Pint & DaleLast Saturday evening, Sally Greenberg hosted a House Concert featuring Pint and Dale. They sing nautical songs and sea shanties and tell interesting stories of life as the daughter of a sea captain and the many years that passed while a new Hurdy-gurdy was being built for her. Stories of life on the road and the arcane and esoteric audiences to whom they play. They're a marvelous evening out and hadn't played Sally's in five years. Too long to go between the harmonies of White Horses.
|Felicia played Hurdy Gurdy, violin|
and several penny whistles during our concert.
performing one of my favorite tunes
|Hurdy Gurdy-a bowed stringed instrument that produces music by turning a crank.|
It sounds unlike any other instrument I have ever heard.
Martyn Joseph & Willy Porter
Last night Ormond and I went to Freight and Salvage to see my most beloved performer ever, Martyn Joseph, open for an unfamiliar to me act-Willy Porter. We had a rollicking good time. This is the eighth or ninth time I have seen Martyn and he continues to impress me and audiences all around the world with his style and his philanthropic doings. He has started a Foundation-Let Yourself Trust, to further spread good works in his homeland and around the world. A small donation will go a long way. Ten British Pounds is less than an American twenty so Go !~! I did.
|photo from F&S website, thank you F&S.|
|Martyn signs his album and songbook for me at an earlier concert |
at Freight when they were on San Pablo Ave
How Did We End Up Here?
As most of you may know I lost my only biological sister very suddenly and unexpectedly in July 2008. For months after I was unable to listen to anything except a CD I had of her singing two songs in Russian. She was a musician, a fine one with a voice that reached high into the clouds.
|Teri (right) and I at the Deerfield Beach High Band Reunion in 2005.|
This glorious week together was our last visit.
The light over her head was prescient.