Our CD, 52-Week High, was ready . . . so it was time to party! The CD, which was co-produced by Jack Casady and Stacy Parrish, includes Tell Me It's Okay, Johnny B., Clueless and lots of others. There is even a surprise or two!
w/ Bob Weir, Pete Sears & Dawn Patrol
We played a benefit for Camp Winnarainbow and Patch Adams' GESUNDHEIT Institute (yes, that Patch Adams!) and Wavy Gravy at Bimbo's in San Francisco. Pete Sears & The Dawn Patrol opened, and we provided backing for Bob Weir.
The Twilight Concert Series In The Park was an outdoor show in the heart of Palo Alto, in Johnson Park, at the corner of Everett & Waverly. We were right in the middle of Band Camp, so we were firing on all cylinders.
Robert Altman took a lot of great photos in the 60s. Whether you realize it or not, you've seen a bunch of them. This party celebrated the end of a month-long show at Studio Z. This was our first appearance as the Flying Mark's Brothers . . . with Mark Karan on lead guitar.
This was the debut performance of the FOB 4 . . . Pete, Ann, Bert, Tony and Roger ventured off into the the woods of Missouri to play some acoustic music. The 3-day SalmonFest was co-produced by Leftover Salmon and High Sierra, about 105 miles from St. Louis.
The Stomp is a 3-Day festival in the far north of Northern California, at the Trinity County Fairgrounds in Hayfork. We played on Sunday, along with Gregg's Eggs, Box Set and others. Saturday's headliner was the Derek Trucks Band.
Imagine an old fashioned train full of rock 'n' roll fans, riding through a redwood forest on their way to a brewery. Then imagine an afternoon gig at the brewery . . . That's the Beer Train. A benefit for Seva, this party started in Willits, where the Skunk Train starts its run to the coast.
w/ Karl Denson's Tiny Universe, Leftover Salmon, Steve Kimock Band, Soulive, David
This was a great festival outside of Atlanta, GA and our first gig in the southeast. The headliners included Karl Denson's Tiny Universe, Leftover Salmon, Steve Kimock Band, Soulive, David Bromberg and the David Grisman Quintet.
The FOBs were back at Mill Valley's fabulous Sweetwater, with G.E. Smith (former band leader for Saturday Night Live, Bob Dylan, Hall & Oates) sitting in on lead guitar. G.E.'s wife, Taylor Barton, opened.