Warren Hellman Plaque for Freight & Salvage Green Room
This poster/plaque honors Warren Hellman, and hangs in the green room at The Freight & Salvage - aka the "Big Twang Lounge" (based on a song that Warren and Colleen Browne wrote).
I feel so lucky to have known and worked with Warren. Both of my bands (The Crooked Jades & The Stairwell Sisters) were honored to play his "Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival" many times, and I enjoyed being Warren's banjo tech for a few tours with his band, The Wronglers. I miss him dearly.
Kudos to the extremely talented photographer Mike Melnyk for this image of Warren! Also, big thanks to Hill Country Backwoods in Texas for the cool custom frame made from old fence posts - made to match the Freight's recycled wood aesthetic. (Anyone know if one can get "non-glare" glass that won't dull the image so much?)