9 of Wands (Strength)
Dan Bern brings the Strength of the 9 of Wands to life with “Lake”
performed live on Radio8Ball on KAOS 89.3 FM on September 27, 2005.
Dan visited Olympia that week, hung out at a cheap hotel and wrote for several days.
At least a couple of the songs written at The Golden Gavel ended up on his “New American Language” CD
(which featured The Previous rhythm section of Colin Mahoney and Brian Schey).
We don’t know how many other times Dan performed this song but on this night in September
it burned up the studio.
Dan has been a regular contributor to Radio8Ball since it began.
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