12 Miles North:
"The Tree People", a vinyl album recorded in a studio in the woods in Oregon in 1979, was reissued as a CD in 2006 by Tiliqua Records of Japan and as a vinyl record by Guerssen Records of Spain in 2008. Their 2nd album "Human Voices", recorded in 1984, was reissued by Guerssen in vinyl and as a CD in 2009. The 3rd and last Tree People album, "It's My Story" was released by Guerssen in 2010. This is their story.
|Stephen Cohen and Rich Hinrichsen, happy to be in Spain, happy to be performing later that evening!|
|noon rehearsal at the festival site, Cafe del Teatre, on the day of the concert|
|Hector and Stephen in rehearsal|
|Hector, Stephen and Rich in rehearsal|
|Stephen, Rich and Jordi in rehearsal|
|Stephen, Rich and Jordi in rehearsal |
After the noon rehearsal, an afternoon break, and a sound check, Antoni
took all of us, including Douglas (of Yoga Records, visiting from Los Angeles), Alex of Guerssen Records, the sound man, all the musicians (and our photographer) to dinner. The food was delicious, the conversation lively. We then made the short walk to the festival site, Cafe del Teatre, ready to play music.
|Performance time! Stephen and Rich enjoying the moment.|
4 musicians in the spotlight
Hector, Stephen, Rich and Jordi get into it!
|Rich, Mary and Stephen|
|Stopping at the Placa de Sant Joan on the walk back to the train the day after our performance in LLeida,|
Rich and Stephen stop to rest, Stephen plays a song on his guitar, and some children stop to look and listen.
|Stephen and Rich in alley courtyard in LLeida on the way to the train. Rich has his double bass bow in a case. The festival provided a vintage double bass for Rich to play, since, or course, his own double bass would not fit on the plane.|
Below: Bigott at the Musiques Disperses Festival:
One of the highlights of touring for me is seeing and meeting other musicians from all over the world.