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Shadowfax pictures by
Dennis Pruss, uploaded 2008
|The in-house band of Alvins
Twilight Bar, their energy and sound had a profound
influence on a plethora of emerging musicians and rock groups from
that era, including
Shadowfax standing outside the New Miami
Bill Hodgson, David Chambers, David Opatik, George Korinek
Picture, compliments to Mike
Left to Right: Dave Opatik, Al "Shakey Al"
Wernecken (background) Billy Landless, Bill "Willy" Vreeland,
George "Sweet Corn" Korniek, Bill "Beer Bottle Slim" Hodgson and John
In the crowd: Susan Fraser and ( In front of Susan) Tom Mieczkowski
Picture compliments to Willy Vreeland
|The years that followed the
Nixon debacle and the Regan Administration were for the Cass
Corridor Nation golden, and the "New Miami Lounge" was the mother
With a dozen or so venues to choose from, those of us with a Rock &
Roll, Blues, Jazz, Rythemn & Blues or Performance Act were rarely
"Shadowfax" was at the top of the heap. Whenever they played the
house was full, especially the dance floor.
The photo above was taken at the "New Miami (Cass Ave, between
Alexandrine & Selden Streets.) on New Years Eve, 1978/79
Featured were "Shadowfax and "The Detroit Skates, all great
entertainers. Sadly, four the seven men in this photo have to date
So, out of respect, nostalga and love I submit this photograph for
your archive and for "Auld Lang Syne"!