Roger McGuinn event write up in LA2DAY.com
Our Roger McGuinn event last Monday at Track 16 to a capacity crowd was a memorable evening nicely chronicled in a write up in LA2DAY.com with a short video as well. Full video from the event is forthcoming…
“Fans of folk rock legend Roger McGuinn got quite a treat on Monday evening at the Track 16 gallery in Bergamot Station. The former Byrds guitarist sat down with music journalist Kristine McKenna for a conversation that touched on everything from dropping acid with the Beatles to the true story behind “Eight Miles High.”
Noting that it was the anniversary of John Kennedy’s assassination, someone asked about the song “He Was a Friend of Mine.” Roger said he was at the Brill Building on that fateful day and wrote the words and adapted them to an old folk tune. Hearing Roger sing this haunting song held the audience in a quiet place.
After the questions ceased, Roger played what he said is his favorite Byrds song, “Turn, Turn, Turn.” As he sang the last and only lyric Pete Seger added to the Ecclesiastes scripture, “a time for peace, I swear it’s not too late,” the entire audience stood and applauded. As a closing cherry on the sundae, Roger graciously sat back and picked up his guitar once more, playing a version of “Eight Miles High” that he had infused with influences from Ravi Shankar and Spanish classical guitar legend Andres Segovia. It was a great end to a truly special night.
We have a few of McGuinn’s newest CD signed ($20), so be sure to be in touch if interested: firstname.lastname@example.org