During the Summer of Love, Barry « The Fish » Melton celebrated his 20th birthday in June 1967. A few days later, he and his band Country Joe and The Fish were rocketed onto the world stage at the Monterey Pop Festival with such luminaries as the Jefferson Airplane, the Mamas and Papas, Otis Redding, Ravi Shankar, Simon and Garfunkel, the Who, Jimi Hendrix… Barry also appeared in the movie bearing the same name: « Woodstock ». At the same time Jay Ryan was playing with a « marching band » in Chicago.
In the 1980’s, Barry « The Fish » Melton put together San Francisco’s historic supergroup, « The Dinosaurs », featuring John Cipollina (Quicksilver Messenger Service), Spencer Dryden (Jefferson Airplane), Peter Albin (Big Brother and the Holding Company) and Robert Hunter (Grateful Dead songwriter). Other members of the band later included Merl Saunders (Saunders- Jerry Garcia Band) and Papa John Creach (Hot Tuna).
At the same time Jay Ryan was playing with Yohan Asherton, Les Froggies, Jacno, Paris Slim, or on stage with Elliot Murphy, The Transcontinental Cowboys…
50 years after Woodstock, Barry « The Fish » Melton with Jay and The Cooks are playing together, to celebrate the festival with an authentic Rock, Blues and Folk show.
BARRY «THE FISH» MELTON MEETS JAY AND THE COOKS thursday 26th sept. 2019 in
Barry «The Fish» Melton – vocals, guitar
Jay Ryan – vocals, guitar
Stéphane Missri – guitar, banjo
Paul Susen – fiddle, mandolin
Marten Ingle – Bass
Danny Montgomery – drums
LA DAME DE CANTON
Port de la Gare
(boat docked across the bibliothèque François Mitterrand)
stations : Quai de la Gare or Bibliothèque François Mitterrand
- opens at 20h
- presale : 20€
- at the door : 25€