Archive for March 4th, 2008

Benefit for Utah Phillips

Tuesday, March 4th, 2008

Laurie Lewis and Tom Rozum perform at Benefit Concert honoring U. Utah Phillips, “the Golden Voice of the Great Southwest,” at Don Quixote’s Music Hall, 6275 Highway 9, Felton, Calif. Co-presented with Snazzy Productions on Mon. March 10 at 7:30 pm, Laurie Lewis and Tom Rozum with Alisa Fineman and Kimball Hurd, Keith Greeninger and others will sing and tell tales for Utah, a true folk bard, who, over the years, has made so many others laugh and sing along. 100% of all ticket sales will go to Utah’s defray medical expenses. Tickets are $25. For info go to donquixotesmusic.info or 831/603-2294. Contact John Sandidge at sleepy@cruzio.com for information on how to send in donations for U. Utah.

U. Utah Phillips, born May 15, 1935 in Cleveland, Ohio is a labor organizer, folk singer, storyteller, poet and humorist. Utah, the self-proclaimed “Golden Voice of the Great Southwest” is a raconteur extraordinaire, a historian describing the struggles of labor unions and the power of direct action, a hobo, and a wonderful musician whose songs enliven his audiences.

“Please work some magic … Utah has just gotten out of the hospital, and is dealing with congestive heart failure. Like most musicians, he needs financial help,” says Laurie for her longtime friend and mentor.

Phil Lesh and Elliott Carter

Tuesday, March 4th, 2008

Counterstream Radio Anniversary Special Event: Elliott Carter and Phil Lesh

Curious how Elliott Carter, one of our most venerable composers of music for the concert hall, and Phil Lesh, best known as the bass player for the Grateful Dead, ever crossed paths? Though you might not ordinarily connect these two composers, there are some surprising musical links between them, supported by a friendship of many years.

Tune in to Counterstream Radio on March 14 at 3 p.m. ET and hear them speak with host Sarah Cahill about their shared influences and the personal connections they’ve made through music.