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Guy Clark KitchenTable Night at The Spill

Posted by Jim Yates on Wednesday, July 30, 2008

  Last night Kirby & Yates hosted the premier of the Guy Clark Kitchen Table Night to be held the last Tuesday of each month at a Peterborough Restaurant called The Spill.  The owner, Dave, had seen photos and heard stories of the kitchen pickin' sessions that used to take place at Guy Clark's place, with people like Townes Van Zandt, Jerry Jeff Walker, Lyle Lovette, Emmylou Harris and Steve Earl sitting around Guy's table and trading tunes.  He set up a table at the back of the restaurant and asked Kirby & Yates if we'd host the first session and we said, "Sure." 

We had a great time, with some really good pickers showing up.  We used the format of choosing songs or tunes in a clockwise direction around the table.  as a new player arrived, he/she sat down and chose a tune when their turn rolled around.

It's amazing how a love for music cuts through all age barriers.  Jimmy Bowskill is about 17, Oria is about the same, Clayton is in his early thirties and Al and I are somewhere in our mid-sixties, yet we're all good friends when it comes to making music.   A few other players showed up after the camera was put away.

 Here are some poorly focused photos that were taken by a friend who wasn't properly instructed on how to use the camera:

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l-r - Oria Weirsma, Clay Yates(with brand new Gretch), Al Kirby, Jimmy Bowskill, me.

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                  Al, Jimmy and me, probably playing an old Hank Williams song

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                  Clay, Al and my left hand and Martin's neck
 We didn't have a huge audience, but those who came had a super time. 

1 comment on “Guy Clark KitchenTable Night at The Spill”

vortex Says:
Thursday, July 31, 2008 @6:57:41 AM

Looks likes lots of fun to me.

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