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Tom Rush, Dar Williams And Fall At The Fur Peace Ranch

October 31st, 2011 Leave a comment Go to comments

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This past weekend at the Ranch we hosted Dar Williams, Barry Mitterhoff, and Steve Kaufman as teachers. Well, I… me…. Jorma was there too. It was a chilly Fall weekend… perfect for hanging around in warm rooms with your buddies creating music.

Saturday night’s concert was with Tom Rush. Tom’s been in the public eye even longer than I have, and that’s saying something. He’s a great guy and a great artist. We were at the Philadelphia Folk Festival together this summer and I knew from hanging out with him there that he was going to be perfect for a show at the Fur Peace Ranch. Yep good stuff indeed… and he called me up to join him on two numbers.

Tom Rush Live At The Fur Peace Station

Tom Rush Live At The Fur Peace Station

Sunday night Barry and I did a short set at the Station and brought Dar Williams out to do a private show for us and the campers.

Dar and me backstage at the Station

Dar and me backstage at the Station

Her show was fabulous… she’s a great teacher and a wonderful human being… we hope she’ll be back. What a weekend!

After The Fog At The Station

After The Fog At The Station

I love this gig!

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  1. Cyndy Consentino
    October 31st, 2011 at 21:43 | #1

    Dar is Fabulous! I think I will be seeing her this weekend at the Sanctuary, where I saw you and Barry back on 9/17/11.

  2. Joe in DC
    November 1st, 2011 at 09:33 | #2

    Sounds like a good time…………….

  3. November 1st, 2011 at 12:06 | #3

    A great weekend. Good music, good food, good people…as for the weather – eh! Still recuperating.

  4. Susan B
    November 1st, 2011 at 14:15 | #4

    I’m flying high after an amazing weekend of music. Dar is a fantastic songwriter and performer, but also a highly insightful and inspirational teacher. Thank you to Dar, Jorma, Barry and Steve for sharing your time and music so generously. Thank you also to everyone else who was there for making it so great. What a wonderful time!

  5. Jeff Steinberg
    November 2nd, 2011 at 10:42 | #5

    Great weekend as it always is. I thought Tom Rush was one of the most entertaining shows I’ve ever seen, and I’ve seen a lot. Dar’s show Sunday night was awesome and Jorma and Barry are always awesome. The ranch is a special place, everyone that passes through it’s doors comes away with memories and experiences that will last a lifetime.

  6. carlo pagliano
    November 3rd, 2011 at 22:19 | #6

    The Spirit of Rock is the All-Time Winner, from pole to pole!
    The two main fronts have proved it. The cycle of life and art.
    My only bosom friend I had here in Italy just passed, I held his beautiful hand last night for a long, long while, he was under heavy sedative to avoid terrible pains, he was breathing with difficulty, from a galactic distance he gave the hint of a smile, lifted up his arm dropped it back and left soaring with nobleness. In the last days his face was the one of a newborn baby, his transparent spirit too, the cycle of his seasons clicked and matched, baby back to baby. I took him to a magnificent Jorma and Barry’s concert in my hometown two years ago, it was Fall and there he understood why I had Jorma in my mind all the time. Great free spirit, sang Jazz songs so softly like Chet used to, the Spirit of Rock ran into his veins full speed, delivering serenity and peace in the desperate hour.
    RIP Gianni!
    This mor, before opening the other eye, I clicked over Jorma’s unsurpassable site, to give the nth look to the Fall at the FPR’ & Phoenix to Los Angeles’ matchless pictures, to get a much needed relief. Right after Kerouac’s rucksack pasquinading revolution, Rock is that flash of lightning which sent into orbit the earthling. Jorma incarnates Rock music more than anyone else, suffice it to look at Jorma’s Blues Mobil picture, such a pertaining Rock pose is nowhere else to be seen. Rock sharpens one’s wits more than a blade, and all of Jorma’s Songs are incomparable diamonds since Embryonic Journey, and we followers, brothers, pals, fans, listeners, we Jorma Goers are the luckiest to be so. Rock is pivotal.
    Ever so grateful, Jorma, for hosting my anguished cry, and eternal gratitude for delivering through your monumental work the powerful nourishment that artists of all kinds are so in need of.