Generations Merge at the 65th Monterey Jazz Festival

“You better start swimmin’ or you’ll sink like a stone,” Bob Dylan stated profoundly in 1963. Throughout its unrivaled 65-year history, the Monterey Jazz Festival has demonstrated an uncanny ability to keep swimming (figuratively): to adapt, survive, and flourish. COVID-19 made Monterey a virtual event in 2020, highlighting concerts of the past; in 2021 the … Read more

“The Lion Sleeps Tonight” – A Song That’s Awakened Generations  – American Blues Scene

“In the jungle, the mighty jungle, the lion sleeps tonight.” Twenty-four hundred people sang the line in unison with Jay Siegel of The Tokens at The Golden Oldies Spectacular in Schenectady, New York the day before May Day, 2022. Most in the audience were in their 70s. They knew to words to “The Lion Sleeps … Read more