Martin Fierro Sits in with String Cheese Incident ….. Mimi Fishman Auction Concludes Tomorrow ….. Keller Williams on National Lampoon’s AV Squad …. Tony Furtado Plays Stevie Wonder with the Wu
Martin Fierro joined String Cheese Incident on sax for much of the group’s second set last night, including versions of ‘All Blues’ and ‘Riders on the Storm (a SCI breakout). Fierro who appeared on the Grateful Dead’s Wake of the Flood release is particularly revered for his participation in the original Legion Of Mary, a band also comprised of Jerry Garcia, Merl Saunders and John Kahn. Fierro has gone on to play with a number of Bay Area groups including Zero, a revamped Legion and his own MartFierro Quartet…..
The Mimi Fishman Foundation’s final charity auction of 2003 will conclude on Wednesday evening. The current high bid item is Mike Gordon’s Simpsons jacket which was given to him after the bassist’s participation on the show. Other items include New Year’s Eve ticket packages from Phish, The String Cheese Incident, Yonder Mountain String Band, Umphrey’s McGee, Addison Groove Project, and Big Head Todd and the Monsters as well as posters signed by the artists who will perform on the upcoming Jam Cruise I and II…..
Keller Williams is the subject of an AV Squad segment that is currently airing. The program includes both an interview and a performance recorded at New York’s Hard Rock Cafe. AV Squad runs nationally on a number of cable systems, in particular those with college affiliations…..
“Tony Furtado”:http://www.tonyfurtado.com/ who opened Saturday night’s “Big Wu”:http://www.thebigwu.com performance at the Ballard Firehouse in Seattle, WA appeared with the Wu halfway through the group’s set. Furtado, who first made his name as a banjo player but as of late has focussed much of his energies on slide guitar, opted for the latter during a cover of ‘Higher Ground.’