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2 Arts & Entertainment Section A weekly guide to music, theater, art, movies and more, edited by Rebecca Wallace BACK BAND BY EMMA TROTTER Right: Musician Steve Cowan in his Mountain View home studio. IN THE Michelle Le Below: This 1971 photo of musicians from The Ship shows, from left, Todd Bradshaw, Billy Panda, Steve Cowan, Mark Hamby and Albert Melshenker. I n the 1970s, a group of young men at the University of Illinois formed a folk-rock band. They played a series of campus gigs, toured the Midwest and cut a few albums before going their separate ways. It’s the same old story — except that after being apart for more than 30 years, they got the chance to do it again. Local musician makes a reunion album — remotely — with former bandmates 35 years later “People feel it’s difficult to go back and attain anywhere near the quality you had before,â€? said Steve Cowan, who sang and played guitar with the band and is now a Mountain View software engineer. But that’s what The Ship got to do. Cowan and six other men, now all in their (continued on next page) *>Â?ÂœĂŠÂ?ĂŒÂœĂŠ7iiÂŽÂ?ÞÊUĂŠ>Â˜Ă•>ÀÞÊÓn]ÊÓ䣣ÊU Page 33

Palo Alto Weekly 01.28.2011 - Section 2

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