The Milford Oyster Festival 44th Annual celebration takes place on August 18, 2018. It has the largest variety of oysters at any festival in the USA. This year they will have about 40,000 oysters with 21 varieties from 8 states on the East Coast.
The 2018 Milford Oyster Festival Headliner is Eddie Money. The event is free. I’m looking forward to seeing him perform live on the main stage.
I remember when Eddie Money first burst on the scene in 1977. I was managing the books and records department at Caldor, Inc. My CBS Records sales representative gave me a promotional copy of his début album. He told me to go home and play it, that I would be pleasantly surprised. He was right.
I’ve been a fan ever since. I wish my cable provider would broadcast the AXS TV channel so I could watch Eddie’s reality TV show, Real Money. I hear it’s a hoot. The series was just renewed for a second season.
I have to admit that of all the Dave Mason recordings I enjoy Let It Flow the best. It was released in 1977 when I was running a record department at Caldor discount department store in Stamford, Ct. The record sold well and I featured it prominently in the department.
I recall vividly that I had just purchased a high fidelity separates audio system with a state of the art turntable, preamp, amp, tuner and KEF speakers. Let It Flow played often on that system that Spring and Summer in South Norwalk where we lived. We especially loved his hit, “We Just Disagree”.
Let It Flow was the biggest selling album that Dave Mason had while on Columbia.
The Milford Oyster Festival main stage artist this year at the event is Kansas, the heartland rock band of the late 70’s.
A common question asked about aged bands is who is still in the band from the original group. It just so happens that three of the original Kansas band members still perform together. They are Phil Eheart (drums), Steve Walsh (keyboards and lead vocals), and Rich Williams (guitar).
I sold a lot of their vinyl when I ran the record department at Caldor in 1978 and 1979, especially their double live LP, Two for the Show. It will be nice to have them in the neighborhood on Saturday afternoon 🙂