1996. Dave Sharp “Downtown America”

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1996. Dave Sharp “Down­town Amer­i­ca”

The tracks I played on were co-pro­duced by leg­endary pro­duc­er Bob John­son (who pro­duced Bob Dylan). I played key­boards. We were in the mid­dle of record­ing at Fan­ta­sy Stu­dios in Berke­ley, Cal­i­for­nia when some­one excit­ed­ly called us into the lounge.
A TV was blar­ing out the bizarre chase scene of OJ Simpson’s white Bron­co down a Los Ange­les free­way, being fol­lowed by what seemed like dozens of police cruis­ers with lights flash­ing. It was all very sur­re­al. We all know how that turned out.
The band that day also includ­ed my old friend Prairie Prince (who I lat­er found out would have been in the band Nicky Hop­kins talked to me about form­ing back in 1972), and Chris Sol­berg.
I haven’t seen Dave since then…he was liv­ing in New Orleans for a while; a great tal­ent.

 

 

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