50 Winters Later
Dave Mason’s version of “Crying,
Waiting, Hoping” was a big hit
with the crowd. Mason’s rock
resume includes co-founding
Traffic, writing “Feeling Alright”
and “We Just Disagree,”
and playing acoustic on Jimi
Hendrix’s version of “All Along
the Watchtower.” Here Mason is
playing a relic’d Fender Custom
Shop ’ 51 Nocaster.
Graham Nash, Joe Ely, original Cricket Sonny Curtis, Sir Timothy Rice,
Bobby Vee and original Cricket Joe B. Mauldin. Curtis is playing a
recent production Strat strung with flatwound 13s (!) and Mauldin
is playing a sticker-festooned ‘ 38 Kay upright with a String Charger
pickup owned by Tommy Vee, who plays for his dad, Bobby.
Valens’ little brother, Mario Ramirez,
blows harp on “Not Fade Away.”
Smithereen Pat Dinizio was primed for covering Holly, having
just recorded a tribute album called Pat DiNizio/Buddy Holly
for Koch Records. Here DiNizio plays a Taylor 110.