Tuesday, May 08, 2007

This just in from Peter Dammann:

"Remember me..." A memorial concert celebrating the life, music and spirit of Paul deLay

8 pm, Friday, May 25, 2007
The Triple Door
216 Union St., Seattle WA
206-838-4333, http://www.thetripledoor.net/)

Featuring: Duffy Bishop and Chris Carlson, Lloyd Jones, former Roomful of Blues vocalist Mark Dufresne, Seattle harmonica aces Kim Field, John Marshall and Mike Lynch, Becki Sue & her Big Rockin' Daddies!, and other special guests, hosted by former members of the Paul deLay Band (David Vest, keyboards, Peter Dammann, guitar, Dave Kahl, bass, and Kelly Dunn, drums).

The concert will also celebrate the release of The Last of the Best: the Paul deLay Band Live. The new CD features live performances of the Paul deLay Band recorded at the Triple Door, the Sunbanks Blues Festival and Untapped Microbrew Festival between 2004 and 2006.

Tickets are $20, and are available in advance through the Triple Door, or online at http://www.thetripledoor.net/. All funds raised will be used to defer the immediate family's medical and related expenses.

Open to all ages.

Paul deLay wrote the haunting lament "Remember Me," after his mother, and the mothers of three band members, passed away during a two-year-period in the late 1990s. It was released on the Paul deLay Band's Heavy Rotation CD (Evidence Music) in 2001.

Paul deLay passed away on March 7 from complications due to late stage leukemia, diagnosed only days earlier. For more see John Foyston's piece in the Portland Oregonian:

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