Review by Ryan Sargent, First posted 6/27/99 to The Landing.
The Bowl Of Fire show was, as always, one of the best shows. The first band was a jazz band led by a young woman named Katharine (NOT Whalen), They did a lot of jazz classics - Girl Form Ipenima, Deed I Do, Fever, etc... At the end she had some guy come out and sing "Baby, won't you please come home" with her. You might remember the duet Louis Prima and Keely Smith did on that song. The next band The Handsome Family were sort of dark folk. Andrew and Kevin from BOF came out and played a song with them (Kevin rocked on the spoons!). Before BOF came out I got a chance to talk with Kevin O'Donnell for a while. (Did you know that Jack Fine had played with Babby Dodds?). BOF was introduced by one of Andrew's old violin students from Chicago by reading a dark poem. They played a great set, included - "After You've Gone" and "El Cuarto De Tula". They mixed in songs from Thrills and the new album. Andrew even put in a little bit of a classical concerto during one of his solo's. Afterwards I got two posters and a shirt (and stickers). Kevin signed my copy of Heretic Blues and the whole band signed one poster and just Andrew and Kevin the other. I took 29 relly close pictures you will see later a little bit later.