Some folks sing songs. Odetta testified.–Time magazine
In the early 1990s, I rented cheap office space at the Northern Hotel. That’s how I saw the single flyer at Bar Bazarre announcing Odetta in concert. It was the only public notice for the show.
The Northern’s owner, Bill Stark, said the singer was in town for a wedding, and her friends wanted a place to hear her play. They put a few tickets on sale, but the crowd was mostly wedding party.
Iconic folk singer singing to a room full of friends. I can tell you now, that’s the best kind of show there is.
Odetta died on Tuesday.
(Update: Obituaries reveal that Odetta’s son resides in Fort Collins. Thanks to 3DSound at Dragging the Line for the tip!)
(Update2: Jan 28, 2009 Article in Fort Collins Now interviews Odetta’s “son,” Boots Jaffree, )