It's been 27 years since the original members of the legendary band The Midnight Ridge have performed together. On Wednesday night, May 9th, 2007, two-thirds of the band reunites for a special "house concert" in the San Francisco Bay Area. The exact site is still to be determined, but the concert is definitely a "go." Collen O'Brien, vocalist and cellist-pianist-guitarist extraordinaire, will travel to San Francisco with her talented husband, Chris Lee, who plays vibes and percussion. Known as "Primal Mates," they have a number of dates booked in California, and on May 9th they'll perform with Jim Hudak. The plan is for Jim to open with a 40-minute set, followed by Collen and Chris for another 40-minute set, and then the three musicians performing together for a song or two to wrap up the evening. The occasion is special, and celebrates a lifetime of music performance for these three great musicians. Stay tuned for more information as the date approaches, and if in the Bay Area, try to attend. Jim and Colleen hope this reunion performance may lead to some others sometime in the future, and who knows? Pehaps the third founding member of The Midnight Ridge, Marc Gonzales, will one day join them to make for a full musical reunion of the three old friends. The Midnight Ridge performed in the Portland, Oregon area for about three years between 1972 and 1975, before disbanding to follow their individual musical and career pursuits. Their performances were typically sellouts, and warmly received by a fervent legion of fans and followers. It will be fun to have at least two-thirds of the trio together again.

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