Club Café — June 24, 2006
Photos by Chuck & Jim Owston — Fairport Fans

While Chuck was acquainted with Fairport Convention since the late 60's, I heard them for the first time in November 1972 when Chuck gave me a copy of the American release of the very first Fairport Convention album (released in the US on Cotillion). In the Spring of '73, I picked up the import "History of Fairport Convention." Needless to say, I was hooked. I can honestly say that it was the influence of Fairport that inspired me to buy my first mandolin (I have several now) in the Fall of 1973. While Chuck has seen the band countless times and has been to Cropredy twice, the Pittsburgh show was my first time to see Fairport live. It was far more than I bargained; thanks for a great experience.

Simon Nicol and Jim Owston

Simon Nicol and Chuck Owston

Ric Sanders and Jim Owston

Ric Sanders and Chuck Owston

Chris Leslie and Jim Owston

Chris Leslie and Chuck & Debbie

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