Posted: October 27th, 2011 | Author: Blackbox Squeezebeard | Filed under: Show announcements and recaps | Tags: Horace Phair, Portland, Rian O'Hara, solo | No Comments »
One further omission: typically the Creaking Planks send a serious (well, as serious as we get) posse to Portland over Canadian Thanksgiving / American Columbus Day for the annual Horace Phair house party, to fill its basement with a raucous ruckus. This year, despite much gnashing of teeth and rending of garments, all we could manage to field was our fiddler, Wyoming Johnny. Still, he came equipped with his axe and a copy of favorite Planks singalongs, so “we” could still represent on some level.
creakingplanks Rumour (and, well, @mwkelley) has it “7 drunks + 1 banjo + 1 trombone” could not replace us. But were they too drunk, or not enough?
mwkelley @UnwashedMass It occurs to me that our caterwauling of the Planks songbook last night may’ve amounted to actual character defamation.
Anyhow, naught to commemorate our absence with, but we can re-share our Planks live bootleg mix for @horacephair ‘08
At least he cut a sharp figure! The camera never lies: that set was one for the ages.
Posted: October 15th, 2009 | Author: Blackbox Squeezebeard | Filed under: Show announcements and recaps | Tags: feature, Horace Phair, HPVIII, Little Mountain Neighborhood House, open mic, Rian O'Hara, Rick Keating, Saluthaus | No Comments »
Even with no Oven Mitts, we managed to not only survive but thrive at HPVIII (for this to make any sense, you might well have to have been there), playing a set after being sweetly set up by rising uke superstar Rian O’Hara, hobnobbing with Dennis from the Ging Gang and Anton from Chervona for the benefit of the Accordion Noir radio show.
But having settled all those extraordinary transportation and sleeping arrangements, we’re back here in time and blasting the word out to you lucky folks that in a few scant hours (doors at 7:30), a rump Creaking Planks will be featuring again at Rick Keating’s open mic at the Little Mountain Neighborhood House (3981 Main Street at 24th Ave.) Stay posted for further details about our k-razy slate of Hallowe’en shows!