Monday, September 19, 2005


Last Saturday at the Leach was a gem. Earthdance is an international celebration held in some 150 locations worldwide. The doings took place for 11-hours beginning at noon.

Such a deal. Admission was 5-bucks. It included many bands, a few short speakers, and drums, drums, drums. Beer was 3-glasses for $5.

This was not the 1st Earthdance in Oshkosh, but the first at the Leach. Weather was perfect and such a great time.

Jason Moon entertained in the afternoon. I have never heard him sound better. He was relaxed, laid back, and intense all at once. His voice was crystal clear with excellent diction. His guitar work provides just the right backup to enhance his voice. At times Robin C. and a few others shaded some percussion into Jason's performance. (My congrats go to the person who ran sound.) Jason is worth a listen anytime. He could open for a great act like Greg Brown and take the professional 'heat' and stand tall. Keep at it Jason.

Every act was excellent. I'm not going to name them all here, they all deserve recognition, but I will mention the last one: "Stealin' Strings". This band could swing between rock and country just as smoothly as the Eagles did years ago. I enjoyed their bass player. He did some excellent lines.

I understand that Drew Mueski was in large part responsible in getting these bands. Hell of a job Drew! I don't know how you did it. Great job.

Robin Cardell of the Oshkosh Rhythm Institute worked extremely hard to put together this event and I enjoyed the drum circle between the other acts. Thank you Robin.

A big thank you to all you helped in any way in this great event. There is no way I could name everyone but the music caught my fancy, ---every bit of it.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

i too really enjoyed the show.
fantastic venue.
really really liked the band Stealin' Strings. first time iv'e seen them but will surely follow them in the future.
can't wait for next years earthdance.
thanks to all who worked so hard to put it on.