Ben Harper, Akron/Family and Howlin Rain to Pay Tribute to Chris Darrow
Ben Harper, Akron/Family and Howlin Rain are among the artists who will pay tribute to singer/songwriter Chris Darrow in Take Good Care of Yourself: The Songs of Chris Darrow at Santa Monicas McCabes Guitar Shop on March 1. Other musicians scheduled to appear include Charlie Wadhams, Michael Andrews, Jonathan Wilson and Elisa Randazzo.
According to event organizers, Chris Darrow may not be a household name yet. But throughout the history of Southern California country-rock, folk, surf, psychedelic and world music, he has cast a welcome presence. His trail-blazing, country-rock-leaning pair of solo albums, Chris Darrow (1973) and Under My Own Disguise (1974, never before available in the U.S.), soon will be released by Everloving Records, the home of Inara George & Van Dyke Parks, Cornelius and Herman Dune. The Darrow collection, titled Chris Darrow/Under My Own Disguise, will be available as a deluxe two-CD, two-LP (180 gram vinyl) with a 48-page 12 × 12 photo book. Street date is March 10, 2009. The music will also be available through digital retailers without all the fancy stuff.