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With Marie-Lynn Hammond, Ben Mink, Anne Lederman, Allan Soberman and other musical friends.
After a half-century of performing, Bob Bossin is hanging up the banjo. Over 50 years, Bob founded Stringband, authored Davy the Punk, manufactured Bossin’s Home Remedy for Nuclear War and made the videos Sulphur Passage and Only one bear in a hundred bites but they don’t come in order. Now Bob is giving up the road, or as he describes it, “getting out of town ahead of the posse.” But not without one last, surely memorable, concert at Hugh’s Room featuring the Stringband Alumni Association Band.
Pete Seeger, one of many to cover Bossin’s songs, called Bob “funny, informative and inspiring at the same time.” (For songs like “Show Us the Length”, “Dief Will Be the Chief Again”, “Ya Wanna Marry Me” and “The Secret of Life According to Satchel Paige.” ) Said Stuart Maclean, “Only a handful of song writers have created a body of work that constitutes a portrait of our country. Stan Rogers did that. So did Gordon Lightfoot. And so does Bob Bossin.”
Why the Farewell? Says Bob, “I figure Sandy Koufax had it right: I want to retire at the top of my game… Well, almost at the top. And I want a grand going-away party! New material, great musicians, old friends, and the best venue in the country. What could be better?”
[Photo by Rick Bockner]