|Green Man Said: Seven Seas Behind|
Shasha Zhang is from the city of Cheng Du, in Szechwan, China. She's a dear friend and one of the most technically accomplished musicians I have ever met.
I had seen local band Fire
in the Kitchen, featuring an incendiary Chinese violinist, at an Irish
festival in a Fort Lauderdale football stadium in 2002, so when I walked
into a bar called The Field one night in May 2003 where Shasha and Mark
Kane were playing as a duo I was pleased to have finally caught up with
a remarkable musical personality. As it turned out, the night proved
very significant for me, as I became a regular attendee, and was
inspired by the quality of the music subsequently to quit the rock band
I was playing with and return to my acoustic roots. Mark introduced me
to Kynch O'Kaine who plays whistle on this track, and the four of us
played a single very memorable gig together at Luna Star Cafe in April
2004 which people still remember fondly.