One of the greatest gifts that John Stewart made was the gift of bringing friends together. Early on in the internet era John, Michelle Stevens, Ron Beffa and others started an internet chat group on AOL. It soon outgrew AOL and became Bloodlines; an internet group dedicated to John’s music. It also became the gathering place for some of the best people in the world. Lifelong friendships were made on the Bloodlines.
We recently lost one of the best. Mark Cashman passed of cardiac arrest on January 16, 2011. Mark loved music in general and John in particular. He was a frequent audience member whenever John played on the East coast and was known for his kindness and generosity to other Bloodliners. Mark was an accomplished musician and loved to play.
In 1999, along with a group of Bloodliners, Mark produced the Liner Notes cd that featured performances, by other Bloodliners, of John’s songs. Mark’s musical contribution was this great version of Cheyenne.
Our thoughts go out to Mark’s wife, Nancy. He will be missed by all of us.
photograph of Mark and Nancy Cashman at The Turning Point-2000 by the California Roadman