What a weekend celebration!
I write this note with tears in my eyes and a full heart. For 15 years it has been a rare privilege to bring great often overlooked music to a radio audience. This past weekend we were able to celebrate some of that terrific music together in our music family!
This weekend has been so very special and powerful. Thank you to The New Old-Fashioned, Neo American Pioneers, The Typical Johnsons, Amber Hargett, Rok (the only non-Dayton band), The 1984 Draft and Ghost Town Silence for an amazing night two! From start to finish each musician, each band, each song took our breath away.
And many thanks and appreciation to The Boxcar Suite, Cricketbows, Andy Smith, TEAM VOID and Age Nowhere for an amazing first night! You were all magic. Lightning flash magic – each and every band.
Love to Tracey Love Jipson who as Mrs Dr. J keeps me grounded and supported this endeavor beyond my wildest dreams. I love you.
Thanks are due to all the fine folks at Yellow Cab Tavern for everything. This event was only possible because of them and their hard work! If you want to experience a real rock and roll show, you can find few better places to go.
Without our sponsors — Salon Noir and South Park Pizza Tavern — we could not have had such an amazing event! Thank you for the encouragement and support. It means the world.
We must also send our heartfelt love and gratitude to Daniel Simmons for being not only one of the finest sound managers in the business but a sweet and pleasant fellow! Thanks Dan!
We must also thank Jennifer Taylor Photography for taking photos, support and just being all around awesome! Thank you so much Jenn!
Finally without the efforts of Ten High Productions this crazy idea of a music celebration for a 15 year old radio show would never have left the ground! Anyone who has organized a show knows how much goes into an event. With Ten High this was far easier. Thank you Brian and David!
Last but far from least, to everyone who came out over two busy weekend nights to see these fine musicians perform and who showered Mrs. Dr. J and Dr. J with so much kindness. Thank you so very much.
Wow! What a weekend! Now let’s go make radio for another 15 years.
Photo courtesy of Mickey Chappell.