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Published: 2013/03/20

Reid Genauer Talks Jon Trafton Collaboration

In a recent feature, Assembly of Dust/Strangefolk frontman Reid Genauer discusses his recent reunion with Strangefolk co-founder Jon Trafton. After a successful Strangefolk reunion in 2012, Trafton sat in with AOD at San Francisco, CA’s The Independent on March 7.

“He and I did an acoustic set, and he got up and played with AOD for half of the second set of our show, and that was really fun,” Genauer says. “Where there might have been, at one point, I don’t know, people walking on egg shells a little bit, or feeling like their feathers were ruffled, it was just the opposite. It was a really comfortable hang, and everybody was laughing and having a good time. On a personal front for me, that’s really rewarding.”

Trafton joined AOD for “Second Song,” “Sometimes,” Strangefolk’s “Whatever,” “Lost and Amazed” and the encore of “Westerly.” In addition, the members of opening act American Jubilee—Ross James, Brian Lesh, Craig MacArthur, Scott Padden, Alex Koford and Grahame Lesh—sat in with AOD on “Telling Sue.” AOD keyboardist/fiddler Jason Crosby joined American Jubilee during their opening set as well.

Two days after their San Francisco show, AOD welcomed members of Blind Boys of Alabama for “Filter” at Ballard, WA’s Tractor Tavern.

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