It didn’t seem to have a set, formal name, but I called it the Remembering Sean Fitzgerald CD Release show, Sunday night at PJ’s Lager House in Detroit. It was a fine night with lots of cool people to talk with and much good music. The highlight was the unveiling of a CD of previously unreleased songs of Sean’s, compiled by friends of his. Some of the songs are on the relatively new Sean Fitzgerald Memorial Myspace; the whole CD will eventually be available on CDBaby and/or iTunes.
Speaking for me, it was a relaxed evening and not terribly sad, rather a good night for reminiscing and hanging out. I did tell the owner of the bar that I need to come down sometime when the reason isn’t that someone died. It’s a cool little place and the sound guy is maybe the best I’ve encountered in any bar or coffeehouse. Usually they book rock acts there, only rarely acoustic-oriented bands. But I like rock too, sometimes.