Joe Janci: "Mel....Great Show on 7/22...Here's a photo or two....Joe..."
Mel Thiel: "Awesome! Thanks for wearing the t-shirt too!"
The following review and pictures are from WNTI listener Joe Janci. He won tickets for the July 22, 2009 Chris Hillman and Herb Pedersen performance in Whippany. Thanks for the review, Joe!
Once again Fr.Dan hosted another fine appearance by the legendary Chris Hillman and Herb Pedersen on 7/22/09 at The Ukranian American Cultural Center in Whippany,NJ.The boys were joined this time again by the multi-instrumental David Mansfield of Maplewood and Fr.Dan himself on electric guitar(for two songs).
Chris and Herb dug deep into their past and present catalogue of Rock, Country, Folk, and Blugrass style of California music pleasing all listeners in the process. Particularly enjoyable was hearing some of the more obscure tunes such as 'Turn Your Radio On' by McGuinn and Hillman plus a chestnut from The Byrds' LP 'Younger than Yesterday' entitled 'Have You Seen Her Face?' Mighty Fine!
In addition to being inducted into The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1991, Chris Hillman has been honored by The C.F.Martin Guitar Company with his own signature OM-CH model available this year. Herb Pedersen as well remains active in the recording scene recently guesting on the new John Fogerty CD called 'Blue Ridge Rangers 2'.
Photo (L-R) Chris Hillman, Joe Janci
It is my hope that Chris and Herb will continue to perform and record for some years to come. They both appear to be very happy and content in the low key but satisfying world of acoustic music.