|Some version of Family Lotus with Pete Seeger at|
Paolo Soleri amphitheater, date unknown
Years later, when I became a freelance music writer for The Santa Fe Reporter, the other music freelancer there was none other than Lotus-man Jerry Faires. I always felt honored to be sharing a stage with him -- even though that "stage" was a newspaper.
Faires, Bowie and other members of the Family Lotus family are reuniting for an appearance this Saturday at Joe West's Psychedelic Folk & Bluegrass Festival in Madrid this Saturday. The show, which will be in a tent outside the Mineshaft Tavern starts at noon. Here's the schedule:
NOON Joe's Opening speech (Will he announce that he's running for governor?)
12:05 Will and the Won'ts
12:45 The Rio Grande Family Band
1:30 Pa Coal and The Clinkers
2:15 Sage and Jared's Happy Gland Band
2:45 Todd And The Fox
3:30 Janice Mohr-Nelson The Kentucky Humdinger
4:00 Joe West and the Santa Fe Revue (with guest Laurainne Fiorentino and Archie West)
5:15 Hot Honey
5:45 FAMILY LOTUS (THE SECOND COMING)
7:00 Hillstompers (The Exit Procession)
8pm Broomdust Caravan (In the Tavern)
Tickets are $10 in advance (available at The Mineshaft and The Candyman) and $15 on the day of the show.
Joe says parking is atrocious in Madrid. "Best to park out above the old ball park and walk into town."