Hello, Music Fans,
Everybody’s gone away, Said they”re movin’ to LA, There’s not a soul I know around, Everybody’s leavin town. Some caught a freight, some caught a train, Found the sunshine, left the rain, They said, “This town will waster your time,” I guess they’re right, it’s wasting mine. Some gotta win, some gotta lose, Good Time Charley’s got the blues…
I hope so, because Danny O’Keefe, the man who wrote and sang those Lyrics, some 40 years ago will be singing them again in our basement, the Tiki Room, on Friday, October 28 at 7:30.
Great Northwest writer, Tom Robbins, said about Danny’s music “As darkly seasoned with raw experience as it is brilliantly inlaid with poetic insight, O’Keefe’s work this past decade constitutes the most moving musical meditations since Bob Dylan’s Time Out Of Mind. Unblinking, hammer-hard, love-wise and haunting, these songs stay alive in the mind and the heart long after the laser has moved on.”
Michael McDonald, of the Doobie Brothers, wrote, “Danny O’Keefe takes his rightful place in that ingenious and enigmatic tradition of unfettered poetic American song writing. Often traditional feeling music that is never completely identified with, or tied to, any one genre. (He writes) the kind of songs that ring with that sense of being classic and enduring, always having much to tell us lyrically. Working with Danny for me is a source of great pride because I truly think of him as one of the greats.”
Bluegrass legend Tim O’Brien said, “Look in the dictionary under “singer songwriter” and you’ll see a picture of Danny O’Keefe. His is the complete package: a strong performer with a batch of amazing songs. His guitar and voice lead you beyond ditty world, deep into the land of poetry.”
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