Rarely do iconic artists release weighty, relevant new music decades into their careers yet Cat Stevens, also known as Yusef Islam, has done just that with Tell ‘Em I’m Gone. Perhaps this is because the angst, the want for change so evocative of the 1960s is still a very real thing, and Cat Stevens was a pivotol voice of that generation. Or maybe the authenticity of Yusef Islam’s search for the Self through his guitar strikes a chord with us, his audience. Whatever the reason, this troubador for peace is performing at the Masonic Auditorium in San Francisco on December 12th. Give yourself the gift of a lifetime, and see the man in person.
Benjamin Francis Leftwich, “Atlas Hands”
Mr. Leftwich plays the always cordial Bottom of the Hill tonight, and is worth a trip out to Portrero. Don’t miss the man.