“A Night Of Remembrance” for the departed Pops Waldecker and friends and fans we’ve lost was an exceptional and emotional show. Returning to our home base, the Parliament Room at Otus Supply, we were joined by a hundred-plus friends to celebrate life and the Dead.
Joining Bill, Matt, Laurie, Dave, and Joe were drummer Chaim Tolwin, and keyboardist Justin Lee. On certain songs, guest guitarists James Waldecker and Matt Wigner also took the stage. We debuted three songs, all with must-listen versions: “New Minglewood Blues,” Bob Dylan’s “A Hard Rain’s Gonna Fall” and “Death Don’t Have No Mercy.” The afterglow from February’s Blues For Allah show continued as we took another ride through King Solomon’s Marbles, and Chaim surprised the band when he brought out a Fujara (a Slovakian shepherd’s overtone flute) during Drums.
Dave announced that RTD will be taking a short break, as he will undergo open heart surgery on April 18 to repair an aneurysm caused by a congenital defect. We are scheduled to return to Otus on July 11, although we may squeeze in one more show before the procedure - stay tuned!
Our entire show in glorious soundboard audio is on our Archive.org page. Check it out below!
3-25-2022 Otus Supply, Ferndale, MI
I: Here Comes Sunshine, Hell in a Bucket, New Minglewood Blues*, Deep Elem Blues, El Paso, Loser>Jack A Roe, A Hard Rain’s Gonna Fall*@, Promised Land@#
II: China Cat Sunflower>I Know You Rider#>Sugar Magnolia>Eyes of the World>The Music Never Stopped>Drums%>Space>King Solomon’s Marbles, Death Don’t Have No Mercy*@#>St. Stephen@#>The Eleven@#
E: Dead Flowers@#, Not Fade Away@#
*=First time played
@=James Waldecker on guitar
#=Matt Wigner on guitar
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