We were born just before Midnight, into Einstein’s chaotic jumble of time and space, where a lifetime lasts the course of one long day. Fortunate were we to spend many, many glorious times around the greatest of hours, the worries of the world slipped out of mind and people with good hearts shared their spirits and practiced the language of imagination and revelry. But, more importantly, it was the music that brought us all together and it was the music that allowed our bodies to loosen up and freed us to dance. These were the kind of celebratory times that all who share are thankful for their good fortune, knowing that not all of God’s creatures get to experience a time where their mind is set so free to dream, so much so that it can inspire them for a lifetime. But the Singers, given no exception to the unwavering hands of time, stealing away minutes, and often hours, can’t help to think back with a little sadness and longing, for that time of night where we permitted ourselves to let go of it all and be lost in a song. And in our thoughts, we wonder about the next Midnight on the very distant horizon. In the meantime, we’ll still sing, under the Sun or the Moon!
North Lawrence Midnight Singers
Fishtown, Philadelphia PA
George Harrison, Bob Dylan, Roy Orbison, (OK, ALL the cats who made up the Traveling Wilburys ) John Lennon, Jerry Garcia and the good ol' Grateful Dead, CCR, The Band, Joe Strummer, The Clash, Elvis, Dusty Springfield, Richard and Linda Thompson, The Jayhawks (Mark Olson and Gary Louris), Uncle Tupelo, Hall and Oats, Kenn Kweder, Johnny Rivers, Doug Sahm, Chet Atkins, James Burton, Clarence White, Gram Parsons and the Burritos, Fleetwood Mac, Jim Croce, Wilco, Neko Case, MMJ, Bright Eyes,Bob Marley and the Wailers, INXS, The Pogues, Pavement, Minor Threat, Metallica, Elvis Costello, Tom Waits, Steve Earle, Townes Van Zandt, Ricky Nelson, Memphis Soul, Sun Records, Chess Records, Country Music from eras past, Fiddle tunes, the shared and personal human experience, blah, blah, blah.