July 12, 2009

Jim Kweskin in Concert

Last night I had the opportunity to see my cousin Jim Kweskin perform live and in person at Freight and Salvage in Berkeley. His performance was a pleasure and I especially appreciated the stories in between tunes. This was my first time seeing him perform except for a few tunes at my cousin's wedding about seven years ago. The set was a mix of blues, folk, jug band, and ragtime. Jim was tight with a fiddler and bass player on either side of the stage.

Also saw some long lost friends and cousins in the audience. Continued to socializing today with a bit of a cousins reunion lunch and it was wonderful to connect. So much to learn about and from each other. Ah yes, we Kweskins are an interesting lot.