Friday, December 28, 2018
She's got charisma
Stephen Schwartz sent me this recording. I was not aware of it. Apparently there was a period of time in 1973 when Jerry and Merls' band were playing with a second guitar player. And he was really quite good. The man's name was George Tickner and he was the original guitarist in both Journey and Frumious Bandersnatch. I didn't start to see the Jerry band until the following year, Martine Fierro was sitting in as he is here but Tickner did not play with them when I saw them for the first time at the Santa Barbara Bowl with Etta James. I think this is pretty tasty stuff. Stephen was a longtime roadie for this band, went on to become a preeminent antique dealer.