Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Carolyn Sills (wrap-up)

By Greg Pool

Here's a wrap-up of the visit by Carolyn Sills to Tree House Concerts (pictures and after-show interview/encore

* Our last concert of the year featured a local 40's and 50's singer, Carolyn Sills, from Santa Cruz, where she has performed as Patsy Cline.

* It was also a chance to have my friend, Charlie Wallace, play dobro. Our only other chance was back in 2005, when I almost got him to play in the band Camp Danger, who opened for Sherry Austin.

* Carolyn's band also featured Jerry Logan on bass and Carloyn's husband, Gerard Egan on guitar.

* Charlie plays guitar and pedal steel but used his lap steel last June for a project I'm working on called "Birdie In The Hole," about the CSUMB Men's Golf team winning the 2011 NCAA National Championship.

* If you were admiring Jerry's bolo tie, it's probably because he made himself! And like a dork, I forgot to ask him what kind of stone it was (I'm a recovering geologist), but I'm guessing from the purple red color that it was either amethyst or garnet.

* We had a couple of six year-old girls in the house, and the first few songs got their attention before they went off to play. My daughter came out, though, when Carolyn dedicated and sang "Mele Kalikimaka," which I had been working on this week on the ukulele for the big 1st Grade holiday party.

* It probably helped Carolyn's dedication that I was wearing my only "cowboy" shirt, which was decorated with the islands of Hawai'i.

* Below is a video of "Tacos, Enchiladas and Beans," the old Doris Day song, which Charlie introduced as the "the three wise men," just to fit it into the holiday spirit. If you watch this video in YouTube (click the YouTube icon in the bottom right), you will find a "snow" icon to let it snow, let it snow, let it snow.


At September 19, 2012, Blogger Tor Hershman said...

Doin' Cline takes a voice, for sure.



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