Thursday, February 6, 2014
Ice, snow and illness kept more than half of the band away last night, but as we always say, where two or more gather in its name, it is The Flood. So last night we were three. Sam St. Clair, with son James in tow, came in from the cold with his box of hot harmonicas. Randy Hamilton came slipping and sliding down from his Ohio hilltop, bringing his bass and his sweet harmonies, and we devoted the evening to exploring the prospects of The Ice-Jam Trio. A highlight of the evening was rediscovering this wonderful old Jean Ritchie composition, whose mournfulness seemed somehow fit for a long winter's night. It even has a reference to "February snow."