Occasionally the mountain does come to Mohammad. I am now situated in California — but my bicoastal friends are doing a West Coast mini-tour! That’s Dennis Lichtman (clarinet, mandolin, fiddle); Tamar Korn (vocal explorations); Gordon Au (trumpet); Jared Engel (string bass) — some version of the Brain Cloud crossbred with the Grand Street Stompers. Whatever you call these inventive inspired musicians, their joy is palpable, their creations heartfelt.
Here’s the tour schedule, gleaned from Dennis’ website:
June 4: Tamar Korn and Friends / Gaucho: Cafe Royale, San Francisco.
June 5: Tamar Korn and Friends / Gaucho: Amnesia, San Francisco.
June 6: Grand Street Stompers: Midweek Concert Series, Carmichael.
June 7: Grand Street Stompers: Midtown Stomp, Sacramento.
June 8: Tamar Korn and Friends / Erma Kyriakos: The Lost Church, San Francisco.
June 9: Tamar Korn and Friends / Gaucho: Brenda’s, San Francisco.
I don’t yet know all the details — show times, ticket prices, and the like — but I plan to visit a few of these happenings, and even with my tripod, there is room for you, too — no matter which coast you come from.
Here’s a song from the 2012 Lichtman – Korn – Au tour, with Craig Ventresco on guitar / banjo; Rob Adkins, string bass:
They are magical beings!
May your happiness increase!