Bob Weir at Sound Summit 2018, by Carolyn McCoy
Bob Weir (photo: Carolyn McCoy)

Words by Carolyn McCoy

One of my favorite expressions is “Let’s rock this shit!” I can vouch for myself when I tell you that I did indeed rock it hard and rock it good this past year, literally. This is my first year writing and photographing for The Bay Bridged, and the adventures it has taken me on have been joyous and amazing, as I am now manifesting a dream I have had for almost ten years in becoming integral in the incredible music scene we have in the Bay Area.

These past 12 months, I have been witness to Danny Click’s CD release party, the epicness of Tom Petty songs with Petty Theft, and my dear friends in the awesome Americana rock band San Geronimo performing a few songs with Chris Robinson in a sheep field. I have had the honor of headbanging to the likes of Physical Suicide Deterrent System Project at their debut at Mill Valley’s Sweetwater and I have seen with my own eyes the Ace Of Cups, the first all-female rock band from the 1960s, finally bring forth their first studio album after 50 years of obscurity.

I have heard the songs of Townes Van Zandt be honored, I heard Jackie Greene sing for an intimate audience on his birthday and I have hippie-noodle danced to the jam-band stylings of Circles Around The Sun. There were awesome, fun-filled shows left and right that I was able to be a part of and all I can say is that it was a fantastic year music-wise for me. Let’s rock this shit for 2019, shall we?