The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #48623   Message #735406
Posted By: Seamus Kennedy
23-Jun-02 - 07:20 PM
Thread Name: Bill Staines House Concert Review
Subject: RE: Bill Staines House Concert Review
Jed, I love Bill dearly. and he's a superlative entertainer as well as a musician. We've played together a few times, and had a ball. Ask him sometime about the night in Anchorage, AK outside his motel room at 20 below zero and a bottle of Jack Daniels. This episode took place after we had each given a concert in two different locations. My show finished first, so myself and a friend went to catch the 2nd half of Bill's show. My friend was not a folkie and had no idea who Bill Staines was.One of the first songs Bill did was A Place In The Choir, getting everyone to sing along. My buddy said, "Seamus, you sing that better than he does." And I responded, "I don't think so; he's the guy who wrote it!" I introduced him to Bill after the show, and we all went out for a few cool refreshing beverages. Then my friend went home, leaving Bill and me outside his motel room at 20 below with a bottle of Jack Daniels.....