Photo credit Robin Sherwood.
The photos of Clayton Hill were taken at The Soft Rock Cafe, a 4th Avenue (Vancouver) live music venue that featured almost exclusively acoustic music.
When the night of the gig came, we met at the Soft Rock and saw a packed house. We weren't the only act to play that night, but we were the feature act. We played our hearts out, and had a great time. After playing our last song, we got an encore, so we did that and said good-night. Radio station CFRO FM-102.7 (Co-op Radio) were there to tape the show, and they broadcast our set a few weeks later.
The poster on the stage's back wall is of bluegrass icon Bill Monroe, who was the next act to appear there. Sitting in the first row was a thrill, watching the master and his peerless band of acoustic musicians and singers run through the bluegrass songbook, most of which originated with Monroe.