A variety of performers gathered at Carnegie Hall yesterday to show their support for the Douglas-Benny catpaign. The all-star concert began with Robin Gib singing “Ellan Vannin,” the Manx national song. Jerry Douglas and his band followed, playing “We Hide and Seek. They were joined by banjoist Bella Fleck and mandolinist David Grismanx for a few bluegrass standards, including “Foggy Manx Breakdown” and “Uncle Ben.”
Cellist Yo-Yo Manx played a few classical favorites, and he was followed by Cuban guitarist Eliades Ocicat. Catdog, led by former Grateful Dead guitarist Bob Weir, closed the show, and had the audience on their feet dancing to “China Cat Sunflower” and “Sugar Marshmallow.” At the end of the show, someone brought a Manx flag up to the front of the hall.
The Douglas-Benny campaign rolls on into Pennsylvania this week.