Wednesday, April 18, 2007

John Ciba Day! / Scott Boyer Benefit

It's John Ciba Day! No, this is not some obscure Canadian holiday, rather an exclaimation from a girl who has missed her best friend...although it should be a holiday of some sort here in the Magic City, filled with SweetWater Blue and Dreamland Barbecue and lots and lots of Soul music.

John Ciba (heart) Dreamland

Oh wait. I think that's exactly what today will be like. Nevermind.

And tonight we will be here:

From the website-
" A concert benefiting former Capricorn Records recording artist Scott Boyer promises delightful surprises from today and yesterday, as familiar recording artists from Muscle Shoals and Nashville get ready to perform at the Alabama Theatre. Boyer, who had surgery for an arterial disease, is recognized in the Alabama Music Hall of Fame for his work in bands such as Cowboy, The Locust Fork Band, The Convertibles and The Decoys.

The concert will be held Wednesday, April 18, 2007 at the Alabama Theatre, 1811 Third Avenue North in downtown Birmingham, and starts at 7:00 pm. Tickets are available at all Ticketmaster outlets.

Headlining the show is Gregg Allman and Butch Trucks of The Allman Brothers Band. Solo recording artists Bonnie Bramlett, Paul Thorn and Donnie Fritts, former keyboardist for Kris Kristofferson, will also perform along with The Amazing Rhythm Aces, The Capricorn Rhythm Section and The Decoys. Joining them will be Zac Hacker, runner-up in the popular television show Nashville Stars and Topper Price, solo artist and former band mate with Boyer in Cowboy.

The stage band will include former Steppenwolf guitarist Larry Byrom, Charlie Daniel's Band bassist Charlie Haywood, original Fame Gang drummer Jerry Carrigan, guitarist Rick Kurtz, formerly of The Mortals, guitarist Wayne Perkins, formerly of Crimson Tide, guitarist Tommy Talton of Cowboy, Burrito Deluxe drummer Bryan Owings, bassist David Hood, formerly of Traffic, original Fame Gang percussionist and producer Mickey Buckins and The Bamman Bighorns. Byrom, Carrigan, Perkins, Owings, Hood and Buckins along with Thorn, Fritts and Price, have all been recognized as musical achievers by the Alabama Music Hall of Fame.

Boyer will also be performing alongside his friends in this All-Star review that will be a historical if not legendary show. "We have a couple of surprises in the works for this show", said Dick Cooper, promoter of the event. "We hope everyone will take advantage of this once in a lifetime opportunity to see some great performers on this very special night."

For complete and up-to-date details please visit"

I know it's short notice. We'll be out and around town after the show and for a while tomorrow evening too, so give me a call if you want to hang out.

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