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.
How 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.