The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #98649   Message #1958194
Posted By: dwditty
05-Feb-07 - 03:31 PM
Thread Name: Obit: Eric Von Schmidt RIP (1931-2007)
Subject: RE: Obit: Eric Von Schmidt RIP (2 Feb 2007)
My only meeting with Ric was a few years ago ... oh man, was it 15 or more years ago already? ... anyway, he was playing in New Haven at a health food grocery. He described it as his Supermarket Tour. I asked him about his song, "Wet Birds." Such a gleam appeared in his eye as he revealed one of his secrets - using musicians under a pseudonym on his records. In the case of Wet Birds, it was Garth Hudson on accordian. I will play some of his music tonight.