|Old poster by Chuck Sperry for a Family Dog Production featuring Phil Lesh|
Nothing beats a good story and for this Throw Back Thursday, if you work around a cast of characters befitting a Seinfeld episode then surely you have some yourself. I used to work live shows in the early 2000's as a front of house manager at the Great American Music Hall in San Francisco. It's one of the premier music venues in the entire country due to the great sound, history and overall ambiance of the room. One of the awesome folks I got to meet and get to know over the years there was Chet Helms. He was a legend in the Bay Area for concert promotion as his polar opposite and rival was Bill Graham, who went on to revolutionize the live concert industry. Chet was absolute salt of the earth and was a genuine soul. Although I am not a fan of the jam band style of music, I always enjoyed working with these folks as they became good friends and had great conversations.