[image-1]The reconvened and re-jubilated Squirrel Nut Zippers gave one helluva performance at the Music Farm on Tues. Oct. 28. One highlight was a rendition of the upbeat [image-2]”Ghost of Stephen Foster” (from their 1999 album Perennial Favorites), played live to a black and white animated music video directed by Raymond Persi and Matthew Nastuk. The clip was winner of “Best Animated Music Video” at the 1999 Vancouver Animation Festival. Check it out at YouTube here.


Singer/guitarist Jimbo Mathus and singer/banjo/uke player Katherine Whalen carried on up front with terrific backing from drummer Chris Phillips, bassist Stu Cole, trumpet/cornet player Je Widenhouse, multi-instrumentalist Will Dawson, and sax/sousaphone player Henry Westmoreland — all of whom marched with instruments in hand through their backstage room, across the upper balcony, down the stairs, and to the main bar for their second encore. Look for a live review in next week’s issue (Wed. Nov. 5).

(photos by T. Ballard Lesemann)

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