The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #52969 Message #3157735
Posted By: MikeT
20-May-11 - 03:53 PM
Thread Name: Ed McCurdy CDs and LPs
Subject: RE: Ed McCurdy CDs and LPs
'Stangest Dream' is one of my favorite songs ever. I had the pleasure of seeing him perform years ago, probably the late 60's at the Caffe Lena in Saratoga. It remains in my memory as one of the most remarkable performances ever. He was clearly in some physical discomfort, probably with his back, as he was on a tall stool, and had trouble being comfortable. He did sit/stand really upright. He also had some trouble playing his nylon stringed guitar. In spite of all this, he held the audience in the palm of his hand all night long, all three nights. His voice was a gift from God. What a performer and entertainer. He knew how to connect with and audience in a way I have seldom seen. We all sang strangest dream together. Yes, he was amazing, and I am glad to see this thread about him. I think of him, and his performances often when I am trying to understand what is important in performance, entertaining and life in general.