Sunday, June 13, 2010

Sunday Bridge Series #10: Pegi Young's Bridge


Sunday Bridge Series:  Pegi Young
Photo & Text © 2010 Kim- Seattle Daily Photo. All rights reserved; no use, alteration, reproduction or republishing in any media.
Okay, don't shoot me. I've always intended to show a guitar bridge at some point in Louis la Vache's Sunday Bridge Series (click for all this week's participants), I just didn't know it would include a performer in the shot. This performer adds double Bridge associations, though, so I couldn't resist.

Thursday night I caught a triple bill at the Triple Door where local folk singer Jim Page opened for the Pegi Young Band and headliner, Bert Jansch (more photos of the concert on my Flickr page). This is Ms. Young who gave me a perfect opportunity to display the bridge of her Martin guitar at the lower edge of the photo when she reached up the neck to adjust her capo. She is a founder of The Bridge School which formed in 1986 to serve the educational needs of individuals with severe speech and physical impairments. The school, located in Northern California, will celebrate 25 years next year. Ms. Young and her husband and their musical friends put on an enormously successful benefit concert at the Shoreline Amphitheater each year to raise funds for The Bridge School and its pioneering outreaches to help children around the globe.

16 comments:

cieldequimper said...

Simply fantastic Kim!

Bibi said...

Good one, and clever bridge. I am not musically savvy, so I didn't even know there was a 'guitar bridge.'

Now I do!

brattcat said...

Glad to know you crossed that bridge when you came to it. Terrific photo of a person doing excellent work.

Louis la Vache said...

Good one, Kim!
A unique contribution to Sunday Bridges. «Louis» thanks you for bringing attention to this good cause!

Jilly said...

Ha! Too funny. Well done. A beautiful photo too and obviously a fab benefit concert.

Small City Scenes said...

Perfect Kim. I love it when anyone uses a word to fit their thoughts.
Great benefit too. MB MB

Luna Miranda said...

i miss this kind of bridge.:p

Joni James said...

Nice choice of bridges!

Stacey Dawn said...

Love it! Great thinking "outside the box!!"

Lynette said...

Awesome word and photo association. Thanks!

Lily Hydrangea said...

What a talented organization. So good to hear people doing good things.

Mo said...

Love lateral thinkers

Halcyon said...

I was having a hard time figuring this one out from the thumbnails, but I get it now! Very original choice for the bridge day. I like it! And I'm for anything that helps others.

~Cheryl said...

I love this! Perfect!

Kim said...

Thanks everyone. . .I know it was not the kind of bridge one was expecting for Louis' Bridge Series.

Pegi and Neil Young's 25 years of work to raise funds for The Bridge School has attracted some of the best known popular musicians and comedians of the the past two decades, from Crosby Stills & Nash, Pearl Jam, and Dave Matthews Band, to Tony Bennett, Josh Grobin, and Robin Williams. I believe there are recordings of those live benefit concerts available. Their play bills are a veritable who's who list--a lot of great musicians donating their performances to help kids and families.
-Kim

Oakland Daily Photo said...

Applause for your unique take on "bridge."