In the last week we've seen the first thunderstorm, first green buds, crocus blooming, sweater weather…….
Today is Earth Day. I was curious about the beginning of Earth Day so, what else?, I looked it up on the Google. Like the origin of many celebrations, the beginning is a bit of a story. Here’s the short version. If you want more, you know where to find it....
In 1968, Morton Hilbert and the U.S. Public Health Service organized the Human Ecology Symposium, an environmental conference for students to hear from scientists about the effects of environmental degradation on human health. This was the beginning of Earth Day. For the next two years, Hilbert and students worked to plan the first Earth Day. In April 1970—along with a federal proclamation from U.S. Sen. Gaylord Nelson—the first Earth Day was held.
Nelson chose the date in order to maximize participation on college campuses for what he conceived as an "environmental teach-in". He determined the week of April 19–25 was the best bet as it did not fall during exams or spring breaks. Moreover, it did not conflict with religious holidays such as Easter or Passover, and was late enough in spring to have decent weather. More students were likely to be in class, and there would be less competition with other mid-week events—so he chose Wednesday, April 22.
For a while the date was changed to the Vernal equinox and Margaret Mead adding her support for Earth Day in 1978 declared:
"Earth Day is the first holy day which transcends all national borders, yet preserves all geographical integrities, spans mountains and oceans and time belts, and yet brings people all over the world into one resonating accord, is devoted to the preservation of the harmony in nature and yet draws upon the triumphs of technology, the measurement of time, and instantaneous communication through space……”
Earth Day has since settled into a yearly celebration on April 22 and here we are 45 years later. Today it is being celebrated on Google, across the US from San Francisco to New York City and beyond our borders across the planet.
We celebrate everything with music here at Three Crows, including the patio being open (fingers crossed). This week we have Jamie Sue Seal and John Latini on their biannual tour through Delano and ever so entertaining. On Friday, Cooker John is back to play some foot stomping Blues (Love it!) and on Saturdy Jeff will be here with his trumpet. Jeff is an amazingly versatile player able to conjure every mood.
Coming up in May we have Chastity Brown on Friday May 9th in concert, Tim Mahoney on Saturday May 10 and on Saturday May 17th, it’s our first ever Comedy Night! Check our calendar to get more information!
Here are this week’s details, click the names to go to their websites.
Calendar This Week
April’s Featured Artist
Thursday April 24
Jamie Sue Seal and John Latini
7:30 pm no cover
Jamie Sue Seal has recorded five albums, toured to every region of the United States and performs as a solo artist, in duos and with her band. Her repertoire reflects the different styles of music she loves including roots rock, country, folk, gospel and jazz standards. John Latini personifies the best that the heartland, and especially Michigan’s righteous rock history, have to offer: an honest, straight-ahead, no-nonsense commitment to real songs about real people.
Friday April 25
7:30 pm no cover
Cooker John is a folk and blues musician who learned fingerpicking from Artie Traum above Noah Wolfe's music store on 48th street in Manhattan in the early 1960's. Jim Walsh of the Saint Paul Pioneer Press calls Cooker John’s music “Stark, real-life folk tales, narrated by a soul survivor.”
Friday Night Date Night — Dinner for Two including Wine! $40
Entree this week: Choice of Ramen with Vegetables or Chicken Curry
Saturday April 26
Saturday Morning Jam 10 am-2 pm Join us!
7:30 pm no cover
Jeff Carver is an extremely versatile trumpet performer, educator and studio musician based in the Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN, market. He is both a sought after lead player, known for his amazing range, strength, power and endurance; and also as a skilled balladeer…incorporating a smooth, dark tone with intuitive phrasing and style. He is well schooled and highly experienced performing a variety of musical styles including funk, rock, jazz, smooth jazz, blues and pop.
Enjoy the week,
Gina, Al and Marcus the music guys