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Two new Davy Jones songs, “When You Tell Me That You Love” and “It’s
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**Two Man Band w/ Aura3**
There is now merchandise available from Peter Tork, James Lee
Stanley, & Aura3’s “Once Again” tour, which occured in May. There
are t-shirts that are printed in color on both sides for a price of
$20 and Aura3’s “For Pete’s Sake” CD, including guest appearances by
Peter & James for $15. A brand new tourbook featuring pages on each
of them as well as tour photos will be available sometime this
month, too. There are possibilities for the tour to continue on the
east coast in September, but no dates have been confirmed.
**New Davy Tour Date**
10/9/04 — Sacramento, CA — Raley Field
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From: “Anne Pinna”
My name is Anne Pinna and I live in New Port Richey, FL in the Tampa
Bay area. We are going to be treated to a fun day called Main
Street Blast which is preparation for the July 4 Holiday. I
contacted the organizers who were looking to book a blues band with
national recognition. I told them about Peter and SSB and they were
very interested. Peter’s first concert with SSB in the Tampa Bay
area will be June 26, and that is a Saturday.
The “Main Street Blast” is an all day (actually begins Friday, June
25) that is our salute to the 4th of July. The day begins at 10 AM
on Saturday with a salute to our military and veterans with a flag
placing ceremony, and a short program designed to honor local
heros. This year we have an awesome musical group “Keihah” who will
perform traditional patriotic music right up until 12:00 noon. We
move the day along from the stage with continuous live music through
till about 2 pm when we have our 3rd annual “Miss Firecracker”
contest – then more fabulous music. We close the park briefly and
reoopen at 5 PM with our ticketed concert that includes Shoe Suede
Blues and then the Lovin’ Spoonful..! Gates open at 5:30 for the
concert. Peter will go on stage from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. The Lovin’
Spoonful will appear from 8:00 to 9:00 p.m. There will be a
fireworks show after the concerts!
There will be plenty of things to do during the day before the
concerts that will include a car show. The event asks for a $2.00
donation to enter the festival, but it is not mandatory. HOWEVER,
THE EVENING’S CONCERTS WILL REQUIRE A TICKET. Ticket price is
$15.00. Tickets will be available through Greater New Port Richey,
through Ticketmaster, and other local venues. You can visit Greater
New Port Richey on the web at www.newportricheymainstreet.com.
Their phone number is 727-842-8066.
We are hoping for a terrific turnout – so let’s show Peter and SSB
we love them down South by attending!
Anne Pinna – a southern shoopie fan who helped get Peter here!
Peter Tork & James Lee Stanley at The Sylvia
It was a wonderful evening for me. I was hoping to meet Cindi and
her friends but I didn’t. I did meet some folks from the area and
saw some old acquaintances.
I was disappointed in the turn out, probably around 100 or so. But
it was a loyal group, one that really seemed to be glad to be there.
The opening act was fine but I wasn’t there to see them. Their
rendition of “For Pete’s Sake” was excellent. I don’t know where
they are from but they had a nice 60’s California folk sound I
haven’t heard in a long time.
James Lee Stanley was really good. He roped in the crowd fairly
quickly, even though most came to see Peter. He’s from LA but with
a middle name of Lee, I’m wondering if he has southern roots.
When Peter first came on stage, I got the feeling he wasn’t feeling
well but he soon perked up. The crowd had no rhythm and keep
throwing him off on the Appalachian numbers. He said something
about that being “our” music. It is mine — however loathe I used
to be to accept it. I have it on good authority that a goodly number
in the audience were not from around here and therefore should not
be held to our “high” standard. Ha! Ha! Anyway, the crowd got
together finally and it was fine. From the Monkees he
sang “Daydream Believer”, “Cripple Creek” and “Pleasant Valley
Sunday”. His piano on “Daydream Believer” gave me new respect for
that old standard. My favorite song is “Dress Sexy for Me”, which I
wasn’t sure he was going to play since it was with Shoe Suede
Blues. I was delighted when he did. He sang a couple more
from “Saved by the Blues”.
When James Lee and Peter performed together, it was magic! Their
voices blend so well, you can tell they have some sort of
synchronicity. They played several songs from “Two-Man Band”.
After the show, they met the audience. Peter was extremely
gracious, as was James Lee. James Lee seemed cool about folks
clamoring for Peter. I wasn’t sure who was going to show up when I
met him — the 10-year old Cherie or the mature fairly grown-up
Cherie. I was tickled that the mature Cherie showed up and was able
to talk to both of them without screaming and jumping up and down.
The 10-year old showed up at home, where my husband takes all that
in stride. He knows I’ve loved Peter longer than I’ve loved him but
he gets to come home with me.
The Sylvia is such a neat venue because you’re practically on stage -
- very intimate — with the bar — a non-smoking bar — at the back.
Casual listeners can hang at the back and serious ones at the
front. It is the perfect venue for serious — and not so serious –
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