Friday, October 11, 2013

TERRELL'S TUNEUP: One Last Look at Ponderosa Stomp 2013

A version of this was published in The Santa Fe New Mexican 
Oct. 11, 2013

Dr. Ike with The Gaunga Dyns
"Dr. Ike" Padnos, founder of Ponderosa Stomp with
The Gaunga Dyns 
A few months ago, when I decided I wanted to go to the Ponderosa Stomp, a music festival in New Orleans (named for a song by Louisiana bluesman Lazy Lester) I didn’t consciously realize that I was giving myself a slightly belated birthday gift — and it was a very appropriate gift, too.

I just turned 60, which could make a guy start to feel old. However, at the Stomp, the vast majority of the headline performers were well into their 60s, some even beyond that. And nearly all of them were full of energy and crazy grace. And some of them rocked like madmen. Suddenly 60 didn’t feel so old.

(What followed in this column, published today in The Santa Fe New Mexican were thumbnail reviews of my favorite performances, based on what I wrote last week in this very blog HERE and HERE. You can read the entire Tuneup column at The New Mexican's Pasatiempo site.

Blog Bonus

Here's some Youtubes from The Ponderosa Stomp. First, The Sonics.

The fabulous Gaunga Dyns covering Roky:

Chris Montez performs his first hit:

His first time on stage for decades, Richard Caiton

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