Six Degrees Of Separation

Recently I had a "six degrees of separation" realization. I was finishing up the second show for WBJB featuring the Jim Keller Band. Jim of course is a founding member of the band Tommy Tutone and the cowriter of 867-5309/Jenny. On this session playing bass is Byron Isaacs, who also plays in Levon Helm's Midnight Ramble band(and Olabelle among others). This band's "Ramble at the Ryman" album won a Grammy for Best Americana Album at the 2012 award show. It gets better. In 2010 the late Daniel Petraitis of Soul Purpose, and a founding member of the Twilight Concerts, won an Emmy award for producing the PBS special program of "Ramble at the Ryman" while at High Five Entertainment in Nashville. Of course my beloved late cousin Delores Holmes was connected with Danny through Soul Purpose as well as the Twilight Concerts, among other musical ventures that I've had the honor of having a role in. Funny how things like this come about, I'm glad to be a part of the fabric.

And to add another connection, Sea Bright NJ musician Linda Chorney was in the same Grammy category as Levon Helm(as well as Emmylou Harris, Ry Cooder and Lucinda Williams).

By the way here's part of Danny's production:


Forward on a few months and I am saddened to hear of Levon Helm's final battle with cancer. It also made me have another six degree realization… I used to work on guest Ramble member Donald Fagen's computers when I was with Atlantic Computer Solutions back in the day.

Levon you will be missed...

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