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Jefferson Starship 40th Anniversary Tour

Can it be 40 years since Jefferson Starship arose from the remnants of Jefferson Airplane? Two of the original members of that band, Paul Kantner of Jefferson Airplane and David Freiberg of Quicksilver Messenger Service, performed Thursday night at the Wild Buffalo House Of Music in Bellingham, WA. They were accompanied by Cathy Richardson, vocals, and Chris Smith on keyboards.

Through a connection with David Freiberg, I was able to get a +1 photo pass to that performance. Please see this post regarding how fortunate I was. Below are a few of the images from that show. As usual, the lighting was small venue with an emphasis on blue and magenta lighting for the benefit of ambiance not photographers. For all the images that made the cut, please see my website.

Jefferson Starship

David Freiberg

Cathy Richardson

Paul Kantner

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In August of 2009, my husband and I went to Winthrop, Washington to see the Heroes of Woodstock concert at the Winthrop Blues Ranch. Performing on an all day ticket were Ten Years After, Big Brother and the Holding Company, Canned Heat,  and Jefferson Airplane  emceed by Country Joe MacDonald. The photography policy was generous except for no onstage access.

Some of the best images I shot that day were of the various members of a cobbled version of Jefferson Starship: Cathy Richardson, David Freiberg and Paul Kantner.

Cathy Richardson

David Freiberg

Paul Kantner

A music industry contact forwarded them to David Freiberg who emailed me the following:

Thanks for forwarding those, Judy. You really got some nice shots. 
You have a fine eye.

thanks,

david

On Thursday, April 20, four members of the this group (the above musicians plus Chris Smith on keyboards) performed at the Wild Buffalo in Bellingham, WA. A friend had mentioned the Saturday before that she had heard rumors that Jefferson Starship was appearing in Bellingham soon. I emailed David who responded quickly saying that they would be doing an acoustic set on Thursday. He set up me up with a +1 guest pass with unlimited photography. A friend accompanied me to hear “White Rabbit”, “Somebody To Love”, “Wooden Ships” and other classic songs. Someday, maybe the WB will get better stage lighting or at least learn to not use blue constantly but until then, Photoshop and Nik Color Efex Pro 3.0 will have to do their magic.

Hi Judy,

Actually, I remember and had saved you great photos.  Paul, Cathy, Chris & I are doing an acoustic gig at Wild Buffalo House of Music in Bellingham THIS THURSDAY …. I’ll check on guest possibilities. 
david

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David Freiberg

Hi Judy,

You are down on the guest list (Judy Tilley+1) …. We have no restrictions on photos – so you’re good to go.
david

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David Freiberg

Thank-you David.

David Freiberg

Paul Kantner

Cathy Richardson