[Harp-L] The Blues Life
Some of the info filtering through about Jason Ricci reminds me of a friend
of mine from years back, Cal Newman. Cal Newman is a country blues player
from Cardiff, Wales who's been around for decades playing mostly solo
acoustic. He's got a voice on the natch like Howlin' Wolf. I played with him
many times and performed on his first and I believe only album.
Many years ago word got around that Cal was in hospital having been stabbed
repeatedly by an irate husband who had caught him in bed with his wife. A
mutual friend and legenday guitarist, Mickey Gee, went to see him in the
hospital. There was Cal all bandaged and tubes coming out of everywhere.
First thing Mickey says to him, "Cal you got to stop living those songs."
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