Meet Don White, Megon McDonough, Elizabeth Mosier, Peg Espinola, and Janet Feld -- all doing what they do best
Some you might know - Megon McDonough was in the Four Bitchin' Babes, Don White and I did shows together for 9 years, but Peg Espinola is an octogenarian folksinger who didn't start writing songs til she was 67, Janet Feld has been teaching adults how to play guitar for 20 years at the Passim school of music in Cambridge, MA, and Elizabeth Mosier is a non-fiction writer I met last year when I spent a month at the artist retreat, Yaddo, in Saratoga Springs.
During this pandemic I try to make my concerts a way for you to discover the work of other artists whose work I think you will love.
"Highlights of the Zoom After Party" with Lavin/White/McDonough/Mosier/Feld/Espinola"
A very strange thing happened during the party. Just after I introduced Peg Espinola, my screen went black. No warning, just turned off. I searched around to see what could be wrong and saw that it had become unplugged. I frantically plugged it back in, but then had to wait for it to re-boot since the power reserve had gone to zero -- and when it finally did re-boot, a couple minutes had passed and all the pages that had been open before were all suddenly open again, including the front page of the NYTimes.
That's when I saw the headline about RBG. I finally rejoined the Zoom After Party just as Peg ended her song, and it took me a few seconds to get my bearings. I finally popped back on the screen, apologized for missing her song completely, and wondered if I should say something about the headline I just read. For a second I thought maybe I had dreamed it, that it wasn't real. But we were live, in real time, so I decided I would. I'm no actress. I don't know how to "act" calm when my heart is pumping a hundred miles an hour. So I told them.
The video then ends with Megon McDonough -- she was up next, and it made sense to stop after her song, "You Will Know The Tree By The Fruit It Bears." In this country so many of us share dates when we know precisely where we were -- November 22, 1963, September 11, 2001, and now September 18, 2020.
Please wear a mask,
- I wrote a song about him on my last album, "First Dance/Last Dance"
- "Trade Up"
- Two surprise guests from Rochester, NY, one from Key West Florida at 7:30 show -- then After Party til 9:30
- Saturday night at 7:30 PM Eastern solo concert for Golden Link of Rochester; 8:45 After Party with my friends Kat Goldman & David Ippolito
- Dar Williams is now part of the Congressional Record -- her quote starts five seconds in
- Will have a special 6 song tribute to Dave Van Ronk for a very special reason
- I sent my Click & Grow farm FB post to the company and they responded by offering a 15% discount to any friends of mine
- "Painting Resilience: The Life & Art of Fred Terna" by Julia Mayer -- the most important project I have ever worked on
- Alice Howe is a spectacular singer, Freebo a brilliant bassist - I'm their guest on Wednesday at 8 PM Eastern - plus an "After Party" with a surprise guest
- The best new song of 2021 has already been written, "Because We Need You Now" by Cliff Eberhardt & Tom Prasada-Rao
- One last video -- thank you all who sent photos for it -- Happy New Year --
- Thank you all who came to our concert -- one final video -- thanks to all who sent photos for it - "Sealed With A Kiss"