Backbone’s ‘Pink Zeppelin’ will fly high at the Bike
By ELIZABETH SHEPHERD
Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber Arts Editor
October 11, 2011 · Updated 12:34 PM
Vashon musicians will line up this Friday to perform in a fundraiser for the Backbone Campaign, Vashon’s grassroots group that has made a national name for itself by agitating for progressive causes.
The fundraiser, slated to take place at 8 p.m. Saturday at Red Bicycle Bistro, is dubbed “Pink Zeppelin,” a nod to two of the most famous bands in the history of rock music — Led Zeppelin and Pink Floyd.
Almost two dozen local music makers are signed up to play songs made famous by those iconic groups.
Performers will include such well- known Island players as Bob Krinsky, Ron Hook, Steve Amsden, Luke McQuillin, Adrienne Selvey Mildon, Greg Parrott, Greg Dember, Pat Reardon, Fletcher Andrews and many others.
“Pink Zeppelin” is the seventh in a series of annual musical fundraisers for the Backbone Campaign. Past themes have celebrated the music of the Beatles, Bob Marley, Bob Dylan, the Grateful Dead, Elvis and The Rolling Stones.
Tickets to the event are $20, with all proceeds benefitting the current work of The Backbone Campaign — providing imagery, training, and inspiration for the activist “occupations” taking place on Wall Street, Washington, D.C., downtown Seattle and other cities across the country.
According to Backbone’s executive director Bill Moyer, the group is serving “as Vashon’s liaison to progressive social movements calling for fundamental reforms to our broken democracy and economic system.”
Contact Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber Arts Editor Elizabeth Shepherd at firstname.lastname@example.org or 206-463-9195.