ALO member David Brogan stepped out from behind his drum kit to front his own band on acoustic guitar. Is there something in that Seattle water? First Dave Grohl of Foo Fighters/Nirvana fame and now David Brogan. Brogan's band features Paul Hoaglin of The Mother Hips on bass, Tony Severner of Honeycut on drums, and Tim Young (Zony Mash/Jessie Baylin) on guitar. San Francisco Bay Area's Collin Hoops of Big Light and Kanvus is featured on keys.
The year 2008 started with me at ALO New Years Eve show in San Francisco. After midnight during the second set an unannounced surprise guest Bill Kreutzmann (Grateful Dead) joined ALO on drums for a run through "They Loved Each Other>Use Me>They Loved Each Other"...
Green Apple Music Festival, Golden Gate Park (Earth Day)
Tue 4/22/2008 2:44AM
A beautiful day as I nestled my spot in golden gate park. I was about 20 yards from the stage on the right side. Just missed Brett Dennen set and wasn't to happy with myself about it. Oh well glad I caught him at HSMF last year. Next up was Dan Hicks and Hot Licks w/ Michael Kang of SCI in tow. They were a nice warm up for Yonder Mountain String Band. When Yonder started playing I walked to center stage to see if Jon Fishman was playing drums for them like he did friday night at the warfield. He wasn't, but that didn't stop YMSB from getting everybody on the feet & dancing. They opened with "Casualty" and then ripped into a bumpin "Steep Grade Sharp Curves". Which is now my new favorite tune of there's. They finished up there set with there heady jingo "Two Hits & The Joints Turned Brown". Not surprised they played that song on 4/20. Yonder set lasted about 60 minutes and everybody wanted more but understood.