Lu Mitchell’s 90th Birthday Tribute

Thanks to all the musicians and to everyone who who came out to Poor David’s Pub on Sunday and made Lu Mitchell’s 90th Birthday Tribute such a memorable event. Wonderful to hear so much good acoustic music and history recollected — the stories from all the musicians whose lives she has touched in her long career onstage in North Texas…with the Dallas Folk Music Society, SMU, the clubs, the festivals, the private parties and the First Unitarian Church, to which she pledged her share of the proceeds.

48095_738618516168876_845378190_nHow many people remember that she opened NorthPark in 1965 on a bill with Mance Lipscomb and Carolyn Hester? If you missed it, it was quite a show: Bob and Sally Ackerman, Bill Johnston & Dollars Taxes, Wayne Greene, Martin Delabano and Duck Creek Station, Ann Armstrong & Steve Hughes (wow, if I might say so), James Michael Taylor, David Searcy, Drake Rogers, Bill Sanner, Gabrielle West, Peggy Davis Fleming and Jigsaw and yes, Lu Mitchell & Catch 23, plus Poor David himself! Lu is beside herself with joy and gratitude.

The circle is indeed unbroken. Gracias.

About Sean Mitchell

SEAN MITCHELL is a journalist, critic and former staff writer at the Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles Herald Examiner and Dallas Times Herald. His articles and reviews have also appeared in The New York Times, New York Magazine, and other publications. Born in Bethlehem, Pa., he grew up in Dallas and is a graduate of St. Mark’s School of Texas and Brown University. He lives in Dallas.
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2 Responses to Lu Mitchell’s 90th Birthday Tribute

  • mike ritchey says:

    How in the world, not to mention WHY, did I miss one? Happy birthday, Lu! And many more of ’em.
    Thank you, Sean, for including me in this notice. Hope all is well.


  • Gabrielle West says:

    I had a glorious time. Lu is still a most elegant lady and I feel truly blessed to be one of her friends and co – singer colleagues. Please give her a hug and kiss from me. And, Sean, you’re a very special guy, son, friend and man. I’ll keep in touch with both of you.

    hoka he!

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