Wednesday, April 22, 2009

"Dog named "Jim"

YouTube - Sometimes in the Morning - Jonathan Edwards On February 8,1976 as concert co-chairman of the Student Union Board of Governors at the University of Connecticut in Storrs, Connecticut we had a concert at the Jorgensen Auditorium with Jonathan Edwards and Tom Rush. (Click on the You Tube link to hear the song "Sometimes In the Morning").

I remember that this day was Tom Rush's birthday and a lot of us yelled out 'Happy Birthday, Tom". Tom Rush back then was very quiet in person back stage before the show but gave a great performance singing songs such as "No Regrets", "Urge for Going", and "A Child's Song".

I met with Jonathan Edwards as well back stage before the concert. He was there with his band, his wife, and his dog "Jim" an Irish Setter, who later walked out on stage and sat on a rug while Jonathan Edwards and his band played songs such as "Shanty", "Sometimes in the Morning", "Emma",and "Sunshine Go Away Today". "Jim lay there on his rug the whole show occasionally lifting his head to watch and listen to Jonathan play his guitar, harmonica, and sing.

It was a great show and everyone enjoyed these two accomplished singer/song writer/ musicians. Both Tom Rush and Jonathan Edwards are still performing more than thirty years after they playing together that wintry night back in '76.