Review and photographs by Lindsay Malachowski
The night didn’t start well. Five hours before the event the rain came through. Ordinarily a little rain wouldn’t have hurt anything. But this was an outdoor show. The stage sat near the water, and while it was covered, there would be no shelter for those watching the performance. The only alternate location, the Stewart House, had been ravaged and destroyed by the flood waters of Hurricane Irene and was currently closed.
Two hours before the event one of the keyboard players Daniel A. Weiss called. He had thrown out his back the night before and would not be able to make it.
One hour before the gig the concert promoter called and said that there had been a mix-up with the dates. There was no sound man available. This was a problem, since most of the band members were already at the venue or on their way from out of town or out of state. Concert-goers were already showing up. The promoter insisted they cancel the concert immediately.
This is how the night started out for the members of David Malachowski & the Woodstock Allstars and their only scheduled show for 2012 at the Athens Riverfront Park in Athens.