It’s a cold, wet, miserable day today, but nowhere near as bad as it was a year ago today as my wife and I sat and cried, feeling more helpless than we ever have as our friends and family in Lyons suffered one of the greatest losses any of us could imagine. This was the place, after all, where we got married (Oct 25, 2009 @ Oskar Blues).
We feared for our friends. Fortunately, all escaped with only the loss of property – all safe – all secure in the love of the community of musicians we call family. Enion Pelta-Tiller expresses it perfectly when she sings “…feelin’ sick down to my toes, worryin’ ’bout the ones I love.”
I would normally have waited until Monday’s blog post to share this video with you, but with the weather being as it is today, and the pain still holdin’ on, today is the best day to share this new song from the upcoming Taarka album due out in November. It is, indeed, a day to remember.
Sept. 18: Awnry Girl Prod Tribute/Benefit for Amanda Anderson & Danny Shafer, 7 p.m. at Oskar Blues, Longmont. On Sept. 18, this monthly tribute asks guests to bring money, canned goods, clothes and supplies to this community gathering and benefit.
Sept. 19: CO Flood Relief, 10:30 p.m., at Dazzle Jazz,, 9th and Lincoln, Denver. Billed as a jazz/soul/poetry/hip-hop event, this fundraiser at Dazzle Jazz Club suggests a $5 donation and includes hosts Venus Cruz, AJ Salas, Cory Baker, Andrew Lindstrom and performances by Lady Speech, DJ Fast4Ward and Whygee.
Sept. 20-21: Longmont Oktoberfest (now partially benefiting flood relief efforts), Sept. 20 4-10 p.m. Sept. 21: 12-10 p.m., Roosevelt Park in Longmont. Left Hand Brewing’s fall event celebrates with German-themed festivities, local brews and food. According to the event’s website, organizers are working to dedicate the event to flood relief.
Oct. 6: Flood Relief Concert, No time listed, Dickens Opera House, Longmont. With more information to be announced, this flood relief concert at the Dickens Opera House in Longmont already boasts a performance by Something Underground and Chris Daniels on its bill. We’ll update with more information.