Monday, 14 November 2016
Original Harmony Ridge Creekdippers
In the latest edition of The Chain at Jez' place in the comments I make reference to the Original Harmony Ridge Creekdipper or Creepdippers as I originally inadvertently typed
They were a band consisting of former Jayhawk Mark Olson, his missus Victoria Williams (credited on the album I have as Mavis Allbright) and Mike "Razz" Russell
The album is Pacific Coast Rambler their second album from 1998 and one I got signed by all the band members when I went to see them at King Tuts.
It was a bit of a strange evening as I recall. Due to health issues being experienced by Victoria Williams the audience were asked not to smoke this being in the days before smoking bans. Fair enough I suppose.
Now I could have got this wrong given the mists of time and my failing memory but I think we were also asked to sit on the floor as opposed to standing and the lights remained on during the show.
With the exception of Give My Heart to You which is an absolute belter I feel that the album is a wee bit disappointing
Original Harmony Ridge Creekdippers - Give My Heart To You
Original Harmony Ridge Creekdippers - Elijah