Sunday, October 05, 2008
Winter Garden Music Festival
Great show at the Winter Garden Music Festival yesterday; I was away from the table when Jae mentioned Frank had already stopped by and invited us back for next year's event, on the main stage this time. Sweet!
Things got started a bit late due to technical difficulties with the Outer Toons' set (worth the wait, they were awesome) so we cut our set slightly short to keep the evening moving. Besides playing with Chris Dispensa for the first time (solid drummer, he rocked the joint), we also did something else that we've never done before; a staggered band introduction ala "Stop Making Sense."
I came out first and introduced the mountain dulcimer with "Black Mountain Rag." Then, Chris came up and joined me on djembe for a little Indiana raga. Roger Z. joined us on guitar and I switched to Native American Flute for an extended improvisation. Then Chris switched to the drum kit and Tom Sharp came aboard to round out the quartet on a super-spacey rendition of Manitou's "Boy On Rock." We then performed "Big Alligator", "Time Bomb", "Crazy Feels Like" and "Run On."
Next show will be Muddy Gras on October 18th - more info to come!
Thanks to our new friends and fans - we appreciate the love. To our old friends and fans, thanks for your continued support - mahalo nui loa!