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Thread #171259   Message #4141750
Posted By: GUEST,David Jones
15-May-22 - 03:22 PM
Thread Name: Obit: Ed Trickett (1941-2022)
Subject: RE: Obit: Ed Trickett (1941-2022)
I first met Ed at The San Francisco Folk Music Club in 1968. The club, was home to many fine singers: Kenny Hall, Larry Hanks, Ed, Faith Petric, and many others. Alan Oakes was there with his recording machine. Being a “Square”’ I turned up wearing a suit, but it didn’t matter, everyone was great and very friendly. Ed invited me to his house in Menlo Park, for a singing gathering, it was a wonderful evening. The last get together in that house was the evening of the first moon landing. Ed and Penny were moving to the east coast, and while they packed, the rest of us watched Neil Armstrong step on to the moon. Later, Ed introduced me to The Foxhollow, and The Indian Neck Folk festivals. Both have been important in my life.
He encouraged so many, always looking for the positive. I can’t recall him ever being critical of other singers, and his recordings, solo, and with Gordon and Ann are glittering gems that we will treasure forever.
I last saw Ed in March of this year at his home in Miami. Dina made delicious afternoon tea, Russian style. Ed and Dina had just come back from England where they had been for a wedding of a son. I was so happy to hear that they enjoyed England. Ed was beloved, for his singing and for his friendship and encouragement to so many. Farewell Ed.