Rick Abrams, remembered
It’s been five years since Rick Abrams passed away. Abrams wrote about food for this paper, and he also had a passion for music; for a decade, he led a local old-timey string band he’d whimsically named the Piney Creek Weasels. To honor his memory and to benefit his shul, the Kenesset Israel Torah Center, a memorial concert will be held at 7 p.m. Sunday, January 12, at the Towe Auto Museum, 2200 Front Street. The current iteration of the Piney Creek Weasels will play, along with the folk trio Horizon, the self-explanatory Freilachmakers Klezmer String Band and the Green Brothers Band (a bluegrass combo that features John and Skip Green of the Fifth String Music store). Tickets are $30 for adults, $10 for children ages 7 to 12 and free for anyone younger than that. They’ll be available at the door or in advance from the Towe Museum, the Fifth String, Bob’s Butcher Block & Deli, the Kenesset Israel Torah Center or by calling the Freilachmakers’ Andy Rubin at 484-1176, evenings.