Zippy interviewed the late Barry Cowsill
During the summer of 2004,the Thursday Evenin' Sun featured an imaginary roadtrip throughout the southern states with the Zipdawg at the wheel. On one such ride,July 1st, Zip picked up Barry Cowsill hitchhiking. Barry graciously chatted and played a couple songs live to earn his fare. Straddling the line between reality and fiction,this interview becomes more relevant and poignant now that Barry Cowsill has passed on at the age of 51. Listen and enjoy,sharing a few minutes with Zipdawg and Barry Cowsill (1954-2005).
"The Festival of Cultural Exchange hit Portland the weekend of August 6-8,2004. More than 65 ensembles of dancers and musicians from 25 countries performed on 10 stages for 2 days in Portland Maine.The event was the highlight of the summer and represented an undertaking never attempted in Portland. Highlights from the show included performances by Steve Earle, The Holmes Brothers, Al Kooper, Kanda Bongo Man, Savoy Family Band, The Downbeat 5, Juliana Hatfield...and sixty other equally exciting and diverse acts!" Zippy was fortunate to be able to sit down at the Eastland Park Hotel and interview The Holmes Brothers and Al Kooper.