“Change Is Gonna Come”
The 21st Century Freedom Riders @ WLRN Studio (Miami, Florida)
January 17, 2015 was Michelle Obama’s 50th birthday, a fact not missed by Allan
b/ dave. (originalnoise.org)
Before their Art Deco Weekend performance, Allan and Doug played their first set together, that Thursday at WLRN (Miami PBS Radio) in Downtown Miami. Considering Martin Luther King Jr. Day fell on Art Deco Weekend, they chose to include “The World is a Ghetto” and “Change is Gonna Come” in the set.
In attendance, was a small group (maybe 25) who already knew Allan, and expected a Nat King Cole-style set of straight-ahead jazz. Allan and the band delivered the jazz, but to everyone’s pleasant surprise, stretched out into what became the inaugural performance of “The Bridge.”