Sunday, February 7, 2016

WE'RE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER

Those were Bruce's words to me. And they were Mike Porco's words
to many others.

And after that, I bid Bruce Langhorne a farewell. I told him I'd see him later in the Summer,
if all went well.
For the 7 hours before that, we spent quality time and shared many belly
laughs and tall tales.
The camera wasn't rolling. You'll just have to take my word for it.
We rehashed some of those old stories he shared with me for my film interview.
I had my computer open and
I showed him ALL of my footage and film assemblies,
which he loved to no end.
We listened to the Bob Dylan 'Cutting Edge' sessions where Bruce was holding down the 
timing and rhythm for many songs in January 1965.



He talked about how Mike Porco was ''very important in my early career.''
We talked about the things Bruce learned from Mike while being the one man house band
for Gerde's Folk City back in the early days.
We talked about my stories and anecdotes of hanging out with
Izzy Young and others on my trip through
Mike Porco's past.
He understood that I flew from NYC
to his bedside to thank him personally,
not only for his time he gave me on camera in 2013,
but on behalf of my grandfather,
and he reciprocated his appreciation.
And then those words came out of his mouth…
the same words Mike would often use with all of his
'children' from Folk City:
We're all in this together.
I knew the room was filled with more than just the 
two of us.
Thanks to Bruce.



POSITIVELY PORCO trailer:

Sunday, January 31, 2016

HOOT- As You Like It


As expected and promised, we had a day full of music and community.
I took a beautiful ride up to Olivebridge, NY with my daughter... Lots of laughs and, dare I say, some spoken word poetry and song writing ideas shared on the way home. What a day!

Angelina in the house

Ana Egge
NYC via North Dakota


Highly educational,
partially warped,
Supremely talented
Jeffrey Lewis
The MAIN EVENT:

The Mike+Ruthy Band


To-night:
Flight to LAX.
Tomorrow:
Breakfast somewhere near the Pacific waters.
Lunch with Mr. Tambourine Man.
Redemption songs. These songs of freedom.






Saturday, January 30, 2016

AMERICAN RIDE with Willie Nile






Yesterday, I supported Willie Nile and his great band at Phil Ciganer's 
Towne Crier
Cafe.
Today- heading to Olivebridge, NY for Mike+Ruthy's HOOT.
check back for more pictures…..


Thursday, January 28, 2016

ZERO LIMITS

https://youtu.be/e1G0Xg_87O4


Yesterday, Joan Baez is celebrated at the Beacon Theater.
Today, I learn that my film is moving forward BIG TIME.
Rob Stoner also tells me that Luther Rix will join the Subterranean Salute.
Tomorrow I see Willie Nile in concert in Beacon.
Saturday, I'll take Angelina to the HOOT and see Mike+Ruthy et al.
Sunday, I fly to LA.
Monday, I'll pay respects to Bruce Langhorne, face to face.
Tuesday, jump rope. Drive. Unplanned. See Bruce again.

More to follow…...

Thursday, December 31, 2015

WHERE YOU BEEN 2015?




What a YEAR!
I couldn't have guessed what treats were ahead of me….other than knowing that the Museum of the City of New York was opening their FOLK CITY exhibit. I never thought I'd meet so many of Mike Porco's friends at once.
I also knew that I'd be supporting concerts of many of the Folk and Blues stars that typically come around NYC and the Hudson Valley, camera in hand.
I also knew I'd be going to Mike+Ruthy's HOOT events, camera in hand.
I also knew I'd be doing at least one interview for the film which nears the magical green light.
I didn't know that Mike Porco and Gerde's would be getting inducted into the New York Blues Hall of Fame. Michael Packer bestowed that honor upon us and I was fortunate to meet, Garth Hudson, Garland Jeffreys and David Johansson amongst others. 
So many great concerts were held, and I was happy to attend. I'm lucky that getting 'backstage' sometimes is easier than it sounds, especially when Mike Porco was your grandfather. 

What does 2016 hold for us? I'll be sure to snap some photos, capture some more footage and share them here and elsewhere. I encourage all to do as I do- that is- buy a ticket to support working artists. 

I'll even be hosting a concert honoring Bob Dylan this May 24th at the Village Underground in NYC. I'm continuing to 'do my part' in documenting the history and significance of Greenwich Village's first Folk Music cabaret by recording moments in time that are still taking place in the FOLK WORLD. It's a continuum, you see..


I met Noel Stookey

And Betsy Siggins-Schmidt

And Gabriel Butterfield


I began the year by kicking this guy's butthole in FLA




Accepting for Mike Porco
NY Blues Hall of Fame

Paul Geremia, Andrea Voucolo, Michael Packer

David Massengill

Rod MacDonald

Garland Jeffries

Garth Hudson

The Downhill Strugglers


Delores Dixon, Bob Cohen

David Amram

Erik Frandsen and Amram playing down the street
from one another the night before my
flight to see Dad

Steve Forbert

Bruce Langhorne always in my prayers

Mike Porco's vinyl, signed by Lucinda Williams 1979


Kenny Kosac, Happy Traum

Tom Paxton

Larry Campbell, Theresa Williams



'Dylan Goes Electric'
Elijah Wald, Terri Thal, David Hajdu

Nora Guthrie

Bob Sr. and me

Johnny Irion, Sarah Lee Guthrie and Ramblin' Jack

The Yarrow family

Dining with Izzy
Watch Izzy Young in action 2015:

I met Garth Hudson

Lucinda Williams backstage at the Bardavon

I also met Garland Jeffreys

Erik Frandsen, and femme fatal
Erik Frandsen lets it hang out 5.31.15


Rest in peace
Bill Keith 
Ramblin' in the dark


AKA Pete Yarrow


The Wizzard of IZ

David Amram a couple or weeks ago kicking ass, taking names












HAPPY AND HEALTHY NEW YEAR TO YOU ALL!

Look for more good news on POSITIVELY PORCO and the May concert for BOB

©2015 Bob Porco





Kweskin Jug Band in tact

Eric Weissberg


Paloma Hererra's final bow