Ads of Mimi Fariņa in the Seventies


With Carol McComb
Also appearing: Seals & Crofts, and The San Francisco Committee (with whom Mimi performed in the 60s).
Benefit Concert for the Bay Area Nonviolent Community
Sunday, September 24, San Rafael, CA.

Mimi with Carol McComb at Max's Kansas City, NYC, Nov. 15-19, 1972. Ads from The New York Times. Carol McComb was formerly in the duet Kathy & Carol. The painter Bill Scott, who saw Mimi and Carol around this time, says they sounded incredible together and did a transcendent performance of "A Swallow Song".


Mimi and Carol McComb at First Christian Church, March 30, 1973.
Benefit for Shanti Nonviolent Center. Randy Shaaron opens.

Opening for Gordon Lightfoot April 11, 1973,
at Civic Auditorium in Portland, Oregon.

Opening for Phil Ochs at the Ash Grove, June 22-24, 1973.

At First Baptist Church, Berkeley, CA, May 24.
With Jeffrey Cain.
Jeffrey Cain had recently recorded "Pack Up Your Sorrows" on his 1972 album Whispering Thunder.

At the Wilshire Ebell Theater in Los Angeles,
July 7, 1973, with John Hartford and Hoyt Axton;
and with Holly Near at the Ash Grove June 21.

At the Egress in Vancouver, Canada,
July 10-14, 1973.
Artist: G. Shankaruk.

At the Euphoria Tavern in Portland, Oregon,
October 26-27, 1973.

With Art Thieme Sep 14-16, 1973 at Amazinggrace Coffee House in Evanston, IL.
With Leon Redbone September 11-12, 1973, at the Main Point. The ad appeared in a Philadelphia Folk Festival program.

College of Marin, CA, December 1, 1973.
Benefit for the Bach Mai Hospital in Hanoi and Medical Aid to Indo-China.
Artist unknown.


Mimi opens for Phil Ochs. Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center, New York City, April 17, 1974.

Two ads for May 14, 1974, opening for Gordon Lightfoot at the Civic Auditorium in Portland.
Strangely enough, there is another ad for the same date that has Ian & Sylvia opening for Lightfoot. I wonder who actually played?

With Steve Martin at the Great Southeast Music Hall and Emporium in Atlanta, GA, August 15-18, 1974.
[from Great Speckled Bird v.7 n.33, Aug 19 1974]



Two posters for SF SNACK ("San Francisco Students Need Atheletics, Culture and Kicks"), a fundraiser for San Francisco schools at Kezar Stadium, March 23, 1975. The event was organized by Bill Graham, who recruited the musicians to perform for free when he learned that sports programs were cancelled in the San Francisco school system due to lack of funds. The roster included the Doobie Brothers, Graham Central Station, Mimi Fariņa, Jefferson Starship, Jerry Garcia & Friends, The Miracles, Joan Baez, Santana, Tower of Power, and Neil Young. Poster art by Randy Tuten.

Unknown venue in Madison, Wisconsin.
April 11-14, 1975.

At Inn of the Beginning in Cotati, CA,
May 9 & 10, 1975.
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At The Condon School in Eugene, Oregon, June 6-8, 1975. Sam Leopold opens.

Opening for Gordon Lightfoot at Portland Auditorium, OR, June 19, 1975.

Opening for Gordon Lightfoot at Spokane Opera House, WA, June 20, 1975.

With Hoyt Axton, Arlo Guthrie, Commander Cody and His Lost Planet Airmen, Sutro Sympathy Orchestra, and Long Band.
June 28, 1975.
A benefit for Interplast in association with Stanford School of Medicine.

At the Salt Palace Little Theater in Salt Lake City, Utah,
September 20, 1975.
Dale Miller opens.
Art by Steve Kefauver.

Opening for Gordon Lightfoot at the Masonic Auditorium in Detroit, MI,
November 8, 1975.

Opening for Gordon Lightfoot at Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center, New York City,
November 21-22, 1975.


Opening for Leo Kottke, February 5, 1976
at Orpheum Theater in Madison, WI.

Opening for Gordon Lightfoot, November 12, 1976
University of Cincinnati Armory Fieldhouse, OH


Opening for Gordon Lightfoot May 13, 1978,
at Gammage Center in Tempe, Arizona.


Opening for Rick Danko at the Bijou in Philadelphia
April 23, 1979

Opening for Ramblin' Jack Elliot at Paul Colby's Other End, May 1979.

With Jesse Winchester, Terrell Lynn Thomas & the Radar Rangers, at Vine Hill Amphitheatre in Scotts Valley, Sept. 22, 1979. Art by Wild West Design.
Jesse Winchester's song "Defying Gravity" was a regular part of Mimi's live repertoire.

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