This show was a benefit for the Jeremy Wilson Foundation. A snippet from last fall is featuring our own Lara Carlisle and Marilee Hord.They will be performing Feb 24th at The Laurelthirst with the rest of the Mustangs. Little did we know that Marilee would soon need the benefits of The Jeremy Wilson Foundation! She injured her shoulder and will require surgery. This means she will not be able to play fiddle for some time. The 24th benefit is to help with Marilee's expenses.
Thanks to all who made Gram Jam II a musical and financial success! The specific numbers are not in but are well above last year's. Participants and audience members should be very proud of their contributions to the community and The Jeremy Wilson Foundation.
Another soul classic covered by Gram Parsons and the Byrds on Sweethearts of the Rodeo. William Bell a great Stax songwriter here performing the original, You Don't Miss Your Water. Yep, the Gram Jam will be doing this classic with our old friend David Lipkind singing it.
Gram Parsons is noted for fusing Country and Rock n Roll, but soul was also in the mix. His taste in covers was impeccable. Dark End Of The Street by the great and sadly underrated James Carr was covered by The Flying Burrito Brothers. Hear it at the Gram Jam on Nov. 4th as sung by Lewi Longmire and Lara Carlisle.
The Gram Jam II Poster with guests listed on it is completed. Kristina Stuart has done it again! If your name appears on here, it could be helpful to share as time passes. We are 24 days away gang!
We are hard at work rehearsing for Gram Jam II. We have a terrific lineup of guests joining us this year! We will be announcing the list early next week. The show is November 4th at The Mission Theater and advance tickets are available at Etix.com They are a total of $11.00 with fee. They will be $15.00 at the door. Get em now and save!
In preparation for Gram Jam II, we are wading into the legacy of Gram Parsons again. A few interesting items have come up. Apparently Gram gave Leon Russell his famous top hat. It gets weirder, listen to the story. On another subject, Cry One More Time appears on GP, one of Gram's solo albums. Turns out that isn't him singing lead. Barry Tashian was in a band called The Remains and was an old friend of Gram's. He brought the song in for consideration on the album and dropped in what he thought was a guide vocal track. It stayed for the album version. Emmylou and Gram sing back up. BTW, The Remains were the openers for part of the Beatles last tour of America in 1966. It's all one big crazy circle.