I will be playing with Trio Vanguard, featuring Larry Arone on piano and Darrell Voss on drums at 2pm. Next up is a set from the Cayucos Steel Band under the leadership of our own John Lee.
Ricardo Lemvo, an incredible singer and band leader from the great tradition of Congolese rumba and salsa, will be playing a set. I have been a fan of his band for years since opening up for them years ago at a Stone Soup Festival in Arroyo Grande.
The morning my daughter was born we played a Franco (the Congolese rumba godfather) album all morning. Here are some clips of Lemvo and Franco.
Zongo All Stars will be headlining, and although we wont have it on Sunday, our first CD will be in our hands by the time Live Oak rolls around. Finally!
Right after Zongo's set, Jake, Jennings and I will be going straight over to the Merrimaker to play an afterparty with our trio, Solstice. If you want to help us carry a piece of gear over there, we will play you a love song. We choose it. :)
Our Americana/rock/blues band, One Time Spaceman, will be making a rare coastal appearance at the Otter Rock Cafe on Friday night from 8-11. Come down and get warmed up for Sunday!