FURGO & FRIENDS at Ma Rouge Coffee House
05/10/2013 08:17AM ● Published by Robin Linn
There were many highlights that evening, but one of the things that made it so special was the intimate nature with which Don shared stories and took questions from the audience. Having performed with almost everyone of importance in the Sixties and Seventies as one of the "Wrecking Crew", (a group of highly sought after studio musicians who are on countless recordings, you have heard his work whether or you realize it or not) he has many fantastic stories. several of which he shared that night. His humble and giving nature as a performer made me feel like I was in his living room. His playing was brilliant and drew several standing ovations from the crowd. Each story was a personal account right out of rock and roll history. He told of a fishing trip with Neil Young that was one of the best fish stories I have ever heard. It will be among many stories in his upcoming book, "You've Heard These Hands".
|John DePatie digging into Thelonius Monk's Fiday the 13th.|