Thursday, August 12, 2010
We're not ones to start rumors...
What if the next round of announced performers includes Jay Farrar? We checked his website and didn't find a conflicting tour event for Oct. 2. Now it's not the job of SSS to reunite old bandmates who don't seem to like each other any more, and we know Farm Aid organizers have a much grander mission.
But can you really think of a better band for this year's concert at Miller Park than the boys from the heartland of Belleville, Illinois --- not far from where Farm Aid was launched 25 years ago -- who helped define Americana music as Uncle Tupelo? It's not like Farrar doesn't belong on that stage and, well, if he would get invited it seems the two might forget their differences long enough to launch into "Atomic Power" and "Moonshiner."
Something to think about this morning as we toast today's Birthday Band. Cheers!
Buck Owens (1929-2006): Country legend
I’ve Got a Tiger by the Tail, Act Naturally, Waiting in Your Welfare Line
Mark Knopfler (1949): Songwriter/Guitarist
Money for Nothing, Sultans of Swing, Telegraph Road
Pat Metheny (1954): Jazz guitarist
As Falls Wichita So Falls Wichita Falls, Still Life
Suzanne Vega (1959): Folk singer
Luka, Tom's Diner, Marlene on the Wall
Roy Hay (1961): Guitar, Culture Club