Celebrate the Life and Music of Link Wray!
Thanks to the fine folks at Joe's Record Paradise, there will be a Link Wray Tribute in Rockville MD on January 15th! This star studded event will feature many DC area greats who have played with or shared the stage with Link as well as 39 descendants and the swell A-Bones whose Norton label has the swanky 2 CD set Mr. Guitar and the archival Missing Links series. With the passing of Link and Hasil Adkins this year, Rock and Roll has lost two of the great ones. Their raw energy and rough hewn tunes are hard to beat when one is searching for primal rock and roll. Thanks to Billy and Miriam at Norton for doing such a swell job supporting and compiling Link and Hasil while they were still around. The great job they did reissuing the stuff helped cement both Hasil and Link's reputations as the titans they truly were.
The tribute will be held at the spacious El Boqueron restaraunt which holds about 600 so it wouldnt be a bad idea to buy tickets or at least check in with Joe's before the show. The evening promises to be filled with sweaty, exuberant, primal, fuzz filled rockin. What a fitting way to pay your respects to one of rock's true pioneers! Kudos to Joe's for doing all the work while running a really cool record shop too! These are the people that need our support cause they are really keeping it real! Hopefully we will be able to get a Hasil tribute off the ground too. The details are very sketchy yet, but it may come off. Check back for more later. In the meantime check out the Links to the Link show and come on down!