A Rainy Day with Williams and Sexton
Casting our eyes (and ears) back a few days, Keller Williams wrapped up a northeast tour on Sunday at the Calvin Theatre in Northampton, MA. A the close of the first set, he invited Martin Sexton to the stage. The pair performed a number of songs including Sexton’s ‘Black Sheep,’ Williams ‘Celebrate Your Youth and Rainy Day, the song from Keller’s new album Dream that also features Sexton. Williams will begin a European tour on March 13 at King Tuts in Glasgow, Scotland and will next perform in the U.S. on April 14 at the Wanee Festival.5/8/77 on 5/8/07
On May 8, 1977 the Grateful Dead played what has become one of their most celebrated performances at Cornell Universitys Barton Hall (while this certainly was stellar show, the 5/8/77 gig also gained notoriety over the years due to the crisp soundboards that circulated). The Dark Star Orchestra will mark the thirty year anniversary of this night with its own show in Ithaca, New York. Rather than Barton Hall, DSO will take the stage at the State Theatre on Tuesday May 8. In addition, while the Dark Star Orchestra typically doesnt reveal which show it will interpret until after the performance itself, on this occasion the band has announced that it will indeed deliver the Grateful Deads 5/8/77 show in its entirety. The second set is the huge one, opening with one of the Grateful Deads earliest moves from Scarlet Begonias into Fire on the Mountain followed by a standalone Estimated Prophet and then a passage from St. Stephen: into Not Fade Away back into St. Stephen and then a climatic Morning Dew.