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AnExchange Quartet

The AnExchange Quartett was a Marin County based blues group of the late 1970's, playing openning acts at San Carlos's Circle Star Theater for Ike & Tina Turner, The Everly Brothers and Joan Baez at the Edmonton Folk Music Festival. In 1968 Decca Records producer/arranger and saxist, Jack Schaeffer discovered the soultry singer, Patty Parsons playing with acoustical guitarist Dale Jared at Mooneys Irish Pub San Francisco, and with lead guitarist, Dan Anthony formed the new group. They reguarly performed at San Francisco's Coal Yard, Marin County's Gatsbys and were the first group to play at the now famous Mill Valley Sweetwater Saloon, where they regularly performed. Members of the band Jefferson Airplane caught their act at the Ancient Mariner in Mill Valley. The band was reforming under a new name, Jefferson Starship and Patty's sound and looking a little like Grace Slick, the Airplane’s lead singer and songwriter who had retired (briefly), they asked if she would join the new group. Instead Dick Anderson of the Sun Valley Company, singed the act to play The Ram Restaurant at the Lodge for several ski seasons, at a time when they were the only live music, going on to tour the ski resorts at Sun Valley, Aspen and Steamboat Springs. AnExchange made popular the songs, Cody, written by ex Kingston Trio member, the late John Stewart, California Lights and Wind Beneath My Wings, later recorded by Bette Midler

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