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1.5.02 : Sidewalk Cafe : NYC :: 1.8.02 : Grape St. Pub : Phila, PA

No Comments 03 January 2002

Happy New Year Everyone,

Hope your 2002 is off to an amazing start. I’m jumping into the new year
with great hope and excitement. Give it a couple of weeks and everything
should be back to normal.

I start out the year in New York this Saturday, 1.5.02, when I return to
the Sidewalk Cafe for an 8p show. My apologies to those who came to my
recent non appearance at the Bitter End, this will not be a repeat
performance. I was actually at the Bitter End that night, but somebody
gave me this ring and when I put it on I became invisible. Really. For
this show, I will accept no unauthorised jewelry.

Next Tuesday, 1.8.02, I assemble the Quintet for the first 2002
performance. I hope to assemble them for the first rehearsal of 2002
prior to that. Either way, Mike, Scott, Erik, Kevin and I will give a
performance that has the look and feel of a professional job. All at
semi pro prices!
Kevin Hanson’s Trio, The Kevin Hanson Trio, will open the evening, so
you can’t miss the evening even if you wanted to (he knows where you

The Recap:
Saturday, 1.5.02 : 8p
The Sidewalk Cafe
6th Street and Avenue A : NYC

Tuesday, 1.8.02 : 10p
Grape Street Pub
105 Grape Street : Manayunk, PA

with Kevin Hanson Trio and Quick Step John

A very special thank you to all of the people who came out to the Tin
Angel on December 20th for the Harrisongs Benefit Concert, as well as to
all of the musicians and folks working behind the scenes to make it
happen. It was a beautiful night of music and, I hope, a fitting tribute
to a man and his music that has given so much to so many. Thank you one
and all.

Peace in the New Year,

“One thing’s for sure; he’s running. He’s on the run, if he’s running
at all.”
G.W. Bush


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Harrisongs: A Celebration of the Life and Music of George Harrison

No Comments 07 December 2001

Dear Friends,

Last Friday morning, we awoke to find a part of our lives missing from
the world.

The news was broken to me by a friend I was staying with in New York. We
turned on the TV and found our old friend, young and smiling and all of 20. It
was 5AM, the news had broken less than a half hour before.
Switching channels, VH1 already had a special playing, complete with an
intro about “George’s last performance.” I shuddered as I realized it
had already been recorded, probably months ago, waiting for this moment.

Later that morning, I debated about going to Strawberry Fields in
Central Park. First I left my friend’s apartment, guitar in hand. Then,
I went back, dropped off the guitar, and left again. 2 blocks later, I
went back once more, grabbed the guitar and finally headed out to the
Park. I’m not really sure why it was so confusing, I had been playing
the songs all morning. I had been playing the songs all my life.

I went not knowing what to expect and not knowing if I would play or
not. When I got there, three guys with guitars stood at the benches,
surrounded by what had to have been a couple hundred people. I asked if
I could join them, but it was of course a pointless question. Of course I could
play; we all could.

For the next 3 hours or so, I watched this group of total strangers
connect with one another, make eye contact with one another, smile at
one another, all sharing a love for George and his music. On this sad
day, this beautiful coming together and opening up of people to one
another, dropping the barriers we carry with us through so much of our
daily lives. In that moment I realized the true genius of George
Harrison, the true gift of the Beatles, and the true importance of music
in our lives.

I have been asked to put together a night of music celebrating George
Harrison at the Tin Angel on Thursday, 12.20.01 at 8:30p. Like that day
in Central Park, I will be playing his music with others. On that night,
others will include both friends I know and people who are friends only because
I know they loved George and his music, too. These include:
Scott Bricklin, Mike Brenner, Roger Cox, Jay Davidson, Amber de Laurentis, John
Faye, Kevin Hanson, Hoagy, Cliff Hillis, John Montagna
and The Trouble with Sweeney. It’s a good bet that by the evening of the
20th, it will include a host more.

If you have also loved George and his music, I hope this night will give
you a chance to celebrate that love and joy. Proceeds will benefit George’s
selected charities.

The Recap:
Thursday, 12.20.01 8:30p
Harrisongs: A Celebration of the Life and Music of George Harrison
The TIn Angel
20 S.2nd Street : Philadelphia, PA

Thank you. I hope you can make it.


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