Among Friends 2001
'Among Friends' is a group of musician friends in the Richmond, VA area who, have put on a spring concert for many years. They performed their tenth anniversary show in June 2008! In 2001, under the leadership Richmond's 'dean of folk singers,' George Turman, they began weekly practice in January for the April concert. George provided food for each evening practice session, usually chili, gumbo or stew. Each member was free to suggest songs and arrangements. As the show date neared, the list was distilled by consensus, and rehearsals become more urgent until the final format emerged. Here is a mixture of styles and material that has thrilled sold-out audiences of all ages and gained the group a dedicated following. Most of the musicians are in other musical groups and participate in Among Friends for the social joy of it. It is pure performance art: months of practice for one big show. The show on April 7, 2001 at The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen, VA was a sell out. Bill McElroy, Soundsmith and Grammy winning engineer, multi track recorded the event live and mixed and mastered it in his studio, Slipped Disc. Courthouse Records released the project as a double CD in late April 2002. Cast: Daniel Clarke Frank Coleman Libby Dunton Jackie Frost Chris Fuller Danny Hughes Billy Lux Robby Sinclair Jim Skelding Tim Timberlake George Turman Richard Ward Sheryl Warner.