Tuesday, December 29, 2015
This was before he signed with Windham Hill. Ann told me Will drew up a contract on a napkin after seeing him play. She drew the tree for Windham Hill.
There was a poignancy to my intro to Michael Hedges, an acquired admiration that paralleled my own playing (open tunings, harmonics etc). He opened for Leo Kottke who I'd planned on seeing with my wife, but she passed away a couple of weeks before (1994). It was with a heavy heart that I went at the coaxing of friends, in her memory. His music opened up the heavens and I was sure Liz was hanging around in spirit to make sure I'd be OK and got a good sendoff with this raw but ethereal music. When he jammed with Kottke afterwards it was like yin meets yang.
Sunday, December 27, 2015
And for those of you who see the guitar lacking in the previous post. You got me; I play both.