Hill Rocks for Park
The Community Parks program concert was a success beyond anyone's expectations. Not only were the people of Ann Arbor treated to some fine jams. but the Parks Program raised about 750 dollars in the deal. Peoples thanks should go to both Bob Seger, and Teegarden and VanWinkle, for righteously making their time available on a Saturday night (when they could have scooped up lots of coin at a gig somewhere) to play for the people, and help the Parks Program.
Seger did the first set, mostly by himself. He sang and played acoustic guitar. This was a side of his music he hadn't shown before, and it was really fine. The tunes were all originals, and a far cry from Persecution Smith. Then he brought out his band, and well, you could really tell that they hadn't played together in sometime. They also had equipment trouble.
Then Teegarden and VanWinkle came out and left the audience on their feet and dancing. The set was killer good, if not a trifle long. The set was being recorded though. and they wanted to get it all in. The surprise feature, was Bob Seger playing with Skip and Dave. They ran through a nice set but it was cut short by the twelve o' clock deadline. (The rent goes up after twelve). It sure was fine tokin' up and getting down in Hill Aud.
The success of this concert, and the recent gigs in the Union Ballroom show that the people want their music and will support it when it's not run by a small circle of Rip-off Culture Vulture Rock promoters, who are only after money, and not interested in people or the musicians. Maybe the people in the Motor City will pick up on this, and get some music to the community. The people need music, and if the people in Detroit can get it together, Detroit could have plenty good music as well.
Look for more of these gigs in future, and Don't forget THE PARK CONCERTS ARE COMING-June 6th.