The Hear and Now

The Hear & Now – November 29, 2007

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Singer-songwriter Larry Gallagher performs live in a duo with bassist Rob Riddell.
What kind of music would you expect from a New York-born California transplant who wrote horn charts for Joey Cheezhee and the Velveeta Underground, wrote for Details, Esquire, and the New York Times (covering L.A. rock, Indian yoga, and psychedelic toads, among other scenes), "labored under the Golden Arches," worked on an Alaskan fishing boat, gutted cows for a meat-packing plant, and lived in the same Zen Buddhist community as Leonard Cohen? Just what you get from Larry Gallagher and his latest CD, "Can I Go Now?" Tonight, accompanied by bassist Rob Riddell, he performs live in the KPFA performance studio, previewing his Dec. 5 show at the Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse in Berkeley.

Also, guitarist Henry Kaiser drops by to talk about his gig – with psychedelic-rock icons Barry Melton (Country Joe & the Fish), Nick Gravenites (Paul Butterfield Blues Band), David LaFlamme (It’s a Beautiful Day), and Roy Blumenfeld (Blues Project, Sea Train), plus Banana, Steve Ashman, Snooky Flowers, and Jeff Tauber – to benefit Berkeley Liberation Radio (104.1 FM).

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