I would write “Happy Thursday,” but that might appear to be a nod toward entertaining, if somewhat obsequious CBC broadcaster Jian Ghomeshi. And that is not my intent.
But I digress. I wanted to give a shout out to one of my favorite musicians, the extraordinary Lori Goldston. As of this writing she’s traveling with “Mississippi Records on Tour,” a musical and speaking tour through Europe with the equally talented Brian Mumford (Dragging an Ox Through Water) and Marisa Anderson.
I first met Lori a decade or so ago when she appeared at a house party with the ever-entertaining Torben Ulrich, who made his film debut as–seemingly–the sole voice of reason in the Metallica documentary “Some Kind of Monster,” slated for rerelease late in 2014.
Shortly thereafter, my wife Julianna and I were thrilled to have Lori play on our band Golden Bears’ album “Wall to Wall”; here’s a track featuring her cello.
In 2013, Lori played the Quiet Music Festival, where I was fortunate enough to record her set to 2-track tape (naturally). That recording is now available on limited-release CD; you can contact Lori to get your own copy and I recommend you do; it was an utterly beautiful 17 minutes or so of solo cello.