Old Joe Clark & Salty Dog
We idolized Doc, just like the rest of the world and being on the bill with him was the greatest treat!!
Before the show Doc and son Merle were upstairs of the Tulagi concert hall on the Hill in Boulder and overheard the RBB warmup upon before they went on before him. Somehow a plink led to a plunk and Doc was right there picking AND grinning with the boys who were trying to act at ease — but just honored he wanted to stir up a half hour jam. The band would later open for Doc on a pacific northwest tour. Here’s a sample of two classic tunes with Eric’s banjo, Dick’s fiddle, Robert’s mando and likely Scott on bass or someone on bass and Scott on his Stradivarius spoons. Listen carefully for Doc’s breaks.
OLD JOE CLARK AND SALTY DOG