Lee Harvey Osmond (WAMC)

Tom Wilson and his son Thompson making Albany a better place. Running out onstage with an mind blowing a capella version of John Henry into a rocking version of fellow Canadian Fred Eaglesmith’s 49 Tons. They ran through much of Beautiful Scars, pulled some duets from the two recent Blackie and Rodeo Kings records, read a portion of his upcoming book and made the most of a sparsely attended show.

What you missed:

Joshua Tree / Fretboard Summit

Trip to San Diego for friend visitation, Fretboard Summit and a side trip to Joshua Tree National Park.  Serendipity reigned as we spent a day waiting in line and failing to get tickets for Paul McCartney at Pappy and Harriet’s in Pioneertown having arrived there in the morning on a sight-seeing whim.  Didn’t need to see the band, you could hear them just fine from outside where there was much to see and do.  Besides hanging out with the awesome guys on the porch of Chaparrosa Outfitters, there were meteors, a mountain rescue and a gate crashing woman pushed off the bar porch onto a cactus.  All while boomer females screamed like teenagers for Sir Paul hoping to catch his ear from the parking lot. Um… they didn’t.

Danny Barnes had to cancel his appearance at the Fretboard Summit (hope things are OK) but Courtney Hartman, Molly Tuttle, Joe K. Walsh, Grant Gordy and the rest made my horrible golf skills tolerable.

[The rude turds who selfishly ran and cut to be first in line for tickets]
[McCartney at Pappy and Harriet’s video from inside…]

[Chaparrosa Outfitters]
[Fretboard Summit]