Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Hitting the Motherlode in California

Fred made the long trip from his home in South Carolina to lovely Arcata, California, on the Redwood Coast in Humboldt County, where he conduced a Friday-afternoon master class with music students at Humboldt State University and played a hot Saturday-night gig as the special guest of the funk band Motherlode. Thanks to the band and all the other beautiful people who made the weekend so enjoyable, including trombonist and Humboldt State faculty member Dan Aldag.

Here are some photos. Enjoy.

A University-provided rhythm section including Motherlode guitarist/composer Greg Camphuis and bassist Michael Dieter play a few tunes with Fred
Fred shares
Students listen
A brave and talented singer steps up and joins in
Camel Rock
Fred sightsees at Luffenholtz Beach
Soundchecking with Motherlode
A warm welcome to the stage
The welcome continues
Playing with Motherlode
Backstage talking with baritone saxophonist Jesse Jonathan
The morning-after airport farewell with drummer and lead host Pete Ciotti, who started it all with an email.

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