The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #59539 Message #952023
Posted By: Jerry Rasmussen
13-May-03 - 05:04 PM
Thread Name: Obit: Allan Block (of Sandal Shop fame) - 2013
Subject: RE: Allan Block (of Sandal Shop fame)
I knew Allan back in his sandal shop days... it seemed like there were always informal jam sessions going on there. And then, there must be a ton of people who remember him fro mthe Eisteddfod in North Dartmouth, Mass. He'd have a table set up, but it seemed like a rude interruption to try to buy something because he was usually jamming with other musicians. When I was running a concert series at the Stamford Museum, in Connecticut, I booked him a couple of times and he did two of the most memorable concerts I offered there. Allan was an "aw shucks" type of person... never made much of a fuss about his talent as a fiddler, singer, or sandal maker... a truly enjoyable, generous person..