Tim Hilborn and son Drew drumming at the La Honda Fair
by craig eddy
This year’s La Honda Fair weekend was quite possibly the best yet. I think thanks have gone out to those that put in the effort to make it such a great weekend but thanks once again to all the bands, the volunteers, sound crew, food vendors, all of you that attended and to Charlie Catania for the repeated use of the La Honda Gardens. I can’t really review all the bands but there were so many great performances I just have to pick one and go with it. I want to give a shout out to Zanzibar who played on Sunday. Zanzibar has slowed down lately gigging but when a spot opened up at the last minute they were quick to jump at the opportunity to play. Drummer Tim Hilborn and frontman Kerry Wing both grew up in the La Honda area which is why they are considered for our local showcase. Zanzibar pulled out all the stops with their Afro/Cuban dance music and they certainly did get the crowd up and moving Sunday afternoon. Zanzibar has a five song CD out and as good as it is I have listened to the live recording from the Fair and it really captures Zanzibar’s energy and is such quality that who knows, maybe they can use it to put out a live CD (thanks Bo and sound crew for the recordings). Zanzibar has several years of good gigs at some of the bay area’s best venues but as there are young kids involved now they are not gigging as much as they used to. They’re going for quality gigs rather than quantity of gigs. Zanzibar will be playing Saturday afternoon Aug 16th at the Pescadero Art and Fun Fest, the Halfmoon Bay Brewing Company on August 23rd, and September 26th at The Devil’s Canyon Brewery. They will continue recording with Grammy nominee producer Greg Landau and hope to have a full CD finished soon. If you want to follow Zanzibar you can check them out at www.zanzibarband.com and at facebook.com/zanzibarband.