is also the second year that we have been a part of the
InConcert Series at the 4th Floor Club in Richmond, Indiana
thanks to Rick Parker. It is a part of a fundraiser program
that the club and its supporters put on to raise money for
different charities and programs in their community. I believe
this particular night was dedicated to the Boys and Girls
clubs in the area. The club is on the 4th Floor (obviously)
of an old brick industrial building that houses a hardware
concern, a great Italian store/restaurant and who knows
There was an opening act called the Trojans that played
some great music that ranged from blues to classic rock.
It's been a long time since I've heard Fresh
Air by Quicksilver Messenger Service. They did a good version
of this song. The guitar player was Dave who also supplied
the sound system for the evening. Thanks. I only wish that
we had miked the drums and put my bass in the house mix.
This was a bad decision on our part because Kevin had to
play harder and it made it more difficult for the bass and
drums to lock in together, but when something like this
happens you have to go on blind faith and hope that all
is well out in the house. Apparently it was. Dave's
son, Mike, was the bass player for the Trojans. Not a nicer
bunch of guys will you ever meet. They were very enthusiastic
and Mike and I got to talk a lot about my favorite subject,
bass. It turns out that Dave has been playing with the Trojans
since 1963 in the local Richmond area. Wow! When you think
about it they have been working under this name as long
as the Rolling Stones have been working under their name.
Talk about longevity. Way to go guys. Thanks for having
us and we hope to see you next year.