Narada Michael Walden’s Holiday Jam ft. Clarence Clemons – 12/17/10

Narada Michael Walden Holiday Jam 2010

It’s Christmas time and that means its time for Narada Michael Walden’s annual Holiday Jam Dance Party at the intimate 142 Throckmorton Theater benefiting the Narada Michael Walden Foundation which provides scholarships to young musicians. This was the annual benefit concert’s fourteenth year. This year patrons witnessed performances by The Big Man, Clarence Clemons, on saxophone (and a few vocals here and there), Jeanie Tracy, Sakai, Lydia Pense, Manuel Romero, Vernon Ice Black, the Narada Band, and of course, The Santa Babies. Continue reading

West Fest 2009

Original Lowrider Band - West Fest 2009

On October 26, 2009, tens of thousands showed up at Golden Gate Park in San Francisco for West Fest 2009, a tribute to Woodstock. It was a free concert but the musicians made it seem far from it. There was a plethora of artists that have ties to some of the largest bands of the past 50 years including members of Greg Allman’s Band, Jefferson Starship, Mountain, Paul McCartney’s Band, relatives of Jimmy Hendrix as well as Sly and the Family Stone. Continue reading