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Clark Salisbury: Coffeeshop Conversations #85 Giving back when it's needed most

By TOM D'ANTONI// He's part of a new organization sponsoring benefit concerts for those who will be affected by the incoming regime. First one January 7 at Mississippi Pizza with the Bayou Boys benefiting  Q Center.

Welcome back to World Cup Coffee and Tea at NW 18th and Glisan for another OMN Coffeeshop Conversation. Today we’ve got Clark Salisbury, guitarist/oud player and now one of the folks behind the group calling itself “While Rome Burns.”

They’re doing what amounts to the fiddling, although no fiddles are required, the fiddle represents all instruments. The Rome in the title refers to America, which is about to be run by a madman.

They say they’ve formed in response to recent social and political trends…that means Trump. Their mission is to leverage the power of music and community to support and confirm diversity and social justice in our neighborhoods.

Needless to say, OMN is one of the media sponsors!

Their first concert, called “The New Great Society Ball,”  will benefit the Q Center and will feature The Bayou Boyz plus members of the Smut City Jellyroll Society at Mississippi Pizza on Saturday, January 7 at 9pm.

Let’s meet Clark Salisbury:

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Judee Moonbeam

Yay!.... standing up applauding, Clark!


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