The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #106501 Message #2229206
Posted By: GUEST,C. Ham in Montreal
05-Jan-08 - 02:34 PM
Thread Name: Bruce Murdoch podcast
Subject: RE: Bruce Murdoch podcast
I was there too and it was a night that melted away the years. With Mike Regenstreif as the MC (Beer was right, Mike was a superb MC), with so many old familiar folkies in the audience, and hearing Bruce sing so his wonderful songs with such heart, and tell his stories and jokes, it was like being back at the Golem in the 70's.
Bruce mostly sang his new songs and they were great. And it was also a special treat to hear him do a couple of his oldies, not too mention "Wild Mountain Thyme" and "Get Together" as singalongs.
I was impressed with Noah Zacharin. It was my first time seeing him perform and his songs were good and his guitar playing was most impressive.
The bass player with Bruce was Shane Grynn. The photographer upfront was his dad, Andy Grynn, a folk music fan from the old days. The song song that Ron Bankley sang was called "Morning Paper."
To add to Beer's list, there were were several other Montreal folk personalities there including Bill Garrett, Sue Lothrop and Linda Morrison.
I said hello to Bruce but there were too many people that wanted to talk to him so I didn't bring up my Mudcat name.
I come to Montreal about once a month anyway to visit my mother, but it was well worth timing this trip to Bruce's concert.
One more thing. Bruce mentioned Gary Eisenkraft who got the folk club thing going in Montreal in the '60's. It was carried on by Mike Regenstreif in the '70's and '80's and their traditions are being maintained by Matt and Rebecca Large who have been doing such a fine job presenting folk music concerts in Montreal over the past few years.