Friday, May 23, 2008

Byrdcliffe Shop Grand Opening.

From the Byrdcliffe Colony website:

Byrdcliffe Shop Grand Opening
Dates: Friday, May 23, 2008Location: The Byrdcliffe Shop, 34 Tinker St., Woodstock, NYTime: 4:00 - 7:00 pm
After a dramatic renovation at 34 Tinker Street, The Byrdcliffe Shop is the Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild’s newest commitment to the legacy of its 1903 Byrdcliffe Art Colony. The Byrdcliffe Shop is dedicated to the heritage of the Arts and Crafts Movement which sparked its founding. The grand opening takes place on Friday, May 23 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. All are welcome. Shop hours will be seven days a week from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Steven Tyler checks into rehab.

Best wishes to our Sunapee, NH neighbor, Steven Tyler. He recently checked into rehab in CA (Dr. Drew's facility).

Moving story from Carol Caffin's Rick Danko website.

If you have the opportunity, checkout Lil's story posted by Rick's frmr publicist Carol Caffin. It's a story that helps define for those of us who never met Rick what type of man he was aside from the rock talent & myths.

Big Bob Dylan festival @ the Warwick Valley Wine & Distillery.

Memorial Day Weekend : May 24th, 25th & 26thDylan Festival - Tribute to Bob Dylan12 - 6 p.m. / Admission $10 in advance $15 at doorNo coolers please!
Buy tickets online

Saturday May 24th
Gandalf Murphy & the Slambovian Circus of DreamsProfessor Louie and the CrowmatixUncle ShoehornE’lissa JonesPatty & BobSteve LaneEvan Teatum
Sunday May 25th
Gandalf Murphy & the Slambovian Circus of DreamsThe KennedysJohn ReddanEric IversenThe Marty Koppel TrioMighty GirlTough Mama
Monday May 26th
Rod MacdonaldThe KennedysMcMuleRay Longchamp BandReflectionsProject MercuryMarc Von Em

Opus 40 opens this Memorial Day Wkd.

The amazing Saugerties, NY (neighbor to Woodstock, NY) quarry monument & museum, Opus 40, opens this wkd. Famed Woodstock Festival photography Elliott Landy photographed the reunited Band there in the early '90s.

Middle Earth closing this wkd.

Bow Thayer's former band, The Benders, will be reforming for the wkd closing of the cool venue Middle Earth in Bradford, VT. Don't miss this never again event.

John Hammond, Jr. elected into the Blues Foundation Hall of Fame this month.

From the Foundation's website:

John Henry Hammond Jr. qualifies for any number of Halls of Fame in the music business for his many accomplishments as an A&R man, producer, critic, and promoter. In his role at Columbia Records in New York, he helped introduce such talents as Bob Dylan, Aretha Franklin, Count Basie, and Bruce Springsteen. His blues credentials go deep as well, dating back to 1930s productions with Bessie Smith and Ida Cox, and the promotion of the legendary Spirituals to Swing concerts at Carnegie Hall. Hammond knew enough about blues in 1938 to try to put Robert Johnson on the Carnegie Hall bill – but when he learned that Johnson had just died, he gave Big Bill Broonzy the slot. Decades later, when the folk music boom presented a new opportunity to promote country blues, Hammond saw to it that Columbia released an album of Robert Johnson’s songs in 1961, and Johnson’s influence has been enormous ever since. In the 1980s Hammond found another guitarist who would also impact the trajectory of blues and rock, Stevie Ray Vaughan. Hammond was born on Dec. 15, 1910, in New York City, and died on July 10, 1987. His son, John Paul Hammond, has carved out his own career as a performer on the folk and blues circuits.

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Suze Rotolo new book release.

Frmr Bob Dylan girlfriend Suze Rotolo's new book is out on bookstands. Thus far the reviews are strong. Don't expect it to be a Dylan tell-all.