to the music, there was a raffle, with quite a number of prizes, from
guitar strings to an acoustic guitar. Sal's CD, "Lost in the Music" was
available for patrons to purchase, and several of the guest artists
also made available their CD's.
It was a
good crowd, especially for a Tuesday night, and between admissions and
the raffle, a tidy sum was realized for the DiTroia family.
preparation for this event, TBFGG members Ted Wray, Don "Hambone"
Hanby, Terry Premru and Michael Marth appeared on Tampa's WMNF 88.5 FM,
on the "Live Music Showcase" on August 17th, and on August 24th, on
WTSP-TV, Channel 10, Tampa Bay, Ted Wray and Michael Marth appeared on
"Studio 10", and our Media page has a report on these performances.
Memory of Sal DiTroia
[22 June 2007] Playing
guitar for 50 years, 36 years of fingerstyle guitar. Every
time you hear “I'm a Believer” on the radio or watch The Godfather on
television, you hear Sal. He’s the studio musician who played guitar on
The Monkees’ peppy 1966 hit and worked on the score for the 1972
movie’s foreboding wedding scene. Sal also performed on Billy Joel’s
first album, on Simon & Garfunkel’s hits “The Boxer” and
“Scarborough Fair”, and on all of Dionne Warwick’s hits, including
“Alfie” and “Do You Know the Way to San Jose.” He’s worked with
everyone from Grace Slick to Country Joe McDonald.
“Darcy’s Smile” at the Muriel Anderson
Concert at the UU Dome, Tampa, on Valentine’s Day 2007 Videography
by Ted Wray; used