A couple of things on my radar...Nov. 7 is Joni Mitchell's birthday and the return of The Woman of Heart and Mind tribute to Joni at Alberta Rose Theatre. Paula Sinclair, Kris Deelane, Anne Weiss and others will bring to life "Blue"...arguably the best Joni record and the one that contains, as my friend John Doe says, the best love song ever written, "A Case of You."
Next Wednesday, the 7th, if we haven't all moved out of the country, will be Jon Koonce's and One More Mile's last regular Wednesday show at O'Connor's in Multnomah Village. Jon just feels it's time to shake it up a little and is sharing the bill with Doug Fraser's band at Duff's on Friday, the 9th.
The 11th brings Blitzen Trapper home at the Crystal opening for Brandi Carlisle...can't wait to see my boys!
Now the most important, on Nov. 18th (the day before my birthday, so will be accepting free drinks and presents....) from 3-6 at O'Connor's, John Bunzow will play a fund raising gig to help with his hospital bills from recent cancer surgery. If you can't make the gig, you can donate on line on John's website...and dream of single payer health care....
..and man if you weren't at Dante's on Halloween to see Lukas Nelson (Willie's kid) and the Promise of the Real, and the lovely Ty Curtis with Gary Fountaine on bass opening....you missed a life-changer!!