Second post is dipping into the archives, to a very special show which took place on January 7, 2011. Boston public radio station WUMB threw a grand retirement part for long time folk DJ Dick Pleasants with just a few of his favorite musicians. Taking place in the beautiful Sanders Theater at Harvard University in Cambridge MA, this was a show not to be missed.
The line up included: Antje Duvekot, Ellis Paul, Buskin & Batteau, Tom Rush, Patty Larkin, Jonatha Brooke, Lori McKenna, Jonathan Edwards, Brother Sun, Kate Taylor. This was a line up of folk royalty, no doubt. Add some of the accompanying musicians like Don Conoscenti, Stuart Shuman, Taylor Armerding, Radoslav Lorkovic, Marshal Rosenberg and more, plus a video cameo from Christine Lavin, and, well, it was a pretty special night. Hosted by Dave Palmater, each performer had 3 songs to play to a very full house, and not a note was misplaced. Makes me feel very lucky to live geographically close enough to have been able to take in this show. Now, if only I had sprung for the concert DVD that they were selling that night!
It was a special privilege for me to help document the evening through photos, and I am pleased to share them. Here’s where you’ll find the album. Enjoy!