s Oblivion Express began setting up in the FPS Concert Hall).
While Brian Auger’s Oblivion Express was setting up and doing their sound check Jorma was trying to get Woody Mann to make the switch to electric guitar. Fortunately he was unsuccessful in his attempt and Woody chose to stick with acoustic guitar. Woody put on what can only be described as a short but sweet opening set, heavy on the sweet!
Brian Auger’s Oblivion Express followed Woody after a short intermission. The band was on fire Saturday night, and the engine on the locomotive was set to overdrive! Kevin Morgan made a special marquee poster for the evening and I think it describes the evening better than words can! Can’t wait to hear the radio program from this performance!
This will be one of those shows that everyone who was there will be talking about for awhile to come! We hope to have these guys back one day!
Sunday afternoon we held our student performance in the Fur Peace Station. What transpired was nothing short of spectacular! All of the performances were absolutely top notch!
Here’s the set list from the afternoon:
Woody Mann class – I’ll Fly Away
Karl Dentino – I Know You’re With Him (original)
Bob Doherty – Shady Grove
Kim Poindexter – Ballad of Lucy Jordan
Mitchell Maghakian – Sally, Where’d You Get Your Liquor From
Will & Alona Williamson – Salt (original)
David Waxman – Rock of Ages
Will Heelan – Sorry
Doug Brimmel – Policy Blues
Steve Gunn – How’s About You
Michael Marcovitz – Midnight in Malpitas
Marie Christ – Big Road Blues
Peter Holland – Stealin’
Ben rudnick – Clown Shoes (original)
Hurl & VK – No Women No Cry
Terry Gurley – I Feel Like Hank Williams Tonight
Will & Alona Williamson – Nobody’s Fault But Mine (original)
Kim poindexter – Privateering
Mitchell Maghakian – Red Headed Woman
Monday came along a bit too quickly as it usually does. Before the departures Jorma, Chris and Woody pose for one last picture . . . till next time!
Thank you everyone for a fabulous weekend!