23 June 2001
Solstice Party at Martha's
A few Auckland area muso's converged at Martha Louise's place to celebrate the
passing of the solstice and the beginning of lengthening days. Summer is just
around the corner! It was good company and good music all around and into the
wee hours. I was having such a good time that I forgot to take photos. It was
a scary drive home through dense fog.
18 June 2001
Diane Ponzio Rules The Bunker
Passion, power, talent, tenderness, humor, creativity, versatility, craftwomanship,
love of life and willingness to share it are all in ample generous delightfully
exuberant abundance when Diane Ponzio takes the stage. She delivers one of the
most evocotive and enjoyable performances I've ever had the pleasure to experience.
Honest. All these words are woefully inadequate to describe the Diane Ponzio
experience. Check out her gig schedule at www.dianeponzio.com
and do whatever it takes to see her perform
. You will thank me forever
for encouraging you to go. The Martin Guitar company picked a real winner when
they chose Diane to represent them.
13 June 2001
Auckland Bluegrass Club
I enjoyed performing with Dave Warren and playing his Tom Warren mandolin. It
was a cozy evening parked next to The Bunker fireplace.
11 June 2001
Jared White at the Bunker
||Many of us North Islanders were quite disappointed that David Wilcox didn't
do a concert up our way but now it doesn't matter because Jared graced
us with several of Wilcox's creations, played with a craftmanship equal
to the master himself. As a bonus he also flawlessly performed several
Bruce Cockburn tunes (photo taken during "Pacing the Cage").
Throw in a mix of tunes from various other artists and a little white-boy-rap
and you've got two sets of music to punch all the buttons from laughter
to tears. For us guitar players it was a real treat to hear what are probably
the finest fingerpicking arrangements being played in New Zealand. So
if you wanted to book Wilcox but couldn't, you're in luck because Jared
can fill those shoes and more.
9 June 2001
Late Harvest in Titirangi
||The Titrangi Folk Club enjoyed the pleasure of Martha Louise, Sue Hill
and Peter Madil as they made Late Harvest come alive. They were assisted
by Emily Giles on cello and Brenda Liddiard on mandolin. It was one of those
great sets that was over way before we were ready for it to be.
3 June 2001
Winter Warmup Gathering
A magic and intimate festival that left me feeling
glad to be alive in a universe that is smiling.
Music in May 2001