In addition to having a huge number of original songs under his belt, Buddy Tabor’s got a huge circle of talented friends. This weekend provides a good chance to hear both those things in action.
Tabor will perform a concert Saturday at Resurrection Lutheran Church, where he’ll be joined by Betsy Sims, Albert McDonnell, Michael Truax, Jason Caputo, John Hartle and Collette Costa, who will also MC. Martha and Jim Stey will play an opening set.
Tabor said he expects the show to be a dynamic one, with different configurations of musicians throughout the night.
“It’s going to be kind of different — we’re going to bust it up with people coming up and down. It won’t be just two hours of me.”
Music will include both Tabor’s originals and some covers.
Tabor, who’s lived in Alaska since 1967, is well-known and well-loved in Juneau and beyond for his songwriting and performing. His musical influences and inspiration include Bob Dylan, John Prine and Townes Van Zandt; he once opened for the latter, and for Nancy Griffith.
Tabor said he plays “almost all the time” when he’s home alone, and also enjoys checking out new music whenever he can.
His recent favorites include, not surprisinlgy, some interesting collaborations. Among them: Soul and gospel singer Mavis Staples’ “You Are Not Alone,” produced by Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy, Gregg Allman’s ““Low Country Blues,” produced by T Bone Burnett, and the Robert Plant and Alison Krauss’s collaborative release “Raising Sand,” also produced by Burnett.
Tabor’s show begins at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 27, at Resurrection Lutheran Church, located at 10th Street and Glacier Highway.
Admission is $10.