Merl Saunders, the funky soul brother from San Francisco, and close personal friend of the late Jerry Garcia came to town for two nights with Atlanta’s King Johnson Band backing. The prospect of a Merl show in quaint Mile Away Hall had the pre-show crowd buzzing with anticipation. And Merl and band delivered the goods. Two solid sets of cover songs and originals that left the ladies and gents in attendance quaking in their boots. I did not attend the second night, so someone please send in a report (esp. if you have the set lists).
Photo by Scott Dobry