2002: Goldmine!

Al Kooper on the cover of Goldmine

Hello again, gang! Some great highlights since the last update:

Being on the cover for the first time of one of my fave mags GOLDMINE. It's the June 14th issue on sale June 3rd. There's some errors in the interview, but nobody's perfect - least of all, me.

Playing on the bill with the omnipotent Joey DeFrancesco at The Bottom Line on May 3rd.

Seeing my fans & friends in Chicago after seven long years on May 18th. The most email I've EVER gotten from one gig. Thank you all!

Attending the late Andy Kulberg's memorial in Fairfax, CA on April 28th. Seeing old friends, playing with musicians I never or rarely played with before (David Grisman, Banana, Mark Naftalin, Norton Buffalo) and of course paying tribute to my dear departed Blues Project brother.

Update on the remastered SUPER SESSION: This will include four bonus tracks; an outtake from the actual sessions, a live outtake, new remixes of Season Of The Witch and Albert's Shuffle without horns. Many fans have asked for this over the years, so here it is.

The Lost Fillmore East Kooper/Bloomfield Concert CD featuring Johnny Winter on one amazing track, will be released, along with the remastered SUPER SESSION, the second week in January, 2003.

And after years of anticipation and failed attempts, Allen Bloomfield and myself have reached an agreement with SONY Legacy to produce a way overdue Mike Bloomfield box set. Between Michael's brother and I, we hope to compile the best of Michael's playing along with rare photos and sensitive writing about this sadly overlooked guitar monster from the ''60's & '70's. Proposed release date? Fall 2003.

The Rekooperators are looking forward to seeing all their old & new friends in Seattle & Portland July 4th-6th. All concerts are basically FREE, so be independent on Independence Day weekend and come rock with us! Details if you click LIVE at the top of this page.

Have a wonderful summer - take care of yourselves and drop in here from time to time for updates and laughs!