So, recently, the three luminaries behind many of Monterey country’s amazing concerts in 2010 – music promoter Tobin Peregrina, FolkYEAH! mastermind Britt Govea and do-everything Henry Miller Library director Magnus Toren – shared their favorite moments from those shows and other acoustic highlights from 2010 with the Weekly. Read the whole thing here.
But, since Magnus is my boss, let’s get some of his crucial commentary first:
“The 2010 season was amazing in so many ways,” Toren says. “The generosity of all the artists in the top 10 list is heart warming—when performing at the library they don’t do it for the money! Without the many volunteers, staff and interns and, of course, Britt Govea, none of this would have happened.”
“Yo La Tengo “They flew from the East Coast, stayed almost a week in Big Sur. Getting to know Georgia [Hubley] and Ira [Kaplan] is one of my most treasured memories. What generosity of talent and heart!” the xx “Having two of the biggest selling indie bands in the world (the xx and Arcade Fire) in our small redwood grove were highlights but, again, how can you put one above the other?” Arcade Fire “The rain—which came during soundcheck for Arcade Fire and brought the whole band inside with acoustic instruments for an impromptu concert/rehearsal—was one of the most memorable in my 17 years here.”
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